28 October 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 49
UKZN student Ms Yolanda Mpanza with PG Bison executive Mr Justin Berry (left) and the company’s Marketing Manager Mr Jason Wells (right).

Architecture Student Joint Winner of Design Competition

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UKZN Architecture student Ms Yolanda Mpanza was the joint winner of the 2022 PG Bison Education Initiative competition, pocketing R17 500 in prize money.

Scenes from the Disability Indaba.

UKZN Hosts Research Indaba on Disability

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UKZN’s Disability Support Unit (DSU) hosted a virtual research Indaba on disability under the theme: The New Normal: Embracing a Post-Pandemic Inclusive Higher Education Landscape.

Mr Justice Maluleke delivering his presentation at the 21st SAAPAM conference.

Doctoral Student Represents SARChI Chair on Sustainable Rural Livelihoods at the 21st South African Association of Public Administration and Management

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Doctoral candidate in UKZN’s School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (MIG) and Principal Agricultural Scientist at the Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute, Mr Justice Maluleke, presented the findings of his research at the 21st South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM) conference.

Dr Khumbuzile Khumalo (third left) presented certificates and gifts to the founder and to the relatives of the co-founders of the school.

Sports Day to Celebrate Ladysmith School’s 33rd Anniversary

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UKZN’S Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) Discipline assisted the Inkanyezi Special School in Ladysmith organise a 123-Awareness and Sports Day to celebrate the founding of the school 33 years ago.

From left: Dr Ismail Mahomed, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa, Mr Sisanda Shozi, Professor Zodwa Motsa-Madikane, Professor Tomohiro Kambayashi-Ueda, Mrs Mathabo Kunene, Professor Matshepo Matoane, Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize and Dr Gcina Mhlophe.

College of Humanities Hosts the Mazisi Kunene Memorial Lecture

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The College of Humanities and the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) hosted the 2nd Mazisi Kunene Memorial Lecture during the 2022 Poetry Africa Festival.

Webinar panellists from left: Ms Kerryn Krige, Dr Simon Taylor and Mr Vikani Funda.

Social Economy Concept Unpacked at Webinar

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A workshop on exploring the concept of a social economy was hosted by the Regional and Local Economic Development (RLED) Initiative housed at the UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L).

Top students at UKZN celebrate being Women in Science.

High Tea Celebrates Women in STEM

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Howard College’s UNITE building was abuzz with beauty and brains as the top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) female students at UKZN gathered for a celebratory High Tea.


#Mental Health Matters

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In June this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a virtual launch of its most recent and comprehensive world mental health report to date, titled: Transforming Mental Health for All. What is striking from the report are similarities globally in mental health trends.

UKZN student Ms Nitasha Pillay with her Women in Tech Global Aspiring Teen Award.

Honours Student Scoops Prestigious Women in Tech Award

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Information Systems and Technology Honours student Ms Nitasha Pillay was awarded the Aspiring Teen Award at the fifth annual Women in Tech Global Awards ceremony that took place in Dubai under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum.

Third-year students test the elderly at KwaMashu Sports Centre.

Prioritise Your Eyes!

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UKZN’s third-year Optometry students helped mark World Sight Day at an Eye Care Awareness event in KwaMashu, Durban.

Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship recipient, Ms Thobile Sibiya.

Student Awarded Scholarship to Study in England

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College of Humanities student Ms Thobile Sibiya has been awarded the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship to pursue her master’s degree in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Nottingham in England.

Professor Fhatuwani Mudau.

Herbal Bush Tea and its Potential Prospects Focus of Inaugural Lecture

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Dean and Head of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UKZN, Professor Fhatuwani Mudau, used the occasion of his inaugural lecture into the professoriate to expound on his research into herbal teas, especially bush tea (Athrixia phylicoides DC.), and its potential prospects for future industrialisation.

Highlights from the tourism public lecture held at UKZN’s Westville campus.

Rural and Community-Centric Tourism in Focus at Public Lecture

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The impact, opportunities and challenges in rural and community-centric tourism were explored during a public lecture hosted on the Westville campus by UKZN and the national Department of Tourism.

Young Civil Society Debate participants from left: Mr Andile Mthethwa, Mr Ndumiso Mthalane, Ms Nthuseng Nakin, Professor Francie Lund and Ms Andisiwe Dlamini.

Young Civil Society Debate on Basic Income Grant for SA

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Should South Africa implement a permanent Basic Income Grant? Will the grant impact positively on poverty alleviation and reduce inequality? How will it be funded? What are the limits of welfare in a South African context?