05 March 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 6
Health professionals at the 20 000+ Partnership meeting.

20 000+ Partnership has Achieved its Goal

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The close-out meeting of the 20 000+ Partnership project was held recently in the knowledge that its founding goal declared seven years ago had been achieved!

Ms Tashmin Rampersad.

Reducing the Time and Cost of Drug Susceptibility Testing for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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Drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is often either time consuming or expensive, says UKZN student, Ms Tashmin Rampersad.

Professors Ruth Teer-Tomaselli and Keyan Tomaselli.

Professor Keyan Tomaselli has Retired after 29 Years at the Helm of UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society

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'I do hope that you remember me - I was in CCMS as an undergraduate and postgraduate student, and miss my days of you torturing us...'

Ms Refilwe Molatlhegi.

Contributing to Lung Cancer Research

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UKZN Medical Biochemistry student, Ms Refilwe Molatlhegi, has successfully synthesised and tested the anticancer properties of the novel compound known as carbazole in her Masters project.

Professor Pat Berjak.

Renowned Researcher and Scientist Lauded at Memorial Function

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Family, friends, colleagues and students gathered at a function on the Westville campus to pay a warm tribute to Professor Patricia Berjak who died recently.

Professor Saneshan Govender.

UKZN Academic Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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UKZN’s Professor Saneshan Govender has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Members of UKZN’s Law Clinic during one of their visits.

Law Students' Outreach Programme Empowers Vulnerable Communities

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Final year Law students recently empowered Durban communities with legal education through an outreach programme co-ordinated by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Law Clinic in partnership with Urban Aid and C.A.S.T’s and Street Law South Africa.


University of KwaZulu-Natal is now Live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

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UKZN becomes the first African institution to implement Online Computer Library Center (OCLC’s) cloud-based library management services.

Dr Penelope Flack (left), Professor Mershen Pillay and Ms Jenny Pahl.

UKZN Academics Contribute to New Speech-Language Therapy Textbook

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Three academics from UKZN’s Discipline of Speech-Language Pathology have contributed chapters to a new 2015 textbook which focuses on ways in which Speech-Language Therapists and Audiologists work with learners in South Africa’s education system.

Peer Educators at an STI awareness and anti-pregnancy event on UKZN’s Howard College campus.

Pregnancy Prevention and STI Awareness Campaign at UKZN

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UKZN’s AIDS programme hosted an STI/Condom and Pregnancy Prevention Awareness campaign on the Howard College campus.

Representatives of Clifton College in Durban with the Bloodhound racing car model and their own winning car design that reached an average speed of 152.15km/h.

Model Rocket Car Challenge at UKZN

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The boundaries of innovative engineering design were recently tested at a model Rocket Car Challenge Workshop at UKZN’s Science and Technology Education Centre (STEC).

From left: Nanosight Specialist, Ms Clare Hannel; Senior Technician and PhD student, Mrs Nirasha Nundkumar, and Dr Mogie Singh.

School of Life Sciences Gets Cutting Edge Equipment

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A Senior Lecturer in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences, Dr Mogie Singh, has managed to secure funds from the National Research Foundation (NRF) through the National Equipment Programme (NEP), the National Nanotechnology Equipment Programme (NNEP) and the University Research Office for the purchase of Nanosight NS500 equipment.

Town Planning students attend Conference for planning students and young graduates.

Town and Regional Planning Students Attend Conference for Young Graduates

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Six Town Planning students from the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (SoBEDS) recently attended the Conference for planning students and young graduates at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), where they presented individual papers throughout the course of the Conference.

Dr Paddy Ewer.

Death of Dedicated Educationalist

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Former Senior Mathematics Lecturer and Deputy Dean on UKZN’s Petermaritzburg campus, Dr Paddy Ewer, has died.

UKZN representatives at a meeting in Gauteng (from left) Dr Eyrun Kjetland, Dr Zilungile Kwitshana and Professor Myra Taylor.

Primary School Learners Targeted in National Deworming Campaign

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Three UKZN academics attended a Unicef-funded meeting in Gauteng where delegates heard about the rollout of a national deworming programme in South African primary schools.

The award recipients with GSB&L staff and DEDTEA representatives.

GSB&L Celebrates the Success of its LED Programme

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) held an awards function on the Westville campus to celebrate the strides it has made in Local Economic Development (LED) education through its partnership with the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DEDTEA).

UKZN equips doctors and nurses with skills for primary emergency care.

Improving Primary Emergency Care for KZN Communities

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UKZN ran its eighth successful Emergency Medicine Workshop, training doctors and nurses from KwaZulu-Natal hospitals and community health centres to provide effective and preventative primary emergency care to patients.

Law students engaging with recruiters at Law Professions Day.

Career Opportunities Explored at Law Professions Day

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Students at the 8th Law Professions Day hosted by the School of Law in Pietermaritzburg and Durban were told by prospective employers how the skills they acquired in achieving their qualification would play a major role in their development into sought-after graduates.