22 April 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 12
New York based biotechnologist, Ms Minenhle Mkhize.

Agrometeorology Alumna Impresses as Biotechnologist in New York

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Ms Minenhle Mkhize is fast-tracking her skills as a biotechnologist in the State of New York, United States, with the view to help eradicate hunger and poverty in Africa, and she says it is her training at UKZN that helped her find success in her career.

Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy (left) with a new book (centre) that he published with Dr Christine Scherer.

UKZN Professor Publishes Book on Doctoral Training and Higher Education in Africa

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Sociology Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy in the College of Humanities joined Dr Christine Scherer of the University of Bayreuth, Germany, to co-edit the book: Doctoral Training and Higher Education in Africa.

Mr Mphathesithe Mkhize, doctoral student in Public Policy with his award.

Humanities Student Wins Best Research at MKI Research and Innovation Awards

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PhD student in Public Policy, Mr Mphathesithe Mkhize won first place in the Research Category at the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) Research and Innovation Awards held at the ICC, Durban recently.

Participants at the Girls fly programme in Africa (GFPA) camp in Gauteng.

Aerospace Systems Research Group Piques Young Women’s Interest in Space Technology

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UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) in the Discipline of Mechanical Engineering recently promoted careers in aerospace technology to young women at an Aviation and Space Technology Camp hosted by the Girls fly programme in Africa (GFPA).

The FSG has guided farmers in Msinga, northern KwaZulu-Natal, through activities including water management, soil preparation and contouring to adapt to flash flood and soil erosion conditions and produce a good harvest.

Farmer Support Group Webinar Examines Implications of Climate Change on Crop Production

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UKZN’s Farmer Support Group (FSG) hosted the second in a series of webinars as part of a European Union (EU) co-funded project that is leveraging partnerships to raise new climate change initiatives and champions.

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Exploring the “How” and “Why” of Student-Supervisor Relationships: Postgraduate Students’ Reflections of Lived Experiences

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In this opinion piece, we draw from our lived experiences as postgraduate students and contribute our understanding on “how” and “why” student-supervisor relationships should unfold the way we think they should.

Accomplished author and publisher at the helm of UKZN Press, Dr Phindile Dlamini.

Putting UKZN on the Literary Map

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Accomplished author and academic, Dr Phindile Dlamini has been appointed the Acting Publisher for UKZN Press with effect from 15 March 2022.

Bright sparks Ms Sameera Esat and Mr Thembelihle Mthuli.

The College of Law and Management Studies Continues to be the College of Choice for Top Achievers

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The College of Law and Management Studies (LMS) welcomed 125 first-year students across its various degree programmes who achieved between six and eight distinctions and an Admission Point Score (APS) ranging from 46 points to 40 points in the 2021 National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric exams.

Dr Celia Snyman (left) and Professor Carola Niesler.

UKZN Biotechnology Expertise Contributes to Africa’s First Cultivated Chicken Meat

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Stem cell and skeletal muscle research emerging from the laboratories of biotechnology researchers in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences (SLS) has played a key role in the release of Africa’s first cultivated chicken meat as part of a partnership aiming to provide sustainable and affordable animal protein to meet the dietary needs of Africa’s growing population.