02 April 2024
Volume: 12
Issue: 4
Professor Ncoza Dlova.

Scientific Merit Award for UKZN’s First Black Female Medical School Dean

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The first Black woman Dean in the 75-year history of UKZN’s Medical School, Professor Ncoza Dlova, is the recipient of the Gold Medal Scientific Merit Award from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

Professor Veena Singaram.

Health Education Expert Leads Innovative New Unit

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Professor Veena Singaram has been appointed head of the newly-established Health Professions Education Unit in the College of Health Sciences (CHS).

Dr Astley Frank.

HIV and the Kidney - Delaying the Progression to End Stage Kidney Disease

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This World Kidney Day, UKZN’s Extension for Community Healthcare Outcome (ECHO)-Outreach Project hosted a webinar titled: HIV and the Kidney, presented by Dr Astley Frank, a consultant at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital’s Department of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Ms Thobile Sibiya.

UKZN Academic Earns Master’s Degree in England

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Quick-witted and accomplished, UKZN staff member Ms Thobile Sibiya, has been awarded a Master’s degree with merit in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of Nottingham in England.

Mr Luther Monareng.

UKZN Lecturer Presents Research on Global Stage

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Occupational Therapy lecturer Mr Luther Monareng presented his provisional PhD research findings in a poster titled: Insights of Service Providers and End Users on Employment Evidence-Based Frameworks for Persons with Disability.

UKZN Maritime Unit in partnership with DIRCO hosted delegates for a public lecture commemorating the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Day.

Future of Indian Ocean Discussed at Public Lecture

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A public lecture commemorating Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Day was hosted by UKZN’s Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies in the College of Law and Management Studies.

Ms Sinegugu Shongwe (left) and Mrs Nthabiseng Dlamini attending the Afres-Data fellowship in Kigali, Rwanda.

Doctoral Candidates Awarded Prestigious Afres-Data Fellowship

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PhD candidates Ms Sinegugu Shongwe and Mrs Nthabiseng Dlamini have been honored with the Africa Research Data (Afres-Data) Fellowship for early career researchers in 2024.

UKZN’s Dr Shioke Umejei.

UKZN Scholar Speaks at International Conference on Township Tourism

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in the College of Humanities Dr Shioke Umejei presented a paper at the International Conference on Tourism Research (ICTR 2024) in Cape Town which examined township tourism in South Africa.

UKZN representatives with PINK learners at the KCC event.

Annual KwaMashu Christian Centre Career Exhibition

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The KwaMashu Christian Centre (KCC) held a career expo with the main aim of assisting learners by providing them with information and contacts to help discover their true passion and boost their self-esteem.

First-time international students visit Isithumba Cultural Village to immerse themselves in the Zulu culture and heritage.

Cultivating Cultural Connections: UKZN’s Enriching International Student Experience

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In an effort to improve the student experience and create a deeper cultural understanding, the International Relations Office at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) recently organised an immersive tour of Isithumba Cultural Village for first-time international students.

Romashan Soma Pillay.

UKZN Student Batting and Bowling Up a Storm

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At just 19 years old, Romashan Soma Pillay is fast making his mark in the cricketing world - he plays as an all-rounder for South Africa’s under-19 cricket team and for the Dolphins!

Participants of the inaugural symposium organised by the NRF/SARChI Chair in Sustainable Rural Livelihoods at UKZN.

First Symposium Organised Under Auspices of Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

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The symposium titled: Strengthening Rural Institutions for Resilient Rural Livelihoods, organised by the NRF/SARChI Chair in Sustainable Rural Livelihoods based in UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies, was a resounding success.

Professor Amir Mohammadi.

Inaugural Lecture Focuses on Green Energy Transition

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The inaugural lecture by Professor Amir Hossein Mohammadi of the School of Engineering focused on energy transition from fossil fuels to green hydrogen as part of a strategy to tackle the global challenge of moving from conventional, carbon-intensive energy sources toward a more sustainable and environmentally conscious energy model.

Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy (right) and Dr Emma Shuvai, authors of the book: Family Influence on Adolescent Sexual Behaviour in South Africa.

Adolescent Sexual Behaviour Under the Spotlight in New Book

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The interplay of family structure, circumstances and parental engagement with adolescent sexual behaviour is examined in the book: Family Influence on Adolescent Sexual Behaviour in South Africa authored by two UKZN academics, Dr Emma Shuvai Chikovre of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies and Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy of the School of Social Sciences.

Staff and students of the Discipline of Geography and Environmental Science with representatives of Tronox on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Mineral Mining Company Talks to Students about Environmental Management

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In an effort to build industry relationships and expose UKZN students to their prospective employers, representatives from global mining company Tronox spent time with the geography and environmental management students on the Pietermaritzburg campus to share insight into the company’s operations and environmental priorities.

KZN Premier, Mrs Nomusa Dube-Mncube (right) hands out toiletry bags and blankets to students.

KZN Premier Leads International Women’s Day Celebrations on Edgewood Campus

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UKZN in collaboration with the Office of the KwaZulu-Natal Premier and the Moses Kotane Institute celebrated International Women’s Day on the Edgewood campus.

Audiology academics (from left) Mr Musa Makhoba, Ms Sphilile Mbhele and Ms Thiru Peter.

UKZN Staff Celebrate World Hearing Day Over the Airways

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Audiology academics at UKZN joined the global celebration of World Hearing Day, rallying around the theme: Changing Mindsets: Let’s Make Ear and Hearing Care a Reality for All!

From left: Ms Owethu Mthethwa, Ms Siphelele Ncanana, Ms Xolile Ntombela, and Ms Mbalentle Mofokeng.

Students Attend Law Internship Course

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UKZN third- and fourth-year Law students attended a joint internship programme hosted by Barkers Law firm in association with the Black Lawyers Association (BLA).

From left: Mr Lwandile Socikwa, Mr Vishen Pillay, Ms Simphiwe Mntambo, Mr Thabang Jase and Mr Penwell Ndaba.

Workshop on Ideation and Novelty Searches for Impact Driven Research

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UKZN InQubate, the Technology Transfer Office, hosted a workshop for academic staff and postgraduate research students aimed at exploring novel and innovative ideas that leverage on intellectual property rights and facilitate the development of technological solutions.