31 May 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 28
Mr Vamisa Nzima.

Student Starts Campaign to End Hunger at UKZN Residences

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Second year Drama and Performance Studies student Mr Vamisa Nzima dedicates his free time to innovative projects in order to improve the lives of those in need, particularly fellow students.

UKZN research team members (from left) Mr Heiko Heilgendorff, Ms Ridhima Nunhokee, Dr Cynthia Chiang, and Mr Liju Philip. (Right) the team assembling the 70MHz antennae.

Exploring the Cosmic Dawn!

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A UKZN research team has returned from a trip to Marion Island in the sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean where they conducted work on Probing Radio Intensity at high-Z from the Marion (PRIZM) telescope.

Staff and students from UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were at the annual eThekwini/UKZN STEM Career Week to encourage learners to study Mathematics and Science.

STEM Careers Symposium on Edgewood Campus

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More than 4 000 Grade 11 and Grade 12 pupils from schools in and around the eThekwini Municipality region attended the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Careers Symposium held on UKZN’s Edgewood campus.

uNkz Avuya Ngcaweni, ohlomule ngomfundaze i-Shooter Voice Bursary.

Umfundi Womculo we-Opera Uzitholele Umfundaze Ophambili i-Shooter Voice Bursary Fund

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Umfundi we-Opera uNkz Avuya Ngcaweni ungohlomuliswe ngonyaka wezi-2017 ngomfundaze ophambili i-Shooter Voice Bursary Fund.

UKZN’s Ms Zama Khanyile with Professor Lisa Lopez Levers of the United States.

Trauma Counselling Workshop Facilitated at UKZN by Visiting US Professor

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A Trauma Counselling Workshop facilitated by Professor Lisa Lopez Levers of Duquesne University - a private Catholic institution in the United States - was held on UKZN’s Medical School campus.

East Coast Radio’s “Traffic Guy” Mr Johann von Bargen giving tips that save lives on the road during an address to the College of Health Sciences staff.

Drive Safely and Reach your Destination – Advice from “The Traffic Guy”

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“The Traffic Guy” on East Coast Radio, Mr Johann von Bargen, presented a defensive driving training programme for staff at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences.

Social Work students during the Oath-Taking Ceremony.

Social Work Students in Oath-Taking Ceremony

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Social workers and students at the School of Applied Human Sciences participated in an Oath-Taking Ceremony hosted at the Howard College Theatre by the Social Work Students Association.

Dialogue panelists.

Anti-Drug and Substance Abuse Initiative Established at UKZN

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The UKZN Anti-Drug and Substance Abuse Initiative (ADSAI) was established in 2016 through a collaborative effort driven by the University’s Risk Management Services (RMS) and the HIV and AIDS Programme. This initiative was started as a result of statistics related to drug abuse within the UKZN community. The HIV and AIDS Programme, in promoting healthy lifestyle practices saw a need for involvement in ADSAI especially in view of the link with risky behavior in relation to substance abuse and HIV infection.

Students from the International Scholar Laureate Program and Colloquium participants on the Westville campus.

UKZN Hosts International Colloquium on Higher Education and Global Challenges

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International Scholar Laureate Program students from the United States, Japan, Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela, Trinidad, Nigeria and South Africa were at UKZN for a Colloquium on Higher Education and Global Challenges.

UKZN Architecture lecturer Ms Magda Cloete.

Architecture and Childhood Development Discussed at Seminar

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“Architecture and Childhood Development: Towards Establishing Architectural Design Guidelines for the Built Environment Designed for Children in South Africa”, was the topic of a seminar by Architecture lecturer Ms Magda Cloete.

UKZN students at the SALT facilities with Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman (third left) and Professor Thebe Medupe (far right).

UKZN Students Tour SA’s Astrophysical and Space Science Research Facilities

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UKZN honours and masters students heard about South Africa’s advances in Astrophysics and Space Science during a four-day tour of research facilities in the Western and Northern Cape provinces.

ENT Surgeon, Dr Akhona Yakobi.

UKZN Surgeon Benefits from Time Spent at Yale University

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Dr Akhona Yakobi of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) is the first UKZN Black female Surgeon to visit Yale University in the United States on an exchange agreement between the two institutions.

Dr Albert van Jaarsveld with Mr Fanle Sibisi, UKZN staff members and alumni.

Good Time Had by All at Pietermaritzburg Alumni Lunch

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UKZN alumni based in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas enjoyed an opportunity to interact with the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Albert van Jaarsveld at a lunch held at the Protea Hotel in Hilton.

From left: Ms Senamile Dlangalala, Ms Ntathu Tlale, Mr Lawrence Nkosi, Ms Noxolo Nxumalo, Ms Nosisa Zaca and Ms Rechi Dlamini.

Agricultural Economics Students Society Hosts Seminar

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The Agricultural Economics Students Society (AESS) hosted its second seminar on the theme: “Raising Graduates for the Job Market: A Public Sector Perspective”.


The UKZN Griot. Of Colonialism and Capture

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Colonialism - put back on the agenda by the inimitable Helen Zille who, like Trump, confuses twittering ravings with cold hard policy, forgetting political correctness and empirical impact.