11 March 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 6
The School of Law’s Health Law and Ethics Research Interest Group’s recent workshop focused on the Genetic Link Requirement for Surrogacy.

Fertility Law Experts Focus on the Genetic Link Requirement for Surrogacy

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Is it time to reconsider the genetic link requirement for surrogacy? This was the question discussed by fertility law experts at an online workshop hosted by the School of Law’s Health Law and Ethics Research Interest Group.

Seen from left is Ms Nandipha Makhaye (Chief Architect, Gauteng Department of Social Development), Professor Rozena Maart and Ms Londiwe Sokhabase (eThekwini architect).

UKZN Launches Book on Decoloniality and Decolonial Education: South Africa and the World

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A Special Issue of the Alternation journal titled Decoloniality and Decolonial Education: South Africa and the World, edited by Professor Rozena Maart, was launched at Ike’s Bookstore in Durban.

From left: Ms Cynthia Stimpel, Mr Jonathan Ancer, Mr Themba Maseko and Mr Chris Whitfield.

Whistleblowers Given Prime Time at Time of the Writer Festival’s Dinner Conversations

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The 25th edition of UKZN’s Time of the Writer festival will bring together some of the brightest minds who have written books on state capture, corruption, and a failed insurrection in South Africa.

J&J WiSTEM2D scholarship recipients attended a leadership retreat.

Scholarship Recipients Attend Leadership and Mentorship Retreat

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Fourteen recipients of the Johnson & Johnson Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) scholarship attended a two-day workshop in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

2022 virtual Law Professions’ Day.

Law Students Engage with Top Legal Firms at Law Professions’ Day

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Law students received career advice and networked with top law firms about employment opportunities and legal careers at UKZN’s virtual Law Professions’ Day.

Professor Kaymarlin Govender (top right corner) with participants of a session organised by UNAIDS, the United Nations’ World Food Programme, and the International Labour Organization.

HEARD Research Director at the Forefront of the Fight Against the HIV Pandemic in Africa

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Research Director of the Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) Professor Kaymarlin Govender chaired a session organised by UNAIDS, the United Nations’ World Food Programme, and the International Labour Organization in November 2021 under the banner: Advancing the HIV-sensitive social protection agenda of key stakeholders in Eastern and Southern Africa through capacity strengthening.

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Bullying in South African Primary Schools: Cause for Concern

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Learner-on-learner bullying continues to be a major concern in South African primary schools, disrupting the functioning of the schooling system.

Professors Sipho Seepe (left) and Pedro Alvarez-Mosquera presented keynote addresses at the colloquium.

Colloquium Celebrates 15 Years of UKZN’s Language Policy

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UKZN’s College of Humanities and the National Institute for The Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) co-hosted a language colloquium under the theme Celebrating 15 years of the UKZN language policy and UNESCO declaration of a decade of indigenous languages 2022-2032.

The Time of the Writer Festival runs from 14 to 21 March 2022.

More than 100 Writers for 25th Time of the Writer Festival

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More than 100 writers have been assembled for the 25th edition of the Time of the Writer festival that will be presented online for the third consecutive year by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities from 14 to 21 March 2022.

Scenes from the international students visit to Ecabazini Homestead.

International Students Explore Zulu Culture

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Nestled in the heart of Albert Falls - a small town just outside Pietermaritzburg - lie the rural plains of Ecabazini Zulu Homestead. This pristine valley which seems untouched by the Western world overlooks the Albert Falls Dam and is surrounded by lush green forests with traditional huts, a kraal and Nguni cows.

The cover of the Working Group II Report’s Summary for Policymakers.

IPCC Report Urges Swift Climate Action with Strong Focus on Africa and Cities

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Despite efforts to reduce risks, climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruptions in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world.

Director of Institutional Audits at CHE, Dr Britta Zawada.

UKZN Hosts CHE Institutional Audit Workshop

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UKZN’s University Teaching and Learning Portfolio hosted the Council on Higher Education’s (CHE) workshop on Institutional Audits as Reflexive Praxis (IARP) on 1 March 2022 with virtual and in-person attendees.