11 June 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 28
Mrs Dolly Nyasulu.

Centre for Rural Health Project Manager receives Excellence Award

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UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health Project Manager, Mrs Dolly Nyasulu, received a Service Excellence Award from KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, in recognition of her commitment to service delivery in the field of nursing, focusing on maternal health.

Abafundi nabasebenzi base-Edgewood Residence abebenomcimbi wokugubha amasiko nemashi yokuthula yokulwisana nobandlululo ngokobuzwe.

Abafundi abahlala ngaphakathi ekhempasini i-Edgewood bebenomgidi wezamasiko

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Abafundi basezindaweni zokuhlala ekhempasini i-Edgewood bebenosuku lokuqwashisana ngamasiko ezakhiweni zezemidlalo emuva kwezehlalakalo zokucwasa ngokobuzwe ezithinte nabokufika abangabafundi base-UKZN.

Statue of King George V on the Howard College campus.

Students and Academics on the Fate of UKZN’s statues!

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UKZN held a series of panel discussions at all five campuses on the University’s statues, historic symbols and artefacts with students and staff weighing in on the debate while academics provided a historical context.

Ballito clinic staff receive an appreciation award from UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health, Chief Operations Officer, Mr Glen Naidoo.

UKZN’s Involvement in HIV Free Survival Project Ends on High Note

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The Centre for Rural Health’s (CRH) has ended its partnership in the HIV Free Survival (PHFS) project after achieving its goal of improving HIV free child survival through support and mentorship.

Ms Megan Dey-van Heerden presents the King-Dinuzulu Group’s community engagement project.

Community Engagement a Priority at UKZN

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UKZN fourth-year psychiatric nursing students have been involved in several community engagement projects aimed at assisting communities with health and social issues in and around Durban as part of their final-year curriculum.

Participants at an international colloquium at UKZN.

Conflict Transformation and Peace-building under the Spotlight

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International students from around the world gathered at UKZN for a discussion on African indigenous approaches to conflict transformation and peace building.

Social Work student, Ms Mandisa Mthembu (left) with Sports Union Development Officer, Ms Sinethemba Kubeka.

Social Work Student involved in Children’s Day event

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As part of International Children’s Day, final year Social Work student Ms Mandisa Mthembu joined forces with the Howard College Campus Sports Union to organise a fun-filled day for children from the Durban Children's Home and iCare Place of Safety.

From left: Professor Salim Vally, Dr James Marsh, Mrs Ntsiki Biko, Ms Aasha Moodley and Dr Lubna Nadvi at the 8th annual Strini Moodley lecture.

Strini Moodley Annual Memorial Lecture

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Professor Salim Vally delivered the 8th Strini Moodley memorial lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Vally’s lecture, themed “The Battle for Truth: Youth, Neo-liberalism and Education in South Africa”, coincided with Africa Month.

At the Minquiz Regional Competition were (from left) Mr Ugur Patli of Star College; Mr Daverin Nadesan; Dr Nadaraj Govender of UKZN; Mr Malusi Ngidi; Mr Thulasizwe Patrick Ntuli of MINTEK, Mr Samuel de Beer and Ms Letisha Girdhari.

School of Education hosts Minquiz KZN Regional Competition 2015

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The School of Education on the Edgewood campus hosted the Minquiz Regional Competition, an annual national Science and Mathematics event for Grade 12 learners.

Ms Susan Mercer and Professor Chris Buckley of UKZN’s Pollution Research Group at the National Sanitation Indaba held at Durban’s International Convention Centre.

UKZN Pollution Research Group Contributes to National Sanitation Indaba

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The Pollution Research Group (PRG), a professional research centre based at UKZN’s School of Engineering, took part in and made inputs at Durban’s National Sanitation Indaba at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

Panellists at the Conversations for Change event are (from left) Mr Paul Kariuki, Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya, Vasu Gounden, and Mr Elisha Gounden, with Mr Suntosh Pillay, lead organiser of the Mandela Rhodes Conversations for Change.

Mandela Rhodes Conversations reveal ‘Anger at Inequality’

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‘I can’t speak my own language right here in Durban,’ said academic leader in Development Studies at UKZN, Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya, at this year’s Conversations for Change.

Caption: Dr Ncoza Dlova, MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Professor Anisa Mosam and Dr Cebisile Sibisi.

Dermatology bags MEC’s Award

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UKZN department of Dermatology, under the leadership of Dr Ncoza Dlova, and Professor Anisa Mosam received special recognition for service excellence through outstanding innovation and best practices in the public sector from KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and acting Director General of health Dr Lindiwe Simelane.

Retired MIT Ombudsperson, Professor Mary Rowe, and Manager of the UKZN Ombuds’ Office, Advocate Busisiwe Mngoma, at the International Ombudsman Association headquarters in Atlanta.

UKZN Ombudsman Manager Awarded an International Scholarship

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Manager of the UKZN Office of the Ombudsman, Advocate Busisiwe Mngoma, was recently awarded a scholarship by the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) to attend both the IOA Foundation’s training for organisational ombudsmen and the 10th IOA Annual Conference in Georgia in the United States.

New recruits at the Onboarding event on the Westville campus.

‘Onboarding’ New Staff at UKZN

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The Human Resources Division hosted a two-day Onboarding Workshop aimed at familiarising new members of staff with the University.

Dr Aneshkumar Maharaj (left) and Professor Michael Savage received the Distinguished Teachers’ Awards.

Distinguished Teachers Honoured at Gala Dinner

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The Teaching and Learning Office recently hosted a gala dinner to honour two eminent academics who received Distinguished Teachers’ Awards during the 2015 Graduation ceremonies.

Student leadership honoured at UKZN.

UKZN honours academic achievements of student leaders

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UKZN celebrated the academic achievements of student leaders at a celebratory lunch held on the Westville campus.

Professor Thokozani Xaba – UKZN, Ms Saudamini Siegrist - UNICEF, Ms Hannah Uprichard – Save the Children, Ms Sabine Rakotomalala – UNICEF and Ms Marlene Abrahams – UKZN.

New post-graduate diploma’s success celebrated

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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) in the College of Humanities hosted a gala dinner to welcome their partners and thank students involved in the newly- launched Child Protection in Emergencies (CPIE) post-graduate diploma.

Dr Pamela Roy at the workshop.

Discussing Pathways to Success for Black Women Academics

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‘South Africa like many nations faces an urgent need to revitalise the academy as a result of an aging professoriate and shortages in academic staff,’ said inspirational international speaker, Dr Pamela Roy, at an Interactive public lecture at UKZN.

Professor Karen Grimmer.

Public Lecture Discusses Evidence-Based Practice for Allied Health Care

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The significance of evidence-based practice for allied health care professionals was recently discussed at a stimulating public lecture delivered at UKZN by University of South Australia’s Professor Karen Grimmer.

Students from Congo-Brazzaville with NEPAD, the Republic of the Congo Government and UKZN officials.

Child and Maternal Nursing Programme

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Twenty students from the Republic of Congo have started a specialist studies programme in child and maternal nursing as part of the NEPAD Project on Nursing and Midwifery Education in Africa in which UKZN is involved.

At the Society of Commons conference are (from left) Mr Minenhle Dlamini, Mr Themba Shibase, Mr Jackie Shandu, Professor Rozena Maart and Ms Philile Langa.

Conference highlights social issues

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The Society of Commons at the University of KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted a conference at the university’s Howard College Campus under the theme, Philosophy Born of Struggle-inspired.