18 March 2022
Volume: 10
Issue: 7
Webinar participants (clockwise from left) Dr Richard Lessells, Professor Mosa Moshabela and Dr Nokukhanya Msomi.

COVID-19 – A Fifth Wave in the Pipeline?

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The real impact of the Coronavirus on the South African population as well as forecasts of what possibly lies ahead was the focus of an informative College of Health Sciences webinar.

Dr Maud Mthembu (left) hands Professor Matshepo Matoane (Dean of the School of Applied Human Sciences) a copy of her isiZulu book for children.

Academic Launches IsiZulu COVID-19 Animated Film for Children

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Social Work senior lecturer, Dr Maud Mthembu has produced a short IsiZulu animated film for children. The film is based on her book about COVID-19 titled: Uhambo Lwami Ngesikhathi seKhovithi - My journey during COVID-19.

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A Challenge to Current Surrogacy Laws: What do Genetics have to do with It?

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Last month, a constitutional challenge arrived at the doors of the Mpumalanga High Court. The applicant in the matter is a 46-year-old woman known in the court papers only as “KB”.

Dr Vuyokazi Ntlantsana who clinched the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) 2021 Research Fund Award.

UKZN Psychiatrist Wins Research Award

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Psychiatrist and PhD candidate, Dr Vuyokazi Ntlantsana has won the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) 2021 Research Fund Award.

Guest speaker at the intellectual property rights webinar, Mr Vishen Pillay.

UKZN Hosts Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights

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UKZN InQubate’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO), which is responsible for the identification, protection, use and commercialisation of intellectual property (IP), presented a virtual workshop on intellectual property rights.

Professor Philippe Denis with his new book.

Academic Publishes Book on Genocide Against the Tutsi, and the Rwandan Churches

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UKZN Theology academic Professor Philippe Denis launched his new book: The Genocide Against the Tutsi, and the Rwandan Churches: Between Grief and Denial (James Currey/Boydell & Brewer) at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.

Highlights from the launch of the UIF LAP project.

UKZN Partners with Government in Job Training and Creation Project

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UKZN and the South African Government are involved in a project which will train unemployed people and give them jobs in the fibre optics, food handling and mixed farming sectors.

Mr Brandon Bisschoff has been selected to participate in the “100 PhDs for Africa” programme.

Astrophysics PhD Candidate Selected for Prestigious International PhD Programme

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PhD candidate at UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) Mr Brandon Bisschoff is one of 10 doctoral candidates from across the African continent selected to participate in the “100 PhDs for Africa” programme through the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.

Professor Kalpana Hiralal at the University of Oxford.

UKZN Social Sciences Academic Awarded University of Oxford Fellowship

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Professor Kalpana Hiralal of UKZN’s Department of Historical Studies has been awarded the AfOx Senior Fellowship by the University of Oxford in England.

Event attendees (top from left) Ms Nomali Port, Mr Hans Modipane, (bottom from left) Dr Dusty-Lee Donnelly and Ms Anisa Chotoo.

UKZN and eThekwini Maritime Cluster Collaborate on Maritime Research Initiative

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The eThekwini Maritime Cluster (EMC) will host five UKZN postgraduate students who will do research into some of South Africa’s pressing maritime challenges.

Guest speaker at the International Women’s Day webinar, Ms Nene Molefi.

UKZN Celebrates International Women’s Day

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UKZN’s Human Resources Division together with the Imbokodo Women in Leadership and Academia Programme hosted a webinar to mark International Women’s Day.