04 November 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 50
Top medical honour for Professor Miriam Adhikari.

Emeritus Professor in Paediatrics Admitted as Fellow Ad Eundem in the CMSA

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UKZN’s Emeritus Professor in Paediatrics, Professor Miriam Adhikari, has been admitted as a Fellow ad eundem of the College of Paediatricians of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA).

Students and supporters campaigning and going to the polls at UKZN’s Westville campus.

UKZN Welcomes a New Cadre of SRC Members

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SASCO won the majority of seats at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Student Representative Council elections.

Dr David Schwegmann.

Businesses of the Future Discussed at Breakfast Meeting

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In its drive of shaping future leaders, the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in partnership with Nedbank recently hosted a business breakfast themed: “Business of the Future: Driving Growth through great people practices and with Business Model Innovation”.

UKZN’s Nursing Academic Leader, Professor Gugu Mchunu.

Taxi drivers Spurn Condoms – Study Finding

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Despite extensive efforts by the South African health system and non-governmental organisations to promote safe sex, condom use by drivers in the minibus taxi industry, as a workplace, remains low.

Participants at the DSM 5 workshop on the Westville campus.

Getting to Grips with Mental Disorders

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The KZN branch of the Southern African Association for Counselling and Development in Higher Education (SAACDHE) hosted a workshop at UKZN detailing the recent updates to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) by the American Psychiatric Association.

Professor Deevia Bhana.

Childhood Sexuality is a Reality, UKZN Study Finds

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A revolution of thought is required which accepts children as being sexual, says Professor Deevia Bhana, the recently appointed DST/NRF South African Research Chair: Gender and Childhood Sexuality.

Dr Nicola Jones and delegates at a Global Journalism Symposium in Norway.

Academic Leader of Research Represents UKZN at Symposium in Norway

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The Academic Leader of Research in the School of Arts, Dr Nicola Jones, represented UKZN at the Global Journalism Symposium, hosted by the NLA University College in Norway.

Society of Political Science Students with SRC presidential candidates.

Society of Political Science Students hosts SRC Election Debate

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Students from the School of Social Sciences, who are part of the Society of Political Science Students (SOPPS), hosted a successful debate at the Howard College Theatre in the run up to the Student Representative Council (SRC) elections.

Optometry staff and students supporting Global Pink Hijab Day.

UKZN Supports Global Pink Hijab Day

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UKZN Optometry staff and students supported Global Pink Hijab Day which called on women to don a pink hijab or to wear pink on 28 October to help create more awareness about breast cancer.

Mr Martyn Drabik-Hamshare downloading data from his elusive tortoise.

Masters Student Hot on the Trail of Leopard Tortoises

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Research by master’s student in the School of Life Sciences, Mr Martyn Drabik-Hamshare, on the home range and movement of threatened Leopard Tortoises (Stigmochelys pardalis) in the Western Cape led him on an adventurous search during his most recent data-collecting venture.

UKZN’s new Mobile Science Lab!

Japanese Embassy Sponsors Mobile Science Lab at UKZN

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Through generous sponsorship from the Japanese Embassy, UKZN’s Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC@UKZN) is the proud owner of a mobile science lab in the form of a converted Mercedes-Benz Vito van.

From left: UKZN students Mr Jonathan Brady, Mr Kudzai Mukaratirwa, Mr Sbonelo Gumede, and Ms Katerina Arsh.

UKZN Students Attend Model United Nations (MUN) Conference in Cape Town

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Four students from UNASA-UKZN attended the University of Cape Town’s Model United Nations conference at which the focus was on assessing the shift from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.

Medical School students at memorial service for colleague.

Last Goodbyes at Memorial Service for UKZN Medical Student

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A memorial service was held at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine for final year Medical student Mr Tumelo Seliane, who died recently in a road accident in the Eastern Cape.

Residence Life Assistant of Bedford Hall and staff from St Theresa’s home at the handover of the UKZN donation to the home.

UKZN Students and Staff Rally to Help Children’s Home

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The Bedford Hall Residence on the Edgewood campus recently hosted its annual community empowerment outreach programme at St Theresa’s Children’s Home in Sydenham, Durban.

African Music and Dance 3 Mbira Ensemble with teacher Mr Innocent Tinashe Mutero (extreme right).

AMD Students Present Year-End A Taste of Many Tongues Concert

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The African Music and Dance Ensembles within the School of Arts, Music Discipline recently presented their last lunch-hour concert for the year entitled A Taste of Many Tongues that showcased a variety of artists, performing different dance routines from across the African continent.

Student leaders at the Race and Transformation Dialogue in Johannesburg.

UKZN Students Attend Race and Transformation Dialogue in Johannesburg

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Two UKZN students, Mr Lukhona Mnguni and Mr Jonathan Brady of the College of Humanities, attended a three-day event in Johannesburg at which race and transformation were under the spotlight.

Dr Maheshvari Naidu (right) with Professor Dennis Hardy.

Academic Meets the Vice-Chancellor of University of Seychelles

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Academic in the College of Humanities, Dr Maheshvari Naidu met with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, Professor Dennis Hardy, while on a visit to the University recently. The meeting culminated with the Vice-Chancellor inviting Naidu to become an Associate Member of the Education and Culture Research Institute (ECRI) at the University of Seychelles.

Team UKZN at the congress.

Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences Team at National Conference

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Five studies conducted by a team of four academics and students from UKZN’s Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) were presented at this year’s South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) Congress in Johannesburg.

Dr Subeshini Moodley and UKZN students at the pre-release screening of the film: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.

UKZN Media Students Attend Pre-Release Screening of Award-Winning Movie

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Fifty media students from UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus attended a pre-release screening of the award-winning movie: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, at Gateway’s Cinema Nouveau theatre.

UKZN students at a spooky charity Halloween Costume party.

Halloween Charity Event a Huge Success

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Second year Social Sciences student, Ms Estrada Naidoo, assisted by classmates and friends hosted a spooky Halloween Costume party on the Pietermaritzburg campus to raise funds for charity.