26 August 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 37
Speakers at the language usage workshop included (from left): Mr Nhlanhla Xala, Ms Vicky Masuku, Dr Gugu Mazibuko (Programme Director), Dr Mpumelelo Mbatha, Professor OEHM Nxumalo and Mr Khumbulani Mngadi.

UKZN Hosts Ukhozi FM for Language Usage Workshop

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Language Usage on the Radio was the title of a recent one-day training workshop hosted by the University Language Planning and Development Office (ULPDO) in partnership with Ukhozi FM.

The short psychological thriller film, The Detective.

UKZN Alumnus Creates Animated Short Psychological Thriller Film

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Digital artist, filmmaker and UKZN graphic design intern, Mr Mvelo Zimu has written, directed and animated a short psychological thriller film: The Detective. The film is about a detective who suffers psychological injury due to the loss of the closest people in his life. It is narrated by another alumnus Mr Qhawe Ndlovu.

Professor Ncoza Dlova (left) and Dr Qiniso Mlita (right) present a token of appreciation to Honourable Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Lecture Unpacks UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine Political History

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The Medical Campus Representative Council (MCRC) hosted a political class that unpacked the history of UKZN’s Medical School.

Mr Kwabena Asare.

Student Presents PhD Work at International AIDS Conference

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Mr Kwabena Asare, a Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency/Health Economics HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD)-funded PhD candidate in Public Health and a Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Fellow, presented his work at the 24th International AIDS conference in Montreal, Canada, which took place from 27 July to 2 August 2022.

UKZN staff and students, UWC staff, representatives from Colgate-Palmolive and the Department of Health at the Sparkle Brush Programme at West Park School.

Dentistry Students Promote Sparkle Brush Programme

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UKZN’s Discipline of Dentistry in collaboration with the University of Western Cape (UWC), visited the Westpark School to present the Sparkle Brush Programme on 5 August.

Highlights from the public lecture on The Rashtra is Online: How Digital Devotional Networks Aid the Global Reach of Hindu Nationalism.

Public Lecture on Digital Devotional Networks and the Global Reach of Hindu Nationalism

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The College of Humanities and the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics hosted a public lecture on The Rashtra is Online: How Digital Devotional Networks Aid the Global Reach of Hindu Nationalism.

Clinical professionals at the UKZN UPPS workshops.

Paediatric Research Insights shared at UKZN Update

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UKZN’s Update for Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery (UPPS 2022) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital was an opportunity to share knowledge in this field.

Ms Siphumelele Dlungwane.

Academic Recognised for Her Contribution to Student Support and Community Engagement

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Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Ms Siphumelele Dlungwane received the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) President’s Award in recognition of her role in student support and community engagement at UKZN.

Professor Ruth Hoskins.

Humanities Dean of Teaching and Learning Appointed to SANRC Advisory Board

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Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Humanities, Professor Ruth Hoskins has been appointed to the South African National Resource Centre for the First-Year Experience (FYE) and Students in Transition (SANRC) Advisory Board.

College of Humanities Professional Services women staff.

College of Humanities Celebrates Professional Services Women Staff

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To mark Women’s Month, the College of Humanities celebrated professional female staff in the College office units at a breakfast event at Durban’s Maharani Hotel.

Drs Nomgcobo Mzizana (left) and Zakithi Mathenjwa.

UKZN UPPS Shines a Spotlight on Female Paediatricians and Neonatology

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The UKZN Update for Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery (UPPS) 2022 held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital shone a spotlight on two female paediatric specialists who are now training to be sub-specialists in Neonatology.

UKZN alumni and staff members at one of the lunches.

“Class Notes” Appreciation Alumni Lunches

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The call for Class Notes for the alumni publication UKZNTouch in 2021 elicited a bumper 140 submissions. Class Notes are brief profiles submitted by alumni on what they are currently doing, where they are located and what they have achieved.

Mr Siphosakhe Ngcobo graduated with a Diploma in Safety and Management.

RMS Supervisor Graduates with Diploma

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Risk Management Services (RMS) supervisor on the Howard College campus, Mr Siphosakhe Ngcobo has graduated with a Diploma in Safety and Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA).

From left: Professor Ian Nzimakwe; Dr Najat Zarrouk, IASIA President and UCLG Development Director; and Professor Purshottama Reddy at the conference.

Public Administration Academics Attend 2022 IASIA Conference

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Two senior academics in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG), Professors Purshottama Reddy and Ian Nzimakwe attended the 2022 annual International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) Conference in Rabat, Morocco from 25 to 29 July.