05 May 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 21
Ms Normah Zondo, Director: University Relations; Mr Nazim Gani, Head and Senior Librarian – Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives; Professor Mbongeni Malaba, Chair of the Alan Paton Centre Advisory Committee and Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.

Gift of the Givers Proud Record of Providing Assistance Highlighted in UKZN Lecture

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Details of challenges and successes experienced by volunteers of the Gift of the Givers during its 24 years of existence, were highlighted by the aid organisation’s founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, in a lecture hosted by UKZN recently.

Professor William Wong.

Fat Hormones and Energy Balance the Subject of Lecture by US Professor

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“Fat Hormones and Energy Balance” was the title of a public lecture given at UKZN by a visiting academic, Professor William Wong of the Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Physiology School of Medicine in the United States.

UKZN students and staff participated in the Golden Key Society’s Shavathon.

CANSA Shavathon at UKZN

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The Howard College Chapter of UKZN’s Golden Key International Honour Society and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) hosted a Shavathon/sprayathon on campus.

Dr Enrico Di Minin.

Threats to Biodiversity Detailed by UKZN Researcher in Science Journal

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Honorary Research Fellow in Life Sciences, Dr Enrico Di Minin, recently co-authored a study - which appeared in the prestigious Science journal - on gaps in data needed to prevent the sixth mass extinction.

From left: UKZN’s Professor Purshottama Reddy; Conference President, Professor Susan Gooden and former Conference President Professor Allan Rosenbaum.

UKZN’s Local Governance Expert Reflects on South Africa’s Municipal Ethics at International Conference

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During the past two decades, the level of trust and confidence in municipal officials in South Africa has declined because they are often perceived as being corrupt, discredited and quite often not in touch with the basic needs of local communities.

UKZN staff winners, contributors and judges with the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande.

UKZN Staff Members Judges for Prestigious Awards

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Two UKZN staff members were part of the panel of judges at the recent National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) Inaugural Awards.

Founder and Director of SADD, Ms Caro Smit (centre) with UKZN’s Mr Amith Ramballie and Ms Nomonde Magantolo.

Substance and Drug Abuse Workshop on Westville campus

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An Anti-Drug and Substance Abuse Initiative (ADSAI) workshop was held on the Westville campus. It was a joint venture between UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme, the South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development.

CDA Local Executive Committee and CDA Foundation members at a leadership workshop at Howard College.

Community Development Association Hosts Leadership Workshop

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The Community Development Association on UKZN’s Howard College campus recently hosted its inaugural leadership training workshop for its Local Executive Committee.

Miss Pinky Mnyaka, HIV and AIDS Counsellor and Mr Bandile Majola, Howard College SRC President at Health Awareness Day.

Health and Wellness Day on Durban Campus

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The annual Health and Wellness Day hosted by UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme took place on the Howard College campus.

Theoretical Physicist and Vice-Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology, Professor Ahmed Bawa.

DUT Head Speaks at UKZN Freedom Month Celebration

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Professor Ahmed Bawa, delivered a public lecture on freedom and democracy at UKZN in celebration of Freedom Month.

Ubumbano lulwisana nomdlavuza.

Abelaphi ngokuvocavocisa umzimba bahlanganyele emkhankasweni wokwelashwa komdlavuza

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Umkhakha wezokwelapha ngokuvocavocisa umzimba bebebambe umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi nesigungu saKwaZulu-Natali sezeNgxubekwelapha Ngokuvocavocisa lapho bebedingida ngezindlela ezingasetshenziswa ukwelapha umdlavuza.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work was commemorated on all UKZN campuses.

Workplace Stress: a Collective Challenge

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Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident while another 153 are involved in such accidents, according to the International Labour Organisation.

From left: UKZN academic, Ms Harrieth Mabuza and AGSA’s Mr Gabriel Tenene assisting a student with the bursary process.

Accounting Students Receive Bursaries from the Auditor-General

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The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) recently awarded full bursaries to eight UKZN accounting students.

Ms Erin Bargate (right) and her mother, UKZN’s Dr Karen Bargate, at the World Triathlon Championships in London in 2013.

Spotlight on Alumni

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UKZN Bachelor of Business Science in Finance graduate, Ms Erin Bargate, has a penchant for travelling, raised funds for rhinos while running the London Marathon and plans to do the Durban Half Ironman event later this year. Bargate, who completed her master’s degree at Oxford University in England, is a trustee for the UKZN UK Trust.

Dr Lydia Hangulu.

Prestigious Three-Year Green Economy Post-Doctoral Fellowship for PhD Graduate

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UKZN PhD graduate Dr Lydia Hangulu has been awarded a three-year green economy post-doctoral fellowship for her study: “Policy and Practice of Healthcare Waste Management in Community Based Care in South Africa”.

From left: Ms Peace Ginika Mwokedi, Mr Achiri and Mrs Ateh Kah (Moma) Atanga.

Successes of International Students at Edgewood Celebrated

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The International Student Office on UKZN’s Edgewood campus congratulates all its international students who graduated this year with honours, masters and PhD degrees.

Professor Kriben Pillay (centre left) and Professor Bala Pillay (centre right) with students at the Midlands Community College.

College Deans Brief 90 Students at Midlands Community College

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UKZN Deans of Teaching and Learning, Professor Bala Pillay of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, and Professor Kriben Pillay of the College of Law and Management Studies, delivered presentations on College access programmes to 90 students at the Midlands Community College in Nottingham Road.

Participants of the BMF seminar.

Entrepreneurship the Solution to Unemployment of Graduates?

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The gap between the high rate of unemployed graduates and the lack of entrepreneurs in South Africa was highlighted at an entrepreneurship and innovation seminar hosted by the Westville campus branch of the Black Management Forum Student Chapter.

UKZN students at the Mandela panel debate.

Students Host Robust Mandela Panel Debate

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The African Emancipation Students Movement (Afri-ESM) hosted a debate on UKZN’s Westville campus titled: “Was Nelson Mandela a Sell Out?”