29 September 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 45
Professor Shenuka Singh with her family and colleagues at her inaugural lecture.

Professor Shenuka Singh’s Inaugural Lecture

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‘I am glad to present this lecture in front of my mother who instilled in me the value of investing in life-long education.’ These were the words of UKZN’s Professor Shenuka Singh, Full Professor in the Discipline of Dentistry, at her inaugural lecture.

Professor Sinegugu Duma, the Dean of Teaching and Learning within UKZN’s College of Health Sciences.

Gender-Based Violence - a Public Health Issue

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Professor Sinegugu Duma, the Dean of Teaching and Learning within UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, presented a webinar on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) as a Public Health Issue.

Career Development Officer, Mr Sanele Zuma.

Alumni Talk Grapples with the Dangers of Entitlement

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UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) launched its 2022 alumni talk series “Meet our Graduates” with a bang. Held once a month in the second half of the year, this annual public lecture series attempts to address the many challenges UKZN graduates face from the time they are students to when they become professionals or entrepreneurs.

Highlights from the College of Humanities Colloquium on Empowerment of Councillors on Heritage Development and Maintenance.

College of Humanities Hosts Colloquium on Empowerment of Councillors on Heritage Development and Maintenance

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The School of Social Sciences under the College of Humanities hosted a colloquium under the theme: The Empowerment of Councillors on Heritage Development and Maintenance.

From left: Dr Sharmla Rama, Professor Shenuka Singh and Dr Annah Bengesai.

UKZN Academics Participate in Teaching Advancements at Universities Programme

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Dr Sharmla Rama of the College of Humanities, Professor Shenuka Singh of the College of Health Sciences and Dr Annah Bengesai of the College of Law and Management Studies recently participated in the fourth cohort of the Teaching Advancements at Universities (TAU4) Fellowship Programme.

UKZN’s Nursing lecturers with Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital’s Matron Duduzile Mhlongo (third left).

Nursing Awards Shine Spotlight on Excellence

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UKZN’s Nursing students had an Academic Awards ceremony for the Discipline followed by a sports day for all levels.

At the official signing of the MoU from left: Professor B Seetanah (UoM), Dr UG Singh (UKZN), Professor S K Sobhee (Acting VC, UoM), Professor M Santally (UoM) and Associate Professor R Sungkur (UoM).

Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Mauritius Signed

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The School of Management, Information and Governance - under the leadership of its Dean and Head, Professor Stephen Mutula - co-ordinated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Mauritius (UoM).

Ms Thulile Sinethemba Mhlangu on a trip to Berlin and at a picnic with fellow international students.

UKZN Master’s Student Spends a Semester Abroad in Germany

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Ms Thulile Sinethemba Mhlangu is back in South Africa after spending five months as an exchange student at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.

Mr Sethu Dlamini captures a selfie with the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku.

Talented Photographer Snaps up a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree

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Talented photographer, Mr Sethu Dlamini recently graduated with his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree (Cultural and Heritage Tourism) in which he examined the conditions and dynamics of tourism in South Africa.

Doctor of Business Administration graduate, Dr Sihle Ndlovu, with his supportive wife Mrs Sithandwa Ndlovu.

Doctoral Study Contributes to the Fight Against Corruption and Promotion of Good Governance

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Concerns about corruption and lack of good governance in the local government sphere prompted the Executive Chairman of Inzalo Capital Holdings Ltd investments company with an interest in software development, technology and water smart management solution, Dr Sihle Ndlovu to embark on a research journey which resulted in him being awarded a Doctor of Business Administration degree by UKZN.

Dr Anisha Ramsaroop (left) and Ms Tanisha Sulagan presented at the 8th International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics.

School of Management, IT and Governance Academic and Student Present Paper on the Influence of Technology on Recruitment

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Dr Anisha Ramsaroop, an academic within the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance, and Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management student, Ms Tanisha Sulagan, presented a paper titled: Assessing Employees’ Perceptions on the Influence of Technology on Recruitment in a Cape Town Engineering Company at the 8th International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics.

Professor Moganavelli Singh.

From Clusters to Stars - It’s all about Delivery

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‘Bio-nanocarriers based on inorganic nanoparticles provide an interesting and novel strategy for the delivery of therapeutic genes or drugs.’ So said Biochemist, Professor Moganavelli “Mogie” Singh on the occasion of her inaugural lecture into the UKZN professoriate.

Scenes from the signing of the UKZN Men of Virtue Pledge.

UKZN Men of Virtue Celebrates Its First Year

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Saturday, 3 September 2022, saw UKZN - alongside Men of Virtue (MOV) and the Department of Student Residence Affairs (DSRA) - converge at the Student Union Building, Howard College campus, where male staff and students of the University took a pledge against gender-based violence (GBV).

Mr Samkelo Chiliza launches a book in a bid to inspire Medical students.

Having a Positive Mindset is Key to your Happiness

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“Having a positive mindset is key to one’s happiness” is the inspiring message that captures the journey of Mr Samkelo Chiliza, a third-year Medical student from the Wewe area in, eThekwini Municipality, who recently published a book titled: Have a better look at things.

Mrs Shan Fourie speaks at her fundraising event.

UKZN Alumnus Hosts Gala Dinner to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

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UKZN alumnus and Mrs SA 2022 finalist, Mrs Shan Fourie recently hosted a fundraising gala dinner for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

Highlights from the College of Humanities Student Support Services Careers Day.

College of Humanities Hosts Career Exhibition

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UKZN College of Humanities students had an opportunity to engage with potential employers at the Annual Careers Exhibition.

Scenes from the UKZN Disability Sports Day.

UKZN Disability Sport and Wellness Day

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UKZN’s Disability Support Unit (DSU) in collaboration with the Differently Abled Student Association (DASA) and the Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences Department held a Disability Equity Training (DET), Sports and Wellness Day at the Old Mutual Sports Hall (OMSH) at the Howard College campus on 3 September 2022.

The College Postgraduate Open Days on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses featured a discussion with alumni (image on the left) and College academics discussing the value of postgraduate studies respectively (right).

CLMS Hosts Successful Postgraduate Open Days

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The College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS) recently hosted successful Postgraduate Open Days to help prospective students and business executives with identifying academic programmes to advance their studies and careers.

Dr Petty Silitshen received a PhD in Education at UKZN’s Spring Graduation.

Self-Drive Earns 65-Year-Old College Principal her PhD in Education

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Soon-to-retire Principal at Teacher Education College in Zimbabwe, Dr Petty Silitshena beamed with pride when she graduated with her PhD in Education at the age of 65.

From left: Professor Bala Pillay, Dr Deshini Naidoo, Professor Ruth Hoskins, Professor Msizi Mkhize, Dr Sharmla Rama, Dr Bobby Varghese, Professor Sinegugu Duma and Professor Vassilios Makrakis (Frederick University).

Infusing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the Undergraduate Curriculum

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UKZN academics recently participated in the Professionalisation of Undergraduate Academic Teaching in Multiple Disciplines to Address SDGs (PUAT) Project Workshop held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

UKZN Press out and about.

Of Books and Book Festivals 2022

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The District Six Museum in Cape Town was the venue for the successful first launch of the book Racism, Violence, Betrayals and New Imaginaries: Feminist Voices, edited by Nadia Sanger and Benita Moolman.