26 April 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 23
Ms Jyoti Maharaj.

UKZN Accounting Graduate Placed Second in SA Chartered Accountants Test

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Summa cum laude graduate Ms Jyoti Maharaj trumped the country’s top Accounting minds by being ranked second in the Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Initial Test of Competence (ITC).

Distinguished teachers recognised within the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science include (from left): Professor Dean Goldring, Dr Lloyd Baiyegunhi, Dr Farai Chirove, Dr Alan Matthews and Dr Mulemwa Akombelwa.

Dedication and Passion Pays Off for AES Teachers

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Five academics from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (AES), have been recognised for their passion and dedication towards educating and inspiring greatness in their students.

UKZN Population Studies Lecturer Mr Mohammed Vawda seen performing one of his comedic acts.

UKZN Academic Leads Double Life - Comedian and Researcher

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UKZN Population Studies Lecturer Mr Mohammed Vawda is leading an exciting double life. By day, Vawda is a Population Scientist specialising in quantitative research, statistics, health economics and demography while by night he is a successful stand up comedian in his own right.

UKZN student counselling staff attended a colloquium on addiction issues at tertiary institutions.

UKZN Counsellors Place Addiction under the Spotlight

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The work of student counsellors at tertiary institutions has become increasingly challenging owing to the number of issues and obstacles that are facing students.

Some of the UKZN Music students who will be performing as part of International Jazz Day celebrations.

UKZN Music Discipline to Celebrate International Jazz Day

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UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) in collaboration with eThekwini Jazz Appreciation Society and Jazz Xpression will host a series of events across the city in celebration of International Jazz Day.

UKZN’s Jazz Lecturer Professor Salim Washington seen performing at the Jazz Centre.

Music Lecturer’s Sankofa Band Performs at Jazz Centre

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UKZN’s Jazz Lecturer Professor Salim Washington and his Sankofa Band recently delivered a stellar performance at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM).

Professor Betty Mubangizi (centre) with other panel discussants.

UKZN Academic Participates in High Level Discussion on Sustainable Development in Africa

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College of Law and Management Studies Dean of Teaching and Learning Professor Betty Mubangizi recently contributed her expertise at a roundtable on sustainable development in Africa organised by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) held at the University of Bergen in Norway.

Taking part at the debate were, from left: Ms Keri Khoza, Ms Silomo Dlamini, Ms Banele Ngubane and Ms Khethelo Gama.

Students Debate Whether Peace is Possible

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Is peace possible? That was the question probed during a panel discussion recently hosted by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Durban.

Professor Niels Van Quaquebeke engaging with GSB&L students.

Essence of Good Leadership Explored at Public Lecture

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How to communicate as a leader was the focus of a lecture delivered by Leadership and Organizational Behaviour expert Professor Niels Van Quaquebeke.

UKZN students attended a workshop on potential careers in the water sector. The workshop was organised by the KZN Chapter of the Young Water Professionals (YWP).

Career Roadshow Raises Awareness on Water Sector Careers

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The KwaZulu-Natal Chapter of the Young Water Professionals (YWP) recently embarked on a career roadshow aimed at raising awareness on potential careers in the water sector.

Some of the School of Applied Human Sciences postgraduate students who attended the research workshop

School of Applied Human Sciences hosts Research Workshop for Postgrad Students

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Postgraduate students from Psychology, Social Work and Criminology were recently treated to a two-day interactive research workshop hosted by the Discipline of Psychology within the School of Applied Human Sciences.

Mr Fanle Sibisi.

UKZN Welcomes New Convex members

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Mr Fanle Sibisi has been re-elected as the President of UKZN’s Convocation, the University’s largest stakeholder grouping.


The UKZN Griot. Of Cows and Nomics

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The Griot column’s enduring theme has been academentia, a condition brought about by neoliberalism.   But this column will venture beyond the symptoms of this illness and examine issues of greater significance.