11 February 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
Mr Mohamed Suleman who has been appointed as Student Editor for the International Journal of Medical Students.

Top Student to Serve as Editor of International Journal

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Fourth-year student at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine Mr Mohamed Suleman, has been appointed to serve as Student Editor for the International Journal of Medical Students.

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The Poor Can Own Banks

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Rising levels of poverty among the most vulnerable members of society call for a renewed approach to poverty eradication.

UKZN academic and Mercator Fellow at the University of Bremen, Professor Rozena Maart.

Humanities Academic Appointed Mercator Fellow at German University

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Academic within the College of Humanities, Professor Rozena Maart has been appointed as a Mercator Fellow at the University of Bremen, Germany within the Contradiction Studies - Constellations, Heuristics, and Concepts of the Contradictory programme.

Top left: Ms Asande Sikhosane, Mr Thamsanqa Ngutshana, Mr Nathan Pillay, Bottom left: Ms Nitasha Pillay, Ms Fundiswa Mvubu, and Mr Ntando Dladla.

Enactus UKZN Students Lend a Helping Hand

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Enactus UKZN project: MyDigiTutor (MDT) launched the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) application programme on 26 November 2021 to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply for NSFAS funding onsite and online.

Professor Ernest Khalema who participated in an international webinar.

Dean Serves as Panellist at International Symposium

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Dean and Head of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Professor Ernest Khalema participated in an international webinar on international perspectives on equity and inclusion organised by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).

Honours films from the top: The Two Strands of Happiness and An Act of Love.

UKZN Honours Media Students Premiere Films

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Two honours students in Media and Cultural Studies Mr Maqhawe Xaba and Ms Kitana Reddy recently screened their film projects on the Howard College campus.

Ms Ayesha Bibi Setar who made the Gradstar 2021 Top 100 most employable students in South Africa list.

UKZN Student Among Gradstar 2021 Top 100 Most Employable Students

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Honours in Finance student Ms Ayesha Bibi Setar is one of the Gradstar 2021 Top 100 most employable students in South Africa.

A collage of the UKZN campuses.

UKZN Hosts Virtual Parents Day

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a Virtual Parents Day for the parents and guardians of UKZN’s 2022 first-time entering students.

TrainME2 Summer school participants gain experience in extracting swamp sediments at the Twinstreams environmental camp and in gravity coring on the uMlalazi Estuary, and pay a visit to the West Coast Fossil Park.

Summer School Trains Students in Applied Earth and Aquatic Sciences

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Dr Jemma Finch from UKZN’s Discipline of Geography, together with colleagues from UKZN, the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa’s Council for Geoscience (CGS) and the University of Greifswald in Germany hosted a week-long field summer school for geoscience students from across Africa to provide training in bio- and geo-scientific fieldwork sampling in terrestrial and aquatic environments.

UKZN graduate, Ms Thembalethu Shange.

Law Graduate Launches Legal Education Initiative for High School Learners

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UKZN alumnus and award-winning public speaker, Ms Thembalethu Shange has launched an initiative to integrate legal education into the South African high school curriculum.

Music lecturer, Mr Burton Naidoo.

Lecturer Shares Music from Upcoming Release

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Music lecturer Mr Burton Naidoo shared some of the music from his upcoming release Sometime Before at Alliance Francaise in Durban.

A stock image depicting one of the ways to have fun at work.

Promoting Fun at Work

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In an ideal world, going to work shouldn’t be a drag. Studies have highlighted the importance of also having fun at work as it makes people more productive.