26 May 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 24
Dr Matthew Burnett received an Opportunity for Learning and Advancement in Fisheries (OLAF) Award.

International Fisheries Award for UKZN Researcher

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Dr Matthew Burnett, a postdoctoral researcher at UKZN’s Centre for Functional Biodiversity (CFB) and senior scientist with the Rivers of Life Aquatic Health Services applied research organisation, is the recipient of an Opportunity for Learning and Advancement in Fisheries (OLAF) Award from the American Fisheries Society (AFS).

Proud father, Mr Nkosinathi Mkhize embraced his daughter, Ms Masibonge Mkhize shortly after she was capped by Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku.

Father Overcome with Emotion at Blind Daughter’s Graduation

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A father shed tears of joy as he watched his blind daughter graduate at UKZN.

Mr Sanele Zuma (left) and Ms Tracy Sebastian, Branch Manager of Van Schaik Bookstore Pietermaritzburg.

Rewards for Committed Students

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UKZN students who have committed to personal training and the development of their academic, professional and psychosocial skills to ensure their success at the University and beyond are in line for rewards.

Dr Sanjeev Arora (sixth from right) flanked by School of Clinical Medicine medical specialists during the “ECHO Outreach” talk.

UKZN Health Care Specialists Encouraged to Join Global Outreach Movement

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UKZN’s Dean of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has appealed to health care specialists in the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine to join the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcome (ECHO) Outreach movement - a globally recognised organisation that takes on challenges.

Professor Sihawukele Ngubane.

International Men of Magnitude Award for UKZN Academic

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Professor Sihawukele Ngubane of the African Languages discipline in the School of Arts has been honoured with a Men of Magnitude Award.

PhD in Psychology graduate Dr Betty Chebitok.

PhD Investigates How Sexually Active Students Engage with HIV Testing

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UKZN Academic Development Officer Dr Betty Chebitok graduated with a PhD in Psychology following research she did using a discursive approach into how university students discuss HIV risk in relation to their testing practices for the disease.

Local Economic Development practitioner Mr Thabiso Dube.

Local Economic Development the Focus of MCom Research

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South Africa’s failure to implement local economic development (LED) effectively and efficiently even though government support agencies are in place, motivated Mr Thabiso Dube to embark on a research journey which earned him a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies during UKZN’s Autumn Graduation season.

The late Ms Ndoni Mcunu.

UKZN Mourns Death of Alumnus Ms Ndoni Mcunu

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Staff and students in the Discipline of Geography and the broader University community were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of alumnus and high achiever Ms Ndoni Mcunu.

Ms Nkosingiphile Ntshangase (left) and programme on breaking the language barrier with the Department of Health.

Breaking the Language Barrier Within the Department of Health

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UKZN Extended Learning hosted healthcare workers from the Department of Health on the Howard and Pietermaritzburg campuses for the IsiZulu Basic programme.


Public Anger Directed at Racist Stellenbosch Student is Myopic and Fallacious

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South Africans have become accustomed to reactive anger that lasts only a few days. It has happened all too often - I am sure that even our distant enemies have observed the trend.

Professor Christopher Ballantine received an A-rating from the National Research Foundation.

UKZN Music Academic Earns Prestigious A-Rating from NRF

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Professor of Music Emeritus in the School of Arts and UKZN Fellow Professor Christopher Ballantine has received an A-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF) - the first time the Foundation has awarded a high rating to a Music academic.

Artfluence Human Rights festival kicked off with a jam-packed session.

UKZN-Hosted Artfluence Human Rights Festival Held at Mandela Capture Site

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The second annual Artfluence Human Rights Festival themed: Freed Imagination: Resilience, Action and Change was hosted by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities, in partnership with the uMngeni Municipality and uMngeni Tourism.

UKZN’s Edgewood Campus Football Team (Pinetown City) beat Bhaki FC in the SAFA SAB League quarterfinals at the Stella Stadium in Glenwood.

Edgewood Footballers’ Hopes are High

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UKZN is achieving great success academically as witnessed at the elegant Autumn Graduation celebrations, but has also been scoring impressive wins on the sports field through the Edgewood Campus Football Team currently competing in the SAB League which is affiliated to the South African Football Association (SAFA).

SCM hosted a leadership workshop for managers and Heads of Disciplines.

Leadership Skills Under the Spotlight at School of Clinical Medicine

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Leading self-consciously through emotional intelligence and in a team environment was the focus of a three-day online workshop for UKZN managers and Heads of Disciplines hosted by the School of Clinical Medicine (SCM).

Mr Pragesh Govender at the MediVentors Lion’s Den student competition.

Student’s MedTech Smart System Presentation Wins Innovator Award

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Mechatronics Engineering master’s student Mr Pragesh Govender was a winner in the MediVentors Lion’s Den student competition.

Webinar panellists and Law School academics (from left): Ms Rowena Bernard, Advocate Victoria Balogun-Fatokun, candidate Ms Olobalake Ogunwande and Country Manager of TdH in Kenya Ms Magdalene Wanza.

Webinar on the Sexual Exploitation of Children Being One of the Worst Forms of Child Labour

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A webinar to highlight the impact of excluding the sexual exploitation of children (SEC) in child labour discussions in the international sphere, was hosted by the School of Law in partnership with Terre des Hommes, Netherlands (TdH N).

Dr Matthew Bramble.

Gut Health the Subject of Webinar

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The Gut Microbiome in Konzo was the title of a webinar held by the College of Health Sciences (CHS).

Scenes from the World IP Day event.

UKZN Joins Hands with the City of Durban to Celebrate World IP Day

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UKZN InQubate, the University’s Innovation Office, celebrated World Intellectual Property (IP) Day with a variety of other institutions and organisations at the Botanic Gardens in Durban.