19 May 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 26
Germany’s Minister of Finance, Dr Wolfgang Schäuble recently delivered a public lecture at UKZN.

Controls Necessary at Europe’s Borders – German Finance Minister

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There is a need to control borders in Europe and distribute refugees fairly, says Germany’s Minister of Finance, Dr Wolfgang Schäuble.

Students with disabilities along with staff from the UKZN Disability Support Unit pictured with the developer and distributor of the Smartcane.

New Smartcane Option for the Blind Demonstrated

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UKZN’s Disability Support Services Unit recently hosted a demonstration of the New SmartCane which offers blind persons the added benefit of using technology to assist in their accessibility and mobility on and off-campus.

UKZN’s Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLAsc) members with guest speakers Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama and Mr Sifiso Msomi.

Transformation of SA Judicial System Debated by Student Chapter of Black Lawyers Association

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“The Journey Towards Transformation at the Bench” was the title of the recent panel discussion hosted by UKZN’s Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLAsc).

Criminology Honours students with lecturer Dr Nirmala Gopal.

Honours Students Present Criminology Research

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Honours students from the Discipline of Criminology recently presented their research in the Howard College Theatre with topics ranging from developing a treatment programme for juvenile boys based on the psychological theories on juvenile delinquency, to women and crime and using conflict criminology to critically discuss whether student protests in South Africa are justified.

Professor YK Seedat and Dr Clive Daniel with Board Director President at CMSA, Professor M M Sathekge.

UKZN Medical Stalwarts Honoured

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The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) has named two of its function rooms at its building in Durban after two UKZN academics who are stalwarts in the field of Medicine and have played a major role in the growth of the CMSA in KwaZulu-Natal.

Emeritus Professor Ahmed Thandar and Dr Yasmeen Thandar.

Three Doctors in One Family!

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Dr Yasmeen Thandar, the daughter of UKZN alumnus and one of the longest-serving academics at the University, Emeritus Professor Ahmed Thandar, became the third doctor in her family after she was awarded her PhD.

Dr Mergan Naidoo.

Exchange Student Opportunity

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UKZN’s Family Medicine Specialist, Dr Mergan Naidoo, has invited UKZN Nursing and Medical students to apply for a funded foreign student exchange academic experience through the Global Educational Exchange in Medicine and the Health Profession (GEMx) Project.

Dr John Feehally and Professor Rajendra Bhimma.

UKZN Academic Wins Prize at World Conference of Nephrology in Mexico

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Paediatric Nephrologist Professor Rajendra Bhimma won second prize for his poster presentation in the Clinical Research category at the 2017 World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) in Mexico.

UNkz Shamila Mpinga noNkz Simone Gray baklomeliswe ngemifundaze yeMandela Rhodes Scholarship.

Abafundi BezoMthetho baklomele ngemifundaze yeMandela Rhodes

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Abafundi ababili baseKolishi Lezifundo ZoMthetho Nezokuphatha e-UKZN oNkz Shamila Mpinga benoNkz Simone Gray, baphumelele ngamalengiso baphinde baklomeliswa ngomfundaze i-Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.

Dr Zamambo Mkhize and Dr Monica Otu

Success of Black Students in SA Higher Education Institutions Discussed at Seminar

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“Understanding Black Students’ Access to and Success in South African Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)” was the topic of a seminar hosted at UKZN by the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity (ccrri).

Dr David Skinner.

Association Between Sjambok Injuries and Renal Dysfunction Examined in PhD Research

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The relationship between injuries caused by being hit with a sjambok and renal dysfunction was examined in a paper by University of KwaZulu-Natal doctoral candidate, Dr David Skinner.

UKZN’s Professor Nyna Amin (top row) and Dr Langa Khumalo (bottom left), and CAO’s Mr George van der Ross (bottom right).

UKZN Interacts with School Principals and Teachers

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The Division of Corporate Relations (CRD) interacted with school principals and teachers during a Stakeholder Relations Breakfast at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus.

UKZN staff with the Vice-Chancellor, President of Convocation and Lesotho-based graduates.

Lesotho UKZN Alumni Lunch

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The Alumni Relations Office co-ordinated a very successful and well attended get-together in Lesotho.

Second princess at Miss India South Africa International 2017, Ms Kiara Rampaul.

Student Crowned 2nd Princess at Miss India South Africa International 2017

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars - these words encouraged UKZN student Ms Kiara Rampaul to compete in her first pageant.