17 August 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: 38
Mr Thobani Ngcobo.

UKZN Alumnus Presents Groundbreaking Cross Case Study Analysis at BRICS Conference

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The recently concluded BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) conference on Governance and Public Administration reform hosted by the National School of Government saw the participation of a Master of Public Administration alumnus from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Mr Thobani Ngcobo, presenting a thought-provoking paper.

HPP staff and learners from Umlazi Senior Secondary School on the day.

HPP Hosts Learners for Work Experience

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The HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) is passionate about promoting and developing a love for science and technology in high school learners.

Front row from left: Professor Abel Pienaar, Professor Busisiwe Ncama, Dr Tiroyaone Mampane, and Dr Mbali Mhlongo with College leadership.

Accelerating Health Education Through Partnerships on the African Continent

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At the core of healthcare education is the ability to change the lives of one’s community through collaboration and partnerships.

Dr Brenda De Gama.

Shining the Spotlight on Contributing Factors to KZN’s Cadaver Shortage

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UKZN’s Clinical Anatomy senior lecturer and College of Health Sciences (CHS) Fellow in the Developing Research, Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL) programme, Dr Brenda De Gama, presented research highlighting some of the reasons behind the shortage of body donors from the Black African population group for medical education.

Visitors from the Kirkhouse Trust with UKZN ACCI postgraduate students and staff.

International Visit Cements Support for Plant Breeding Research

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The African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) at UKZN hosted guests from the Kirkhouse Trust (KT) in the United Kingdom as part of a new collaboration training scientists on the breeding of tropical legume crops to benefit smallholder farmers.

Participants at the Postgraduate Research Colloquium.

Fostering Continuous Learning and Collaboration

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In an era of rapid technological advancements and evolving knowledge landscapes, promoting a culture of continuous learning and research collaboration is paramount for academic institutions.

Highlights from the Mastering Flow Behaviour Workshop.

Mastering Flow Behaviour: A Recap of the Viscosity and Rheology Workshop

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Flow behaviour, viscosity, and rheology are fundamental concepts that find applications in various scientific and industrial fields. On 19 July 2023, the collaborative efforts of Anton Paar Southern Africa and the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Physics and Chemistry brought forth a remarkable workshop focused on these intricate subjects.

Scenes at the inaugural UKZN general career fair for students.

UKZN Hosts its First General Career Fair

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted its first combined Career Fair over three days on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses, respectively.

Highlights from the 44th Durban International Film Festival.

UKZN Centre for Creative Arts Hosts 44th DIFF

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UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts within the College of Humanities recently hosted its 44th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

Some of the scenes at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.

Eskom Expo Encourages Young Scientists to be Solution Driven

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The 40th Eskom Expo for Young Scientists was hosted at UKZN’s School of Education on the Edgewood campus alongside the National Science Week Workshop.

From left: Wits Donald Gordon Liver Transplant Unit Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr Sarah Berkenfield; IALCH Paediatric Surgeon, Dr Ash Maharaj; UKZN Head of General Surgery, Dr Boitumelo Phakathi; Wits Dr Donald Gordon Liver Transplant Surgeon, Dr Sharan Rambarran; IALCH Head of Paediatric Surgery, Dr Mahomed Sheik; and Dr Kimesh Naidoo.

Spotlight on Paediatrics and Child Health at Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery Update

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UKZN’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health held its joint annual symposium and Update for Paediatricians and Paediatric Surgeons (UPPS) at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), prioritising child health.

Researcher, Dr Mbuzeleni Hlongwa.

Unpacking the Knowledge Gap in HIV Prevention Among Men in Sub-Saharan Africa

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In a ground-breaking presentation at the Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference held on 26 and 27 June 2023, Dr Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, a public health specialist, highlighted a critical knowledge gap that poses serious implications in the global response to HIV.

Professor Sinegugu Duma likened a winning promotion application to successfully baking a beautiful cake.

The Secret to a Winning Promotion Application: Follow the Recipe Book

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In the spirit of encouraging early (emerging) and mid-career academics to start preparing their applications for promotion according to the new guidelines, the UKZN Early and Mid-Career Academics Platform (EMAP) Interim Committee organised a one-hour hybrid seminar titled: Compiling a Winning Application for Academic Promotion.

Healthcare professionals and facilitators during the introduction to palliative care five-day training.

UKZN’s CIDERU Implements Palliative Care Training for Healthcare Professionals

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In a significant effort to enhance patient care for those diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses including cancer, the Cancer and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit (CIDERU) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) recently provided Palliative Care training to healthcare professionals.