21 August 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 43
Executive Mayor of Tshwane Mr Kgosientso Ramokgopa addressing the leadership event.

Ten Years of Student Leadership at UKZN

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UKZN celebrated 10 years of student leadership on the Westville campus. Hosted by the Student Services Division, the event also acknowledged the academic achievements of current student leaders.

Dr Abdul Mirza (centre) receives his Titans Award from panel judges CEO: South African Maritime Safety Authority, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele (left), and the CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency, Mr Jack van der Merwe.

UKZN Researcher Wins Titans – Building Nations Award

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Postdoctoral researcher in UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics Dr Abdul Mirza was announced as a regional winner in the 2014 Titans – Building Nations Awards prize-giving ceremony at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Professor Cheryl Potgieter delivers her welcome address at the SAERA Conference.

Education Research Explored at SAERA Conference

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The nature, purpose and role of education research came under the spotlight at the 2nd annual conference of the South African Education Research Association held in Durban recently.

Doc Nhassengo (DUT), Dr Sibusiso Chalufu (UKZN), Dr Saloschini Pillay (UKZN), Professor Crain Soudien (UCT), Dr Llewellyn MacMaster (US) and Laetitia Permall (UWC).

History Made with Creation of National Platform for Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education

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The creation of a national body, the Southern African Federation for Student Affairs and Services (SAFSAS), and the hosting of its inaugural conference have brought the sector...

The Reverend Jim Wallis of the United States delivers a public lecture at UKZN.

US Evangelical Theologian and Activist Speaks at UKZN

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“Religion and Ethics in an Immoral Society: with an Emphasis on Evangelical Theology”, was the title of a lecture delivered on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus by visiting United States public evangelical theologian...

Professor Smile Dube addressing students.

Economic Policies of Sub-Saharan African Countries Explored in Lecture

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University of California’s Economics and International Finance expert, Professor Smile Dube, delivered a Lecture on globalisation, multinational companies and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to postgraduate finance students at UKZN.

Dr Felice Levine at the 2014 SA Education Research Association Conference.

International Footprint of Education Research Unpacked at SAERA Conference

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Dr Felice Levine of the World Education Research Association (WERA) delivered a keynote address at a plenary session at the 2nd South African Education Research Association (SAERA) Conference in Durban. The Conference is partnered with UKZN’s School of Education.

Mr Sibusiso Mbhele, Author of A Real Leader.

UKZN Alumnus Publishes Books on Personal and Professional Development

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UKZN alumnus Mr Sibusiso Mbhele has published four books on personal development and leadership to help prepare young people for the working world both professionally and personally.

At the second SA Education Research Association Conference are (from left) Professor Elizabeth Henning, Professor Michael Samuel and Professor Andre Keet.

Matric Starts in Grade 1, Education Conference Hears

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If you really want to change a nation and invest in a child’s future, the best and brightest teachers should be right down there in Grade 1, says Professor Elizabeth Henning of the Centre for Education Practice Research at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

College staff before participating in the giant inflatable obstacle course.

Fun and Learning Combined at College of Health Sciences’ Workshop

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The College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Communications Workshop provided fun and games for participants but also useful information about the role of effective communication in teamwork and collegiality.

Captain Kanthum Naidoo-du Plessis serenaded by the Durban Tenors.

The Sky’s the Limit for Captain Kanthum Naidoo-du Plessis!

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Every generation brings with it the opportunity for greater success, British Airways and Kulula pilot, Captain Kanthum Naidoo-du Plessis, told a Women’s Day gathering on UKZN’s Westville campus.

Ongoti bamalungelo abathengi: uSolwazi Tanya Woker, uAdv Neville Melville noNksz Wendy Knowler.

Ongoti Bacacisela Abamabhizinisi aseThekwini Ngamalungelo Abathengi

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Isikole sezoMthetho sase-UKZN besinesithangami sokucobelelana ngolwazi ebesihlose ukucacisela abamabhizinisi aseThekwini ngomthetho i-Consumer Protection Act nomsebenzi we-Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman.

Mr Ajay Bissessur demonstrates the wonders of Science at the Great UKZN Science Show-Off held in celebration of National Science Week.

UKZN Celebrates National Science Week

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UKZN celebrated National Science Week in style with a three-phase campaign.

Professor Larry Hadley and Professor Andrea Hayes-Jordan after the public lecture.

Management of Childhood Cancers Examined During Public Lecture

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Registrars of Paediatric Surgery and Radiation Oncology were inspired by a public lecture at UKZN delivered by respected paediatric surgeon Professor Andrea Hayes-Jordan of the United States on childhood sarcomas

Dean and Head of School, Professor Albert Modi, with Dr Aryo Feldman of the CFFRC and Dr Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi.

UKZN Signs MoU with the Crops for Malaysia’s Future Research Centre

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UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Science (SAEES) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Crops for the Future Research Centre (CFFRC), situated at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia.

Conference presenters (from left) Mr Yapa Mahinda Bandara, University of Tasmania; Ms Larissa van der Lugt, Erasmus University in Rotterdam; Theo Notteboom, University of Antwerp and GSB&L academic Dr Mihalis Chasomeris.

GSB&L Academic Presents Research at International Maritime Conference

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership academic Dr Mihalis Chasomeris spoke on: “Port Pricing in South Africa: A Critique of Transnet’s Application of the Revenue Required Methodology”, in his presentation to the International Association of Maritime Economists...

Subsistence Farmer Ms Fakazile Mthethwa with UKZN’s Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya at a policy workshop.

Policy Workshop Examines Subsistence Agriculture in Peri-urban Communities

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UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) in partnership with local NGO, Decentralised Environmental Solutions (DES), recently hosted a policy workshop which investigated the role of subsistence agriculture in peri-urban communities as a tool for facilitating ...

Ms Tendai Chibarabada distributes information to high school pupils at UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science stand.

PMB Campus Hosts First PMA Agri-Food Career Fair

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The Pietermaritzburg campus hosted a Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Agri-Food Career Fair – the first of its kind to be held in KwaZulu-Natal.

Professor Damtew Teferra.

International Journal of African Higher Education Publishes First Issue

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The International Journal of African Higher Education (IJAHE) has published its maiden issue with contributions from academics and Higher Education practitioners in Higher Education Institutions and other organisations in Africa and around the world.

Professor Shiren Motala, and executive member, Professor Volker Wedekind of UKZN’s School of Education.

SAERA Conference Focuses on Equity and Access to Quality Education

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Equity, access and quality in basic education comprised the focus of Professor Shireen Motala’s presidential address at the 2nd South African Education Research Association (SAERA) Conference held in Durban recently.

Business forum panellists: Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, Ms Margaret Hirsch, Professor Matthew Lester and Professor Shahida Cassim.

Entrepreneurship Under the Spotlight at GSB&L Business Forum

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The role of education in cultivating entrepreneurs who have valuable contributions to offer South Africa’s sustainable economic development came under the spotlight at a Business Forum hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership in association with Sanlam.