17 February 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
From left: Zoologist, Ms Rosemary Low with UKZN’s Professor Mike Perrin during a visit to KwaZulu-Natal in 1996 as a representative of the World Parrot Trust and Professor Colleen Downs.

UKZN Zoologist a “Female Hero of Avian Conservation”

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Professor Colleen Downs, South African Research Chair (SARChI) of Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, is the subject of a chapter in the book Female Heroes of Bird Conservation by British ornithologist and parrot conservation champion ,Ms Rosemary Low.


Is the Expanded Public Works Programme a Panacea for SA’s Unemployment Challenges?

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Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) have a long history of providing much needed relief for those suffering from poverty and unemployment.

Ms Voloshni Annamallay who is set to graduate with an Honours in Criminology and Forensic Studies later this year.

Deaf Graduand a Trailblazer at UKZN

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‘I am able. You are able.’ That is the rallying call from Ms Voloshni Annamallay - UKZN’s first Deaf graduand - to the youth in South Africa’s hard of hearing community.

SCoPEx member, Dr Hosea Olayiwola Patrick.

UKZN Postdoctoral Research Fellow Appointed to High Profile Harvard Advisory Committee

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Postdoctoral research Fellow at the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Dr Hosea Olayiwola Patrick has been appointed as a member of the Harvard University’s Advisory Committee to the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx).

First-year UKZN students were treated to an informative and engaging virtual Orientation Week.

UKZN Hosts Successful Virtual Orientation Week

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First-year students in the 2022 academic year were welcomed with a comprehensive, action-packed, virtual Orientation Week presented by UKZN’s four Colleges and the International Office.

Focus Mentorship team leader Mr Bahle Chonco.

UKZN Alumni and Students Develop App to Facilitate Tutoring for High School Learners

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A team of UKZN alumni and current students are spearheading an initiative to uplift young people and provide access to quality education through the development of an organisation called Focus Mentorship which has developed a smartphone app to provide high school learners with access to educational resources.

Ms Nitasha Pillay who will use her recent appointment to champion the role of women in technology.

UKZN Student Appointed Youth Ambassador for Women in Tech SA

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Information Systems and Technology Honours student, Ms Nitasha Pillay has been appointed a Women in Tech South Africa Youth Ambassador.

Associate Professor Vinodh Edward.

Aurum SA’s CEO Appointed Honorary Associate Professor at UKZN

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Professor Vinodh Edward, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Africa’s Aurum SA - an internationally recognised global authority on HIV and TB treatment and prevention - has been appointed an Honorary Associate Professor at UKZN.

At the BANKSETA awards function (from left): Professor Phumlani Myende, Mr Matamela Matibe, Limpopo MEC for Education Ms Polly Boshielo, Ms Pulane Phillipine Modika, Ms Elelwani Netshituni and Professor Thabo Msibi.

School of Education Part of BANKSETA Skills for the Future Programme

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UKZN’s School of Education in partnership with the Community Development Association Foundation (CDAF) organised a Digital Literacy and Work Readiness Programme - BANKSETA Skills for the Future - for economically disadvantaged Grade 12 learners in rural communities in Limpopo.