04 June 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 27
Mr Sammy Mashita.

Convocation Executive Running for UKZN

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‘This was my first attempt and I’m doing this so that from now on I can raise funds yearly for the UKZN Foundation,’ said UKZN’s Convocation Executive member, Sammy Mashita.

Central SRC President, Mr Dithobe Mosana.

UKZN SRC President earns BCom Degree

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Central SRC President at UKZN, Mr Dithobe Mosana, graduated with a BCom (Supply Chain Management and Marketing) degree.

uSolwazi u-Anne F. Grobler nabafundi baseWiggins High School.

STEC@UKZN iyisa inkulumo i-share and dare yesithathu esikoleni

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Konke bekumi ngomumo ngenkulumo yesithathu ye-NSTF i-share and dare esiZindeni sezokuFunda ngeSayensi nobuChwepheshe (STEC@UKZN). Abafundi abalinganiselwa kwabangamashumi ayisikhombisa...

Dr Makhosazane Nkosi motivates learners from Mhawu High School in Engonyameni.

Education Academic motivates Learners at eNgonyameni Careers Day

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Dr Makhosazane Nkosi from UKZN’s School of Education gave a motivational talk to learners from Mhawu High School in Engonyameni near Umbumbulu at their Careers’ Day event recently.

Professor Donal McCracken; Dr Nicola Jones (Academic Leader of Research: School of Arts); Dr van Jaarsveld; Professor Mbongeni Malaba (Cluster Leader: School of Arts) and Professor Ian Calder of the Centre for Visual Art.

UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor Visits PMB Visual Arts Studios

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UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Dr Albert van Jaarsveld recently visited the Pietermaritzburg Campus’s Media Film Lab, the Digital Art department and the Centre for Visual Art (CVA).

From left: Postgraduate students Ms Jessica Steytler, Mr Rory Klopper, Mr Clive Sithole (well-known ceramist, currently an artist in residence) and Ms Natasha Hawley.

Works in Progress Exhibition at the Jack Heath Gallery a Hit

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The past week saw the opening of the Works in Progress exhibition at the Jack Heath Gallery at UKZN’s Centre for Visual Arts (CVA) on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

At the donation handover are Dr Nirmala Gopal (back row, second left); Criminology student Mr Nathie Hadebe (back row, third left) and Mr Roine Wiklund and his son (back row, fourth left).

Humanities Student Lends a Helping Hand to Rural High School

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Seeing the rise of drug abuse at his former high school, Khabazela High in Hillcrest, Criminology student Mr Nathie Hadebe took it upon himself to get involved in community development and to provide help to the learners.

Dr Nokubonga Khoza.

UKZN Academic Specialises in Blistering Disorders

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UKZN’s Specialist Dermatologist, Dr Nokubonga Khoza runs the only Immunobullous disease clinic in the province every Tuesday at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, Dermatology clinic.

UKZN’s Energy Management Consultant, Mr Greg Diana; Chairman of the South African Independent Power Producers’ Association, Mr Sisa Njikelana; Chief Director of Energy Planning at the Department of Energy, Ms Tshilidzi Ramuedzisi; Sanlam’s Markets Specialist, Mr Mannie Kambourakis; Dean and Head: Graduate School of Business and Leadership, Professor Theuns Pelser; and Academic Leader, Dr Mihalis Chasomeris.

Business Breakfast Advises businesses to Function Despite Load Shedding

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The Durban business community recently gathered at the ICC for UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) 5th Business Forum to exchange ideas on how businesses can remain productive during the country’s energy crisis.

Delegates at the meeting in Congo-Brazzaville.

UKZN Professor among Experts at Consortium on Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa

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The Head of UKZN’s Antimicrobial Research Unit and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sabiha Essack, served as an expert in Congo-Brazzaville where the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa recently hosted a Consultative Experts’ Meeting on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance in the African Region.

Bright spark: The nights overall top achiever, Ms Justine Lindsay pictured with her father John and her boyfriend, Timothy Freese.

Excellence Honoured at UKZN - SAICA Students’ Awards Ceremony

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The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance recently hosted an awards ceremony in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to celebrate its top achievers.

From left: Farm manager Mr Thulani Mnguni, Mr Nicky Oppenheimer, Professor Kevin Kirkman and Mr Duncan McFadyan at the Umgenipoort Research Facility.

UKZN Offered Unique Research Facility by Oppenheimer Family

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The Oppenheimer family, owners of the farms Wakefield and Umgenipoort, recently entered into an agreement with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) to make their properties available for research and teaching activities.


UKZN Academics Present Research at Public Administration and Management Conference

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School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academics, Dr Fayth Ruffin, Dr Thokozani Nzimakwe, Ms Nokuthula Makhoba and Dr David Mwesigwa represented UKZN at the South African Association of Public Administration and Management’s (SAAPAM) 15th Annual Conference held at the Ditsong Cultural history museum, Pretoria.