07 August 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 36
Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama.

Law Academic selected for Judicial Services Commission

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Associate Professor in the UKZN School of Law, Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama, has been elected by the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa (SLTSA) at its Annual Conference which was hosted by Varsity College, Durban from 6 to 8 July 2015, as its representative on the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) of South Africa.

School pupils at the Ulundi Youth Summit.

UKZN Student organises Ulundi Youth Summit

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Twenty-year-old UKZN Community Development Studies student Mr Brian Ntuli organised the three-day Ulundi Youth Summit which included an educational and business expo for Grade 12 pupils as well as the youth of Ulundi.

Students gear up for the Unilever business simulation challenge at the Westville campus with UKZN academic Ms Lizo Dyili (6th from left).

Unilever Hosts Business Simulation Challenge at UKZN

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Thirty top performing final year and postgrad Supply Chain Management students participated in the Unilever Business Challenge on UKZN’s Westville campus.

Life Coach Ms Karen Burt with Student Support Services Counsellor, Mrs Wulli Thaver.

‘Girlology’ Empowering Young Women

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Student Support Services in UKZN’s College of Health Sciences  recently hosted a series of fun-filled girls-only workshops titled: Girlology - the Ultimate Guide to SURVIVING and THRIVING as a Girl.

Singer Zoe the Seed who will be at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on 5 August.

UKZN Alumnus live at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

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UKZN graduate, Swaziland-born singer Zoe the Seed, will perform live at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music from 6pm on Wednesday, 5 August.

UKZN student nurses with children in Austerville.

Nursing Students spend 67 Mandela minutes with children in need

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Second year Nursing students at UKZN and their facilitator, Mrs Silingene Ngcobo, visited the Women of Wentworth (WOW) organisation to assist in taking care of children at the centre as part of their 67 minutes for Mandela.

Professor Francis Duru.

Male Reproductive Health under the Microscope

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Male reproductive health was of global significance and raising constant awareness about it would encourage men to preserve their ability to reproduce.

School of Health Sciences staff at the open discussion.

School of Health Sciences Dean in dialogue with his staff

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School of Health Sciences academic and professional services staff enjoyed yet another opportunity to engage in an open discussion with their Dean and Head of School, Professor Mahmoud Soliman.

Ms Phindile Dlamini presenting her paper at the conference.

IsiZulu scholar presents paper at 18th International ALASA Conference

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Language practitioners who translate graded readers from English into isiZulu are proficient in the language, but lack the skills of modulation to make the translation sound natural and authentic.

Award-winning student, Mr Keegan Benallack (left) with his supervisor, Dr Andrew Green.

UKZN Geology student receives prestigious Haughton Award

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The Council of the Geological Society of South Africa’s 2014 Haughton Award has been won by UKZN Geological Sciences student Mr Keegan Benallack for his Honours dissertation: “The Seismic Stratigraphy and Evolution of the False Bay and North Lake Basins of Lake St Lucia, Northern KwaZulu-Natal.”

The Best South African Feature Film award at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) went to Necktie Youth directed by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer.

Film Festival Award Winners Announced on Final Night

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The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities announced its award-winners at the closing ceremony held before the screening of The Prophet directed by Roger Allers.

Staff and students during yoga session.

67 Minutes of Yoga for Staff and Students

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In the spirit of Mandela Month and recognising UKZN’s people as change-makers, staff and students were invited to 67 minutes of yoga hosted by the Corporate Relations Division and the Art of Living Foundation.

UKZN students in Russia for the inaugural BRICS Youth Summit.

UKZN Students at BRICS Youth Summit in Russia

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Two Masters of Social Sciences in Public Policy students, Ms Xolile Kunene and Mr Nhlanhla Khumalo, were part of a 32-member South African delegation led by the Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Mr Buti Manamela, to the first ever BRICS Youth Summit in Kazan in Russia last month.

Abasebenzi besikhungo ngosuku lwezempilo ekhempasini yase-Westville.

Kugqugquzelwa impilo yabasebenzi e-UKZN

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INyuvesi YaKwaZulu-Natali ne-UKZN Medical Scheme babambe uchungechunge lwezinsuku zempilo lapho bebekhuthaza ukuphila kahle kubasebenzi ngokomzimba, ingqondo nangenhlalo

Dr Bheki Mngomezulu.

Research on Sport Promoting Nationalism in Post-Apartheid SA

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Research on the role of sport in promoting nationalism in democratic South Africa was presented by Senior Lecturer and Academic Leader (IPA Cluster) within the School of Social SciencesDr Bheki Mngomezulu, at the 12th European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS) Conference in Ireland.

Ms Estrada Naidoo with students who participated in the soccer tournament.

Student Helps Raise Funds for the Homeless

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Ms Estrada Naidoo, a second year Bachelor of Social Science student on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus, organised a charity soccer event on the Peter Booysen’s Sports Ground to raise funds for the homeless.

Students at the Cancer Awareness Day on the Westville campus.

Cancer - One in every Two People will be Affected by 2020!

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Globally, more people are affected by cancer than tuberculosis, malaria and HIV and AIDS combined, says CANSA’s Community Mobiliser, Ms Nadia Baderoon-Ball.

Professor Rozena Maart was one of the first speakers of the day. Here, Professor Maart delivers her paper on the contribution of the Black Consciousness Movement to the ideological formation of resistance.

60 Years of the Freedom Charter, Lilliesleaf, Rivonia

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To commemorate South Africa's 21 years of democracy and the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom Charter, a two day colloquium was hosted by the National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences [NIHSS] in collaboration with...

Mr Van der Merwe, Zinhle Nyembe, workshop facilitators, Law final year students and candidate attorneys at Luthuli Museum.

Access to Justice Workshops on Mandela Day

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UKZN’s Law Clinic, in partnership with the Luthuli Museum, conducted access to justice workshops for the community of Groutville in Stanger on Mandela Day.

Second year UKZN nursing students at Addington Primary School.

Nursing Students at Addington Primary for educational fun day

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Second-year UKZN Nursing students presented an educational fun day with the emphasis on life skills and personal hygiene for about 200 Grade 3 pupils at Addington Primary School in Durban.

The road show’s Professional Services Management team.

Road show success for College of Health Sciences Professional Services

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The management team for Professional Services in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) continues to uphold its mandate of client-orientation to UKZN stakeholders in the area.

(From left) PsySSA KZN Chairperson, Mr Karl Swain; Symposium chair, Mr Suntosh Pillay; invited speakers, Ms Amanda Smith, Dr Devi Rajab, Professor Kitty Uys, and Dr Sibongile Mashphu, and clinical psychologist, Dr Thirusha Naidu, and psychiatrist, Dr Suvira Ramlall.

Mental Health Symposium

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Staff members of UKZN’s College of Health Science co-hosted the inaugural multidisciplinary Durban Mental Health Symposium in July to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month.

Education doctoral student presents paper at conference in Canada.

Education Doctoral Student presents Paper at Conference in Canada

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PhD student at the School of Education, Mr Oladele Agbomeji, was awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) Travel Grant which enabled him to travel to Vancouver in Canada to present his paper titled: “An Exploration of Gender and Education in the Nigerian Context”at the 13th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities.

Professor Johnson Lin, Professor Samson Mukaratirwa, Mr Hylton Rodel, Ms Carrie Jacobs, Mr Jason Kuppusamy & Professor Ade Olaniran at Merck prize giving.

MERCK Awards Top Life Sciences Students

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Top students from the School of Life Sciences were recognised for their achievements by MERCK, a producer of innovative and superior products in healthcare, life science and performance materials.

Professor PS Reddy (R) with Professor M de Vries, President of IASIA.

UKZN Academic presents paper at conference in Paris

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Professor Purshottama Sivanarain Reddy of UKZN’s Discipline of Governance chaired sessions and presented a paper at the 2015 annual International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) Conference in Paris, France.

The Roundtable discussion panel which focuses on xenophobia and higher education transformation.

Roundtable Discussion on Xenophobia and Higher Education Transformation

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The College of Humanities in association with the European Union (EU) and the Foundation for Human Rights hosted a roundtable discussion on xenophobia and transformation in higher education.

Staff at Lakehaven/Zamani Child and Youth Care Centre.

UKZN helps transform Lakehaven/Zamani Centre during Mandela Month

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The brief was simple – transform a space, turning it from functional and adequate to funky, colourful and brimming with homeliness and warmth.