19 August 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 36
Professor Deevia Bhana has been awarded the 2022 Medal for Social Sciences and Humanities.

Education Academic Awarded Medal for Social Sciences and Humanities

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Professor Deevia Bhana, the South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Gender and Childhood Sexuality in UKZN’s School of Education, has been awarded the 2022 Medal for Social Sciences and Humanities by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Universities South Africa (USAf).

Celebrating women in technology are (clockwise from top left): Ms Ntandokazi Buthelezi, Ms Mayuri Pillai, Ms Reshelle Naidoo, Ms Shuthri Thomas, Ms Terese Naidoo, Ms Nitasha Pillay and Ms Teko Ntimane.

Preparing Women in Technology for the Digital Revolution

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Women in Tech, Tech Society UKZN and the Golden Key organisation organised a webinar to celebrate Women’s Month with the focus on empowering young women by adding to their digital skills.

Professor Vannie Naidoo.

UKZN Academic Selected for World Entrepreneurship Forum Technical Team

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Professor Vannie Naidoo of the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance has been selected as a representative to serve on the technical team of the World Entrepreneurship Forum - Universities Initiative for Entrepreneurs and Investment (WEIF/AUIEI)-East Africa Region.

Master’s student, Miss Phakamile Mazibuko won third place at the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Student Design competition.

UKZN Student Placed in Top Three in Entrepreneurship Competition

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UKZN Master’s in Education student and entrepreneur, Ms Phakamile Mazibuko won the third prize of R2 000 in the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Student Design Competition.

PhD candidate and lecturer, Ms Zoleka Mkhabela enjoying the sights and sounds of Poland and Paris.

UKZN Lecturer has “Life-Changing” Stay in Poland

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PhD candidate and UKZN lecturer, Ms Zoleka Mkhabela is back in South Africa after spending a semester abroad in SiedIce, Poland.

UKZN alumni who were panellists of the CLMS Power Connect event.

Female Graduates Share How UKZN Groomed Them for Success

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The College of Law and Management Studies’ annual Women’s Month Power Connect event saw trail-blazing female graduates share how their UKZN journey had shaped their success.

PhD candidate, Mr Siphesihle Motsa (left) with Professor Georgios Drosopoulos (centre) and Professor Georgios E Stavroulaki after one of many brainstorming and discussion sessions at the Technical University of Crete and energising with Greek coffee at the northern entrance of the Samaria Gorge.

PhD Candidate Spends Three Months in Greece

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PhD candidate in Civil Engineering Mr Siphesihle Mpho Motsa is back in South Africa after spending three months at the Technical University of Crete in Greece.


The “University” Under the Wicked Influence of COVID-19

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Policy-makers are grappling with the imperative of universities in South Africa returning to their original purpose with the knowledge that they are unable to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in a definitive manner. After all, the “university” as an institution of higher learning is the main producer of knowledge capital and professional skills in society and is socially contracted to deliver quality education and training.

SATMA nominee, Ms Lucy “Impondokazi” Mbali.

UKZN Student Nominated for SA Traditional Music Award

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BA Honours student, Ms Lucy “Impondokazi” Mbali has been nominated in the category of Best Indigenous Poet, Artist and Group at the 17th annual South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs).

The Young Academics Society hosted a virtual watch party of the Netflix docuseries The Principles of Pleasure.

Female Sexuality - Removing the Mask of Shame

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UKZN’s Young Academics Society (YAS) is hosting a series of webinars in Women’s Month titled Sssh...Keep Sweet: Tales of Untold Truths - For Women.

Competition winners from left: Ms Suhayfa Bhamjee, Mr Sylvester Mukono and Ms Mpoi Makhetha.

UKZN Hosts Three-Minute Thesis Competition

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UKZN’s Research Office hosted the third annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition for PhD students.

The UKZN delegation with Professor Stephen Gitahi Kiama, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi (sixth from left), Professor Margaret Hutchinson, DVC: Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (eighth from left) and a selection of faculty Deans.

UKZN Delegation Visits Kenya to Recruit Students and Forge Partnerships

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A delegation of academic staff and postgraduate administrators from UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS) were in Nairobi, Kenya, recently to recruit students and also engage with Kenyan universities.

Professor Kaymarlin Govender (second from left) discussing the research at an Eastern and Southern African adolescent networking and advocacy hybrid meeting in Gauteng during the month of June.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Boys and Young Men in the Spotlight

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A team led by a UKZN researcher are undertaking a situational assessment of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in adolescent boys and young men (ABYM) in five African countries.