29 October 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 55
Learners at the Scholarships voucher award ceremony on the Westville campus.

Scores of Learners Earn Scholarship Vouchers from UKZN

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UKZN awarded scholarship vouchers worth more than R4.9 million to 246 learners at an awards ceremony on the Westville campus.

Mr Kumeren Govender.

Golden Key Award for Outstanding Medical Student

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Mr Kumeren Govender, a third-year Medical student at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, is one of four recipients of the prestigious Golden Key Award.

Mr Wesley Bohata (left) and Mr Brian Masondo with their awards.

UKZN Finance Students Win JSE Investment Challenge

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Finance honours students Mr Brian Masondo and Mr Wesley Bohata were part of the winning team that trumped 140 teams who competed in the JSE Investment Challenge to claim the number one spot nationally.

Professor Lindy Stiebel with her newly published book on South African writer, Lewis Nkosi.

Academics Publish Book on Lewis Nkosi

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A book on South African Writer, Drum magazine Journalist, academic and literary critic Lewis Nkosi has been published by Professor Lindy Stiebel of English Studies on UKZN’s Howard College campus and Professor Therese Steffen of Basel University in Switzerland.

Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum), undisclosed game reserve, South Africa.

Legal Trade in Rhino Horn Mooted by University Researchers

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The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by allowing local communities to harvest horns in a controlled manner and sell them in a legal trading arrangement.

South African music veteran Hip Hop Pantsula performs for Poetry Africa Finale.

Poetry Africa Closing Night Thrills Audience

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The 18th Poetry Africa Festival, organised by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), held its grand finale at the Rivertown Beerhall Gallery, a satellite of the Durban Art Gallery.

Tutors from the Writing Place with undergraduate students from the College of Humanities who participated in the 2014 Writing Place essay workshops.

Writing Place Awards for Humanities Students

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The Writing Place, a unit of Teaching and Learning at UKZN, recently held its annual awards function for undergraduate students from the College of Humanities who had participated in a series of academic writing workshops this year.

From left: Dr Mabuthu Sibanda, Mr Hamza Goolam-Mahomed, Professor Anesh Singh and Mr Michael Chadbourn unveiling the KZN Finance Society plaque.

Academic Excellence Rewarded at School of Economics and Finance Awards Evening

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The Finance Discipline within the School of Economics and Finance recently celebrated some of its successes during an awards ceremony

Mr Logan Pillay, Associate Director-Ernest and Young (fourth left) and Mr Jeremy Beukes, Human Rescources Manager-Ernst and Young (fourth right) with award recipients.

Accounting Students Excel at UKZN Accounts 300 Event

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The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in partnership with accounting firm Ernst and Young held its 4th annual gala dinner awards ceremony in Pietermaritzburg recently.

Mr MacCarthy Honu-Siabi with supervisor Dr Desiree Manicom.

UKZN Poster a Winner at 3 Impact Evaluation (3IE) Conference in the Philippines

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A poster created by graduate Mr MacCarthy Honu-Siabi and a Senior Lecturer Dr Desiree Manicom from UKZN’s Policy and Development Programme in the School of Social Sciences on the Pietermaritzburg campus has won a top award at a conference in the Philippines.

Dr Panjasaram Naidoo.

UKZN Academic Serves Second Term on SA Pharmacy Council

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Senior Lecturer and Academic Leader of the Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UKZN, Dr Panjasaram Naidoo, has been appointed by the Minister of Health to serve a second five-year term on the South African Pharmacy Council, the statutory body for pharmacists and pharmacy support personnel.


The UKZN Griot: Of Education and Commodification

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Many students in South Africa demand free education. They object to paying fees even though the taxpayer covers two-thirds. The argument justifying wanting someone else to pay their personal debt is couched in the discourse of ‘unnecessary commodification’.

UKZN’s Professor Orde Munro receives his award from Professor Bice Martincigh.

UKZN Chemistry Professor Wins Sasol Innovator of the Year Award

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Professor Orde Munro of the School of Chemistry and Physics - who overcame some of the serious effects of two strokes he suffered in 2011 - has won the South African Chemical Institute’s (SACI) Sasol Innovator of the Year Award.

USolwazi Glen Bright noSolwazi Freddie Inambao nabazobamba iqhaza kumqhudelwano we-SASOL Mini Baja ngempelasonto.

Amaqembu ase-UKZN Angenele Umqhudelwano wezi-2014 we-SASOL Mini Baja

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Wildlife officials and community members look at the Vulture Day T-shirts sponsored by Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Eskom.

Life Sciences Student Presents Research at Vulture Day

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A PhD candidate in Zoology in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences, Ms Morgan Pfeiffer, hosted a Vulture Day at Collywobbles in the Eastern Cape, where she presented results of some of the research she has been undertaking on the vulnerable Cape Vulture in the region.

Ms Prathna Dudhrajh with facilitator Dr Musa Mabandla.

Effects of Group Exercise in Old Age Homes

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences Masters student, Ms Prathna Dudhrajh, has completed a study to determine whether immunity increased and stress decreased after a 12-week exercise programme for residents in old age homes.

Mr Dean Garfield (left) with academics from the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance.

US Information Technology Expert in Talks With UKZN Academics

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Closing the skills gap in the use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning was the focal point of a round table discussion between members of UKZN’s Information Systems and Technology Discipline and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Information Technology Industry Council in the United States, Mr Dean Garfield.

UKZN Research Associate, Professor Alexander Johnston.

New Book Examines SA’s Journey to Democracy

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UKZN Research Associate, Professor Alexander Johnston, recently published a book titled Inventing the Nation: South Africa.

Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama.

UKZN Academic Presents Paper at International Public Law Conference

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The Conference, organised by the International Association of IT Lawyers in collaboration with Vieira de Almeida and the University Institute of Lisbon, provides a platform for academics, practitioners and consultants to share and exchange ideas on developing issues in public law.

Proud members of the Peer Wellness and Academic Mentorship Programme 2014.

Students Awarded Certificates for Mentoring First-Year Health Sciences Colleagues

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Fifty-six senior Health Sciences students at UKZN were congratulated by the Executive Director of Student Services, Dr Sibusiso Chalufu, for committing themselves to mentoring first-years to adjust to university life and achieve academic success.

Food Security and Animal Science staff and postgraduates at the knowledge sharing session at Cedara.

UKZN Academics Feature at Poultry Knowledge Sharing Session

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Four UKZN academics presented details of their research work and investigations into various aspects of capacity building for farmers and professionals in the field of agriculture during a three-day poultry knowledge sharing session at Cedara.