29 July 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 35
From left: Mrs Shaheda Asmal, SANZAF Durban Accountant; Mr G H Suleman and Mr Lesiba Seshoka.

R2 million donation to UKZN

BY: .

The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) has donated R2 million to UKZN for the 2015 academic year – the money has been earmarked to assist deserving students with fees.

Our Perfect Wedding host Ms Ayanda Mpama.

UKZN Alumnus new host of hit TV show

BY: .

UKZN music and drama graduate, Ms Ayanda Mpama, is the new host of the popular TV show Our Perfect Wedding, taking over from comedian, Tumi Morake.

Masters student in Development studies, Ms Alice Morrison.

Humanities Student Helps 101-year-old Home Fire Victim

BY: .

Masters student in Development Studies, Ms Alice Morrison, recently took up the challenge of helping 101-year-old Mrs Victoria ‘MaMkhize’ Ntuli rebuild her home in Cinderella Park, Pietermaritzburg, after it was destroyed in a fire.

Pupils at Fulton School for the Deaf in Hillcrest enjoy building air-powered bottle jets at the UKZN Science Centre.

Fulton School for the Deaf Pupils Visit UKZN Science Centre

BY: .

More than 40 young learners from the Fulton School for the Deaf in Hilccrest were hosted by UKZN-STEC for a day.

UKZN’s Ms Rivona Harricharan and Dr Veneesha Thaver with Atholton Primary School learners and teachers.

Raising Brain Awareness in Young Minds

BY: .

Increasing brain awareness among Durban primary school children is the goal of UKZN academic, Dr Veneesha Thaver, and masters student, Ms Rivona Harricharan.

UKZN audiologists being congratulated on their award by Ladysmith Hospital CEO, Dr Rampane Moeketsi.

Audiology Team Receives MEC Award for Service Excellence

BY: .

A team of Audiologists led by UKZN masters candidate, Ms Karen Pillay, has received an MEC Award for Service Excellence after improving best practices for auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing at the Ladysmith Hospital.

Second year Nursing students with their lecturer Mrs Silingene Ngcobo.

Nursing Students Empower Youth in Cato Crest

BY: .

Second-year Nursing students from UKZN recently gave a talk to about 60 grade seven to grade nine learners from Mayville Primary and Mayville Secondary School at Cato Crest Library.

Blood Lions.

Documentary reveals how lions are ‘bred for the bullet’ in SA

BY: .

Blood Lions, a hard-hitting documentary that lifts the lid on canned hunting, premiered at the 2015 Durban International Film which completed its run last weekend.

In the film, Environmental Journalist and Safari Operator, Ian Michler, and an American hunter, Rick Swazey, put the focus on South Africa’s multi-million dollar canned lion hunting industry.

Dr Gan Govender.

Fond farewell to Medical School’s ‘Dr Gan’

BY: .

'Thank you for allowing your father to be our father,’ UKZN Medical School SRC president, Mr Gift Malinga, told the bereaved family of Dr Gan Govender.

Michael Samuel and Dr Maheshvari Naidu.

UKZN Academics Deliver Addresses on Pertinent Education Issues at Conference in Seychelles

BY: .

Professor Michael Samuel of the School of Education and Dr Maheshvari Naidu of the School of Social Sciences delivered presentations at the inaugural International Education Conference hosted by the University of Seychelles.

Professor Kevin Kirkman showing GSSA delegates around the Ukulinga trials.

Congress Delegates Revisit Famed Ukulinga Trials

BY: .

During the Grassland Society of Southern Africa’s (GSSA) 50th annual Congress held recently at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg, Congress delegates took time to visit the renowned long-running mowing and burning trials and the veld fertilisation trials which were initiated in 1950 and are still being maintained today.

Visiting scholar Professor Winfred Avogo of the United States conducting a mixed methods workshop.

Visiting US scholar conducts workshop for Population Studies students

BY: .

Visiting Scholar, Professor Winfred Avogo of Illinois State University in the United States, conducted a workshop at UKZN examining integrating theory and mixed methods in family demography.

A KZN Top Business Award for the GSB&L’s Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative.

Local Recognition for the GSB&L’s Local Economic Development Project

BY: .

The Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDI) housed under the UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) received recognition at home when it was awarded a KZN Top Business Award last week at a Gala Dinner hosted by the KZN Top Business Portfolio.

Amalunga egatsha i-SAMSA (kwesokunxele, abamile) Mnu Lwazi Mjadu, Nkz Shi-Hsia Hwa, Mnu Sihle Nyawose, Mnu Bahle Tshoba, Nkz Jessica Hunter, Dkt Leila Mansoor, Nksz Isabel Khan, no Mnu Vikkar Singh; (abahlezi) Nkz Mathapelo Mpotoane no Mnu Kumeren Govender.

Inhlangano yabafundi bezokwelapha ivule igatsha e-UKZN

BY: .

Click here for English version

Igatsha elisha lenhlanganio yabafundi bezokwelapha eNingizimu Afrika ebizwa ngokuthi i-South African Medical Students Association (SAMSA) selivuliwe esikoleni sezokwelapha sase UKZN iNelson Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM).

Senior citizens enjoying Mandela Day at the centre in Umlazi.

Helping Umlazi’s elderly celebrate Mandela Day

BY: .

Food, song and dance were part of the festivities for Umlazi senior citizens when UKZN’s HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) visited Bahle Help the Aged Care Centre to celebrate Mandela Day 2015.

South African actress Ms Xolile Tshabalala is involved in the #Stars4Change Project.

DIFF Project #Stars4Change project launched

BY: .

The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities, recently launched the #Stars4Change project, spearheaded by Festival Director, Mr Pedro Pimenta, and renowned South African actress, Ms Xolile Tshabalala.

Delegates at the Astronomy Town meeting.

UKZN Hosts High-Profile Astronomy Meetings

BY: .

UKZN recently hosted two national Astronomy meetings which attracted a variety of prominent local and international scientists.

Academics and artists at a meeting in Durban.

Science and Arts Shed Light on their Matter

BY: .

Academics in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) have embarked on a project that sees Artists and Scientists working together in pairs to produce an artistic work inspired by a scientific concept. This project is being undertaken in collaboration with the artSPACE gallery in Durban, where the works produced by the artists and scientists will be exhibited.

Quantitative analysis of brain tissue homogenates including images of the mass spectrometry imaging.

UKZN Scientists Changing the Face of Histopathology in South Africa

BY: .

Four Health Scientists from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences are changing the face of Histopathology in South Africa.

Students and members of the public who attended a course on iSpot held at UKZN.

iSpot at UKZN

BY: .

The Bews Herbarium, in collaboration with the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) programme of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), organised an iSpot training workshop at UKZN.

Top four finalists: From left: UKZN’s Mr Lee Swales and Norman Mpya, NWU’s Mr Phillip Botha and Ms Suellen Glazer from Varsity College.

UKZN’s Law Academics make the top finalists list of first time presenters at Law Conference

BY: .

School of Law Academics, Mr Norman Mpya and Mr Lee Swales excelled at the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference recently held at Varsity College as they made it to the top four finalists to compete for the First Presenters’ Prize out of 73 presenters.

Professor Kevin Kirkman, Professor Roland Schulze, Professor Scott Collins, Professor Albert Modi and Dr Tony Palmer on the opening day of the Congress.

UKZN Supports 50th Annual GSSA Congress

BY: .

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) showed its support for the Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA) on the occasion of the Society’s 50th annual Congress, held in Pietermaritzburg from the 19th to the 23rd of July at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds.

Partner institutions sign the MILE MoA at Moses Mabhida Stadium. UKZN’s Dr Albert van Jaarsveld is on the far right.

UKZN and eThekwini at one on MILE

BY: .

UKZN has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with eThekwini Municipality cementing the University’s commitment to the Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE).


The UKZN Griot Of Cost to Company

BY: .

Keyan G Tomaselli

Universities generate funds thus: state subsidies based on student throughput, academics increasingly being required to raise their own research funding, the perish syndrome, registration of patents, and so on