14 October 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 47
The Poetry Africa Festival runs at a variety of centres in Durban until Saturday (October 17).

19th Poetry Africa Festival a Treat for All

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A select group of poets from South Africa and around the world are in Durban to showcase literature and storytelling at the 19th Poetry Africa Festival.

Mr Innocent Qiniso Vilakazi.

UKZN Student Making It in the Hip-Hop World

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Third year Bachelor of Education student on the Edgewood campus, Mr Innocent Qiniso Vilakazi – known on stage as Tru Vilakazi – is fast making a name for himself in the world of hip-hop music.

Members of BLAsc at UKZN with Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery.

Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Interacts with UKZN Law Students

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Is South Africa Upholding the Rule of Law? That is the question Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Mr John Jeffery was tasked with answering at an event hosted by the Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLAsc) and UKZN’s School of Law.


UKZN to host World Record Attempt

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UKZN will host an attempt by 1 600 Durban schoolchildren later this month to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest practical science lesson.

Ms Lliane Loots at the recent National Arts Festival’s newly-appointed Artistic Steering Committee.

UKZN Dance Lecturer on National Arts Festival’s Artistic Steering Committee

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School of Arts and Dance Lecturer at the Howard College campus Drama and Performance Studies Programme, Ms Lliane Loots, has been invited onto the prestigious National Arts Festival’s Artistic Steering Committee.

Dr Khaled Elmezughi.

Pituitary Tumours the Focus of Research Symposium

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UKZN’s Dr Khaled Elmezughi presented a study titled: “Characteristics and Outcome of Surgically Treated Pituitary Tumours at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban”, during a College of Health Sciences Research Symposium.

Ms Pumelela Nqelenga.

School of Arts Appoints New Lecturer

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The School of Arts on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus welcomed new Lecturer in the Department of Drama and Performance Studies, Ms Pumelela Nqelenga.

Members of the EEF with Lecturer Dr Angela James (far left) planting trees to raise awareness about the environment.

Edgewood Contributes to Environmental Awareness Week

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The Edgewood Environmental Forum (EEF) contributed to Environmental Awareness Week by hosting festivities and events around creating awareness about the environment and global eco-sustainability.

UKZN’s Ms Sindi Ndaba (third left) with staff members from the Discipline of African Languages.

Humanities Staff Member gets Prestigious EAC Customer Centric Award

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College of Humanities staff member Ms Sindi Ndaba is the recipient of the Empowered Administrators Conference (EAC) Customer Centric Award which acknowledges an office professional who gives excellent client service and always puts customers first.

Students from Essenwood and Cedarwood Residences at their year-end gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Edgewood Residences Roll Out Red Carpet for Students

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The Edgewood campus entertained students at the Essenwood and Cedarwood residences to an Oscars-themed gala dinner.

UKZN Congress attendees doing a selfie at #MACE2015.

UKZN Scoops Four Awards at MACE 2015

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Team UKZN scooped four awards at the Marketing, Advancement and Communications in Education (MACE) Congress held at the Greyville Race Course in Durban last week.

Abebehambele umhlangano wezokucobelelana ngolwazi nokuthuthukisa amakhono obuhlelwe abafundisa ezokuhlenga e-UKZN.

I-UKZN ibambe umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi wabafundisa emkhakheni wezobuHlengikazi

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Abafundisa ezobuHlengikazi e-UKZN bebehlangene nozakwabo basekolishi i-KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing (KZNCN) emhlanganweni wokucobelelana nokuthuthukisa amakhono eKhempasini i-Howard. 

From left: Professors Gregory Kamwendo; Cheryl Potgieter; Vitallis Chikoko and Donal McCracken.

African Indigenous Leadership Practices Discussed at Inaugural Lecture

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“The Future Lies in our Past: Seeking to Leverage African Indigenous Leadership Practices to Re-shape Education”, was the title of an Inaugural Lecture by Professor Vitallis Chikoko of the School of Education in the College of Humanities.

UKZN Soil Science students during a field trip at Umgenipoort.

Soil Science Students Get Hands-On Experience at Oppenheimer Research Centre

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A group of UKZN second year Soil Science students enjoyed practical experience and got their hands dirty during a field trip at Umgenipoort in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

From left: Mr Jonathan Brady,Dr Sean O’ Donoghue and Mr Sbonelo Gumede.

Durban’s Climate Change Mitigation Measures Outlined

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UKZN alumnus and eThekwini Council’s Climate Adaptation Manager, Dr Sean O’ Donoghue, delivered a presentation at the University on Durban’s measures to adapt to climate change.

UKZN Drama and Performance students on stage.

Students in Durban History Production at Sneddon Theatre

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Fifteen UKZN Drama and Performance Studies students brought to life the tongue-in-cheek production DE COMPLEAT HSTRY OF DBN (Without the boring bits!) at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the Howard College campus.

Head of Family Medicine, Dr Bernard Gaede (left), with Dr Prinitha Pillay of the Rural health Advocacy Project.

Health Advocacy Key to Addressing Health Systems Failures

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UKZN’s College of Health Science’s Teaching and Learning Office recently hosted Dr Prinitha Pillay of the Rural Health Advocacy Project who presented an interactive workshop for academics and students on how to teach health advocacy.

Participants at a Teaching and Learning Day organised by the College of Law and Management Studies.

Best Practice and Collegiality Explored at Teaching and Learning Day

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UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies hosted its first Teaching and Learning Day which attracted 13 lecturers from the four schools within the College who shared and showcased their teaching and learning practice.

UKZN hosted a LGBTI Sexual Diversity Dialogue.

Sexual Diversity Debate

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The UKZN AIDS Programme hosted a sexual diversity debate themed “Love Knows No Gender” on the Howard College campus.

UNASA-UKZN students Ms Katerina Arsh (left) and Mr Jonathan Brady (centre) with Sastri College students.

UNASA-UKZN Chapter Presents Trees to Sastri College

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Sastri College hosted the United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA)-UKZN Chapter as part of their Arbour Week awareness campaign.