19 March 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 8
Andy Birkett.

Celebrating Excellence in Sports – the Andy Birkett Story

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Last month, University of KwaZulu-Natal student, Andrew “Andy” Birkett clinched a 5th Dusi Canoe Marathon title.

UKZN students engaging with Mr Michael Sachs at the public debate.

UKZN Hosts Public Debate on National Budget

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The Deputy Director-General of the Budget Office in the National Treasury, Mr Michael Sachs, unpacked issues in South Africa’s latest National Budget during a public debate at UKZN hosted by the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.

Staff and postgraduate students at the OIC.

New Equipment to Boost Health Sciences Research at UKZN

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UKZN's Optics and Imaging Centre (OIC) is home to new state-of-the-art equipment that will cut costs and boost productivity for staff and student researchers within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the wider University community.

Mr Anathi Phela.

Law Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship

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Master of Law student, Mr Anathi Phela, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to study towards an LLM in International Criminal Law and Criminology at the University College (UCD) in Dublin, Ireland.

Students at UKZN Howard College taking selfies to raise awareness on International Women’s Day.

UKZN Raises Awareness on International Women and Girls’ Day

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UKZN’s HIV and AIDS programme in partnership with AIDS Healthcare Foundation South Africa hosted an HIV Counselling and testing event - First Things First - in honour of International Women and Girls’ Day on the Howard College campus.

Ms Arishka Kalicharan.

Feet First for Clinical Anatomy Researcher

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Research on the anatomy of the human foot has turned the dreams of UKZN Masters student, Ms Arishka Kalicharan, into reality.

Biology Education 420 Research and Service-Learning student teachers at the 1 000 Hills Community Helpers Centre.

UKZN Biology Education Students Visit 1 000 Hills Community Centre

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Biology Education 420 Research and Service-Learning student teachers from the School of Education recently visited the 1 000 Hills Community Helpers Centre in Fredville in the Inchanga district.

First year Law students taking the oath.

Law Students Pledge Commitment to Legal Career

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First year law students recently pledged to ‘conduct themselves with decorum; respect fellow students and staff; and act with integrity’ at the School of Law’s annual pledge ceremony.

New staff members in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were welcomed at induction lunches on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

New Staff Welcomed into College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) welcomed and introduced new staff at induction functions held recently on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

Education students on the Edgewood campus urge colleagues to join the ENACTUS organisation.

ENACTUS Membership Drive Edgewood

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Representatives of ENACTUS, an international organisation that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects, went on a membership drive on the Edgewood campus.

Senior Superintendent E von Bargen, Profesor Shanta Balgobind Singh and Mr Chris Overall.

Criminology and Forensic Studies Short Courses for Police Officers

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Short courses in Criminology and Forensic Studies are envisaged to being developed and offered at UKZN for police officers.

Education students who received funding from ETDPSETA.

Academic Secures Funding for 20 Deserving Education Students

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Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Dr Thabo Msibi, has secured funding of about a million rand for 20 deserving Education students through the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDPSETA).

Dr Shahidul Islam.

Life Sciences Lecturer Presents Research in Germany

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Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry in the School of Life Sciences on the Westville campus, Dr Shahidul Islam, presented his research at the 8th Berlin Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) in Life Science: Natural Products in Germany.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Mr Senzo Mchunu (left) and King Goodwill Zwelithini at the 2015 State of the Province Address.

UKZN’s Professor Mpilo Pearl Sithole Examines the State of the Province Address

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This year the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Senzo Mchunu, presented his State of the Province Address under the theme: “Consolidating progress we have made, and stepping up the pace to achieve radical socio-economic transformation to end poverty in our lifetime.”

The Eloquent Bead.

Book on Traditional Beadwork Launched

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The Eloquent Bead, a book by Stan Schoeman on traditional beadwork crafted by women in Zululand, was launched at a function at the Campbell Collections of UKZN on Friday, 13 March.

UKZN members of the Golden Key Academic Programme visited schools in the Pietermaritzburg area.

UKZN Promoting Excellence in High Schools

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UKZN students who are members of the Golden Key International Honour Society have committed themselves to promoting academic excellence in rural high schools around Pietermaritzburg.

Student leadership and organisers of First Things First HCT Campaign.

Students Participate in First Things First HCT Campaign

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UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine Hosted a First Things First Campaign aimed at encouraging first year Medical students to know their HIV status.

Presenting at a talk on Cancer Narratives are (from left) Ms Lucinda Johns, Professor Shalina Mehta and Dr Maheshvari Naidu.

Anthropologist from School of Social Sciences Hosts Talk on Cancer

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Anthropologist in the School of Social Sciences, and College of Humanities, Dr Maheshvari Naidu, hosted a talk titled: “Cancer Journey - Long Walk to Freedom.”