03 March 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 4
Recipients of the 2015 TATA Scholarship with Dr Albert van Jaarsveld (fourth from left), and the Executive Director of TATA Automobile Corporate South Africa, Mr Harneet Luther.

TATA Funds Disadvantaged Postgraduate Students

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Prestigious 2015 TATA Scholarships were awarded to 21 UKZN postgraduate students during an awards ceremony in the Senate Chamber on the Westville campus.

A woman from the Quarry Road settlement washing clothes at the polluted Palmiet Stream.

uMngeni School of Water Governance Research Launched

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UKZN staff members are involved in the recently launched multidisciplinary uMngeni School of Water Governance Research that will see the uMngeni River Basin the subject of an examination to evaluate problems facing the natural resource and find solutions to governance failures impacting the basin.

Dr Shaun Ruggunan with high school pupils.

UKZN Academic Guides Pupils in Career Choices During Maritime Summit

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Empowering high school pupils to make the right choice about their careers was the focus of the address by UKZN Human Resources Management Senior Lecturer, Dr Shaun Ruggunan, at the 1st Annual Durban Maritime Summit’s Trade and Careers Exhibition at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Professor Trevor Hill introduces Dr Stephan Woodborne.

Evidence Sourced from Trees for southern African Climate Change Models

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“A 1 000-Year Time/Space Isotope Dendro-Climatology for Southern Africa”, was the title of a seminar delivered at UKZN recently by Dr Stephan Woodborne of the National Research Foundation (NRF) iThemba LABS in Gauteng.

Professor Thabo Msibi and Professor Relebohile Moletsane.

Education Academics Appointed to Ministerial Task Team

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Professor Thabo Msibi and Professor Relebohile Moletsane of the School of Education were recently appointed to the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) Ministerial Task Team to evaluate a broad sample of Learning, Teaching and Support Materials (LTSMs) and textbooks, specifically for the development of a textbook policy on promoting diversity.

New recruits at an Onboarding event on the Westville campus.

UKZN Welcomes a Fresh Batch of Recruits

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New members of staff at UKZN were introduced to the University at a two-day Onboarding session on the Westville campus.

From left: Professor Alain Assounga, Professor Rajendra Bhimma, and Dr Sudesh Hariparshad.

UKZN Specialists Gear Up for World Kidney Day

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The focus of the World Kidney Day team in KwaZulu-Natal will be the early detection and treatment of childhood kidney diseases.

USolwazi David Dargie edlala Umakhweyane.

INgqungquthela Kamakhweyane Yomhlaba wonke e-UKZN

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Umkhakha wezoMculo  eSikoleni SezobuCiko bewubambe iNgqungquthela Yokuqala Yomculo. USolwazi kwezomculo Kamakhweyane uDavid Dargie oyindela yesilisa, wethule inkulumo yosuku lapho ekhulume ‘ngomhlaba wezinhlobonhlobo zomakhweyane  zaseNingizimu neAfrika’, futhi wagcizelela ukubaluleka kokulondolozwa kwefa elixhumene nomakhweyane.

FLATFOOT dancers Jabu Siphika and Sifiso Khumalo in Love’s Own Cruelty.

Flatfoot Dance Company Performs at KZNSA Gallery

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The FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY recently performed Love’s Own Cruelty, choreographed by UKZN Dance Lecturer, Ms Lliane Loots.

UKZN students provide free oral health screening.

Dental Therapy Students Reach Out to the Elderly

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Senior citizens of Durban’s Asherville community were all smiles after receiving special treatment from third-year UKZN Dental Therapy students during a Health Awareness Day organised by the Rotary Club in Reservoir Hills.

Dr Ruben Naidoo welcomes Postgraduates in Family Medicine.

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences Launches Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences has launched a Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine designed and developed to enable working General Practitioners to expand their knowledge and skills in the field.

Human Resources Division at their Strategic Breakaway.

Human Resources Division Motivated by Mountaineer and Motivational Speaker

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The UKZN Human Resources team were uplifted by a recent strategic breakaway event and particularly inspired by an address from a mountaineer and motivational speaker.