20 August 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 38
Mr Lungelo Ngcobo.

Music Student Among Winners in National Piano Competition

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UKZN Music student Mr Lungelo Ngcobo recently finished second in the jazz category of the UNISA National Piano Competition, walking off with R35000 in prize money as well as the Best Up-Tempo Performance award.

KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year, Mrs Ragini Moodley.

Education student gets Mini-Cricket Coach of the Year award

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Masters student in Teacher Development Studies in the School of Education, Mrs Ragini Moodley, is KFC Mini-Cricket’s Coach of the Year!

At the Friends of UKZN Agriculture function are (from left) Professor Kevin Kirkman; Professor Deo Jaganyi; Professor Albert Modi; Mr Cyril Xaba; Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, Mr Duncan Stewart.

Friends of UKZN Agriculture Sow Seeds of Content

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The Friends of UKZN Agriculture alumnus association held its fourth annual networking function themed: “A is for Agriculture: Education Meets Agriculture in KZN”, with the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Cyril Xaba, and Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UKZN, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, delivering keynote addresses.

Professor Ahmed Thandar with the Golden Echinoderm Award.

Life Sciences Emeritus Professor receives International Award

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Emeritus Professor Ahmed Thandar of UKZN’s School of Life Sciences has been awarded the International Golden Echinoderm Award for a life-time of research into the taxonomy of sea cucumbers.

Together at UKZN are (from left): Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya and Professor Frances Lund; German visitors Mr Christoph Weber, Ms Valeska Grob; Ms Katerina Arch, and Ms Ines Feismann, and Mr Mohammed Vawda.

German Exchange Students and Staff visit UKZN

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Visiting students and staff from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany were officially welcomed by the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) recently.

Mr Sandras Phiri delivering his lecture.

Students Hear About Making Wise Money choices during Financial Planning Seminar

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Students got expert advice about how to efficiently manage their personal finances during a presentation delivered by inspirational educator, speaker and Managing Director of the Africa Trust Academy, Mr Sandras Phiri.

Professor Albert Modi (left) with Professor Paramu Mafongoya and Professor Theresa Coetzer at Mafongoya’s Inaugural Lecture.

Shock Food Security stats shared in Inaugural Lecture

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There is no beauty in hunger, there is no creativity in hunger, there is only shame. And the shame of hunger is that something can be done about it.

Mnu David Hulme.

Umgubho we-Magna Carta egubha iminyaka engama-800th

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Isikole sezoMthetho sibambe umhlangano obubizwa nge:  Magna Carta-ukuBunjwa nokuThuthukiswa kwephalamende, kugujwa iminyaka engama - 800 eMagna Carta.

Advocate Tshepo Boikanyo, Dr Saloschini Pillay and activities during the day.

Exit Orientation and Graduate Recruitment Programme ‘resounding success’

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Final year students enjoyed a fun-filled and informative day at the College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Exit Orientation and Graduate Recruitment Programme on the Westville campus.

‘Scientists for a week’ pupils with certificates of attendance awarded by Professor Bala Pillay, Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

Hands on Experience as Youngsters become Scientists for a Week

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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) recently held its fun, informative and interactive Be a Scientist for a Week programme aimed at Grade 10, 11 and 12 pupils.

Mr Bhasela Yalezo (second from left) and Mr Njabulo Khumalo (third from left) were part of a panel addressing high school pupils in Zululand.

UKZN Academics Encourage Pupils to Consider Accounting as a Career

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College of Law and Management Studies PhD candidates and Development lecturers, Mr Njabulo Khumalo and Mr Bhasela Yalezo, recently partnered with the South African Institute of Charted Accountants (SAICA) in a recruitment initiative aimed at encouraging pupils in Zululand to consider a career in Accounting.

Professor David McQuoid-Mason and Mariana Berbec-Rostov, the President of GAJE, with the Indonesian delegation.

UKZN has High Profile at International Justice Education for a Just Society Conference in Turkey

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UKZN was well represented with three academics making an impact at the 8th Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) World-wide Conference in Eskesehir, Turkey, which had as its theme: “Justice Education for a Just Society.”