19 November 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 52
Mr Tamrat Tesfaye in the lab.

Chemical Engineering PhD Student Discovers Innovative Solutions to Poultry Waste

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A PhD candidate in UKZN’s School of Engineering and a Lecturer at the Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology at Bahir Dar University (EiTEX/BDU) in Ethiopia, Mr Tamrat Tesfaye, is researching innovative ways to turn billions of tons of feather waste from the poultry industry into useful products through the extraction of keratin.

Tap Gents (from left) Ayanda Dlamini, Treasure Mtetwa, Phakamani Nxumalo, Hilton Ngubo and Philani Thabethe.

TAP Gents - The Inside Story of their Musical Journey

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In 2014, a group of young students met at UKZN’s Howard College campus and formed the Afro Pop group, TAP Gents.

Poet, playwright and UKZN academic, Dr Kobus Moolman.

Academic Invited to Attend Literary Festival in Ireland

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Poet, playwright and UKZN academic Dr Kobus Moolman has been invited to attend the Winter Warmer Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland, from this Friday to Sunday.

Mr Terry Knott-Craig (left) and Mr Sabelo Ntuli (right) of Business Partners Ltd with competition winner Ms Nombuyiselo Mkhize.

UKZN BCom-4 Student Crowned Regional Winner in Entrepreneurship Competition

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The Zithathe Hub Incubation Programme of third-year BCom-4 student, Ms Nombuyiselo Mkhize, which is aimed at helping to reduce unemployment among the youth, earned her the regional first prize in the 2015 Business Partners Limited / SME Toolkit SA Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Business Plan Competition for aspiring young entrepreneurs.

Ms Quraisha Dawood.

Travel Grant for PhD Student to Attend Conference in Vienna

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Social Sciences PhD student, Ms Quraisha Dawood, is one of only four students from around the world to receive a travel grant to attend the 2016 International Sociological Association (ISA) Conference in Vienna, Austria, from 10-14 July.

From left: Competition Commission’s Dr Liberty Mncube, UKZN’s Professor Jim Fairburn and University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Joseph Harrington.

UKZN co-hosts Workshop with the Competition Commission and CRESSE

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On the 10th of November the workshop Lectures on Competition Policy was co-hosted by the Competition Commission, the Athens-based research network CRESSE and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Umfundi weziqu ze-Masters KwezemiDwebozakhiwo, uNkz Ayla Harvey.

Umfundi wase-UKZN uwine ngokulingana emncintiswaneni wokwakhiwa kwezindlu ezakhelwa ezihlahleni

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Umfundi weziqu ze-Masters KwezemiDwebozakhiwo uNkz Ayla Harvey uphume indawo yokuqala ngokulingana emncintiswaneni i-TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition, lapho ebambane ne-Koura Studios and ARUP Seattle yase-United States.

Participants at the Service-Learning collaborative workshop.

UKZN and Drake University Collaborate on Service-Learning

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Dr Angela James of UKZN’s School of Education and Professor Sally Beisser of Drake University in the United States are training teacher education students to reach out to community members and organisations in need through Service-Learning.

Ms Rashalia Pather.

Top UKZN Student Pianist Plays Final Recital for BMus Degree

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Talented pianist Ms Rashalia Pather recently performed her final Bachelor of Music recital at the Howard College Theatre.

Academics engage with Professor Alejandro Brice and his wife, Dr Roanne Brice, at the public lecture.

Public Lecture Discusses Challenges in Treating Multilingual Communities

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The challenge for South African and United States health care academics of training graduates to provide health care to multilingual societies, was debated at a recent UKZN public lecture.

Tutors from the Writing Place with undergraduate students from the College of Humanities who participated in workshops.

Writing Place awards for College of Humanities Students

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The Writing Place (WP), a unit of Teaching and Learning at UKZN, recently held its end-of-year awards function for students from the College of Humanities who had participated in a series of academic writing workshops over the course of three weeks in the first and second semesters.