30 June 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 29
Speakers from the webinar (clockwise from left) Professor Sihawukele Ngubane, Ms Normah Zondo, Mr Pie-Pacifique Kabalira-Uwase and Mr Serge Matanda.

UKZN Honours World Refugee Day Through Insightful Webinar

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The 20th of June is earmarked annually by the United Nations (UN) as World Refugee Day. To commemorate this day, UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division (CRD) hosted a webinar in honour of refugees that was facilitated by Professor Sihawukele Ngubane, Cluster Leader for the Performing Arts and academic in the African Languages Discipline in the School of Arts.

Professor Ahmed Thandar flanked by his son, Dr Mohammed Thandar; wife, Rasida; and daughter, Dr Yasmeen Thandar (Kharwa).

Book Publication of 55 Years of Research

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Emeritus Professor Ahmed Thandar of the School of Life Sciences recently published his A taxonomic monograph of the sea cucumbers of southern Africa, South of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Mr Feruzi Ngwamba.

Humanities Staffer Discusses Food Security at KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Webinar

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Mr Feruzi Ngwamba, Co-ordinator of the Access Programme within the College of Humanities and member of the University Research and Ethics Committee (UREC), was recently a panelist at the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Africa Month webinar on Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent.

Successful entrepreneur, Mr Siphosenkosi Siphamandla Mdletshe.

Audiology Alumnus Enjoys Entrepreneurship

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Mr Siphosenkosi Siphamandla Mdletshe, mostly known by his middle name, Siphamandla (Spha), was born and raised in uMhlabuyalingana. He graduated from UKZN with a Bachelor of Audiology in 2020, and in April 2021 opened his own private practice called New Age Hearing based in Killarney, Johannesburg.

Highlights from the past winning dance films at JOMBA!

JOMBA! Open Horizons and Youth Open Horizons Public Platform

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities will host the 24th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience from 30 August to 11 September 2022.

Mr Simangaliso Bayabonga Zulu outside the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Budding Academic Presents Research in Portugal

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Research-work has seen Mr Simangaliso Bayabonga Zulu jetting off to Portugal to present an academic paper at the 21st European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM) which was hosted by the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in June 2022.

NaTeSA visiting Khulani Children’s Home in Durban North.

NaTeSa Community Outreach

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UKZN’s Nazareth Tertiary Students’ Association (NaTeSA) team recently visited the Khulani Children’s Shelter in Durban North, showcasing a heartwarming act of support to the community while spreading love to the children.

The School of Law recently hosted the 18th Victoria and Griffiths Mxenge Memorial Lecture and the Law Student Awards Ceremony.

18th Victoria and Griffiths Mxenge Memorial Lecture

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The Politics of Transition and the Unfinished Business of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was the theme of the 18th Victoria and Griffiths Mxenge Memorial Lecture delivered by leading human rights lawyer and Chair of the Board of the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa Ms Yasmin Sooka.

Mr Nqobizwe Mahlangu, EDHE Studentpreneur CoP representative at UKZN and National Deputy Chairperson of the Studentpreneur CoP.

EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Drive Kicks Off

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal through its innovation office, UKZN InQubate, recently hosted the Internal University Round of the 4th EDHE (Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education) Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition.

Professor Glen Snedden, Academic Leader of Mechanical Engineering and Vice-President of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa.

Mechanical Engineering’s New Academic Leader Elected Vice-President of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa

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Professor Glen Snedden was recently appointed to the position of Academic Leader of Mechanical Engineering and elected Vice-President of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA) on the same day.

Ms Victoria Oyekunle.

PhD Candidate Oyekunle Publishes on Psychology, Health and Medicine

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UKZN Public Health Medicine PhD student, Ms Victoria Oyekunle published a journal article about youth mental health in informal settlements.

Disasters give us the opportunity to build communities through love and solidarity.

Love and Solidarity Required to Tackle Disasters and Climate Change

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An exhilarating webinar was recently hosted by the College of Health Sciences on the topic: Community and Faith-Based Approaches to address Disasters and the Climate Crisis in South Africa.

Mr Sanele Khumalo, Mr Sithabiso Manyathi, Ms Bandile Bhekiswayo, Ms Avrashka Sahadeva, Ms Cynthia Mngomezulu, Her Excellency Dr Emma Dunlop-Bennett, Ms Manesi Nkosi, Ms Tebogo Makhubele, Ms Christine Cuénod, Professor Maxwell Mudhara and Ms Gabrielle Chin.

Farmer Support Group Engages on Food Security with New Zealand High Commission

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UKZN’s Farmer Support Group (FSG) played host to a visit between New Zealand High Commissioner to South Africa, Her Excellency Dr Emma Dunlop-Bennett and Second Secretary at the New Zealand High Commission, Ms Gabrielle Chin and farmers from Bergville who participated in a project that received support from the High Commission.

Dental Therapist, Mr Derwin Pillay is known for his beautiful smile.

UKZN Alumnus and Entrepreneur Creates Smiles Through Artistry

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Mr Derwin Pillay graduated from UKZN in 2009 with a Bachelor of Dental Therapy degree. At the age of 21, he decided to become a businessman and is currently operating two practices in Durban.