03 September 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 41
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim.

AIDS Scientist Receives NRF A-rating

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Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is the first Black academic in UKZN’s history and the second Black woman academic in South Africa to receive a prestigious A-rating for research from the National Research Foundation (NRF).

Professor Tim Noakes at the public lecture.

Tim Noakes Calls for a ‘Real Food Revolution’

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The current ‘obesity-diabetes epidemic’ will end when people start demanding ‘healthy food’ not highly processed industrial offerings full of obesogenic and diabetogenic ingredients completely lacking in the right nutrients.

UDkt Antoinette Chateau nabantwana ekhaya labantwana abalahliwe eThekwini.

Umsebenzi kadokotela wesikhumba sabantwana ujule kakhulu

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Abantwana bamsulwa banokwethembeka okwenza kube yintokozo ukubelapha, kusho uDkt Antoinette Chateau okunguye yedwa udokotela wesikhumba sabantwana KwaZulu-Natali yonke.

From left: Professor Roderick Hewitt; Professor Allan Boesak; Dr Jeremiah Wright; Professor Johannes Smit and Professor Simangaliso Kumalo.

College of Humanities Hosts Inaugural Allan Boesak Annual Lecture

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Liberation Theologian and anti-apartheid activist Professor Allan Boesak delivered a public theology lecture hosted by the Ujamaa Centre for Biblical and Theological Community Development and Research and the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

From left: Mr Siphathisene Dube and Mr Mzamo Majola with Executive Director of Corporate Relations, Mr Lesiba Seshoka.

UKZN Rugby Players receive Awards for their Achievements

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Rugby stars Mr Siphathisene Dube and Mr Mzamo Majola received UKZN Prestige Scholarships at the recent Scholarship Awards ceremony in recognition of their outstanding performances on the field.

Mr Divashen Govender, chats with learners at the FFS Expo for Young Scientists.

Mars Talk at Science Expo Rivets Learners

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The 306 learners at the FFS Expo for Young Scientists were fascinated to learn that there will be internet on Mars.

KZN Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo chats to a student during the Zazi launch at Howard College.

Health MEC Calls for Sexual Discipline Among Students

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Female students were encouraged to draw on their inner strength, power and self-confidence by the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, during his address at the launch of the Zazi Campaign and Dual Protection on UKZN’s Howard College campus.

Guest speaker Reverend Canon Dr Kapya John Kaoma (centre) with the late Professor Wittenberg’s wife, Monika; and daughter, Gertrud and staff from the School of School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics

UKZN Hosts Gunther H. Wittenberg Memorial Lecture

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The Professor Gunther H Wittenberg Memorial Lecture held on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus was hosted by the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) and its Ujamaa Centre for Community Development and Research together with the Lutheran Institute for Theological Education and Training (LTI).

Dr Adnak Cavka.

Swedish Scientist Presents Biorefinery Seminar at UKZN

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UKZN’s School of Engineering hosted a seminar presented by Sweden’s Dr Adnak Cavka which was the first in a biorefinery series.

Ms Upasna Maharaj.

UKZN Undergraduate Student in US on Exchange Programme

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Second year Bachelor of Arts student on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus, Ms Upasna Maharaj, is at the Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States for an exchange semester.

Pharmacy students brings smiles to the faces of children at the home.

Pharmacy Student Association Visits Vukukhanye Children’s Home

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Every child deserves to be happy, to be loved, to have fun and to grow in all aspects of their lives, says UKZN Pharmacy student, Mr Zethembe Mfeka.

Staff and learners interact at the Westville campus.

It’s My Future Day Empowers Young Women

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It’s similar to Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work initiative but the College of Health Sciences Women in Leadership and Leverage Committee (WILL) project sets a higher precedent by inviting top-performing schoolgirls to the annual It’s My Future Day at UKZN.

Dr Sibongile Mashaphu.

Serodiscordant Relationships Examined in Doctoral Research

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UKZN part time Psychiatry Lecturer Dr Sibongile Mashaphu’s research focuses on the psychological impact of living in an HIV serodiscordant relationship – where one partner is HIV positive and the other is negative.

Tu Nokwe performs at the UKZN Jazz Jol.

27th Annual Jazz Jol at UKZN

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UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music hosted its highly anticipated 27th Annual Jazz Jol featuring Tu Nokwe on guitar and vocals backed by Bheki Khoza (guitar), UKZN Jazz Lecturer Neil Gonsalves (piano), Mandla Zikalala (bass), and Sbu Zondi (drums).

Participants at the workshop.

SACI/ACS Chemistry Teacher Workshops

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A series of three-day workshops titled: “Chemistry Classroom Activities” was organised by the South African Chemical Institute (SACI) in conjunction with the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Dr Albert van Jaarsveld; Professor Malegapuru Makgoba; Dr Phumla Mnganga; and Executive Director: Corporate Relations, Mr Lesiba Seshoka.

UKZN Administration Building Named after Former Vice-Chancellor

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The Administration Building on UKZN's Westville campus has been named the MW Makgoba Administration Building after the immediate past Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba.

Faustin Linyekula dancing at the sold out opening night of JOMBA!

Stunning Contemporary Dance at JOMBA! Opening Night

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UKZN’s Sneddon Theatre was packed to capacity for the opening night of the 17th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities.

Professor Thumbi Ndung’u.

UKZN Researchers help solve Puzzle about the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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Scientists at UKZN believe they may have solved a riddle that has baffled HIV and AIDS researchers for some time.

From left: Dr Claudia Loggia, Professor Theo Haupt, Mr Pieter Rautenbach, Dr Vittorio Tramontin and Mr Denamo Addissie.

UKZN Hosts 2015 ASOCSA Conference

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The 9th Built Environment Conference of the Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa (ASOCSA) held recently at the UNITE Building on UKZN’s Howard College campus lived up to its reputation as one of the leading international conferences of its kind in Africa.

Delegates who attended the International Federation of Library Association’s (IFLA) 2015 Preservation and Conservation Section Preconference Satellite Meeting at UKZN’s Howard College campus’s EG Malherbe Library.

Impact of Climate Change on Library Collections Debated

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The impact of climate change on library collections was discussed at the International Federation of Library Association’s (IFLA) 2015 Preservation and Conservation Section Preconference Satellite Meeting on UKZN’s Howard College campus.

MBA Open Evening.

GSB&L Hosts MBA Open Evening

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Prospective Master of Business Administration (MBA) students who attended an Open Evening hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) engaged with academics and former and current students about pursuing the programme.

Professor Salim Abdool Karim and Professor Marita Carnelley.

Quality Research Vital in Career of Academics

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Keynote speakers at the first day of the CLMS Research Day highlighted the importance of quality research and its impact on an academic’s career at UKZN during the College of Law and Management Studies’ annual Research Day. Presentations were delivered by CAPRISA Director, Professor Salim Abdool Karim and College Dean of Research, Professor Marita Carnelley.

Mr Benoy Behl.

Public Lecture At UKZN by Renowned Indian Art Historian

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Renowned art historian, Mr Benoy Behl of India gave a public lecture on UKZN’s Howard College campus on ancient Indian historic art.

Ms Ayanda Khumalo.

Masters Student in Austria thanks to Eurosa Scholarship

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UKZN masters student, Ms Ayanda Khumalo, has been awarded a Eurosa Scholarship to study Behavioral Physiology in Graz, Austria.

Dr Jane Kerr.

Veteran Academic and Nurse Receives Award for Journal Article

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UKZN’s BN Programme Co-ordinator Dr Jane Kerr has received the Tau Lambda Presidential Award for an article she co-authored and which appeared in the Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery.

From right: Ms Humairah Bassa, Ms Paulene Govender, Dr Karin Pruessner, Dr Yaseera Ismail, Professor Aletta Prinsloo, Ms Sharmini Pillay, Ms Nokwanda Ngema, Ms Sharlene Naicker, Ms Priyanka Singh and Ms Samah Abuali.

Physics Department holds Women’s Month Lunch

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The Physics Department at UKZN held a Women’s Month lunch to encourage and stimulate an interest in studying Physics, to network and talk about some of the challenges faced by women in the discipline.

Members of the audience who wanted to know more after the ClinicalKey seminar.

ClinicalKey a Boon for Health Practitioners and Researchers

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Patient care, research, teaching and learning are destined for radical improvement according to information shared during a ClincalKey demonstration by Elsevier – a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services – at UKZN’s Medical campus.

UKZN Drama students and founders of the hit Sivuka Festival.

UKZN Drama Students Host Successful Sivuka Drama Festival

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Six UKZN Drama students kick-started the week-long Sivuka Festival, an initiative of WordPlay, to evoke interest and involvement in different artistic expressions.

Professor Rajendra Bhimma and a Grey’s Hospital medical team examine a 10-year old kidney patient.

A Day in the Life of a UKZN Paediatric Nephrologist

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PRO at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Nombuso Dlamini, accompanied Professor Rajendra Bhimma during one of his visits to the Grey’s Hospital Renal Clinic in Pietermaritzburg. This is her story:

Employees Wellness Day 2015.

Africa Centre Wellness Day

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Research shows that many employee wellness programmes reduce absenteeism, staff member turnover rates, and healthcare costs, and often lead to higher productivity.