18 September 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 43
The UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science stand at the Fair.

UKZN Hosts Agri-Food Career Fair

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The annual Agri-Food Career Fair organised by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent was hosted on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus.

Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo at the University of Graz.

Applied Ethnomusicology Student Part of EUROSA Exchange Programme

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Masters student in Applied Ethnomusicology (Music, School of Arts), Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo, is in Vienna, Austria at the Karl - Franzens -Universitat Graz (University of Graz) as part of the EUROSA Mobility Exchange programme.

UKZN academics Ms Mbalenhle Gwacela (left) and Ms Stella Sabi with University of the Free State Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jonathan Jansen.

UKZN Academics Speak at SA Higher Education Colloquium on Food Insecurity at Universities

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Several UKZN academics and students attended and spoke at a South African Higher Education Colloquium on the topic of: “Food Insecurity on University Campuses”, which was held at the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein.

Finalists at the Mr and Miss Intercampus pageant on the Howard College campus.

UKZN Pageant Raises Awareness about Disabilities

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With September being disability awareness month, with the focus on albinism, UKZN’s Differentially Abled Student Association (DASA) hosted Mr and Miss Intercampus on the Howard College campus.

Professor Nomthanda Ntlama.

Law Academic Presents Research at Customary Law Symposium

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UKZN School of Law academic and Constitutional Law Expert, Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama, presented a paper at the National Symposium on Customary Law the symposium was hosted by Envision International in Pretoria.

A workshop on international students was hosted on the Westville campus.

UKZN Hosts Immigration Workshop

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>With more than 2 600 international students on its campuses, UKZN takes their interests very seriously and thus hosted a workshop to better equip administrative staff to deal with immigration challenges.

A report on the living and working conditions of farm workers in South Africa was recently released by UKZN’s Agricultural Policy Research Unit (APRU).

Farm Worker Sector Woes Highlighted in Report Released by UKZN

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Negative impacts from the labour unrest in 2012 and the minimum wage implementation in 2013 were still being felt in the agricultural sector, according to a report recently released by UKZN.

Former UKZN students launch Music Cloud service.

Alumni Open Music Cloud Service

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Former UKZN students have launched a Music Cloud service, tuneHost.net, aimed at helping independent musicians track the impact of their releases by offering unparalleled download tracking capabilities plus insight in the form of a feedback report.

UKZN and University of Illinois staff and students.

University of Illinois Staff and Students Visit UKZN

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A group of staff and students from the University of Illinois in the United States spent four weeks at UKZN as part of a project-based study abroad programme which involved them collaborating on final year design projects of the University’s Bioresources Engineering students.

From left: Dr Shaun Ruggunan, Ms Slindile Mgaga, Mr Siyanda Mthuli and Dr Mihalis Chasomeris.

UKZN Academics and Postgraduate Students Impact Maritime Conference

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College of Law and Management Studies academics and postgraduate students participated in the 23rd International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) Conference aimed at promoting contact and cooperation among Maritime lecturers.

Ms Benina Mkhonto (left) and colleagues at the Africa Peacebuilding Institute.

UKZN Staffer Completes Peace Building Course

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Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences Academic Development Officer, Ms Benina Mkhonto, recently won one of two 2015 scholarships for South African candidates to attend training at the Africa Peacebuilding Institute (API).

From left: Mr Sibusiso Khumalo, Mr Sonothile Khoza, Mr B Nkosi, Ms Nomakhwezi Nsele, Mr Roland Naidoo, Mr Richard Morrison, and Mr Siphesihle Khanya Magwaza,

Pius Langa Residence

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Student Residences staff met recently with members of the Pius Langa Residence House Committee at Howard College

Dr Michael Sutcliffe lecturing at UKZN.

Local Government Transformation Focus of Lecture by Former eThekwini City Manager

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“Making sense of local government transformation in South Africa: A case of the eThekwini Municipality”, was the title of a lecture by former eThekwini City Manager, Dr Michael Sutcliffe, delivered at UKZN.

Mr Adrian Parker.

Law Graduate Awarded Scholarship at University of Cambridge

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UKZN summa cum laude graduate, Mr Adrian Parker, has secured a Commonwealth Cambridge Shared Scholarship to pursue a Master of Law (LLM) degree at the University of Cambridge.

Karabo Beracah members with the Enactus team and the Department of Agriculture.

Karabo Beracah Farming Project Reaps Rewards for Community Members

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Karabo Beracah is one of the community projects entrepreneurial student organisation, Enactus UKZN, is involved in geared at making a difference in the lives of others.

Pharmacy Week at UKZN.

Pharmacy Students Raise Awareness About Chronic Illnesses

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The theme for this year’s Pharmacy Week was: “Chronic Diseases – Take Control” and UKZN third and final-year Pharmacy students tried to do just that on the Westville campus, mounting posters and doing blood pressure tests on members of the University community.

Members and volunteers at the Advice Desk for the Abused.

Domestic and Gender-Based Violence at Core of Workshop

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The Advice Desk for the Abused - an NGO dealing with domestic violence - held a Crisis Intervention Training workshop on Domestic and Gender-Based Violence at UKZN’s Innovation Centre.

The winning team with their BestMed kits.

Westville Netball Club Hosts Successful Tournament

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UKZN’s Westville Netball Club hosted the first Spring Tournament at the indoor Sports Centre on the Westville campus.

Ms Roshni Gokool assisting a student with the e-test.

Multidisciplinary E-Assessment Project Aims to Transform Teaching and Learning

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Despite coming from different Schools and Colleges, Discipline of Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) Lecturer, Dr Upasana Singh and IsiZulu Lecturer Mrs Roshni Gokool’s drive to innovate assessment

Dr Bheki Mngomezulu.

MK Activities at Ingwavuma During Apartheid Highlighted

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uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) activities at Ingwavuma during the apartheid era were outlined by Senior Lecturer and Academic Leader (IPA Cluster), Dr Bheki Mngomezulu, at the recent Southern African Historical Society (SAHS) Conference in Stellenbosch.

UKZN’s Professor Hussein Shimelis (seated, second from right) with participants of the ICRISAT Workshop in India.

UKZN Academic Attends ICRISAT Workshop in India

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Professor Hussein Shimelis of the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) was in India to participate in the Product Dissemination Workshop of the USAID-funded project: “Pigeonpea Improvement Using Molecular Breeding”.

UKZN welcomed new staff at the Onboarding workshop on the Westville campus.

New Staff Welcomed On Board at UKZN

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New UKZN recruits were given a warm and informative welcome during a two-day Onboarding workshop hosted by the Human Resources Division (HR).

A workshop on international students was hosted on the Westville campus.

UKZN Academics and Students Present at International Conference

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UKZN academics and students delivered presentations at the 16th Annual International Education Management Association (EMASA) Conference in Durban.