30 September 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 45
At the Conference are (from left) Professor Murthi Maistry of UKZN, Professor Narend Baijnath of the Council on Higher Education, and Dr Rubby Dhunpath.

UKZN Conference Examines Teaching, Policy and Higher Education Development for 21st Century Learning

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The newly-appointed CEO of the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Professor Narend Baijnath, delivered a keynote address at UKZN’s 9th annual Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference in Durban.

Dr Adeoye Akinola.

Law and Management Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Represents West Africa at Prestigious Economics Programme

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School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Dr Adeoye Akinola was selected as one of the 34 leading international and African scholars to represent West Africa at the African Programme for Rethinking Economics" (APORDE 2015) held in Johannesburg recently.

Ms Ntombikayise Mabaso.

Determined Student Lands Internship

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Community Development student Ms Ntombikayise Mabaso was given an internship at the Ladysmith municipality thanks to her determination and assistance from her Lecturer, Ms Phindile Shangase.

Dr Langa Khumalo is the Language Champion for isiZulu.

UKZN Academic Named Language Champion for isiZulu

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The Director of the University Language Planning and Development Office, Dr Langa Khumalo, has been named as the Language Champion for isiZulu in Oxford Global Languages (OGL), a programme run by Oxford University Press (OUP) in England.

Dr Terence Nombembe, Mrs Vanuja Maharaj, Mr Sandile Zungu and Mrs Jane Meyerowitz.

Meeting to Explore Strategies to Transform Accounting Profession

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A high powered panel including a UKZN representative will explore various strategies to transform the accounting profession at a breakfast meeting in Durban on 20 October hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies.

Ms Romona Sewpersad.

Masters Student Presents Work-In-Progress Thesis at Management Conference

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Human Resources Management (HRM) Masters student Ms Romona Sewpersad’s thesis was selected to be presented in the work-in-progress stream for the HRM discipline at the recent 27th annual conference of the Southern African Institute of Management Scientists (SAIMS) Conference in Cape Town.

Winning groups at the Symposium.

Poster Presentations by Third Year Medical Students

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UKZN’s third year Medical students presented their research findings at a Symposium hosted by the School of Nursing and Public Health on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus.

UKZN's HIV/AIDS Programme hosted the We Love, We Care Women’s Celebration.

We Love, We Care Celebration

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The UKZN HIV/AIDS Programme hosted its highly anticipated We Love, We Care Women’s Celebration event in honour of all female students and staff.

Social Work Lecturer, Ms Babalwa Dano (third left); Ms Zilungile Dlamini (fourth left); Major Derrick Olivier (fourth right); Mr Sipho Sithole (second right) and Social Work students.

Students Hear About Social Work in Practice

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UKZN Social Work students attended two guest presentations as part of their first year course: “Fields of Practice in Social Work”.

Renowned South African performer Madosini is performing at the 10th African Cultural Calabash at UKZN.

UKZN Hosts International African Music Symposium and Cultural Calabash

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UKZN’s Music Discipline is hosting an international African Music Symposium that will bring together academics, artists and documentary film makers with an interest in Africa and the diaspora.

Engqungqutheleni ye-UTLO (kusuka kwesobunxele) uSolwazi Herbert Chimhundu, uDkt Langa Khumalo noDkt Rubby Dhunpath.

Isifundiswa saseZimbabwe Sikhulume Ngezindlela Zokuthuthukisa Izilimi ZaseAfrika Engqungqutheleni YezokuFunda NokuFundisa

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Isifundiswa esiqavile kwezolimi uSolwazi Herbert Chimhundu wethule inkulumo yosuku  ngaphansi kwesihloko esithi: Izilimi ZaseAfrika, Ezobuchwepheshe, Nezikhungo Zemfundo: Imibono yoKwakha izichazamazwi, Ezokwakhiwa kwamatemu NezamaGugu, osukwini lwesithathu lweNgqungquthela YezokuFunda NokuFundisa e-UKZN.

UKZN’s School of Education’s local organising committee for the Language Education Colloquium with keynote speaker Dr Stephen Olajide (fifth from right).

Colloquium on Language Education in Curricula and African Languages Pedagogy

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The School of Education recently hosted a Colloquium in Durban on Language Education in Curricula and African Languages Pedagogy.

Key finders, students Mr Siphumelele Sibutha (left) and Mr Sibonelo Nkosi, with Dr Nicola Jones.

Good Deed UKZN Students Aid Lecturer

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Media Lecturer Dr Nicola Jones had a bright silver lining in her day recently after she lost her car keys.

Professor William G Tierney delivering a keynote address at the UTLO Conference.

Challenge of Access to Higher Education Examined at Conference

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“Challenge of Access: Praxis and Structure in Higher Education”, was the title of a keynote address at UKZN’s Teaching and Learning Conference by Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and Co-director of the Pullias Centre for Higher Education at the University of Southern California in the United States, Professor William G Tierney.

Professor Adrian Koopman with Ms Debra Primo (publisher at UKZN Press).

New Book Published on isiZulu Plant Names

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UKZN Emeritus Professor Adrian Koopman recently released a book titled Zulu Plant Names which details the complex relationship between plants, the isiZulu language and isiZulu culture.

At the Medicine Update are Professor Abdul Mitha (left) and Dr Nombulelo Magula.

UKZN Hosts 35th Medicine Update Symposium

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UKZN’s Department of Internal Medicine hosted the 35th Medicine Update Symposium in Durban to brief general practitioners on the latest advances in internal medicine.

UK-based alumni and friends at the annual alumni event in London.

Annual Alumni Function back at South Africa House in London

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More than 100 people attended the annual function of UKZN’s Alumnus Association in Europe in London.

Winners at the CHS Research Symposium.

Research Rewarded at Annual Health Sciences Symposium

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More than 130 oral and poster presentations were made by staff and postgraduate students at the College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Annual Research Symposium held on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus in Durban.

Mentors, students and Law academics at the certification ceremony.

Law School Celebrates Success of First Internship Programme

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Interns, (fourth year Clinical Law students) and mentors (Candidate Attorneys in the Law Clinic) participated in the Law Clinic’s first Internship Programme which was devised in collaboration with Legal Aid South Africa.


The UKZN Griot. Of Rabbit Holes and Protocols

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A response to my Transformation and New Math column  drew forth this response from a dean at another university:  ‘This is shockingly true! You have to chase rabbits as they jump out of the holes and chase them until a new rabbit appears which will take you in a totally opposite direction.