15 October 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 53
Attorney and Media Law expert, Ms Emma Sadleir (right) with Corporate Relations’ Executive Director, Mr Lesiba Seshoka.

Be Careful What You Upload in Cyberspace, Warns Media Law Expert

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An Attorney and Media Law expert has warned social media users against behaving like digital age celebrities!

From left: Dr Pamela Sabina; Dr Eddie Mhlanga, Mpumalanga Department of Health; Professor Myra Taylor, Dr Zilungile Kwitshana and Dr Motshedisi Sebitloane - all of UKZN; Dr Eyrun Kjetland, and Ms Tsakani Furumele, Department of Health.

UKZN to Launch Booklet on Female Genital Tract Bilharzia

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Gynaecologists at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, in partnership with colleagues from Africa and the World Health Organization, will soon launch a booklet to assist doctors diagnose and manage female genital tract bilharzia.

From left: Optometry alumnus, Mr Tate Madlala; Mr Celankosini Sibiya; Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo; and Ms Vanessa Moodley.

KZN Health MEC Celebrates World Sight Day at UKZN

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KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, congratulated UKZN’s Discipline of Optometry for the successful launch of its SEE BETTER…READ BETTER…PASS BETTER campaign on World Sight Day 2014.

Ms Mennessa Peters and Ms Thobeka Nala and Grade 7 students confidently model their outfits made out of recycled items.

Promoting Unity Through Diversity

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UKZN Social Work students hosted a community engagement project to promote diversity and heritage at Wiggins Primary School in Mayville, Cato Manor.

South African artist Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) who will perform at the 18th Poetry Africa Finale at the Rivertown Beer Hall.

18th Poetry Africa Finale at Rivertown Beer Hall Gallery

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This year’s Poetry Africa Festival finale will be held at the Rivertown Beer Hall Gallery, a satellite of the Durban Art Gallery, according to the organisers, UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts.

Brigadier Gerard Labuschagne of the South African Police Service discusses offender profiling.

Offender Profiling Explained by Police Chief at UKZN Conference

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The role of offender profiling in the investigation of crime by the South African Police Service (SAPS) was the focus of a keynote address given at UKZN by a high profile police officer.

Rural Health advocate, Mr December Mpanza.

Study Calls for Closer Look at Substance Abuse in Rural KZN Community

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A study conducted by a Senior Tutor of Occupational Therapy (OT) at UKZN has raised awareness about the incidence and consequences of substance abuse in the uMkhanyakude District of KwaZulu-Natal.

UKZN Agricultural Engineering Students and colleagues from the University of Illinois collaborated on final year design projects.

US and UKZN Students Collaborate on Final Year Projects

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Six students from the University of Illinois in the United States were in Durban recently to collaborate with UKZN Agricultural Engineering students on their final year design products.

Ntabinamafutha Secondary School Principal, Mrs Innocentia Gumede, with pupils who received school uniforms, shoes and stationery.

UKZN Students Uplift Rural School

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Students from UKZN’s Ansell May Residence, together with representatives from Ubuciko The Art, the Student Christian Fellowship and the Buya Africa Student Cultural Organisation

Ready for X Factor South Africa (from left) Mr James Bassingthwaighte; Ms Debbie Mari and Mr Lungelo Ngcobo.

UKZN Jazz Department Members on X Factor

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Jazz Voice Lecturer in the School of Arts (Music), Ms Debbie Mari, is currently working with finalists in preparation for the live TV show broadcasts of X Factor South Africa, Season 1.

Central Men’s Forum members.

Celebrating UKZN Women!

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The Men’s Forum Central Committee of the UKZN HIV/AIDS Wellness Programme hosted an event titled, “We Love, We Care”, on the Edgewood campus to honour and show respect to all UKZN women.

Startup Weekend participants.

Durban Startup Weekend Opens Doors to the Business World for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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With the motto: “From concept to company in 54 hours” uppermost in participants’ minds, aspiring entrepreneurs developed exceptional business ideas at Durban’s Startup Weekend hosted by UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership.

Abafundi abenza unyaka wokugcina kwezeMfundo osukwini Lokuhlangana Nomqashi Wakho ekhempasini yase-Edgewood.

Usuku Lokuhlangana Nomqashi wakho kubafundi bezeMfundo

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Abafundi abenza unyaka wokugcina weziqu zezeMfundo nezesitifiketi sabaneziqu kwezeMfundo bahlangane nabebemele abangabaqashi bothisha abaningi eNingizimu Afrika - Iminyango kazwelonke neyezifundazwe yezeMfundo – ngenkathi kunosuku lokuhlangana nomqashi.

UKZN’s sun-photometer is part of NASA’s worldwide AERONET network.

UKZN’s Sun-Photometer is Part of NASA’s Worldwide AERONET Network

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Data generated by UKZN’s CIMEL sun-photometer apparatus has recently been allocated a space on NASA’s online Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), making it publicly available to contribute to research on atmospheric aerosol conditions in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa.

Dr Deneese Jones, (fourth right) with Professor Cheryl Potgieter, (second right) and UKZN and Drake University guests.

Higher Education Transformation Explored in Public Lecture

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The College of Humanities and the School of Education recently co-hosted a public lecture by Dr Deneese Jones, Provost at Drake University. Her lecture was presented as part

Dr Bernadett Gosnel.

TB Patients at Risk of Failing HAART

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A study to assess the role of anti-TB treatment in patients failing second line highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been completed by UKZN’s Principal Medical Officer in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Dr Bernadett Gosnell.

Dr Owen Rubaba.

Research into Bilharzia Transmitting Snails

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A study conducted by UKZN postdoctoral student Dr Owen Rubaba on snails that transmit bilharzia shows that aestivation ability occurs in the first 5cm from the surface and declines with time.

Team UKZN that was on board the Phelophepha train.

UKZN Students Doing Their Bit Aboard the Phelophepha Health Care Train

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Final year students from UKZN’s School of Nursing recently participated in Transnet’s nationwide Phelophepha train initiative, working on-board for three weeks providing primary health care to patients along the way.


Research on Wild Garlic’s Potential to Fight Diabetes

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From left: Mr Mawande Nzama, Ms Bongeka Dlamini, Mr Thabani Joyisa and Mr Mluleki Mzimela.

Enactus Leaders Feature on SABC-2’s Morning Live TV Programme

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Members of Enactus UKZN attended a business breakfast in Durban where they addressed questions to KwaZulu-Natal’s Premier, Mr Senzo Mchunu, during the event being filmed for the SABC-2 television programme, Morning Live.

Management and Entrepreneurship guest lecture.

Lecture Explores Dynamics of Business Industry

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Young upcoming Entrepreneur and Project Consultant Mr Krineshin Reddy from KDC Traders addressed UKZN Management and Entrepreneurship students on the practical aspects of starting and managing a successful business.

Award winners at the School of Applied Human Sciences 3rd annual Postgraduate Conference.

School of Applied Human Sciences Hosts Annual Postgraduate Conference

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The School of Applied Human Sciences recently hosted its 3rd annual Postgraduate Conference themed: “Meeting the Challenges of Local Realities in the Context of Global Transitions”.