21 July 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 32
UKZN’s School of Engineering has been rated top in South Africa by Netherlands university.

UKZN Ranked Top SA University for Engineering and Physical Sciences

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In the recent CWTS (Centrum voor Wetenschap en Technologische Studies) Leiden Ranking, conducted annually by Leiden University in the Netherlands, the University of KwaZulu-Natal was ranked the top university in South Africa for Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Dr Yogandree Ramsamy.

PhD Student has Article Published in The Lancet

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UKZN doctoral student, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist Dr Yogandree Ramsamy, has had an article she co-authored titled: “Antimicrobial Stewardship in South Africa: A Fruitful Endeavour”, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

Professor Nana Poku, Executive Director of HEARD and Research Chair at UKZN, at the 9th IAEN AIDS and Economics Pre-conference.

From Exceptionalism to the Challenge of Ending AIDS by 2030

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The 15-year span of the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) was also the era of AIDS exceptionalism - that is, the AIDS pandemic was understood as a uniquely urgent global health emergency which drew unprecedented levels of political commitment and financial support.

Mr Khethani Njoko with his book: The Man in Me.

Humanities Student Publishes Book

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Social Sciences student Mr Khethani Njoko recently launched his book The Man in Me at the Durban Botanical Gardens.

At the Grahamstown Arts Festival are (from left) Mr Sakhile Gumede, Ms Sylvia Vollenhoven, Ms Siphindile Hlongwa and Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

CCA staffers attend National Arts Festival thanks to Humanities DVC

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Two Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) staff members, within the College of Humanities, Ms Siphindile Hlongwa and Mr Sakhile Gumede, recently attended the film festival section of the prestigious National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Walking the mental health talk!

“Step Up” for Mental Health

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The College of Health Science’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Departments recently organised a “Step Up” – for Mental Health Campaign in the form of a fun walk on Durban’s beachfront promenade to observe National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Young learners at a PROTEC Career Day.

UKZN Provides Career Tips for Young Folk

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) in collaboration with the Programme for Technological Careers (PROTEC) recently hosted about 170 Grade 11 and 12 learners at a workshop designed to enhance their understanding of the importance of making good career decisions.

High level delegates at the 9th International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN) Pre-conference include Dr Michel Sidib’e (left), Professor Shiela Tlou (top left) and Ministers of Health and Finance.

HEARD Hosts International AIDS Economics Network Pre-Conference

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Titans of AIDS economics came together for the 9th International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN) AIDS and Economics Pre-Conference in Durban on 15 and 16 July.

Abasebenzi be-FSG (kusukela kwesobunxele) Nkz Temakholo Mathebula, Nkz Nellie (Nelisiwe) Khumalo, Nkz Bukelwa Groom (abahleli phansi), Nkz Nonhlanhla Mthembu, Nkz Avrashka Sahadeva and Nkk Gail du Toit.

Iqembu Labasekela Abalimi Likhuthaza Ukuxhaswa Kwezenhlanzeko Yabesifazane Ngosuku lukaMandela

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Iqembu Elisekela Abalimi i-FSG eSikoleni SezeSayensi YezoLimo, EzoMhlaba NeMvelo e-UKZN ligqugquzela ukwesekwa komkhankaso wokuhlinzekwa kwezidingo zenhlanzeko yabesifazane ezikoleni ezindaweni ezisemaphandleni lapho lisebenza khona njengomkhankaso wokugubha usuku i-Mandela Day.

Ms Yvette Ehlers-Smith setting up a camera, (right) A Blue Duiker on film.

UKZN Blue Duiker Research Featured on 50|50

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PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences Ms Yvette Ehlers-Smith was interviewed in a 50|50 SABC-TV programme about her research on the blue duiker, or iPhiti, which she undertakes in the Indian Ocean coastal belt forests of southern KwaZulu-Natal.

From left: Mr Marshall Dlamini (EFF), Mr Sanele Mthembu (ANC), Mr Hlanganani Gumbi (DA) and Ms Nomzamo Nxumalo.

Youth Participation in Post-Apartheid SA Debated by Panel

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The School of Education, through the Community Development Association’s (CDA) Masakhane Youth Leadership Course, recently hosted a panel discussion titled: “Identifying Our Issues: Youth Participation in a Post-Apartheid South Africa”.

Mr Lwazi Dlomo.

College of Humanities Appoints New Principal Academic Administration Officer

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Mr Lwazi Dlomo has been appointed the new Principal Academic Administration Officer in UKZN’s College of Humanities.

From left: Dr Carl Wright, Secretary-General: CLGF; Rev Mpho Moruakgomo, Chairperson: CLGF; Professor Purshottama Reddy and Mr Des Van Rooyen, Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in SA.

UKZN Academic Attends Commonwealth Local Government Forum Conference

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Professor Purshottama Reddy of the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance chaired a session at a Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Conference, titled “Economic Development: A Framework for Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Johannesburg”.