24 August 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: 39
STEM MentHer programme launched at UKZN.

UKZN Launches STEM MentHer Programme

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Eleven female Grade 12 learners in KwaZulu-Natal were given a launch pad to pursue careers involving Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at an inaugural STEM MentHer induction ceremony at UKZN.


Professor Fatima Meer

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The School of Social Sciences within the College of Humanities recently hosted the Professor Fatima Meer Memorial Lecture on Defiance and Resistance: Meer’s Cultural Creativity, Social Capital and Artistic Vision at UKZN’s Howard College Theatre.

Professor Gert Kruger.

UKZN’s Professor Gert Kruger Honoured with Fellowship

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A luminary figure in UKZN’s Pharmaceutical Sciences discipline, Professor Gert Kruger, has been made a Fellow of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI) for 2023.

Delegates at the workshop.

UKZN Presents Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Workshop at National Congress

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This year’s SA Thoracic Society Congress opened with a stimulating video-assisted thoracic surgery workshop on the Westville campus presented by UKZN’s Biomedical Resources Unit (BRU).

UKZN students at a Graduation ceremony.

“Growing Our Own Timber” and Workplace Readiness Featured on Webinar

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Helping prepare students for the demands of the modern workplace was the aim of a webinar hosted by the School of Social Sciences.

Dr Lerato Hlengiwe Sokhulu.

UKZN Academic on Visiting Scholar Programme at University of Massachusetts

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A University of Massachusetts (UMass) civic initiative designed to support research into American politics, education and political thought offered UKZN staff member, Dr Lerato Hlengiwe Sokhulu the opportunity to enhance her professional expertise and provide insights into and comparisons with South African culture, education, and political thought.

Professor Vivian Ojong (second left) and KZN Legislature delegates.

MOU with KZN Legislature Offers Exciting Benefits for Postgraduate Students

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UKZN has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature in a development aimed at expanding career opportunities for School of Social Science postgraduate students.

Vocalist, Thulile Zama (right) and pianist, David Smith.

UKZN Music Duo N’den Release Debut Album

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N’den, a duo featuring vocalist Thulile Zama and pianist David Smith of the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, have released their debut album, Sisingathiwe.

Professor R Simangaliso Kumalo.

Inaugural Lecture Looks at the Past and Projects the Future of Religion, Theology, Classics, Ethics and Philosophy Teaching at UKZN

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The inaugural lecture of UKZN’s Professor R Simangaliso Kumalo contextualised and traced the journey of the teaching of religion, theology, classics, ethics and philosophy across the ages and gave insights on the place and future of these disciplines at UKZN.

Dr Emma Johnston.

Dr Emma Johnston off to Harvard for Postdoctoral Pursuits

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In a remarkable journey that has taken her from the corridors of clinical practice and academic exploration in South Africa to the prestigious halls of Harvard University in the United States, Dr Emma Johnston’s dedication and accomplishments shine as an inspiring testament to her unwavering commitment to mental health care and social betterment.

Scenes at the Irish Diaspora Congress.

UKZN Hosts Global Irish Diaspora Congress

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UKZN’s College of Humanities hosted the 2nd Global Irish Diaspora Congress, bringing together scholars from countries all over the world, including Argentina, Britain, China, Ireland, South Africa, the United States of America and Zimbabwe.

Part of Durban’s informal settlements after the 2022 floods.

Use of Photography to Track “Slow Violence” of Environmental Disasters Debated in Webinar

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The Centre for Civil Society within the School of Built Environment hosted a webinar to discuss the use of photography to trace the “slow violence” of environmental disasters in Durban.

Highlights from the workshop.

Playful and Artistic Teaching Approaches Workshop on Edgewood Campus

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A group of academics completed a workshop on UKZN’s Edgewood campus that introduced participants to integrated playful teaching approaches.

Highlights of the meeting held by SAEF with SAICA Executives.

UKZN and SA Institute of Chartered Accountants Meet to Strengthen Co-operation

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In a significant step towards enhancing collaboration, especially in the area of bursaries, representatives of the Discipline of Accounting within the School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance (SAEF) met with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) executives.