30 September 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 49
Tshwane Executive Mayor Cllr K.D. Ramokgopa.

Address by Tshwane Executive Mayor Cllr K.D. Ramokgopa

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The following speech was delivered by Tshwane Executive Mayor Cllr K.D. Ramokgopa at the 10 Years of Student Leadership at UKZN and the 3rd Annual Student Leadership Academic Awards Celebration:

Dr S. Chalufu (Deputy President), Ms N. Rabaza (Deputy Secretary), Dr S. Pillay (President) and Dr Iain L Ange (Treasurer).

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

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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 - for the first time - under one roof to collaborate on strategies to enhance student development and support.

Dr Sibusiso Chalufu (back row, second from left) with colleagues and students at the Right to Respect Campaign.

Right to Respect Campaign and a Celebration of Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

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The Howard College Campus HIV and AIDS Support Unit and Campus Health Clinic hosted a reproductive health education and advocacy programme in celebration of Women’s Month at the Howard College Theatre in August 2014.

Deaf and hard of hearing learners with Dr Sibusiso Chalufu at an awareness event hosted by the Disability Support Unit.

UKZN Disability Support Unit reaches out to Learners from Schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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The Disability Support Unit located in the Division of Student Services recently held an Information and Awareness session for Deaf and Hard of Hearing learners from schools in Newlands, Isipingo, Port Shepstone and Zululand. The event was held in collaboration with the Deaf Federation of South Africa and UKZN’s Disability Support Units.

Mr Nhlanhla Khumalo.

UKZN Student Led SA at the Youth 20 Summit Delegation in Australia

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UKZN Master’s student Mr Nhlanhla Khumalo led a five-member South African Youth Delegation team at the Youth 20 (Y20) Summit held in Australia.

Ms Joanita Rwebangira.

Masters student Presents a Paper at the 4th International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference

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Ms Joanita Rwebangira, a Masters student in International Relations at UKZN, presented her research paper “Advancing Women rights discourse in conflict regions: A case study of the Northern Uganda Crisis”, at the Fourth International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference.

The UKZN Choir performing at an event.

UKZN Choir Surpasses its Rivals at the South African Tertiary Institution Choral Association (SATICA) 2014

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It came as no surprise that the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Choir outshone its competitors in the South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association (SATICA) of 2014.

Members of UKZNs volleyball teams celebrate their achievements at the 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.

Dr Sandile Kubheka.

Hearty Congratulations to Former SRC Member Dr Sandile Kubheka

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Dr Sandile Kubheka, the former 2012/2013 Medical School SRC member, added to what is becoming a long list of accolades, when he recently won ANN7’s Young South African of the Year award.

From left: Wulganithi Thaver, Dr Saloschini Pillay and Kamilla Rawatlal. Seated from left: Professor Ahmed Bawa and Paullete Naidoo.

Student Services Division and Student Support Services Staff and Student Presentations at the SAFSAS Inaugural Conference

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal made considerable impact at the inaugural Southern African Federation for Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education (SAFSAS) conference.

Student Services Staff in one of the exercise sessions.

Student Services Wellness Day – Healthy Mind In A Healthy Body

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The annual Student Services Wellness Day hosted by the UKZN HIV/AIDS Programme was held earlier this year.

Members of the Central Disabled Students Committee with Disability Unit Staff.

Disabled Students Voices will be heard through Central Disabled Students Structure

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Disabled students from Edgewood, Westville, Howard and Pietermaritzburg campuses recently converged on the Edgewood campus to deliberate on the need to speak with one voice at UKZN.

Humanities student Mr Emmanuel Khuzwayo who attended the AfricaGeo 2014 Summit in Cape Town.

Hearing Impaired Humanities Student at the AfricaGeo Summit

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Humanities student Mr Emmanuel Khuzwayo, who is hearing impaired, recently attended the AfricaGeo 2014 Summit in Cape Town.

Mr Lebogang Sejamoholo and Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo.

UKZN Student the Youngest Delegate to Present at International Music Symposium

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A student presentation on the shifting relevance of revolutionary songs in South Africa captured the attention of international delegates at the Symposium of the ‘International Conference for Traditional Music (ICTM) Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology’, hosted by the University of Fort Hare in East London.

Ms Sheri Seetal, Primary Advisor, Golden Key- UKZN, receives the Key Chapter Award from Dr Derek Swemmer, Chair of the Board of Directors of Golden Key International and Registrar of the University of the Free State.

Student Services Staff at the Golden Key International Summit in Boston

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Ms Sheri Seetal, the Primary Advisor for the Westville campus Golden Key Chapter, attended the Golden Key International Summit in Boston in the United States from 28 July to 3 August 2014.