07 July 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 30
Dr Richard Lessells addresses district co-ordinators.

Debunking Myths about COVID-19 Vaccines

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COVID-19 vaccines make men impotent, result in a stroke or heart failure, cause permanent headaches and rashes, are not safe, contain 5G, have a microchip to track an individual, alter a person’s DNA, and so on… We’ve probably all heard some of these myths and rumours that deter many people from becoming fully vaccinated against the killer disease.

Delegates at the 17th South African Marine Science Symposium.

UKZN Helps Organise 17th SA Marine Science Symposium

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The University’s School of Life Sciences and the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, on behalf of the South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research, organised the recent 17th SA Marine Science Symposium (SAMSS) in Durban.

New book on Racism, Violence, Betrayals and New Imaginaries: Feminist Voices.

UKZN Press Publishes New Book on Writings from a “Feminist Perspective”

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Racism, Violence, Betrayals and New Imaginaries: Feminist Voices is the title of a book just published by UKZN Press. Edited by Nadia Sanger and Benita Moolman, the book is a unique collection of writings from a feminist perspective on the experiences of race and racism by Black South African women.

International students visit Ohlanga High School during their tour of Inanda township.

International Students Enjoy Historical Tour of Inanda Township

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International students were treated to an exciting historical tour of Inanda, a large settlement north-west of Durban.

Ms Sithembile Kunene with her research poster at SANSOR’s National Congress.

Master’s Graduate Presents Research to Seed Industry

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Master’s graduate in Crop Science Ms Sithembile Kunene was one of eight students selected from around South Africa to present their research at the South African National Seed Organization’s (SANSOR) Annual Congress.

Dr Angela James (right) and Ms Bongekile Mnguni at Liepaja University in Latvia.

UKZN Academics Visit Liepaja University in Latvia

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School of Education staff members Dr Angela James and Ms Bongekile Mnguni completed a 10-day mobility programme at Liepaja University in Latvia as part of the Erasmus+ mobility exchange project which includedmeetings, teaching, a public lecture and excursions.


Enyobeni Tragedy - an Outcome of a Decaying Nation

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Death is a certainty for every being on this earth - there’s no escape, however the pain of losing those youngsters who perished in East London’s Enyobeni Tavern tragedy cuts deep in our society.

UKZN alumni and friends on the garden tour.

Alumni Tour of Indigenous Garden at Bazley Beach

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The UKZN Durban Alumni Association co-ordinated a very successful visit to the indigenous coastal garden of Ms Elizabeth Forsdick - herself a UKZN alumnus - at Bazley Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Speakers at the webinar (clockwise from left) Mr Sthembiso Mdlanzi, Ms Nonkululeko Mkhize, Dr Varoshini Nadesan, Dr Rosh Subrayen and Mr Sandile Mnyandu.

Prevention of Drug and Substance Abuse under the Spotlight

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A webinar focused on preventing drug and substance abuse was presented by the Student Services Division (SSD) and the HIV and AIDS Programme at UKZN.

(1st row from left): Ms Nitasha Pillay; Ms Orisha Kanaye, Mr Nathan Pillay, and Ms Kelisha Pandaram (2nd row) Mr Ndlelenhle Zuma, Mr Nkumbulo Majula, Ms Michealah Deeplall, and Ms Theshaya Naidoo (3rd row) Ms Moloko Masasanya, Mr Thabang Kubheka, Ms Terese Naidoo, and Ms Londiwe Ndlovu.

Tech Society UKZN Officially Launched

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The Tech Society UKZN is a new body established at the University by students who identified a need to promote learning in the career areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Students at the #Save Soil event, in honour of World Environment Day.

UKZN Marks World Environment Day with Save Soil Initiative

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The University’s Innovation Office, InQubate, in partnership with Conscious Planet celebrated World Environment Day with an all-day event titled #Save Soil.

UKZN’s Dr Thembelihle Makhanya at Maasai Mara University in Kenya.

Social Work Academic Presents Research at International Conference in Kenya

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Social Work academic Dr Thembelihle Makhanya presented her research at an international conference as part of the inauguration of the Association of Social Work Educators in Kenya (ASWEK).