04 August 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 34
UKZN battles Wits University at the Varsity Men’s Football League.

UKZN Football Team Draws One-All Against Wits

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The UKZN football team’s game against Wits University on 28 July at the Peter Booysen Sports Stadium on the Pietermaritzburg campus ended in a draw.

Ms Nombuso Khanyile wore footwear from Afrikan Passion Designs to her graduation.

Fashion Designer Lands BSc Honours Amidst Expanding Business

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Ms Nombuso Khanyile, the talent behind the Afrikan Passion Designs eco-friendly brand that was selected as Design Indaba’s Emerging Creative 2020 and exhibited at the Dubai World Expo 2020 and at Africa’s Travel Indaba, graduated this year with her Bachelor of Science honours in biochemistry after juggling her studies and business activities.

Scenes from the UKZN Inspiring Impact Challenge.

Inspiring Impact Challenge Second Instalment Showcases Greatness

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UKZN’s Inspiring Impact Challenge, which showcases initiatives by students and alumni who inspire greatness, recently held its second instalment.

Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka.

AORC Hosts Webinar on Storing and Archiving Documents

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The African Ombudsman Research Centre’s (AORC) most recent webinar on 12 July focused on storing and archiving documents.

Emeritus Professor Donal McCracken with his recently published book, Napoleon’s Garden Island: Lost and Old Gardens of St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean.

UKZN Veteran Academic’s Book Published in the United Kingdom

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Emeritus Professor Donal McCracken’s book on the botanical and garden history of the island of St Helena off the West African coast has been published by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in Britain.

UKZN academics Drs Philip Awezaye (fourth left) and Alexandra Stewart (fifth left), and Professor Bernard De Meyer (sixth left) with workshop participants.

Francophone Academics Attend Post-Doctoral Workshop in Réunion

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Two staff members from the School of Arts, Drs Philip Awezaye (French/Academic Learning in English) and Alexandra Stewart (French) participated in a post-doctoral workshop at the University of Réunion (Le Tampon campus).

Dr Jayanathan Govender and his book.

Humanities Academic Launches Book

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Senior lecturer in Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies in the School of Social Sciences Dr Jayanathan Govender has launched a book, Exploring the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social, Cultural, Economic, and Psychological Insights and Perspectives.

Dr Mabowa Makhomisane graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes.

Medical Alumnus Passionate about Diabetes Management in Limpopo

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Dr Mabowa Makhomisane recently graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes from the University of South Wales (USW), United Kingdom. A UKZN Medical graduate (Class of 2005), also received the Dean’s Commendation to pursue an MSc in the sub-speciality of diabetes at USW.


Financial Education is Crucial to Curb Financial Illiteracy and Related Challenges among Low-Income Earners in South Africa

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented socio-economic effects that have negatively impacted the livelihoods of most households. Due to the lack of appropriate financial education, low-income earners in South Africa are susceptible to signing up for financial services that they do not understand and end up being over-indebted.

Author and UKZN graduate, Mr Thembalethu Mahlangu.

Alumnus Nominated for The Book Behind Awards

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College of Law and Management Studies alumnus, Mr Thembalethu Mahlangu’s book, I believe, Letter To The Youth has been nominated for the prestigious The Book Behind Awards taking place in October this year.

Attendees of the Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies stakeholder engagement with the Unit’s Acting Director Dr Dusty Donnelly (first row, second from left) and Professor Massimiliano Piras (first row, first from left).

Webinar Explores Autonomous Navigation by Looking at the Legal Issues Facing Ships and Crews of the Future

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Interesting legal issues that will arise in the future as unmanned and autonomous ships begin to traverse our inland waterways and high seas were explored at a maritime law webinar hosted by the Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies.

Professor Shenuka Singh facilitated a workshop on developing a teaching portfolio.

Workshop on Developing a Teaching Portfolio

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The College of Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Office hosted a workshop on developing a teaching portfolio to prepare academics for self-reflection and self-evaluation of their teaching practice and academic career development.

Speakers at the webinar from left: Ms Xoliswa Zulu, Ms Pfungwa Nyamukachi and Dr Candice Bailey.

UKZN Collaborates with The Conversation Africa to Host Writing Workshop

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UKZN in partnership with The Conversation Africa, an independent source of news and analysis from the academic and research community, hosted a workshop on writing for popular media for academics, and post-doctoral and PhD candidates.

Westville campus RAs enjoying their teambuilding activities.

Westville Residence Assistants’ Team Building

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Much is expected of UKZN’s Residence Assistants (RAs) who are called upon to attend to the diverse needs of students from different backgrounds. This can be mentally and emotionally demanding and it is important that they have an opportunity to de-stress.

College of Law and Management Studies academic, Professor Vannie Naidoo.

Academic Presents Paper on Dealing with Natural Disasters

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Professor Vannie Naidoo of the College of Law and Management Studies presented a paper at a workshop hosted by the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria Apwen Benin Chapter on Mega Project Scheduling During Natural Disasters.