25 September 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 50
From left: Professor Johannes Smit, Dean: School of Religion Philosophy and Classics (SRPC); Professor Raymond Kumalo (SRPC); Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo; Professor Cheryl Potgieter; Dr Gcina Mhlophe; Professor Gregory Kamwendo, Dean, School of Education; Ms Judaline Mulqueeny, eThekwnini Municipality; and Professor Renuka Vithal, DVC for Teaching and Learning.

Nokuthela Dube Remembered at Memorial Lecture

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As South Africa celebrates and reflects on 20 years of freedom and democracy, this year’s annual John Langalibalele Dube Memorial Lecture organised by the College of Humanities highlighted the contributions and significant strides made by women in the fight for liberation.

From left: Mr Bonga Fakude, Miss Keri Khoza, and Mr Thabani Joyisa at Sandton Convention Centre in July 2014 during National Competitions.

Enactus Helps Turn Students into Leaders

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Enactus UKZN, an international student organisation comprising a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a more sustainable world, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

Kusukela Kwesobunxele: uSolwazi Jonathan Blackledge, UMeluleki Oyisipesheli, Konobhala be-PRME, onguSolwazi WeNhlangano yeziZwe emkhakheni we-Global Compact uSolwazi Manuel ,iDini EyiNhloko Yesikole SezoMthetho, EzobuChwepheshe NezokuPhatha ,uSolwazi Henry Wissink, iDini YezoCwaningo eKolishi LeziFundo ZezoMtheto NezokuPhatha uSolwazi Marita Carnelley noSolwazi uJohn Mubangizi.

Kuqagulwe Ikusasa Leminotho Yamazwe Engqungqutheleni Yesi-3 Yezokuphathwa Kwamabhizinisi

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Abafundi abavela emikhakheni enhlobonhlobo babelane ngocwaningo lwabo Engqungqutheleni Yesi-3 Yezokuphathwa Kwamabhizinisi ebiwumzamo wokubhekana nezinselele zezomnotho emhlabeni jikelele.

School of Education academic Dr Siphiwe Mthiyane.

A New Era for Education

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It’s a dreary Thursday morning. The skies have blackened but the rain has held off so far. I am about to meet Dr Siphiwe Mthiyane, a Lecturer in the School of Education at the Edgewood campus in Pinetown.

The Discipline of Clinical Anatomy’s Morphology and Andrology Group at a recent seminar.

Seminar Shares Insights on Silent-Killer Non-Communicable Diseases

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The Discipline of Clinical Anatomy’s Morphology and Andrology Group (MAG) recently held a stimulating seminar, sharing insights into why current research should address the upsurge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

From left: Mr Ashok Sewnarain, Professor Shahida Cassim, Sunday Tribune’s Deputy Editor Mr Mazwi Xaba and Independent Newspapers Special Projects Executive Mr Vinesh Naidoo.

Business Mogul and Property Entrepreneur Ashok Sewnarain Named Patron for Startup Weekend

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IBV International Bank Vaults Founder and CEO Mr Ashok Sewnarain has been named the patron and ambassador of Startup Weekend Durban scheduled to take place at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) from 3 to 5 October.

Dr Maheshvari Naidu, an Anthropologist in the College of Humanities.

Anthropologist Joins Editorial Board of Prestigious Journal

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Dr Maheshvari Naidu, an Anthropologist in the College of Humanities, has been invited to join the editorial board of the prestigious journal, Anthropology Southern Africa

UKZN Nursing student Ms Bupe Mwamba (extreme right) with Zambian delegates at the recent ECSACON Conference.

Nursing Student Represents UKZN at African Conference

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Ms Bupe Mwamba, a final-year student in the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced Practice Programme in Midwifery and Neonatal care on UKZN’s Howard College campus, presented a paper on the topic of newborn care at the 2014 East

Ms Colisile Mathonsi.

Master’s Student Learns Lab Skills in Denmark

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The months of August and September 2014 have been a life-changing experience for Ms Colisile Mathonsi, a UKZN Master of Medical Science student who received an opportunity to complete the laboratory component

Professor Purshottama Reddy.

Local Government Expert Appointed to Board of Flagship Professional Journal

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Local government specialist Professor Purshottama Reddy has been appointed to serve on the Board of the most-read public administration professional journal in the world.

Ms Debbie Heustice (extreme left) Mr Alan Haarhoff (fourth left) with high school learners from the Durban Youth Council at the launch of the info4africa mobile application at the BAT Centre.

info4africa and Always Active Launch Health Information App

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info4africa, the national health and wellbeing referral network and self-funded centre within the School of Applied Human Sciences, has added an Android app to its bouquet of services

Final-year Occupational Therapy students after a day of impressing adjudicators at the Discipline’s Research Day.

Occupational Therapy Research Day Showcases Useful Student Research

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The winning project presented by a group of four Honours students at the Discipline of Occupational Therapy’s Annual Research Day will be presented again at the upcoming Young Health Scientists Research Symposium

The winning groups at the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Research Day.

Final-Year Students Present Stimulating Studies at Undergraduate Research Day

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The Disciplines of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology recently held their Annual Research Day during which final-year students impressed adjudicators with an array of topical research projects.


The UKZN Griot. Of Left and Right

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I am often asked, ‘What is cultural studies?’ The phrase sounds like a goof-off touchy-feely set of silly creative practices conducted by arty-farty academics pretending to be culturally relevant.

Left: The late Professor Meera Chhagan, right: family and colleagues at the Memorial Service.

Beloved Paediatric Professor Celebrated at Memorial

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The Memorial Service of Professor Meera Chhagan, Senior Lecturer and Paediatrician at UKZN, was held at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus.

Professor Phil Everitt with Civil Engineering students and competition participants.

Civil Engineering Students Scoop Concrete Competition Prizes

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Four of five students who walked away with prize money from the annual concrete competition recently hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal branch of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) were from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

UKZN’s Ombud, Justice Zak Yacoob.

UKZN Community Encouraged to Make Use of Ombud’s Services

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UKZN’s Ombud Justice Zak Yacoob has encouraged students and staff members who have complaints or concerns about alleged unfairness or injustice, particularly those that have a reputational risk to the University


Geology Student Recognised for Presentation at Golden Key International Summit

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African Music and Dance (AMD) students perform on stage to songs and dances derived from the Royal Reed Festival.

Applied Ethnomusicology Students Present Heritage Month Concert

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Two honours students from the Public Sector Applied Ethnomusicology and Community Development module in the Music Discipline recently presented a lunch-hour concert at the Howard College Theatre

Final-year Audiology students raise awareness around deafness and hearing loss at Westville campus.

Free Hearing Screening for UKZN Community on Deaf Awareness Day

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Do you often miss out on conversation? Do you think people are mumbling? Do people complain that you put up the volume too high? Do you struggle to hear people on the phone or even in group conversations? These symptoms should urge you to get your hearing tested.

From Left: Mr Sam Mwanangombe, Ms Faith Chivava, Mr Hastings Mbale, Mr Greshan Malibe and Dr Michael Mengistu.

Southern African Students Attend Intensive Water Resources Management Course

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Four master’s students from across southern Africa are currently at UKZN to take part in an intensive 12-week course on Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation

The Council for Geosciences visited the Westville campus to discuss career opportunities with UKZN students.

UKZN Hosts Council for Geosciences Roadshow

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UKZN proudly hosted the Council for Geosciences (CGS) on Friday, 12 September at the Westville campus.

Dr Dibuseng Ramaema.

Study Could Help to Distinguish Breast TB from Breast Cancer

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The Principal Radiologist at UKZN, Dr Dibuseng Ramaema, recently raised awareness about the uncommon but prevalent disease of breast tuberculosis (BTB) when she presented a study she conducted as part of her PhD at the College of Health Sciences Research Symposium.

TES project participants attend the self-study research dissemination and writing for publication workshop.

Visiting Education Academic Shares Expertise in Self-Study Scholarship

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Dr Anastasia Samaras, an international education scholar with an extensive repertoire of teaching and research activity in self-study scholarship, was recently hosted by the School of Education as a Foreign Research Fellow.

FOR OUR CLUBS . . . Dynamos and Highlanders have the most passionate and loyal fans in domestic football and their intense rivalry has become the subject of academic studies.

Zimbabwean Football Teams: An Enduring Rivalry

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The rivalry between Zimbabwean soccer teams Dynamos and Highlanders is so fierce that it is on par with some of world’s greatest football rivalries: Al Ahly/Zamalek in Egypt, Celtic/Rangers in Scotland, Real Madrid/Barcelona in Spain and Manchester United/Liverpool in England.

International and local delegates at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) held at the Gateway Hotel.

UKZN’s Physiology Students Stake Their Claim at International Conference

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UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences students made substantial contributions on the first day of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) which had as its theme: “Physiology in Southern Africa: taking back the centre stage of human life sciences.”

Occupational Therapy students at Challenge Durban North on Casual Day.

Occupational Therapy Students “Dazzle for Disabilities” on Casual Day

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It was a day of bubbles, bling and the colour blue as six Occupational Therapy students hosted a glitzy themed party for adults with psychiatric illness and intellectual disability at the protective training facility, Challenge Durban North.