12 November 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 57
Ms Felicity Anne Crouch.

LeadSA Hero Award for Therapists Musical Intervention with the Elderly

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The lives of hundreds of senior citizens living in Durban’s old age homes have been touched by a musical intervention introduced by UKZN-affiliated Occupational Therapist, Mrs Felicity Anne Crouch.

UKSU members at the 2014 AGM.

UKSU Celebrates Growing Membership

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An increase in membership was highlighted at this year’s Natal Staff Union (UKSU) Annual General Meeting held on the UKZN’s Edgewood campus

PhD student, Ms Lydia Hangulu, who was recently awarded the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Humanities Student Wins African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship

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College of Humanities PhD student in Health Promotion in the School of Applied Human Sciences, Ms Lydia Hangulu, has been awarded the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) by the...

From left: Dr Mikhalien DuBois; Professor John Mubangizi; Professor Anne Pope; Professor Warren Freedman; Professor Gerrit Pienaar and Professor Jeannie Van Wyk.

UKZN Hosts SA Property Law Teachers Colloquium

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The annual South African Property Law Teachers Colloquium hosted by the School of Law provided a platform for academics to exchange knowledge and share insights on the latest developments in the field of property law.

Professor Maurice Mars (left) and Professor Richard Scott.

UKZN Professors Named as Leaders in Telemedicine in Africa

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UKZN’s Head of the Discipline of TeleHealth, Professor Maurice Mars, and Professor Richard Scott have been named in an Australian study as the leading publishers in the field of telemedicine in Africa.

From left: Mr Sandile Dlamini; Mr Bhekingcebo Magwaza; Mr Thanda Nyawo; Mr Nkosinathi Shabalala and Mr Sboniso Luthuli.

Education Students Teach Matric Learners

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Seven Education students were involved in teaching Grade 12 learners in a rural high school - Charles Hlengwa High School in Illovo - recently.  This is a result of a joint community engagement project between the College of Humanities and the College of Law and Management Studies.

From left: Ms Taylor Henry, Ms Nokuthula Mtshali, Ms Benina Mkhonto, Professor Johan van Heerden, Mr Alexander Mckerrow and Ms Nonzaliseko Bangisi.

Top Sport Science Students Recognised for Academic Achievement

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UKZN’s Sport Sciences Discipline recently held its annual prize-giving day which recognised first, second and third-year top-achiever undergraduates who were ranked among the leading five academic achievers in their class of 2014.

Professor Rachel Thibeault at the public lecture.

Work of Canadian Professor Inspires Occupational Therapists at UKZN

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The remarkable achievements of the University of Ottawa-Canada’s Professor Rachel Thibeault in the field of occupational therapy were outlined during a public lecture she delivered at UKZN during a four-day visit.

Professor Purshottama Reddy at the Good Governance Conference.

Contributing to Knowledge on Good Governance a Priority for UKZN Academics

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School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academics were among local government experts who participated in the 20 Years of Local Democracy in South Africa: Quo Vadis? Towards Good Local Governance, Conference, hosted by the Democracy Development Programme...

Development Studies Environment Students planting trees on the Howard College campus as part of their Environment and Development module.

Students Plant Trees on Howard College Campus

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Students from the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) planted indigenous trees supplied by the UKZN nursery on the Howard College campus as part of their Environment and Development masters module.

Professor Rob Slotow (centre) with UKZN scientists Dr Nesri Padayatchi, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Professor Dhayendre Moodley and Professor Sabiha Essack.

ASSAf Inaugurates New Members and Recognises Top SA Scientist

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Three College of Health Sciences academics have been made members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) which also presented...

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Abafundi Bomculo Badlale Ekhonsathini Yamaqembu e-USA

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Professor Frank Tanser.

HIV on the Wane in SA - UKZN Academic

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HIV was decreasing slowly in South Africa and what had been achieved thus far was incredible but the current generation of scientists ‘will be judged on where we go from here’, said Professor Frank Tanser of the College of Health Sciences.

Ms Samantha Govender.

UKZN Academic Scoops Best Audiology Presentation Award

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An Audiology Lecturer at UKZN, Ms Samantha Govender, received the Discovery Clinical Excellence Award for the best Audiology presentation at the 50th Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons, Audiologists, Speech and Language Therapists Congress held in Cape Town.

Awarded for her Honours project, Ms Rivona Harricharan.

Young Neuroscientist Wins Conference Prize for Honours Project

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A UKZN Masters student in Physiology (Neuroscience) won the Emerging Young Scientist Award for an Honours project she presented at this year’s Physiology Society of South Africa Conference.

Westville and Pietermaritzburg students at the 27th Annual SA Society for Microbiology (KZN) Symposium.

All’s Well in World of Microbiology and Biotechnology in KZN, says Scientist

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Microbiology and Biotechnology are in a very healthy state in KwaZulu-Natal and as leading disciplines they will make the greatest contribution to the challenges facing Africa in areas of water, food, agriculture, human health, and the environment.

Professor Maurice Mars.

Research Finds Informed Consent an Obstacle for mHealth in KZN

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Habits and practices of mobile phone use by patients in KwaZulu-Natal as well as their understanding of informed consent for a telemedicine consultation, were the subjects of research by UKZN’s Head of the Discipline of TeleHealth, Professor Maurice Mars, and PhD student, Ms Caron Jack.

From left: Dr Patricia Opondo; Mr Jose Chemane; Ms Nontobeko Sibiya; Mr Lebogang Sejamoholo; Ms Thabile Buthelezi; Ms Ana Miguel and Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo.

Portuguese Guest Lecturer and Honours Students Present Research

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Visiting Portuguese Scholar and international Ethnomusicologist from the University of Aveiro, Ms Ana Flávia Miguel, gave a guest lecture during the African Music and Dance Archive Activities at UKZN.

Accounting students at a talk on the new Revenue Standard.

Accounting Lecture Explores New Revenue Standard

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Leading accounting firm, PKF South Africa, presented a guest lecture on the new Revenue Standard (IFRS15) to Accounting 300 students on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus.