25 February 2016
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Mr Mthokozisi Nyawose behind his dispensary counter.

UKZN Alumnus Brings Pharmacy Services Closer to the Community

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Residents of the Ugu District’s Izingolweni and Margate communities are receiving improved health care thanks to UKZN Pharmacy and MBA alumnus, Mr Mthokozisi Nyawose (31).

Dr Al Leslie at K-RITH.

New Award to Fund Ambitious Human Granuloma Sequencing Project at K-RITH

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a three-year $1.1-million grant to KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) Investigator Dr Al Leslie to fund an exciting project in human granuloma sequencing analysis.

From left: Professor Purshottama Reddy with Professor Allan Rosenbaum of the Florida International University, and the former Head of the Public Administration Division of the United Nations, Dr Guido Bertucci.

UKZN Academic Shares Insights on Good Governance at International Conference

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School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Professor Purshottama Reddy, spoke on good governance at the Third Democracy Conference: “Good Governance in Times of Crisis: Comparative Perspectives” hosted by the State of Florida Legislature and the Florida International University in Miami.

First-year Law students at the annual Pledge Ceremony.

Law Students Take the Pledge

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First-year Law students recently committed themselves to pursuing a legal career that was ethical, socially relevant and in accordance with the values of the Constitution during the School of Law’s annual Pledge Ceremony.

Representatives of Unifieds – a UKZN online classified ads website.

UKZN Students Develop Classified Ads Website

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A group of enterprising UKZN students and friends have created Unifieds, an online classified advertising website which caters specifically for UKZN students.

USolwazi David McQuoid-Mason (owesibili kusuka ngakwesokudla) eme nabebehambele umhlangano.

USolwazi David McQuoid-Mason Ulethe Ukufundiswa Komthetho Wasemgwaqweni eFiji

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Umqondisi Oyibamba eSizindeni  Sezifundo  Zomthetho Obhekele Ezomphakathi e-UKZN, uSolwazi David McQuoid-Mason  ubambe imihlangano yokucobelela ngolwazi lwezomthetho wasemgwaqweni nezifundiswa zomthetho nabasebenza nomphakathi eNyuvesi YaseNingizimu nePhasifikhi eSuva, iNyuvesi YaseFiji neKhomishana Yosizo LwezoMthetho YaseFiji.

Professor Anastasia Samaras (left) and Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan with their new book: Polyvocal Professional Learning Through Self-Study Research.

Prestigious Award Nomination for School of Education Academic

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A book co-edited by Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan of UKZN’s School of Education and Professor Anastasia P.Samaras of the George Mason University in the United States has been nominated for the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) Outstanding Book Award.

Participants at the Echinoderm and Algae Taxonomy Workshop at the School of Life Sciences.

UKZN hosts Marine Workshop on Echinoderms and Algae

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Marine Biologists in the School of Life Sciences - Professor Ahmed Thandar, Dr Deborah Robertson-Andersson and Mr Gan Moodley - helped organise the Echinoderm and Algae Taxonomy Workshop on UKZN’s Westville campus.

From left: Mr Simon Tankard, Ms Zandile Ntshangase and Professor Thabo Msibi.

UKZN invited to ETDP SETA Stakeholder Engagement Forum

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As part of their national roadshow, the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) invited UKZN’s School of Education and Extended Learning – who are constituents of the ETDP SETA - to their stakeholder engagement forum.

Dr Bridgette Cumming and Dr Adrie Steyn.

The Ergothioneine Link

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Using novel technologies, KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) scientists have made an important step forward in better understanding how the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), survives in a hostile environment in the lungs.


The UKZN Griot. Of Snake Oil and Publication Subsidy

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The analogue age was characterized by snake oil salesmen in the US, and became associated with medical fraud. Pyramid/ponzi schemes emerged a century later when finance capital became dominant, followed in the 2000s by the banking meltdown due to reckless lending and unregulated markets, and of course the narco economies are an enduring blight.