28 January 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Mr Gareth Mogambery and Ms Rashmika Deeplal.

Top 2014 Matric Achievers Join UKZN

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South Africa’s top and second placed 2014 matric achievers – Mr Gareth Mogambery and Ms Rashmika Deeplal - have chosen UKZN’s College of Health Sciences to study for their MBChB degrees.

Dr Anesh Maharaj.

Mathematician Receives UKZN 2014 Distinguished Teachers’ Award

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Mathematician Dr Anesh Maharaj is the recipient of a UKZN 2014 Distinguished Teachers’ Award, presented to academics who have demonstrated excellence in Teaching and Learning.

From left: Miss Kenda Knowles, Miss Brenda Namumba and Miss Heather Prince.

UKZN Students Excel at SKA Bursary Conference

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Students from the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) excelled at the Square Kilometre Array South Africa (SKA SA) postgraduate bursary conference held in Stellenbosch.

Ms Charlette Tiloke.

India Engagement for Doctoral Candidate

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UKZN doctoral candidate, Ms Charlette Tiloke, will deliver an oral presentation at the 2nd International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology in Nagpur, India, next month.

UKZN’s Ms Constance Dube.

Humanities Staffer Gets Award for 20 Years’ Service in Student Funding

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Senior Financial Aid Advisor in the College of Humanities, Ms Constance Dube, received the prestigious Silver Award from the Department of Higher Education for 20 years of excellence in Student Funding.

Ms Olayide Arodola.

Young UKZN Health Scientist Presents Research at High Level Meeting

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UKZN student, Ms Olayide Arodola, ended 2014 on a high note when she presented her award-winning Masters research at a meeting of the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) at the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga.

Ms Edith Kibiribiri.

UKZN Study Examines Antenatal Care

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Challenges women, including refugees, face when accessing antenatal care in Government clinics in KwaZulu-Natal was the subject of a UKZN study.


New Book on Public Administration and Management in SA

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Two senior Public Governance academics at UKZN, Professor Purshottama Reddy and Dr Maurice Oscar Dassah, have contributed chapters in a new public administration book titled: Public Administration and Management In South Africa: A Developmental Perspective.

Staff members of the Discipline of Occupational Therapy.

2014 Highlights in UKZN’s Discipline of Occupational Therapy

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Professor Kitty Uys was appointed as the new Academic Leader for Occupational Therapy (OT)

Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh with Mayor, Mr James Nxumalo, at the Urban Safety and Crime Prevention Conference.

UKZN Represented at Crime Prevention Conference

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The safety of South African citizens is a critical issue and a matter of high priority for officials at the eThekwini Municipality, says Mayor, Mr James Nxumalo.

Professor Salim Abdool Karim.

UKZN Medical Researcher Appointed to the Editorial Board of the NEJM

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UKZN Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been appointed from January 2015 to serve a three-year term on the Editorial Board of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which is the ‘most widely read...

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Kwethulwe Uhlelo Lwezifundo Zonyaka Wokugcina Zabafundi Bezokwelapha

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Inhloso yeSikole SezokweLapha sase-UKZN ukukhiqiza odokotela abasezingeni eliphezulu eNingizimu Afrika, kusho iDini EyiNhloko Yesikole SezokweLapha uSolwazi Richard Hift.

Professor Michael Savage.

Professor Michael Savage Receives Distinguished Teachers’ Award

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Veteran UKZN academic Professor Michael Savage’s commitment to teaching has earned him a 2014 Distinguished Teachers’ Award, which reward­­s excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Pietermaritzburg Library’s Research Commons.

Opening of Research Commons on Pietermaritzburg Campus

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The opening of the Research Commons at the library on the Pietermaritzburg campus was a celebration of UKZN’s commitment to the fulfilment of its goals of pre-eminence in research...

Dr Johannes Viljoen.

Study Sheds Light on Why HIV is Still Transmitted Through Breast Milk

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UKZN AIDS researchers have discovered that a herpes virus common in breast milk can help transmit HIV to babies, despite mothers being on antiretroviral therapy.

Ms Zikhona Jojozi and Ms Lorika Beukes at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa.

Of Bacterial Predators and Biofilms

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Postgraduate students from the Discipline of Microbiology on the Pietermaritzburg campus, Ms Zikhona Jojozi and Ms Lorika Beukes, presented their research at the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa’s 52nd annual conference in Stellenbosch.


UKZN Health Expert Joins High Level International Panel

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Ms Lynne de Welzen.

Study Identifies Novel Changes in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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A study to identify novel transcriptional changes in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis that could lead to drug resistance or compensate for loss of fitness or function due to a drug resistance conferring mutation, has been completed by Ms Lynne de Welzen of UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences.

Professor Rob Slotow congratulates long-serving staff: Mr Dhanapalan Naicker, Professor Julia Hilary Botha and Mrs Fazila Padayachee.

2014 a “Resounding Success” at the College of Health Sciences

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The College of Health Sciences (CHS) ended 2014 on a high note with its Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rob Slotow, lauding academic and professional services staff for working together to make the academic year a resounding success.

From left: Karabo Mlenzana, Sisekelo Magudulela, Kwazi Makhathini, Thobekile Mthembu, Bongiwe Biyase, Lubanzi Dlungwane, Mbali Maseko and Russell Mnguni.

UKZN Steals the Show at SA National Dance Championships

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The UKZN Dance Club waltzed off with 10 trophies and 14 certificates at the 2014 SA National Dance Championships competition held at the Swartklip Hall in Cape Town.

Emeritus Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Jeff Guy and Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate of UKZN, Professor Patricia Berjak.

UKZN Loses Prominent Academics

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The University pays tribute to esteemed academics, Professors Jeff Guy and Patricia Berjak who recently passed away...