05 March 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 7
Professor Cheryl Potgieter delivers her address at the ANC Public Debate on Job Creation.

Senior UKZN Academic participates in ANC Public Debate

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UKZN’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter, was part of a panel at the ANC’s Public Debate on Job Creation held at the University’s Westville campus.

Dr Langa Khumalo.

UKZN Welcomes New Head of Language Planning and Development Office

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Dr Langa Khumalo has been appointed Director of UKZN’s Language Planning and Development Office (LPDO).

uDkt Stanley Hardman ethula isifundo eSikoleni SezamaBhizinisi NobuHoli.

Kubhekisiswa Indima Yokuhlanganyela Ekuqinisweni Kokuthuthukiswa Komnotho Wasekhaya

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UDkt Stan Hardman oyi-Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Policy and Advocacy Manager, wabelane ngombono wenhlangano yakhe wokuThuthukisa uMnotho weTheku esifundweni ebesibanjelwe Esikoleni SezeBhizinisi nobuHoli.

From left: Ms Jubilee Westergaard, Ms Evashnee Naidu and Mr Bele Jerome.

MRC and info4africa Host Community Forum on Social Grant Protection

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The erosion of the social security system in South Africa was the theme of a presentation given by UKZN alumnus Ms Evashnee Naidu at the recent Medical Research Council (MRC) and info4africa forum.

Professor Patrick Bond.

“Talk Left, Walk Right” Strategy Common in South African Social Policy, says UKZN Academic

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Development Studies and the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) recently hosted a seminar led by the Head of the CCS Professor Patrick Bond looking at what he terms the “tokenistic” ...

The 2014 group of CCS Community Scholarship Initiative (The Dennis Brutus Initiative) Scholars.

Seven Community Scholars Based at CCS this Year

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Seven community scholars have joined UKZN’s Centre for Civil Society (CCS) this year in an effort to educate and uplift communities to make a difference in society and uphold the fires of activism.

Postgraduate students Mr McCarthy Honu-Siabi (left) and Mr Uduak Johnson with their Supervisor, Dr Desiree Manicom (centre).

UKZN Students at SAMEA Conference

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Two postgraduate students from the School of Social Sciences, Mr Uduak Johnson and Mr McCarthy Honu-Siabi, presented papers at the 4th Biennial South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) Conference in Johannesburg.

Mr Daniel Ncgobo (centre) with his family and Occupational Therapy friends.

Skydive Dream Comes True for a Community Member With Cerebral Palsy - Thanks to UKZN Students

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Thirty-year old, Mr Daniel Ngcobo of Durban, who has athetoid cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound, has completed a quantum sky dive fulfilling a dream of his

Grant holders attended the Eskom Tertiary Education Support Programme (TESP) feedback session held at UKZN.

UKZN Hosts the Eskom Tertiary Education Support Programme

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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science hosted the Eskom Tertiary Education Support Programme (TESP) at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus.

Shape founder Ms Thea van der Westhuizen (far right) and eThekwini Municipality representative Ms Khosi Sithole (second right) informing students about the entrepreneurship opportunities.

Launch of Innovative Entrepreneurship Programme

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The need for an innovative teaching and learning program which stimulates academic and creative thinking was evident by the overwhelming turnout at the launch of the Shifting Hope, Activating Potential Entrepreneurship (SHAPE) programme on the Westville campus.

Delegates at the Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference, held recently at UKZN.

UKZN Co-Hosts Southern African Power Engineering Conference

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UKZN and the Durban University of Technology hosted the Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus.

Dr Jeeshan Chowdhury.

Bottom-Up Innovation Vital in Healthcare

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Rhodes Scholar, Dr Jeeshan Chowdhury, argued the case for ‘bottom-up innovation in healthcare’ during a lecture at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine.

Delegates of the 4th International Workshop on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement, held at Hyderabad, India.

UKZN Academics Attend Crop Improvement Workshop in India

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UKZN’s Professor Hussein Shimelis and Professor Pangirayi Tongoona attended the 4th International Workshop on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding for Crop Improvement...