30 July 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 40
Dr Joyce Chitja, Professor Chris Buckley and Professor Graham Jewitt.

Strong UKZN Presence on the Water SA Journal Editorial Board

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Three UKZN academics working in various disciplines related to the fields of water science, technology, engineering and policy are on the new editorial board of the journal, Water SA.

The varying intensity of blue haze in this image of the MACSJ0416, is a mass map created by using new Hubble observations combined with the magnifying power of gravitational lensing.

UKZN Astronomers make Ground-breaking Discoveries

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Two astronomers attached to UKZN’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) have made groundbreaking astronomical discoveries based on data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The School of Education staff members at the 2014 South African Education Research Association (SAERA) Conference.

New Direction for Education Research in South Africa

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The South African Education Research Association (SAERA) - launched in 2013 to provide an overarching discursive space for galvanising education research in South Africa – hosts its second annual conference in Durban from 13 to 15 August.

Participants of the “Meet Your Business Friend Day” event engage in activities.

SHAPE Stimulates Partnerships between Young Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals

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A “Meet Your Business Friend Day” event hosted by the SHAPE (Shifting Hope, Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) in partnership with UKZN, the eThekwini Municipality and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Filmmakers at the seventh edition of Talents Durban.

Talents Durban at 35th Durban International Film Festival

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The 35th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) recently hosted the seventh edition of Talents Durban - formerly known as Talent Campus Durban – a skills sharing, development and networking platform for emerging filmmakers from Africa.

High school pupils being “scientists” thanks to UKZN.

High School Pupils Become “Scientists” for a Week

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A vibrant group of 55 pupils from various schools in KwaZulu-Natal took part in an exciting, week-long initiative within the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science during the July holidays, which allowed them to experience "Being a Scientist for a Week".

Peer educators and forum members at UKZN’s Westville campus.

WANTED : People to Promote Responsible Behaviour and Healthy Lifestyle Management

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Peer educators and forum members at UKZN’s Westville campus travelled from far and wide during the recent vacation to undergo Brothers for Life and ZAZI training, demonstrating their commitment to being responsible adults in the struggle for a transformed generation of role models for society at large.

United States students visited UKZN as part of the International School Programme.

International School 2014 relaunched

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Fourteen students from the United States visited UKZN as part of the International School Programme relaunched this year.

UKZN Foundation and Alumni Affairs staff creating the culture of giving on Mandela Day, one food item at a time!

Building a Giving Foundation!

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The UKZN Foundation Trust in partnership with Alumni Affairs recently honoured the Mandela Day “Giving Legacy” with a novel approach - collecting groceries valued at R67 from each of its staff members to present to an organisation in need.

Mr Simon Brown delivering his presentation.

Students Get Tips on Successful Trading and Investment Strategies

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Finance students were enriched with knowledge on trading, profitable investments and investment strategies by Investor Mr Simon Brown at a seminar hosted by UKZN’s Finance Society.


The UKZN Griot. Of Journalism And Cyberspace

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Everyone knows that serious papers are declining in circulation while the salacious tabloids are skyrocketing. What do the readers of these rags know that is not known to the “mainstream” titles?

Dr Lihle Buthelezi at her audition.

UKZN Medical alumna a Hit on Idols

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College of Health Sciences medical alumna Dr Lihle Buthelezi has made it through to the next round of Idols after impressing the judges at the Durban auditions.

Abafundi abebeyingxenye yeSikole sasebusika sobuNjiniyela sonyaka we-2014.

ISikole Sasebusika SobuNjiniyela sibe Yimpumelelo

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ISikole SobuNjiniyela besibambe iSikole sasebusika SobuNjiniyela saminyaka yonke kusukela ngomhla ziyi-7- 11 kuNtulikazi. Isikole besihanjelwe abafundi abangama-98 abavela kuzo zonke izifunda bonke bebese-Unite Building ekhempasini i-Howard College.

Mr Damien Tomaselli who is presenting his Master´s research work at the 2014 Comic-Con International.

Media student presenting research at Comic-Con International

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UKZN Master's student in Media and Cultural Studies Mr Damien Tomaselli is currently in San Diego in the United States where he is presenting his Masters Research work at the 2014 Comic-Con International.

From left, Ms Adeshini McIntosh, HR Consultant -CAES; Ms Manqhai Kraai, Developmental Lecturer: School of Life Sciences Ambassador; Dr Sibusiso Mthembu, Developmental Lecturer: School of Chemistry and Physics Ambassador; Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu, Manager: Human Resources Development; Ms Zinhle Nzaji, Acting Director – HRD and Ms Shereen Balkisson, Manager: College HR – CAES.

UKZN Launches the Graduate Development Programme

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As part of its commitment to being an “Employer of Choice for Graduates”, UKZN recently launched the Graduate Development Programme by exhibiting as an Employer at the recent Careers Exhibition in Pietermaritzburg and Durban campuses.

Dermatologists spreading the love at Edith Benson Children’s home.

College of Health Sciences spreads "Madiba Magic"

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UKZN College of Health Sciences (CHS) students and doctors celebrated International Nelson Mandela Day by spending their 67 minutes offering services to different communities in Durban and surrounding areas.

info4africa staffers spent their 67 Mandela Day minutes visiting residents of the Tuinsig Centre for the Aged.

info4africa celebrates Mandela Day

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Staff at info4africa, a self-funded centre within UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences, celebrated Nelson Mandela Day by spending 67 minutes visiting residents at the Tuinsig Centre for the Aged.

Members of UKZN’s volleyball teams celebrating their achievements at national championships in Gauteng.

UKZN Volleyball Teams Scoop Awards

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Men’s and women’s volleyball teams from UKZN competed at the National University Volleyball Championship held at the University of the Witwatersrand.


Financial assistance gained for students in need.

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The actions of an organisation at UKZN known as Hope of the Nation have made it possible for about 50 students to continue with their studies at the University this year.