02 June 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 25
Mr Kishore Gobardan (third from right) and Professor Donal McCracken (extreme right) at the launch of the 37th edition of the Durban International Film Festival.

Durban International Film Festival’s Programme Announced

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The full programme for the 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by UKZN’s College of Humanities, was announced during a media launch at the Maharani hotel.

The Festival takes place at 15 venues across the city and its outlying areas from 16-26 June.

Ms Siphosakhe Phakathi.

Prestigious Maritime Law Scholarship for Law Graduate

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LLB graduate Ms Siphosakhe Phakathi is the first recipient of the newly established Steven Wallace Scholarship aimed at individuals who are studying to become legal practitioners in the field of Maritime Law.

Abafundi abahlala ngaphakathi ekhempasini i-Edgewood yase-UKZN babambe iqhaza embukisweni wezemfashini obufundisa ngokuyinzuzo kanye nokusetshenziswa kwemfucuza kabusha.

Umbukiso Wase-Ukzn Wokusetshenziswa Kabusha Kokulahliwe Ube Ngundabuzekwayo

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Uphiko LezeziNdawo Zokuhlala Abafundi ekhempasini i-Edgewood lube nombukiso walo wokuqala obubukisa ngemfashini eyenziwe ngosetshenziswa kabusha kanye namathalente nobubanjelwe e-Sports Union Hall ohehe abafundi, abasebenzi nezimenywa abebengaphezulu kwezi-2 000.

Bilharzia experts at the launch of the Pocket Atlas.

New Pocket Atlas to Help Combat Female Bilharzia

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Gynaecologists and researchers at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, in partnership with colleagues from the World Health Organization (WHO), have launched a booklet to assist doctors diagnose and manage female genital tract bilharzia.

Team UKZN hosted a refreshment station in support of Comrades 2016 runners.

Team UKZN Supports Comrades 2016

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For the fourth consecutive year, Team UKZN - clad in red and white - was out in full force to support the Ultimate Human Race, the 2016 Comrades Marathon.

Ms Glenda Watt, Mr Andrea Tonelli, Mr Bahle Danisa, Mr Jacob Tsotetsi, Mr Sinenhlanhla Christian Zondi, Ms Thoko Silindile Monica Thusi and Dr Nadaraj Govender.

School of Education hosts Minquiz Science and Maths Competition

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The School of Education recently hosted the Minquiz Provincial Competition, an annual national Science competition for Grade 12 learners. Learners from 37 schools across KwaZulu-Natal were accompanied by their teachers to compete in the event on the Edgewood campus.

Professor Kriben Pillay with workshop facilitators and participants.

Research Grant Proposal Workshop hosted by Teaching and Learning Office

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The College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS), under the auspices of the University Teaching and Learning Office (UTLO), hosted a workshop on writing a research grant proposal.

The objective of the workshop was to attract more academics in CLMS to apply for either the Teaching and Learning Competitive Research Grant or the Teaching Innovations and Quality Enhancement Grant, both of which are administered by UTLO.

Mrs Ranitha Ramdeyal.

UKZN Manager Receives Award for Best Practice

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UKZN’S College of Health Sciences Academic Services Manager, Mrs Ranitha Ramdeyal, received an award for her contribution to Best Practice for Faculty Administration in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) at the 15th Annual Higher Education Faculty Administrators Forum’s (HEFAF) Conference in Cape Town.


Community Engagement at UKZN – Reminder

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Responsible Community Engagement (RCE), is Goal Two of UKZN’s Strategic Plan (2007-2016), which aims to contribute to the prosperity and sustainability of KwaZulu-Natal and to nation-building by connecting and committing the entire University family to the communities we serve, in a manner that adds value and earns the people’s respect.

Dr Nkosinathi Sithole with his book Hunger Eats a Man.

Academic’s Novel Shortlisted for 2016 Sunday Times Fiction Award

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School of Arts academic Dr Nkosinathi Sithole’s debut novel Hunger Eats a Man has been shortlisted for the 2016 Barry Ronge Sunday Times fiction award.

Management academics Dr Vannie Naidoo, Dr Mbuyi Ntuli and Mrs Andrisha Beharry-Ramraj

African Renaissance Conference Focuses on Entrepreneurial Development

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Entrepreneurial development with the emphasis on creating an environment conducive for the start-up and development of small and medium business ventures as key drivers to economic growth and job creation, was the primary focus of the recent annual African Renaissance Conference hosted by the city of Durban.

Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh with UKZN students selected for Correctional Services/SASSETA Bursaries (Criminology and Forensic Studies).

Criminology and Forensic Studies Postgraduate Students Selected for Bursaries

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) have given 40 postgraduate UKZN students bursaries worth R2 million.

African Music and Dance students perform on stage.

Soul of Africa Lunch Hour Concert

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The School of Arts (Music) presented an exciting lunch hour concert featuring African Music and Dance (AMD) students performing on stage at the Howard College theatre under the theme: “Soul of Africa”.

UKZN academics and researchers Mr Glen Robbins and Dr Myriam Velia.

Results from Durban Firm Survey Presented to Business Leaders

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Results from a study on manufacturing firms in greater Durban were presented by UKZN academics and researchers Dr Myriam Velia and Mr Glen Robbins to local business leaders and those who participated in the survey.

The UKZN research team spoke about highlights of the research into medium and large manufacturing employers in the eThekwini region.

An Indigenous Recreation and Sports Day was held in the Quad on the Westville campus.

Indigenous Recreation and Sports Day on Westville Campus

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The Disability Support Unit (DSU) on the Westville campus and the Bio-kinetics, Exercise and Leisure Science Department co-hosted a successful Indigenous Recreation and Sports Day supported by staff and students.

Organisers of the day aimed to provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to engage in activities designed/adapted for their challenges. The programme included activities that created awareness of the different types of disabilities experienced by students on campus.