09 July 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 32
The UKZN Volleyball team recently crowned the University Sport South Africa (USSA) National Institutional Volleyball Championships.

UKZN Volleyball Team wins Gold

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The UKZN Men’s Volleyball team were recently named the national champions of the University Sport South Africa (USSA) National Institutional Volleyball Championships.

Uhlobo lwelulwane elibizwa ngeWahlberg's Epauletted Fruit Bat lilele.

Ucwaningo lwaseUKZN lwezindlela zokulala kwamalulwane lubeyingxenye yohlelo lamabonakude iBBC Earth

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Umsebenzi owenziwe ngabanye babacwaningi beSikole seziFundo ngokuPhilayo wokubheka inzindlela zokulala kwamalulwane ukhonjiswe esiteshini sikamabonakude i-BBC Earth.

Ms Abongile Swana.

Pro Bono Work Pays Dividends for Law Student

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Volunteering for ProBono.Org, an organisation that provides legal services to the poor, has been an enriching experience for Masters of Law student, Ms Abongile Swana.

Together here are UKZN and Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital representatives (from left): Mrs LM Ntuli, Mrs MZ Khanyile, Dr Patrick McNeil, Ms AG Zuma, Dr Thameshree Naidu and Ms RN Mbatha.

UKZN’s Rural Health Project Partner wins Award

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UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health (CRH) Project partner, Charles Johnson Memorial Hospital (CJM), won the Health MEC’s Annual Service Excellence Award for achieving Gold in the National Core Standard Assessment.

SI leaders put through their paces at a workshop on the Howard College Campus.

Supplemental Instruction introduced to improve Students’ Learning Skills

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Supplemental Instruction (SI) has been introduced as an academic support programme in the College of Science, Engineering and Agriculture to assist students who need to improve their learning skills.

Dr Naveen Bandari.

Law and Managements Postdoctoral Fellow’s Paper wins Best Paper Award

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Postdoctoral fellow, Dr Naveen Bandari’s paper: “Challenges of Managing Organisational Culture: A Study on Indian IT and ITES Industry” earned him the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Innovation and Business Management held in India.

Team to develop Africa’s education sector strategy.

Leading UKZN Academic named in team to develop Africa’s Education Sector Strategy

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Leader of Higher Education Training and Development at UKZN, Professor Damtew Teferra, has been named among a team of six experts tasked with developing Africa’s Education Strategy - 2016-2025.

Mathodi Motsamayi at the Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, United States of America.

UKZN Student attends Soil Ecology meeting in the USA

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PhD candidate in Art History at the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg Campus, Mr Mathodi Motsamayi, attended the 2015 Soil Ecology Society meeting at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs in the United States.

Professor Albert Modi (centre) with the group of students he addressed at the workshop.

Habitable Planet Workshop at UKZN

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Dean and Head of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), Professor Albert Modi, addressed a multidisciplinary group of students from all over South Africa at the 17th Habitable Planet Workshop on the Westville campus of UKZN.

From left: Professor Managay Reddi, Dean and Head of the UKZN School of Law; Mr Peter Besnard, CEO of South African Association of Ships Operators and Agents; and Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, UKZN Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

UKZN Strengthens Ties with Captains of the Maritime Industry

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Maritime Studies is a niche research area at UKZN. Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, told guests at a dinner hosted by the Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies at the Howard College campus.

Classics doctoral student, Ms Sonja Gammage.

Classics Student gets Vogel Award and NRF Innovation Scholarship

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Classics doctoral student, Ms Sonja Gammage, has been awarded an NRF innovation scholarship as well as the prestigious Classical Association of South Africa’s Vogel Award to conduct research for her doctorate at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Mr Prosper Takavarasha.

Linguistics Student Awarded African Pathways Scholarship

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PhD Linguistics student Mr Prosper Takavarasha was recently awarded the prestigious African Pathways Programme scholarship.

Discipline of Nursing academics with FUNDISA delegates.

Leadership in Nursing

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More than 50 nursing students from 16 universities attended the annual three-day Forum of University Deans in South Africa (FUNDISA) symposium at UKZN which was aimed at empowering nursing students with leadership skills.

Ms Tholani Hlongwa.

UKZN Education Academic Involved in Siyakhuluma Community Engagement Project

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A Lecturer in the isiZulu Discipline on the Edgewood Campus, Ms Tholani Hlongwa, is currently working with the Siyakhuluma Project, a Durban-based educational non-profit organisation which teaches isiZulu and English at community and corporate levels.

Professor Franco Frescura conducts a tour of the Howard College building.

Durban Art Deco Society tours Historic Buildings on Howard College campus

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The Durban Art Deco Society (DADS) recently visited the Howard Davis Memorial College building and the Memorial Tower Building to view, discuss and marvel at the intricate architecture of the historical buildings.

Dr Carl Wright (in blue) engaging with MIG academics during the round table discussion.

Sustainable Development Goals discussed at Round Table meeting

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“Local Government and the new Sustainable Development Goals: Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, 2015-2030 was the topic of a round table discussion with Dr Carl Wright, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum at the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance.

Participants at the 2nd Data Analytics Workshop at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus.

UKZN Hosts Workshop Series aimed at Developing Institutional Research Capacity

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In an effort to foster inter-departmental collaboration and develop institutional research capacity, the University Teaching and Learning Office at UKZN (UTLO) hosted the second in a series of Data Analytics Workshops on the Howard College campus.

First cohort of South African Optometrists trained in ocular therapeutics.

New Optometry Programme to boost SA’s Eye-care Services

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South Africans will soon have access to improved public eye-care services, thanks to a first-of-its-kind ocular therapeutics programme currently training a cohort of 135 Optometrists from across the country at UKZN in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY).