24 May 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 27
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim.

UJ Honours Pioneering HIV/AIDS Expert, Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim with an Honorary Degree

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One of the world’s leading HIV and AIDS researchers, with pioneering contributions in understanding the evolving HIV epidemic, while also fighting for the rights of those affected by HIV and AIDS, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is to be honoured with an honorary doctoral degree - Doctor Litterarum et Philosophiae (honoris causa) - by the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

Students and staff from the School of Mechanical Engineering exhibit their projects at the Cars in the Park event.

UKZN Vehicles Steal the Show at Cars in the Park Exhibition

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The six vehicles students and staff of UKZN’s School of Mechanical Engineering exhibited at the annual Cars in the Park event in Pietermaritzburg were all massive crowd pullers!

Mr Siyabonga Shezi, uqeqeshe umhlengi wase-Scottburgh uMnu Jonathan Rorke.

Umqeqeshi Wase-UKZN Ulekelele Ontwezayo Ukuba Anqobe Indondo Yegolide

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Umfundi weziqu zeMastazi KwezeSayensi YokuVocavoca Umzimba Nokungcebeleka uMnu Siyabonga Shezi uqeqeshe ongumhlengi wababhukudi wase-Scottburgh uMnu Jonathan Rorke lapho enqobe khona wahlabana ngendondo yegolide emqhudelwaneni i- General Tyre South African Lifesaving Championships.

Prospective students at the recent UKZN Open Days.

UKZN hosts Successful 2017 Open Days

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The 2017 UKZN Information Open Days held on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses attracted large numbers of prospective students anxious to learn more about degrees and programmes on offer at the University.

Professor Benn Sartorius.

Global Decline in Deaths Among Children and Adolescents - Study Finding

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UKZN’s Professor Benn Sartorius is a co-author of a study describing levels and trends for mortality and non-fatal health outcomes in children and adolescents aged 19 years and younger in 195 countries from 1990 to 2015.

Mr Sabelo Shezi.

Cum Laude Masters Graduate Encourages Students to Persevere through Disadvantage

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Mr Sabelo Shezi of the Discipline of Bioresources Engineering has received his Master’s Degree cum laude in Bioresources Systems - an achievement made all the more significant because of the challenges he had to overcome.

The FIFA Bosses.

Enactus UKZN is Back on its Feet

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Enactus UKZN, after being dormant in 2016, has swung back into action this year with a variety of fund-raising events.

Staff at the Employee Wellness Day on the Westville campus with Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu of the Human Resources Division and Ms Philippa Hempson of UKZN’s Medical Aid Scheme.

UKZN Promotes Employee Wellness

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UKZN Wellness Days were once again held at all campuses to promote the holistic wellbeing of employees.


Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers-Student Chapter Launch

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The Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers - Student Chapter (AMAL-SC) was officially launched at UKZN during an event on the Howard College campus.

From left: Ms Tasmeera Singh, Dr Dhananjay Keskar, Professor Brian McArthur and Dr Upasana Singh.

UKZN Signs Agreement with International Business School

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKZN and an international education institution based in Mauritius, Amity Business School, has been finalised.

UKZN celebrates student leaders who graduated recently.

Academic Successes of UKZN Student Leaders Celebrated

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UKZN celebrated the academic successes of student leaders at a gala dinner on the Westville campus.

From left: Professor Damtew Teferra, Dr Beatrice Njenga, Associate Professor Wondwossen Tamrat, Dr Samuel Kifle, Dr Eva Egron-Polak and Dr Mahama Ouedraogo.

UKZN Helps Organise High-Level Leadership Symposium in Ethiopia

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A high-level symposium sponsored by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in association with several partners and sponsors, including UKZN’s Higher Education Training and Development Unit (HETD), was held in Addis Ababa.

Students from TTACCSO at the Edith Benson Babies Home in Sherwood, Durban.

UKZN Christian Students Donate Blankets to Babies Home

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Students from the Twelve Apostles Church in Christ Students Organisation (TTACCSO) on the Westville campus donated blankets, duvet covers, pillows and sheets to the Edith Benson Babies Home in Sherwood, Durban.


Occupational Therapy Discipline Celebrates Record Number of Master’s Graduates

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Eight students in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy at UKZN have received their master’s degrees – this is the highest ever number of master’s graduates in the Discipline in a single year.

UKZN Council member and entrepreneur, Mr Sammy Mashita.

UKZN Alumnus Selected to Serve on University Council

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Philanthropist, marathon road runner, successful entrepreneur and UKZN alumnus Mr Sammy Mashita has been appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training Mr Bonginkosi Blade Nzimande to serve on the University’s Council until 2020.

A collection of Matthew Willman’s photographs.

Acclaimed Photographer Gives “A Life Less Ordinary” Presentation at UKZN

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Members of UKZN’s Durban Alumni Association were treated to a peek behind the lens of one of South Africa’s foremost photographers Matthew Willman during a talk and presentation he gave at the University.