12 August 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 35
Scenes from You’re My Favourite Place.

Riveting Film Drama Closes 43rd DIFF

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities recently hosted a successful closing night of the 43rd Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) at Suncoast CineCentre, Durban North, with the movie You’re My Favourite Place.


The Constitutional Court Should Make a Greater Effort to Tackle Prejudice Against Infertile People

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The School of Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is housed in a beautiful old building on the Durban campus. To enter this building, one needs to climb a flight of stairs. For most people, this is no problem, however, not all people are able to climb stairs.

Professor Shaun Ramroop.

Missing Data Topic of Statistician’s Inaugural Lecture

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Statistics Professor in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Professor Shaun Ramroop, was honoured to present his inaugural lecture on the topic of missing data within the ambit of flexible statistical modelling.

Dr Peter Milligan, recipient of the Discovery Foundation Rural Fellowship.

Psychiatrist Obtains Discovery Foundation Grant to Strengthen Mental Health Services

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Dr Peter Milligan, a specialist psychiatrist heading the Psychiatry Department at Ngwelezana Hospital, Empangeni, obtained the Discovery Foundation Rural Fellowship Awards in the Institutional category.

UKZN and Facchochschule Dortmund University staff and students who are part of the exchange programme.

UKZN Social Work Discipline Welcomes German Exchange Students

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Twenty-two students from Fachhochschule Dortmund University in Germany recently visited UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences on an exchange programme for two weeks.

Dr Balungile Zondi.

Humanities Academic Appointed National Social Cohesion Programme Spokesperson

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Dr Balungile Zondi of the School of Social Sciences has been appointed as the spokesperson for the National Social Cohesion Programme in the office of the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa.

Ms Seipati Mokhosi (11th from left) at the Network of African Scientists for Biosafety, Biodiversity and Health meeting in Kenya.

Biochemistry Lecturer Contributes to African Scientists Network Event

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Ms Seipati Mokhosi, an Accelerated Academic Development Programme lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, attended an event in Kenya designed to link scientists across the African continent and establish a network for responsible science.

Essilor visits UKZN Optometry students.

Essilor’s Engagement with UKZN Optometry

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Essilor, an international optical company, visited UKZN Optometry students to introduce the company for possible future collaborations and also gave away gifts.

Mr Samuel Matsikure.

CCS Webinar Examines Struggles to Decolonise Queer Movement in Zimbabwe

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The UKZN Centre for Civil Society recently hosted a webinar that investigated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, (questioning), intersex, asexual, and (agender) (LGBTQIA)+ Rights and Movements, titled: Struggle to Decolonising Queer Movement in Zimbabwe.

House Committee inductions hosted by DSRA.

DSRA Hosts House Committee Inductions

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UKZN Department of Student Residences Affairs (DRSA) hosted a House Committee (HC) Induction for the Howard College and the Medical School campuses.

Clockwise from top left: Ms Palesa Kadi, Emeritus Professor Donal McCracken, Professor Sihawukele Ngubane, Ms Normah Zondo and Dr Gugu Mazibuko.

UKZN Commended for Initiating Name Change Process

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted a webinar to discuss the naming process of University buildings and entities, and chart the way forward for its community to participate and make the process successful.

Professor Naven Chetty.

Unlocking a New Generation of Physicists Explored in Inaugural Lecture

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‘The number of physics graduates is declining rapidly with a consequence of dire shortages in key fields such as biomedical physics, geophysics and medical physics.’

Donkeyhead (Best Director Agam Darshi) (left) and scene from No U-Turn (Nigeria).

UKZN’s Durban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners

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The Durban International Film Festival, organised by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities, recently announced its award winners during an event streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division researchers Professor Gavin George (left) and Dr Phiwe Nota.

Implementation Science Research Grant for Young HEARD Researcher

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Dr Phiwe Nota, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), has been awarded the Implementation Science Research Grant by the International Paediatric Symposium in Africa (IPHASA).

Front row from left: Professors Shani Omari Mchepange, Nhlanhla Mkhize, William A L Anangisye and Dr Phindile Dlamini. Back row from left: Professor Aldin Kaizilege Mutembei, Mr Edwell Dzomba, Dr Adventina Buberwa and Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa.

College of Humanities Delegation Participate in Historic First World Kiswahili Language Day

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities, Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize together with the Dean and Head of the School of Arts, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa and UKZN Press Director, Dr Phindile Dlamini recently travelled to Tanzania to participate and celebrate in the World’s first Kiswahili Language Day.

Professor Serestina Viriri.

New Dean Aims at Contemporary Research and Teaching

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Professor Serestina Viriri has taken the helm as the new Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) and his vision is to lead a teaching and research environment that is responsive to the demands and challenges of the 21st century, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the University, and the broader community.

Students at the Isiphethu International Student Film Festival Shorts live screening.

DIFF Screens UKZN Students’ Films

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The inaugural Isiphethu International Student Film Festival (IISFF), the first South African international film festival dedicated to student films, was launched during this year’s Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

Dr Trishana Ramluckan.

UKZN Academic Co-Presents Keynote Address at an International Conference

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Dr Trishana Ramluckan, Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Law, co-presented a keynote address with Dr Brett van Niekerk (Durban University of Technology) and Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling (Stellenbosch University) at the 21st European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security which was a hybrid conference hosted by the University of Chester, UK.

ISFAP honours graduates and undergraduates at an awards ceremony.

ISFAP Beneficiaries Honoured in Award Ceremony

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Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) celebrated the achievements of graduates and undergraduates enrolled as beneficiaries in their programme at an award ceremony recently.