23 March 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
UKZN test-launched its Phoenix 1 D hybrid rocket demonstrator.

UKZN Launches Another Rocket!

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A UKZN-made Phoenix 1 D hybrid rocket demonstrator, carrying experimental sensors and cameras, has been successfully test launched.

Dr Omolara Baiyegunhi.

Researcher Receives Wellcome Early Career Grant

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UKZN alumnus and researcher Dr Omolara Baiyegunhi has been awarded the prestigious Wellcome early-career grant - a funding award made to researchers involved in innovative projects that could improve human life, health and well-being.

Academic and student, Mr Kagiso Ndlovu.

PhD Student Receives Botswana Research Excellence Award

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I am honoured to be among the first group of students to receive Botswana’s inaugural Research Excellence Award, says UKZN PhD candidate in Telemedicine, Mr Kagiso Ndlovu.

UKZN academic, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa.

School of Arts Head Elected Chairperson of Language Body

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Dean and Head of the School of Arts, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa is the new Chairperson of Universities South Africa’s (USAf’s) Community of Practice for the Teaching and Learning of African Languages (CoPAL).

Young UKZN award winners from left: Mr Kreolin Naicker, Mr Sachin Roy, and Mr Karan Sunthpaul.

Architecture Students Win at Regional Corobrik Awards

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Three Master’s in Architecture students - Mr Kreolin Naicker, Mr Sachin Roy and Mr Karan Sunthpaul - were prize winners at the 36th Corobrik Student Architecture awards ceremony held at UKZN.

At the screening of the documentary.

“Professor 3 Seconds” Subject of Documentary

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A documentary on the work and beliefs of traditional healer Mr Thulani Nkwanyana - aka Professor 3 Seconds - has been co-produced by UKZN honorary lecturer Dr Kathryn Olsen.

Dr Lawrence Abiwu.

Employee Strike: A Right or Ritual?

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Strike action or protest is a common mechanism through which workers express dissatisfaction with their working conditions to achieve a desired result.

UKZN Audiology staff and students at their hearing health promotion and screening programme at the Westville campus quad.

Audiology Students Mark World Hearing Day

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UKZN Audiology students and staff organised a health promotion and screening programme on the Westville campus quad, displaying various hearing protection devices, equipment, and models of the ear to mark World Hearing Day (March 3).


It’s My Right to Have My Name Said Right!

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I recently witnessed a White dance teacher trying to remember the name of one of her Black school-aged students. After a few attempts and clearly exasperated that she couldn’t pronounce, much less recall in full, the young girl’s name, she flippantly threw her hand up and instructed: ‘You, child.’ I was triggered.

Women learning how to defend themselves.

Self-Defence Workshop on Combatting GBV

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UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division, in partnership with the personal protection programme Adoozy INPowered, held a workshop on the Westville campus to commemorate and celebrate International Women’s Day.

Professor Nerissa Naidoo with Ambassador Lorenzo Angeloni, Directorate General: Country Promotion in the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Science, She Says! Award for UKZN Alumnus

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UKZN alumnus and Associate Professor of Anatomy Nerissa Naidoo, has won the Science, She Says! award for the Africa and Middle East region.

Professor Saleem Badat at the launch of his new book: Tennis, Apartheid and Social Justice: The First Non-Racial International Tennis Tour, 1971.

UKZN Press Publishes Academic’s New Book on Tennis, Apartheid and Social Justice

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UKZN Press in collaboration with Ike’s Books launched Tennis, Apartheid and Social Justice: The First Non-Racial International Tennis Tour, 1971, by Saleem Badat, a research Professor at UKZN’s Humanities Institute.

Mr Lindokuhle Hlela.

Balancing Academic Rights with Responsibility: A Guide for Students

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From a student’s perspective, rights and responsibilities are closely linked. Students have the right to be treated with respect regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin.

Delegates at the Round Table Conference.

UKZN Hosts Round Table Conference

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Securing BRICS: A Transdisciplinary Perspective, was the title of a conference hosted by the College of Humanities in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training and the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.