28 May 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 26
Dr Melissa Lawler updates clinicians about case management of suspected diphtheria.

Medical Microbiolology Hosts Update on Diphtheria

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Eight confirmed cases of Corynebacterium diphtheria have been recorded thus far in the province of KwaZulu-Natal following the recent outbreak of this highly contagious bacterial disease.

African Music and Dance (AMD) students perform on stage.

Africa Unites through Music & Dance Concert by School of Arts

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In light of the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in the province, the African Music and Dance (AMD) discipline within the School of Arts recently hosted an ‘Africa Unites through Music and Dance Concert’ at the Howard College Theatre.

International Renowned HIV Scientist, Professor Thumbi Ndung’u.

Cervicovaginal Bacteria May Increase the risk of HIV Acquisition in Women

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UKZN’s Professor Thumbi Ndung’u, renowned HIV scientist, recently published a paper with local colleagues and collaborators from the United States that found a specific bacterial community in the genital tract of healthy South African Durban women...

UKZN student Mr Trevor Xaba, finalist in the Mr Commonwealth pageant.

UKZN Student named Mr Commonwealth Finalist

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Mr Trevor Xaba, a second-year Economics and Supply Chain Management student, is a finalist in the Mr Commonwealth pageant.

Dr Jennifer Ramamah Reddy-Moodley.

Farewell to UKZN’s QI Star

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The UKZN community celebrated the life of Quality Improvement Star, Dr Jennifer Ramamah Reddy-Moodley at a memorial service organised by UKZN’s Center for Rural Health (CRH).

Mr Lungisani Gcumisa at the UKZN AIDS Programme and Men’s Health Forum discussion.

Imbizo Yempilo-Men’s Health Discussion

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UKZN’s HIV and AIDS programme and the Howard College Men’s Forum co-hosted Imbizo Yempilo (Men’s Health discussion), a Medical Male Circumcision awareness event at the Howard College campus.

Ms Lavania Joseph.

Masters Graduate to continue her TB research in Johannesburg

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Ms Lavania Joseph will complete her internship at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg after obtaining her Masters degree in Medical Sciences at UKZN.

CEPA member Professor Allan Rosenbaum (left) with Professor Purshottama Reddy at the conference.

UKZN Academic attends Public Administration Conference at the United Nations

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School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Professor Purshottama Reddy was among the public administration experts who critically examined measures to promote good governance...

Dr Surendran Pillay.

Accounting Research Leads to Publication for UKZN Academics

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A passion for accounting research has resulted in School of Accounting, Economics and Finance academics Mr Surendran Pillay and Mr Riaz Dhai having their articles published in journals.

Professor YK Seedat, Emeritus Professor in Medicine at UKZN

International recognition for UKZN’s Emeritus Professor in Medicine

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UKZN’s Emeritus Professor in Medicine, Yackoob Seedat, has been recognized by the World Hypertension League for having made a notable achievement in hypertension prevention and control in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mnu December Mpanza.

Umenyelwe Ukuzophatha Umhlangano Wokucobelela Ngolwazi Mayelana Nokusentshenziswa Kwezidakamizwa eHawaii

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UMnu December Mpanza uzophatha umhlangano wokucobelela ulwazi ngokuhlukunyezwa kokusetshenziswa kwezidakamizwa okuselwe ocwaningweni lwakhe alwenze la eNingizimu Afrika...

From left: Mr KG Mmutlane (DCS), Dr M Plaatjies (Director of Correctional Programmes), Prof Sultan Khan (Sociology), Mr EJ Sihlangu (Deputy Director Offender Profiling), Prof Shanta B Singh (Criminology and Forensic Studies).

Momentous Partnership for UKZN & Department of Correctional Services

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An interdisciplinary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Learnership Programme with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has finally come into fruition.

Participants in the Inclusive Education seminar.

Education Seminar Addresses Contemporary Issues in Inclusive Education

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Students from the School of Education along with guest speakers recently participated and shared their research knowledge in a seminar entitled “Contemporary issues in inclusive education: Partnerships for possibilities”


UKZN Assists in Assessing POMR Globally

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UKZN staff based in the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Unit, recently participated in a study supported by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery entitled...

Mr Ed Gevers addressing students at Fountain Hill Estate.

Fountain Hill Estate Provides Sustainable Agriculture Experience to UKZN Students

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Mr Ed Gevers, an alumnus of UKZN with a Master’s in Horticulture, is the manager of the Fountain Hill Estate in Wartburg. Gevers generously hosted the Field Crop Management class from UKZN during their recent field trip.

Pictured at the AGM are (from left: Dr Pravin Thakur (graduate and former Convex member), Mr Lesiba Seshoka (Executive Director of Corporate Relations), Mr Fanle Sibisi and Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.

UKZN’s 2015 Convocation AGM

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Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Convocation Annual General Meeting on the Westville campus.

European Union (EU) Ambassador to South Africa, Mr Roeland Van De Geer, DVC and Head of the College of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter and KZN MEC for Finance, Ms Belinda Scott, at the recent Europe Day celebrations.

European Union celebrates Europe Day at UKZN

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‘The current global situation shows that peace and security require hard work, commitment to diplomacy and the ability to build bridges.’ These were the words of the European Union (EU) Ambassador to South Africa, Mr Roeland Van De Geer.


The UKZN Griot. Of Quotas and Science

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Government (mis)communication causing panic and raising stress levels is the subject of this column. Weather and earthquake forecasters in some countries are subject to imprisonment for causing alarm and despondency if they get their predictions wrong.