02 April 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 10
Dr Adriana Marais with her research poster. (Picture: L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science”).

UKZN Student Named ‘International Rising Talent’ in Science World

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Dr Adriana Marais, the UKZN PhD student widely known for making it onto the final 100 candidates’ list for the Mars One mission, has been named as one of 15 promising young scientists...

Comrade Swaminathan Gounden.

Reflections on 60 years of the Freedom Charter

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The underlying message of the Freedom Charter reflects a nation at peace with itself and the world, Comrade Swaminathan Gounden told staff, students and members of the public at the inaugural Dr Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture.

UKZN PhD student Mr Thokozani Ndaleni (centre) with his supervisors Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan and Dr Inbanathan Naicker.

Doctoral Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

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PhD student in the School of Education Mr Thokozani Ndaleni has been awarded a prestigious doctoral scholarship by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) in association with the SA Humanities Deans’ Association (SAHUDA).

The new Dean of Research at the College of Humanities, Professor Drieke Hay-Swemmer.

New Dean of Research at College of Humanities

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The College of Humanities has appointed Professor Driekie Hay-Swemmer as its Dean of Research.

At a recent talk at UKZN are (from left) Professor Prakash Jeena, Professor Refiloe Masekela and Professor Peter Sly.

Wheeze in Young Children: Who To Treat and With What

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Wheezing was the subject of attention at a recent presentation at UKZN.

Mbalenhle Ngidi after being crowned Miss Varsity Shield.

UKZN Student Crowned Miss Varsity Shield

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UKZN masters student, 22-year-old Miss Mbalenhle Ngidi of Durban, was all smiles this week after being crowned Miss Varsity Shield.

Participants at the joint Agenda and UKZN Feminist Dialogue.

UKZN Partners with Agenda Feminist Media for Feminist Dialogue

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The Feminist Dialogue - How does/would a girl-led response(s) to sexual violence look like? – was presented at the New Conference Centre on UKZN’s Edgewood campus.

Dr Tanja Rienhardt demonstrates the properties of fire during Engineering Career Week on the Howard College Campus.

Engineering Career Days a Hit with Bright Sparks

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UKZN's School of Engineering hosted 385 Grade 12 Top 10 mathematics and physics pupils at Engineering Career Days held at the UNITE Building on the Howard College Campus recently.

ASSAf’s distinguished Visiting Scholar, Professor Zakri Hamid (right) with UKZN’s Professor Snowy Baijnath.

Call a Spade a Spade, says Visiting Scholar

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Researchers have been urged by a visiting Malaysian scholar to conduct research that is relevant to society.

uDkt Kogie Naidoo uchaza ngokuguquka kwesifo sofuba osukwini lwase-NRMSM lomhlaba lwesifo sofuba.

I-UKZN Igubha Usuku Lwesifo Sofuba

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I-Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM) igubhe usuku loMhlaba Lwesifo Sofuba ngokuba nenkulumo efundisayo ebithulwa yiNhloko yoHlelo loCwaningo e-Centre of the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), uDkt Kogie Naidoo.

Dean of Education, Professor Gregory Kamwendo; Dr Samuel Springer of the United States; and UKZN’s Professor Cheryl Potgieter, Dr Pholoho Morojele and Professor Donal McCracken.

US Academic Praises UKZN’s Music Discipline

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Lecturer in Music at Morgan State University (MSU) in the United States, Dr Samuel Springer, says he is impressed by the high standard of teaching and the calibre of music students at UKZN.

Constitutional Court of South Africa Law Researcher Ms Winnie Ngubane engaging with UKZN students.

UKZN Alumnus uses Law as a Tool for Social Justice

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Law graduate Ms Winnie Ngubane says her  recent appointment as a Law Research clerk for Justice Chris Jafta at the Constitutional Court is her contribution to the realisation of social justice.

UKZN Medical School staff and postgraduate students with Professor Cheryl Winkler of the United States.

US National Institutes of Health Scientist visits UKZN

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Principal Scientist in the United States, Professor Cheryl Winkler, delivered a stimulating presentation about the protein-coding gene, APOL1, and its association with kidney disease when she visited UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical SciencesOptics and Imaging Centre (OIC) recently.

UKZN’s Social Work Student Association on the march against women and child abuse.

Social Work Students March Against Women and Child Abuse

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Armed with placards and posters, the Social Work Student Association at UKZN organised a march from the King Dinizulu statue in Berea Road to the Durban City Hall in solidarity against women and child abuse.

UKZN Lecturer Mr Njabulo Khumalo delivering a motivational talk at the Parish of Umlazi.

Community Engagement a Passion for GSB&L Academic

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The need to empower the community of Umlazi with knowledge is what motivated Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) Developmental Lecturer, Mr Njabulo Khumalo, to host development workshops aimed at motivating the youth of the township to prioritise education.

Ms Ntokozo Makoba.

Teaching and Learning a Passion for School of Management, IT and Governance Academic

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Giving up a career in local government for academia was not an easy choice for Public Governance Development Lecturer and PhD candidate, Ms Ntokozo Makoba. However, her ambition to contribute to shaping future leaders through education has convinced her it was the right one.