22 July 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 34
Inset left: Ayanda Director Mrs Sara Blecher with her family. Inset right: Mr Kishore Gobardan; Dr Nisha Singh and DVC Humanities Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

Durban International Film Festival has Successful Opening Night

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The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities, recently screened the highly anticipated movie Ayanda from director Mrs Sara Blecher.

Umalungu amakilabhu e-rugby kanye nawe bhola.

Abafundi abadlala ibhola likanobhutshuzwayo ne-rugby babame iqhaza ngoluka Mandela

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Umalungu amakilabhu e-rugby kanye nawe bhola likanobhutshuzwayo ase-UKZN basebenze kanzima ngesikhathi behlanza iJes Foord Foundation Mariannhill Multipurpose Counselling Centre njengengxenye yabo yokubamba iqhaza ngosuku luka Mandela olwaziwa nge-Mandela Day.

UKZN SAICA Winter school participants.

Winter School ends on High Note

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Grade 12 pupils at the Winter School run by UKZN and the SA Institute of Charted Accountants (SAICA) were told by the MEC of Human Settlements and Public Works...

Mr Benjamin Perez during an aerial acrobatic performance.

Mexican PhD Student Balances Science with Acrobatics

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A PhD student visiting UKZN, Mr Benjamín Perez of Mexico, has caused quite a stir with his aerial acrobatics skills.

At the Distinguished Teacher Awards ceremony are (from left) Professor Deogratius Jaganyi, Professor Precious Sibanda, Dr Naven Chetty, Dr Augustine Gubba, Professor Ademola Olaniran, Dr Nishani Harinarain and Professor Bala Pillay.

Distinguished Teacher Awards Announced

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Distinguished Teacher Awards which recognise excellence in teaching and learning were announced at a special ceremony on UKZN’s Westville campus.

Insaka Research Symposium.

UKZN hosts International Insaka Benefit Sharing Symposium

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Insaka Partnership members - UKZN, the University of Montana, the University of Namibia, Monash University South Africa and the Copperbelt University in Zambia - held their 6th annual symposium in Howick.

Member of the Executive Committee in the KZN Legislative Assembly, Mrs Weziwe Thusi (front row, centre), with PASA conference members, KZN Department of Social Development members and Interim Dean for the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Professor Betty Mubangizi (front row, extreme right).

UKZN hosts Population Association of Southern Africa Conference

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The College of Humanities in association with the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) hosted the 10th annual Population Association of Southern Africa (PASA) Conference on the Howard College campus.

UKZN academics from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), community religious leaders and educators from Philadelphia in the United States.

UKZN hosts Philadelphia Academics

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A panel comprising religious leaders, theologians and representatives from UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) addressed visiting academics from Philadelphia...

The UKZN dance team that excelled at a competition in Gauteng.

UKZN Dance Team Glides into Third Place!

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The UKZN dance team was placed third out of 16 institutions which took part in the University Sports South Africa (USSA) dance tournament held at the Vaal University of Technology.

Maritime Economics Winter class pupils with UKZN academics.

Youngsters Encouraged to Pursue Maritime Studies

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Matric pupils who were part of the Maritime Economics Winter classes heard from UKZN speakers about the benefits of pursuing a career in the maritime industry.

Mr Musa Kika.

UKZN Alumnus wins Essay Competition

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Law graduate Mr Musa Kika’s entry in the 2014 Ismail Mahomed Law Reform Essay Competition has won him top honours.

Professor Raziya Bobat.

Paediatric Team Diagnoses Rare Case of Infant Donovanosis

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The Head of UKZN’s Department of Paediatrics Infectious Diseases, Professor Raziya Bobat, recently published a case report in The Lancet.

KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo (left) with UKZN MSRC Deputy President Bheki Ndovela.

Medical Students host Inter-Medical School Conference

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UKZN’s Medical School recently hosted the Wits medical students for a two day Inter-medical School Conference themed “Medical education that is globally relevant and impacts locally”...

(Left to right) Dr Jemma Finch, Dr Peter Frenzel and Ms Kate Strachan enjoy their day visit searching for tarns in the Drakensberg.

German Scientist collaborates with UKZN on Micropalaeontology Environmental Change Research

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A researcher and Lecturer of Palaeontology and Geology at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany, Dr Peter Frenzel, visited the Discipline of Geography at UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES).

Professor Kriben Pillay.

UK’s No 1 University hosts UKZN Academic

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Edge Hill University, voted UK’s number 1 university in 2014 by the Times Higher Education Awards, hosted Professor Kriben Pillay for a week...

Participants at a Joint Workshop on Stochastic Modelling at UKZN .

Joint Workshop on Stochastic Modelling

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A five-day joint workshop on stochastic epidemic modelling and pseudo-spectral method solutions of partial differential equations (PDEs) was hosted by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

From left Dr Onyemaechi Azu, Dr Indresan Govender and Dr Yougan Saman.

Sleep Apnoea Eye-Opener at UKZN

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With four percent of people worldwide suffering from sleep apnoea, the condition characterised by prolonged pauses in breathing during sleep that continues throughout the night, has become a growing concern.