27 August 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 44
The Flatfoot Dance Company’s Ms Jabu Siphika and Ms Julia Wilson perform.

16th Annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Begins

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UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts will host the 16th annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 27 August to 7 September, with one performance at artSpace on 4 September.

UKZN’s Ms Janet van Eeden at the Cannes Short Film Festival in France.

PhD Student Showcases Short Film at Cannes Film Festival

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A PhD student within the English Discipline at UKZN, Ms Janet van Eeden, recently screened her film A Shot at the Big Time at the Cannes Short Film Festival.

At the signing ceremony between UKZN and the University of Rwanda are (from left): Mr Lesiba Seshoka, Professor Nelson Ijumba and Mr Convy Baloyi.

MoU signed with the University of Rwanda

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UKZN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Rwanda.

Professor Mershen Pillay talking about swallowing disorders.

More Awareness Needed on Swallowing Disorders – UKZN Researcher

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Research conducted by Professor Mershen Pillay of UKZN’s Speech-Language Pathology has highlighted the need to raise more awareness on swallowing disorders, medically known as dysphagia.

Virginia Commonwealth University delegates with UKZN staff members.

UKZN and VCU Hold Seminar to Nurture Partnership

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In an effort to strengthen international partnerships, 10 delegates from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) visited UKZN for a five-day Faculty Development Seminar.

Professor Betty C Mubangizi (left) and Professor Yogi Penceliah (right) congratulating Professor Sanjana Brijball Parumasur after the Lecture.

Managerial Thought and Culture Explored in Inaugural Lecture

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Top UKZN researcher and School of Management, Information Technology & Governance academic, Professor Sanjana Brijball Parumasur recently delivered her Inaugural Lecture titled: “An Evolution of Management Thought and Culture: Reflections of a Journey and Vision for a Paradigm Shift”.

From left: Mr Sandile Gumede; Professor Yousuf Vawda; Ms Mary-Jane Matsolo; Law student, Mr Ngoni Mupure; TAC’s provincial Chairperson, Mr Patrick Mdletshe and Mr Lloyd Lotz.

Law School Hosts Debate on SA’s Patent Laws

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The role of academic institutions in calling for Government to reform South Africa’s patent laws came under the spotlight at a debate between the School of Law and HIV/AIDS activist organisation, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).

UKZN postgraduate Human Nutrition Students educating community members on healthy eating at the Valley Trust Wellness Day.

UKZN Human Nutrition Postgraduate Students Educate Community on Healthy Eating

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Two postgraduate Human Nutrition students, Ms Keressa Govindsamy and Mr Samukelisiwe Madlala, and Masters student, Ms Faith Akob, visited the Embo Community on the outskirts of Hillcrest to conduct a nutrition education programme.

Front left: Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Durban University of Technology, Professor Ahmed Bawa; and Ms Paulette Naidoo; (back, left) President of SAFSAS, Dr Saloschini Pillay, UKZN’s Ms Wulli Thaver, Student Development Officer and Counselling Psychologist, Ms Kamilla Rawatlall.

PhD Candidate Presents Paper at Inaugural SAFSAS Conference

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PhD candidate in the School of Applied Human Sciences (Psychology) and Counselling Psychologist in UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies, Ms Paulette Naidoo, recently presented a paper based on part of her PhD research findings.

MBA students with guest Lecturer Mr Savendran Susai.

Best Business Practices Explored in Presentation at UKZN

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Mr Savendran Susai from the Academy of Applied Competence and Project Ubuntu founder was invited by Dr Vannie Naidoo on behalf of the Business School to present a guest lecture on branding in profit and non-profit organisations.

Abasebenzi base-UKZN emkhakheni wezokubhekelelwa kwendlala osukwini lokwazisa.

Abasebenzi Bezokubhekelela Indlala Bahambele Usuku Lokwazisa

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Abasebenzi basemikhakheni yezokuBhekelelwa Kwendlala nezoHlelokudla kanye nowezoKondleka Kwabantu esikoleni sase-UKZN Sezesayensi yezoLimo, yezoMhlaba, neyezeMvelo...

Dr Thandeka Mazibuko holds her Standard Bank Rising Star Award.

Standard Bank Rising Star Recognition for KZN’s Zero Cancer and Women’s Health Advocate

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UKZN alumnus Dr Thandeka Mazibuko celebrated Women’s Month as a finalist in the Public and Private Service category of the Standard Bank Rising Star Awards.

Mr Lebogang Sejamoholo and Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo.

Revolutionary Music Presentation Appreciated at Symposium

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A UKZN student’s presentation on the relevance of revolutionary songs in South Africa captured the attention of international delegates at a symposium in East London.

Dr Colin Everson with students at a weather station during the Winter School at Cathedral Peak.

Inaugural Winter Field School for Hydrology Students

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The Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR), UKZN and the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) hosted the inaugural Winter Field School on hydrological processes for Hydrology honours students (or students in related disciplines) in the Cathedral Peak Catchments.

From left: Ms Dawn Dunn of East Coast Radio, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, Mr Oregan Hoskins and Professor Donal McCracken.

SARU President speaks at College of Humanities Transformation Lecture series

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President of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Mr Oregan Hoskins, also a UKZN alumnus, recently presented a thought-provoking public lecture titled Transformation in 2014: Enhancing Democracy and Humanity at a packed Howard College Theatre.

Lecturer Dr Tanusha Raniga with UKZN students (from left) Mr Sifiso Ntuli, Ms Nokukhanya Biyela and Ms Siphelelisiwe Mabaso.

Social Work Students Selected for Finland

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Three third-year Social Work students - Ms Nokukhanya Biyela, Ms Siphelelisiwe Mabaso and Mr Sifiso Ntuli - have been selected for an exchange programme with the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland from February to June next year.

UKZN African Music and Dance students perform Umshado (Zulu wedding), a music and dance piece inspired by traditional Zulu weddings.

African Music and Dance Fund Raising Concert a “Hit”

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Third year African Music and Dance (AMD) students from UKZN’s School of Arts gave a stellar performance at the Howard College Theatre during a concert to raise funds for the annual African Cultural Calabash in October.

Inspired to pursue their dreams by studying at UKZN.

UKZN Wants the Very Best!

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The Deputy Principal of Albini Girls High School in the Ntshongweni community of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Dumisani Ntinga, lauded UKZN for visiting their area to address top Maths, Science and Life Sciences Grade 11 pupils...


The UKZN Griot. Of Visas and Travels

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Once upon a time anyone could go anywhere. The conditions were tough and survival was not guaranteed. The original First (San) people did not need visas to populate the world.