08 October 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 52
Dr Kiran Singh

Department of Urology Registrar Wins Wismed Award at Conference

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Registrar in the Department of Urology at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Dr Kiran Singh, won the Wismed Award at the 30th biennial South African Urological Association Congress

Representatives of UKZN and Drake University together here are (from left) Dr Deneese Jones; Mr Lesiba Seshoka and DVC and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

Drake University Delegation Visits UKZN

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A delegation from Drake University in Iowa in the United States visited UKZN recently.

Professor Andreas Ziegler (second from left) and Professor Henry Mwambi (third from right) with participants at the Scientific Writing Workshop.

German Academic Presents Scientific Writing Workshop at UKZN

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The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) recently hosted an intensive scientific journal writing workshop presented by the Head of the Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics (IMBS) at the University of Lübeck in Germany, Professor Andreas Ziegler, who is currently on sabbatical at the School.

At the 2014 International Conference on Literature, Literacy and Language are (from left): Playwright, Mr Ronnie Govender; Professor Rosemary Gray; Professor Mbongeni Malaba; Vice-Chair of the KZN branch of the English Academy of Southern Africa, Dr Betty Govinden, and Professor Donal McCracken.

UKZN and English Academy of SA Host Conference on Literature, Literacy and Language

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The School of Education together with the English Academy of South Africa recently hosted the 2014 International Conference on Literature, Literacy and Language.

Mr Karabo Motau (far left) with other top team contributors and Agbiz representatives.

UKZN Agricultural Economics Students Impress at Agbiz Congress

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Two of the three top UKZN Agricultural Economics masters students who attended the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) Congress in Somerset West, won prizes in the Student Case Competition.

UKZN Lecturer, Ms Pam Pillay.

Study on Cadaver Procurement for Teaching and Research at UKZN

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An interesting study on the medico-legal structures for the procurement, retention and use of cadavers has earned lecturer in the Discipline of Clinical Anatomy (DOCA), Ms Pam Pillay, R15 000 towards attending a national conference of her choice. 

Association of Catholic Tertiary Students with Retrouvaille delegates at the Elangeni Hotel.

UKZN Students Serenade Delegates

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UKZN’s Association of Catholic Tertiary Students (ACTS) Howard College serenaded visitors from around the world at the Retrouvaille event in Durban recently.

Karate Team UKZN-Westville.

UKZN-Westville Karate Students Excel at Intervarsity Challenge Tournament

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UKZN-Westville Karate students recently scooped awards at the IKO Intervarsity Challenge 2014 held on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Third year Medical students at the Research Symposium.

Poster Presentations Open Day for Third Year Medical Students

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Third year Medical students presented the findings of their research studies at a Research Symposium hosted by the School of Nursing and Public Health on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus.

Professor Keyan Tomaselli.

Focus on Westville/Palmiet Nature Reserve area and the Kalahari

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Lectures on the archaeological heritage of the Westville/Palmiet reserve area and the Kalahari were delivered at a Heritage Day function at the Bergtheil Museum in Westville, Durban.

MBA graduate Ms Zethu Sithole (second from right) interacting with prospective students at the open evening.

MBA Open Evening a Roaring Success!

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The Graduate School of Business and Leadership recently hosted a successful open evening with the 150 prospective students who attended all keen to engage with academics, and former and current students.

Pictured is one of the innovative projects run by Enactus students - potato sack farming.

UKZN Students Join Enactus

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A total of 122 students were selected from the 366 who applied to join the Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us) organisation at UKZN.

The 18th Poetry Africa festival takes place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 13 - 18 October.

18th Poetry Africa Festival at UKZN

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UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) has announced an impressive main line up for the 18th Poetry Africa Festival which opens at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on 13 October.

uSolwazi Thavi Govender ehalaliselwa yiDini yezoCwaningo eKolishi LezeMpilo uSolwazi Moses Shimbari emva kwesifundo sakhe.

Isifundiswa Esisesisha Sinerekhodi Elincomekayo Lokukhiqiza

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Ucwaningo olukhiqizwa uSolwazi Thavendran Govender waseKolishi LezeSayensi YezeMpilo osanda kwethula isifundo sakhe sokuqala ekhempasini yase-Westville, luyancomeka kakhulu.

UKZN jazz lecturer Mr Neil Gonsalves performing in a collaboration concert at the Chicago Jazz Festival to honour Nelson Mandela.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer Performs Mandela Tribute Piece at Chicago Jazz Festival

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UKZN Jazz Lecturer Mr Neil Gonsalves recently represented South Africa in a tribute to Nelson Mandela at the Chicago Jazz Festival by saxophonist, composer and stalwart of the Chicago jazz scene, Ernest Dawkins.

UKZN postgraduate students Ms Kaylee Smit and Mr Allan Maclean with a navy diver’s helmet that was auctioned.

Marine Biology Postgrad Students Take the Lead

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A group of post graduate Marine Biology students has helped raise R25 000 to go towards completing the construction of a laboratory at the Triton Dive Lodge at Sodwana Bay.

Members of Raisethorpe Secondary School’s Team Cyanide who took top honours in the School of Chemistry and Physics Crystallography Competition.

UKZN celebrates International Year of Crystallography

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UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics on the Pietermaritzburg campus held a high school crystal growing competition to raise awareness about the International Year of Crystallography as well as to highlight the impact crystallography has on everyone’s daily lives.

Participants at a workshop hosted by visiting Associate Dean of Drake University in the United States, Dr Catherine Gillespie.

Interventions Targeting “At Risk” Students Explored in Workshop

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Interventions targeting students deemed to be “at risk” because of factors impacting on their ability to succeed academically were debated at a recent workshop at UKZN.

Professor Ntlama.

UKZN Academic Presents Paper at International Conference

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School of Law academic Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama recently presented a paper titled: “The Imposition of the Western Concept of Human Rights in Addressing Disputes arising out of Customary Law...

Critically acclaimed playwright Mr Ronnie Govender delivered a thought provoking keynote address at the English Academy of South Africa Conference.

‘Who am I?’ Explored by SA Playwright at English Literature Conference

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Critically acclaimed playwright, author and activist Mr Ronnie Govender, recently delivered a thought provoking keynote address at the collaborative UKZN School of Education and English Academy of South Africa Conference.

Ms Brenda De Gama.

Research into Attitudes Around Human Body Donations

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The third phase of an interesting study investigating the socio-cultural and religious interpretations concerning human body donation at UKZN’s Discipline of Clinical Anatomy (DOCA) is being conducted by Lecturer and PhD candidate, Ms Brenda De Gama.

UKZN Enactus Executive Leaders at the workshop in Johannesburg.

UKZN Enactus Team at Leadership Workshop in Johannesburg

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The newly-appointed Enactus UKZN Executive team was in Johannesburg recently for a two-day Enactus South Africa Leadership Training workshop.

Graphic harvester Ms Sonja Niederhumer creating real-time images that capture the essence of the research symposium.

Best Practices for Regional and Local Economic Development Explored at Research Symposium

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The inaugural Research Symposium of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Regional and Local Economic Development (RLED) Initiative provided a platform for Local Economic Development (LED) practitioners, researchers and academics to contribute to discussions and debate on regional and local economic development in South Africa.

Mr Alex Semba, representative of the National Higher Education HIV and AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) captured the audience with his keynote address.

Graduate Alive Awareness Campaign

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More than 400 students attended the UKZN HIV and AIDS Programme’s Graduate Alive Awareness Campaign held at the Howard College campus in partnership with the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM) and SASCO.