01 September 2023
Volume: 11
Issue: 40
Ms Zamile Nduli with her gold medal.

UKZN Gym Supervisor Scores Gold in Bodybuilding

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In an impressive demonstration of determination and skill, gym supervisor at UKZN, Ms Zamile Nduli scored a gold medal at the KwaZulu-Natal Open Bodybuilding Championship 2023 on 19 August.

Professor David McQuoid-Mason, the founding father of the UKZN Law Clinic and UKZN Law Clinic building on the Howard College campus.

Howard College Law Clinic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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The month of August marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Howard College UKZN Law Clinic.

Professor Donrich Willem Thaldar.

Inaugural Lecture on Progressive Reproductive Law in South Africa

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A new era of reproductive law is emerging, with the potential for considerable disruption. This was the theme of the inaugural lecture delivered by Professor Donrich Thaldar of the School of Law.

Mr Mduduzi Daniso was placed third in the iLembe Chamber Entrepreneur competition.

Heading Up Poultry Farming on the North Coast

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After graduating with his Social Work degree, UKZN alumnus Mr Mduduzi Daniso faced the harsh reality of unemployment. Despite being among the top five district achievers as a Groutville High School matriculant and receiving an award as the top achiever in dramatic arts in the iLembe region, Daniso struggled to find a job.

Professors Cecile Gerwel Proches (left) and Macdonald Kanyangale.

Master Class on Leading and Following with EQ

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Professors Cecile Gerwel Proches and Macdonald Kanyangale from the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) held a master class for the Black Management Forum (BMF) in August.

Professor Thea van der Westhuizen (fourth from left) with UKZN academics, students and alumni.

Women in Business Symposium

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In celebration of Women’s Month, the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury invited students, academics and alumni from UKZN’s School of Management, IT and Governance (SMIG) to a symposium on women in business.

Scenes at the professional unionism roundtable discussion.

Roundtable Discussion and Book Launch on Professional Unionism

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In collaboration with UKZN Press and the KZN Education Development Trust, the School of Education hosted a roundtable discussion and book launch on professional unionism.

Professor Suvira Ramlall.

New Book on Building Mental and Emotional Resilience

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Clinical Head of Specialised Psychiatry at the King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex and co-founder of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Mental Health Advocacy Group, Professor Suvira Ramlall’s book, Inpowerment: Building Mental and Emotional Resilience draws on her more than 30 years’ clinical experience as a psychiatrist to help “INpower” with better mental health resources, advice, tips, and exercises.

Mr Ndumiso Shezi.

Alumnus in Top 10 of Mr South Africa 2023

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UKZN alumnus Mr Ndumiso Shezi has secured a place in the top 10 of Mr South Africa 2023. The graduate in Architectural Studies (2016) hails from the rural town of Nkandla in the land of the Chube’s esigodini saseMathiya in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The Enactus UKZN team at the Enactus South Africa National Exposition 2023.

Enactus UKZN Triumphs at National Exposition

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In a testament to the power of combining academic excellence, entrepreneurship and community service, Enactus UKZN received eight awards at the Enactus South Africa National Exposition 2023 where they showcased their projects alongside 12 other Enactus South African teams.

Professor Mabutho Sibanda.

Business Finance in Post-Apartheid South Africa was the Focus of Inaugural Lecture

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Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF), Professor Mabutho Sibanda achieved a significant milestone in his academic career in August when he delivered an inaugural lecture titled: Business Finance in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Views and Evidence.

Mr Luthando Molefe.

PhD Candidate Represents South Africa at BRICS Young Scientists’ Forum

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PhD candidate at UKZN, Mr Luthando Molefe was among the 50 early-career researchers in South Africa chosen to represent the country at the 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF) 2023 following the 11th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting led by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Blade Nzimande.

ABRUEM presents UKZN with a token of appreciation.

ABRUEM Engagement with Universities Encourages Sustainable Partnerships

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UKZN and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) hosted a delegation of rectors from various state and municipal universities in Brazil (ABRUEM).

SACAP Psychology honours students during the session.

Navigating Ableism and Empowering Minds

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Psychology honours students gathered at the South African College for Applied Psychology (SACAP) on 2 August for a presentation aimed at unravelling the intricacies of ableism, inequality, and bias faced by people living with disabilities.

Women’s Day health and wellness workshop.

STEM MentHER Empowers Women Students

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A dynamic partnership between the Schools of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and the Health Sciences has given rise to an innovative initiative, STEM MentHER, which was launched last year at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

Some of the first and second prize winners with Professor Anil Chuturgoon (left) and Professor Busisiwe Ncama (front row third from right).

Symposium Showcases Health Sciences Research

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The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is a leader in groundbreaking studies that often produce world-first results in the health sector.

The Rhodes Oceans Scholars enjoying some downtime on a field trip to the ancient village of Lindos on the island of Rhodes.

Law Lecturer Accepted as a Rhodes Oceans Scholar

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Dr Vishal Surbun, senior lecturer in the School of Law was accepted as a Rhodes Ocean Scholar and completed the rigorous 26th annual session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy.