02 June 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 25
Founder of Teach Me and Inspiring Impact Challenge winner, Ms Gabriella Khawula.

Changing the Education System One Learner at a Time

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Ms Gabriella Khawula, the founder of Teach Me, a tutorial programme aimed at disadvantaged primary school learners was the winner of the Inspiring Impact Challenge 2021.

Professor Chats Devroop.

School of Arts Hosts Farewell Concert for Music Professor

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The School of Arts (Music) recently held a farewell concert for Chats Devroop, Music Professor and Academic Leader for Research in the School. Devroop also took to the stage to perform alongside his band members and students.

Rural Education Development founder and third runner-up in the Inspiring Impact Challenge, Ms Philisiwe Dlomo.

Rural Education Initiative Earns Student Third Place in Inspiring Impact Challenge

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Ms Philisiwe Dlomo a fourth-year Law student at UKZN placed third in the Inspiring Impact Challenge 2021.

Celebrating academic excellence are (from left): Mr Gary Quilling (husband), Dr Rosemary Quilling and her mother Mrs Mary Mey.

UKZN Distinguished Teacher Earns PhD

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Dr Rosemary Quilling’s passion for teaching information systems and technology (IS&T) culminated in her being awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education by UKZN in May.

Keynote speakers at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Annual CME Update.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Annual CME Update

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The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s Annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) Update covered a range of relevant topics.

UKZN graduate, Ms Tlharihani Phisac Maphosa.

Graduation Brings Back Warm Memories

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A study titled: Evidence of Malnutrition Screening Tools for Children Under Five Years in sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review earned Ms Tlharihani Phisac Maphosa a Master of Medical Sciences degree.

CENLED Founder and Director, Professor Marius Venter.

Webinar Explores Local Economic Development Pre- and Post-COVID-19

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Founder and Director of the Centre for Local Economic Development (CENLED) based at the University of Johannesburg, Professor Marius Venter delivered a webinar titled: Exploring Local Economic Development (LED) in South Africa Pre and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ms Phakamile Mazibuko (right) at work with her organisation, Phakamile Mazibuko Foundation (PMF).

Inspiring Impact Challenge Runner Up Aims to Uplift Others

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‘The Phakamile Mazibuko Foundation (PMF) is driven by God. I am just a servant living His purpose, and my purpose is to uplift others.’

UKZN academics (from left) Drs Siphiwe Mqadi, Zoleka Ncoyini and Edmore Ntini.

Accelerated Academic Development Programme Bears Fruit

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Three emerging academics who were part of UKZN’s Accelerated Academic Development Programme (AADP) have graduated with their PhDs.

Mr Shivay Chetty at his Graduation ceremony.

Forensic Criminologist in the Making

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Visual impairment has not stopped Mr Shivay Chetty from pursuing his dream of becoming a criminologist.

From left: Mr Lindoh Shabane, Professor Rozena Maart and Professor Goolam Vahed.

Student and Professor Join World of Contradictions Programme in Germany

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Social Sciences student Mr Lindoh Shabane has been awarded a doctoral scholarship from the University of Bremen, Germany in the Contradiction Studies programme.

UKZN academics (from left) Drs Viloshin Govender, Lerato Sokhulu and Sanele Nsele.

Emerging Academics Graduate with PhDs

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Three emerging academics who were part of the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) and recipients of the Talent Excellence and Equity Acceleration Scholarship (TEEAS) have been awarded doctoral degrees.

Musicians and dancers who performed at the African Calabash festival (clockwise from top left) Bavikile Ngema, Usikompilo, Mbomboshe, and The Joy.

Music Discipline Hosts 17th African Cultural Calabash Festival

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The African Music Outreach Community Development class within the School of Arts hosted its virtual 17th African Cultural Calabash Festival under the theme Asibuyel’ezimpandeni Zethu - Going Back to our Roots.

Speakers at the Autism webinar.

Webinar Marks World Autism Month

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The College of Health Sciences in collaboration with Action In Autism held a webinar titled: Support and Resources for the Autism Community: Challenges and Opportunities to mark World Autism Month.

Mr Luyanda Khoza at his Graduation ceremony held on the UKZN Westville campus recently.

Graduate Beats the Odds

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Born and raised in the rural town of Nongoma in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Luyanda Khoza who is paraplegic overcame adversity to graduate from UKZN.

Dr Kiopkoeech Araap Sambu, Kass Media Group CEO and Vice-President.

Webinar Explores Hieroglyphics and Coptic Scripts as African Innovations

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As part of Africa Month celebrations, the College of Humanities in collaboration with the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) hosted a webinar on Hieroglyphics and Coptic Scripts as African Innovations, presented by Vice-President and CEO of the Kass Media Group Dr Kiopkoeech Araap Sambu.

The South African Health Review 2021.

Launch of the South African Health Review 2021

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The Health Systems Trust (HST), in collaboration with UKZN’s Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) launched its special 2021 edition of the South African Health Review (SAHR) entitled: Health Sector Responses to COVID-19: What Have we Learnt? at a hybrid event in Pretoria in April. The publication was made possible through financial support from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation.

Finalists from left: Professors Fatima Suleman, Pragashnie Govender and Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi.

NSTF-South32 Finalists Celebrated for Outstanding Contributions

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Academics and researchers from UKZN’s Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) and Health Sciences (CHS) are finalists for the prestigious National Science Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 awards for 2021-2022.

Applied Chemistry cum laude graduate, Ms Mariam Hajee.

Applied Chemist Gains Distinction Despite Diabetes

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It was a proud moment for Ms Mariam Hajee when she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Chemistry, cum laude.

Mr Mukovhe Phanguphangu who is currently undertaking his PhD studies at UKZN.

PhD Candidate Scoops Best Oral Presentation Award at World Congress of Audiology

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Alumnus and PhD candidate in the Department of Family Medicine, Mr Mukovhe Phanguphangu won an award for the Best Oral Presentation at the 35th World Congress of Audiology held in Warsaw, Poland in April.

Dr Sarisha Mothalal flanked by her parents, Mr Bijay Mothalal and Mrs Sujana Mothalal.

Physiotherapist Awarded Medical Degree Summa Cum Laude

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Dr Sarisha Mothalal graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) summa cum laude with an overall pass of 80%.

Professor Gurpreet Dhillon.

How is the Evolution of Technology Affecting the World of Work?

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The Future of Work, As I See It was the title of a webinar hosted by UKZN’s School of Management, Information Technology and Governance.