25 February 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 5
Dr Victoria Mubaiwa, KZN DOH, Manager of the Maternal, Child and Women’s Health (MCWH) and PMTCT programmes; Professor Anna Coutsoudis and Ms Lenore Spies, Director for Nutrition at the KZN DoH.

UKZN Paediatricians Win Share of Global Healthcare Innovation Award

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A team from UKZN’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health has been awarded US$370 000 (R4 million) for a low-cost toolkit that supports the provision of donor breast milk through human milk banks (HMBs) and breastfeeding support centres using a simple mobile phone app.

UNksz Leanne Browning waseUKZN ekhuluma ngamaphuzu abalulekile okuthi ungasenza kanjani umqulu wobufakazi bokufundisa.

Ikomidi lezokukufundisa ezempilo kubafundisi balezifundo

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Ikolishi Lezempilo (CHS) Ihhovisi Lokufunda nokuFundisa ngaphansi kobuholi bukaSolwazi Sabiha Essack, lihehe intsha esemikhakheni ehlukahlukene nezifundiswa esezizoba ongoti zize emhlanganweni wokucobelelana ngolwazi...

Phyllis Naidoo and her collection at the Documentation Centre.

Phyllis Naidoo Collection Housed at UKZN Documentation Centre

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The life of anti-apartheid stalwart, lawyer and author, the late Phyllis Naidoo, is documented in an extensive collection at UKZN’s Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre on the Westville campus.

Young Medical Scientist, Ms Zinhle Mvelase.

Investigating Alternative Treatment for Sugar Diabetes

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Recent studies at UKZN’s Human Physiology Discipline have been geared towards developing and evaluating the potential of various anti-diabetic agents including insulin formulations, plant extracts and novel vanadium complexes.

From left, front: Ms Siphiwe Mathonsi, Mr Lesiba Seshoka, Mr Christopher Mushohwe, and Ms Tasmeera Singh; and (back) Ms Vanuja Krishna, Ms Nombulelo Bezu, Ms Reshina Umra, and Zimbawean student representatives Mr Amin Matola and Mr Goodnews Zimbwa.

Zimbabwean Government Minister Addresses UKZN Meeting

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The Zimbabwean Presidential Scholarship Programme was the focus of an address by Zimbabwean Government Minister, Mr Christopher Mushohwe, at a meeting on UKZN’s Westville campus.

Dr Boitumelo Mashitisho.

UKZN Welcomes Future Nephrologist

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Recipient of the Discovery Foundation’s subspecialist training fellowship, Dr Boitumelo Mashitisho, has joined the Department of Nephrology at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences.

Guests at the Colloquium.

College of Health Sciences Driving Primary Healthcare in KZN

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Deputy Director General-Primary Healthcare in the National Department of Health, Ms Jeanette Hunter, has applauded UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) for its role in ensuring the University produces healthcare professionals “fit for purpose” in a primary healthcare model.

Lecturer in the School of Education, Mrs Nomkhosi Nzimande.

Academic Publishes Article in AGENDA

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Newly-appointed Lecturer in the School of Education Mrs Nomkhosi Nzimande recently published an article in the journal, AGENDA, headlined: “Teaching pre-service teachers about LGBTI issues: Transforming the self”.

Albie Sachs shaking hands with Professor Karthy Govender.

Documentary Provides Glimpse Into the Life of Struggle Hero Albie Sachs

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Applause filled UKZN’s Howard College Theatre after the recent screening of a documentary, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa.

Witness the funk.

UKZN Music - Makers - Witness the Funk (WTF)

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Witness the funk (WTF), a group including UKZN students, makes alternative, trap, hip hop music, journeying into a new, fresh type of sound they call Gqom Trap.

Ms Jerusha Naidoo (right) with her supervisor Dr Yougasphree Naidoo.

Top Honour for School of Life Sciences Student

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A PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences, Ms Jerusha Naidoo, has won first prize for her presentation at the 16th Annual meeting of the Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development (RCPGD) on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Ms Savania Nagiah.

Research Spurs Inquiry into Long Term Side Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy

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Doctoral research conducted by young Health Scientist, Ms Savania Nagiah of UKZN, has instigated an inquiry into the long term side effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on HIV infected individuals.

KZNGALTA members at the planning workshop.

UKZN Helping to Promote Durban as Gay and Lesbian Friendly

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Promoting Durban as a gay and lesbian friendly tourism destination was the focus of discussions at the KwaZulu-Natal Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association’s (KZNGALTA) first Strategic Planning Workshop held at the UKZN School of Law.

Architecture student Mr Phelelani Mthembu, runner-up in the PPC Imaginarium Competition.

Architecture Student Achieves Second Place in PPC Competition

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Architecture student Mr Phelelani Mthembu was placed second in the PPC Imaginarium, a national architectural concrete competition sponsored by Portland Cement and Concrete (PPC). Mthembu won R15 000 for his design of a Historical Museum in Durban.

A game ranger shows off a forest cobra to the Cosmologists.

Cosmology on Safari in KZN

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A group of 70 South African and international Cosmologists and students met recently for a unique combination of a cosmology research conference and a safari at a game reserve in Hluhluwe in northern KwaZulu-Natal.


The UKZN Griot. Of Comings and Goings

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A recent correspondent wrote:
‘I too came here ages ago, in 1984, in fact, and I have survived, nay crawled, through battlefields worse than the Somme, mustard gas and pummeled from bureaucracies afar, and lived.