25 April 2024
Volume: 12
Issue: 6
Highlights from the University’s Open Days.

Open Day Draws Thousands of Prospective Students

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted its annual Open Day, welcoming eager learners and their families to both the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

Professor Shakila Singh.

Inaugural Lecture Envisages a Genderless Society

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The School of Education’s Professor Shakila Singh’s inaugural lecture was entitled No Gender, No Violence.

Professor Maheshvari Naidu (left) and Dr Thandeka Ndaba.

Humanities Academics Present Research at University of Vienna

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Professor Maheshvari Naidu, academic in the School of Social Sciences and former Academic Leader of Research and Higher Degrees in the School, and Dr Thandeka Ndaba presented their recent research at the 14th Constructed Environment Conference at the University of Vienna.

Guest speaker, Dr Alistair Mokoena (centre) with staff members from the School of Management, IT and Governance.

Unlocking Africa’s Potential: Google SA Head Discusses Responsible AI for Digital Leap

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UKZN recently hosted a thought-provoking public lecture titled, The Role of Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Fast-Tracking Africa’s Digital Transformation and Economic Development delivered by Dr Alistair Mokoena, Country Director for Google South Africa.

College of Humanities academics, Professor Vivian Besem Ojong and Dr Stephen Basure, have published a book together.

Academics Publish Book on Identity and Belonging

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Professor Vivian Besem Ojong, Dean and Head of the School of Social Sciences and Interim Dean of Research in the College of Humanities and Dr Stephen Basure a postdoctoral Fellow in the College have published a book entitled, Identity and Belonging: The African Others in South Africa.

Scenes from the autism event.

UKZN Launches First Autism Consciousness Campaign

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The Autism Awareness Campaign, #Commemorating Autism, organised by School of Education, UKZN’s Community Engagement Academic Leader, Associate Professor Angela James, focused on the knowledge, practices and intervention parents, teachers, and Early childhood development (ECD) practitioners are experiencing in engaging with young children with autism.

Team UKZN.

Law Students Participate in International Women’s Day Global Awareness Campaign

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A group of second-year Human Rights students, and final-year Street Law students participated in the Together Empowering All Women (TEAW) campaign, an annual initiative that gathers Law students from all over the world in a volunteer awareness raising campaign.

Highlights from the Alumni Relations events in Cape Town.

Alumni Events in Cape Town Fulfil UKZN Strategic Goal

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Events hosted by the Alumni Relations for Cape Town-based alumni in March supported the goal of high impact societal and stakeholder community engagement outlined in the UKZN Strategic Plan (2023-2032).

Medical students, Mr Saien Govender (left) and Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman at VinUniversity.

Medical Students Part of CAPRISA / VinUniversity Exchange Programme

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Two UKZN Medical students, Mr Saien Govender and Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman, spent two weeks in Hanoi, Vietnam observing how healthcare is delivered to citizens and contrasting that with the state of healthcare in South Africa.

Some of the attendees at the proctoring workshop.

UKZN Hosts Proctoring Solution Workshop

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) recently hosted a comprehensive workshop facilitated by its Information and Communication Services (ICS) Division across its Howard, Pietermaritzburg, and Westville campuses.