15 June 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 27
Dr Alexandre Delport.

Biochemistry Researcher Germany-Bound for Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry at UKZN Dr Alexandre Delport is one of only 11 South African scientists selected to travel to Germany for the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting at the end of this month.

Dr Gbotemi Babatunde has been admitted to the ACHIEVE Global Training Programme.

Flying the UKZN Flag in Africa and Abroad

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Postdoctoral Fellow at UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health, Dr Gbotemi Babatunde, has been admitted to the ACHIEVE Global Training Programme as a trainee in the inaugural 2022-2023 cohort.

Medical student Ms Tivana Chellan.

UKZN Medical Student Finalist for Global Outstanding Leadership Award

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Final-year Medical student Ms Tivana Chellan is a finalist in the Global Outstanding Leadership Awards contest being held in Brisbane, Australia, next month.

Emerging researchers from left: Dr Lindokuhle Mabuza-Mashaba, Mr Aubrey Sosibo, and Mr Vuyolwethu Mxinwa elated about obtaining UKZN internal Research Development Equipment Grants.

Emerging Researchers Awarded Grants

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Three emerging researchers in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (LMMS) at UKZN have been awarded UKZN internal Research Development Equipment (RDE) Grants.

Dr Lliane Loots’s dance work “seven ways to say goodbye”.

Dance Lecturer Receives Special Invite to 2022 National Arts Festival

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UKZN Drama and Performance Studies lecturer Dr Lliane Loots’s recent dance work with the Flatfoot Dance Company is being featured at this year’s National Arts Festival (NAF) in Makhanda (Grahamstown).

Professor Pardon Muchaonyerwa in the field (left) and evidence of erosion during the KZN flooding.

Land Degradation in Africa - the Answer Lies in the Soil

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Most flood damage caused by the torrential rain in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) earlier this year occurred in residential areas and informal settlements where soils are disturbed and there is poor drainage infrastructure.

Ms Magauta Mphahlele.

Webinar Explores Importance of Financial Education in Enhancing Consumer Protection in SA

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Have consumer protection regulatory bodies and role players adopted adequate and sufficient measures to develop, promote and provide financial education during the COVID-19 pandemic?

From left: Dr Hammed Abass, Dr Olawale Kazeem Oyewole and Dr Akindele Adebayo Mebawondu.

Three UKZN Scientists Awarded for Excellence in Maths and Statistics Research

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Two researchers and an alumnus of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) have received awards for their work while UKZN has been recognised as the node institution with the highest number of publications for 2021.

Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane.

Jazz Lecturer Nominated for SAMA Award

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UKZN Jazz lecturer in the School of Arts Mr Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane has been nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA) in the Best Jazz category for his sixth album: Music From My People.

Professor Bongani Nkambule was appointed Academic Leader of Research by the UKZN School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Science.

Young Professor Appointed Academic Leader: Research

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The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences has appointed Professor Bongani Nkambule (34) as its Academic Leader of Research.

Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan (top left) is one of the panellists for the Distinctive and Continued Phases of Global South Migration webinar.

Clinical Sociologist Discusses Phases of Migration in the Global South During Webinar

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Members of the Brazilian Brincadas Project were treated to a keynote address by UKZN clinical sociologist Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan on Distinctive and Continued Phases of Global South Migration: Human Security; Gender; Geography; Race, and Class Intersections.

Works from artists at the Interchange exhibition.

UKZN Digital Arts Contributes to Collaborative Artist-in-Residency Exhibition

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The Digital Arts discipline recently hosted Egyptian artist Sherif El Azma as part of the Andrew Mellon Foundation Artist-in-Residency project which aims to recruit, support and collaborate with emerging and experienced artists from South Africa and throughout Africa.

Presentations at the D’RAP webinar focused on the KwaZulu-Natal floods and river management, urban fish, and plastic pollution in the province’s waterways.

D’RAP Webinar Highlights City River Management’s Role in Saving Lives

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The Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) hosted a webinar that highlighted the issue of urban river management, a topic thrown into sharp focus by the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal in April and May this year.