22 October 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 54
Dr Colleen Aldous.

Improvement in Birth Defects Notification

BY: .

A study by masters student Ms Vuyiswa Mtyongwe titled: “National Birth Defects Data: 2006-2012”, was presented at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences Research Symposium.

Abafundisi Abasathuthuka beKolishi Lezifundo zezoMthetho nezokuPhatha

Ikolishi ligqugquzela Izinga Eliphezulu Lezokufunda Ngokusebenzisa Abafundisi Abasathuthuka

BY: .

Click here for English version

Ikolishi lezoMthetho nokuPhatha lihlinzekwe ngezikhundla zabafundisi abangama-50 uMqondisi Omkhulu Kwezabasebenzi ukuze kwenziwe ngcono isimo sokulingana kwezinhlanga ezihlukene kubasebenzi abafundisayo Ezikoleni zeKolishi.

Ms Buhle Donda (middle) and her research supervisors, Dr Veena Singaram and Professor Richard Hift.

Transnational Medical Education Subject of Award-Winning Research

BY: .

School of Clinical Medicine staff member, Ms Buhle Donda, impressed adjudicators at the annual College of Health Sciences Research Symposium where she was awarded R15 000 towards attending a national conference of her choice.

Professor Inge Petersen.

UKZN Academic Leads Mental Health Care Initiative

BY: .

The Programme for Improving Mental Health Care in South Africa (PRIME - SA) is an initiative which promotes integrated mental health care for primary health care patients and provides evidence on scaling-up mental health services for development.

Ms Tanya Maistry.

Metabolic Syndrome Examined in Study

BY: .

South African Indians in the Phoenix community near Durban have a high risk of the metabolic syndrome (MS).

Students from the “That’s Maverick” movement involved in a food drive to assist students in need during the final exam period.

School of Education Staff and Students Involved in Exam Food Drive

BY: .

Staff and students from the School of Education recently joined forces to work together on a drive in which they donated food and toiletry items as part of an initiative to help needy students during the tough final exam period.

Executive Director Student Services, Dr Sibusiso Chalufu (back third left) and Mr Justice Zak Yacoob (back centre) with students.

Students must embrace Bill of Rights – Zak Yacoob

BY: .

A Barrier Free University was the theme of a recent public lecture delivered at UKZN by Mr Justice Zak Yacoob who discussed disability, human rights and the Constitution.

Mr Sizweshihle Gumede.

Enactus UKZN President Racks up Achievements

BY: .

Enactus UKZN President, third year Media and Marketing student Mr Sizweshihle Gumede, has been selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper for the Durban Hub.

Dr Antje Schuhmann (left) and Professor Rozena Maart discussing Race and Pedagogical Practice at their Seminar.

ccrri Hosts Seminar on Race and Pedagogical Practice

BY: .

UKZN’s Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity (ccrri) hosted a well atttended seminar as part of the Race and Pedagogical Practices discussion series.

Mr Darren Subramanien.

Law Academic Uses Research as a Tool for Teaching and Learning

BY: .

School of Law academic and doctoral candidate Advocate Darren Subramanien’s passion for research has led to two of his papers being published in the law journal, Obiter.

Postgraduate students from the School of Arts at their research Conference on the Howard College campus.

School of Arts Postgraduate Research Conference

BY: .

The School of Arts recently hosted its third Annual Postgraduate Research Conference held over two days on both the Pietermaritzburg and Durban campuses.

Mine Boy stars perform on stage.

Mine Boy Wows Audiences at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

BY: .

The first musical adaptation of Peter Abraham’s novel, Mine Boy, was staged at UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre recently.

Dr David Schwegmann delivering his speech at the business breakfast.

Strategies for Creating Sustainability During Economic Turbulence Explored at Business Breakfast

BY: .

As part of its goal of shaping future business leaders, the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in partnership with Nedbank recently hosted a business breakfast at which banking industry expert Dr David Schwegmann spoke on leadership and management in economic turbulence.

School of Engineering staff members who enjoyed a fun-filled Sports Day.

School of Engineering Sports Day a Runaway Success!

BY: .

Soccer, volleyball and baseball were played in a fun atmosphere for everyone during the School of Engineering’s Sports Day held on rugby fields on the Pietermaritzburg campus.