28 June 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 32
Durban International Film Festival Manager, Ms Chipo Zhou (left), with CCA Director Mr David Wa Maahlamela and Acting CEO of the Durban Film Office, Ms Toni Monty.

Developing Local Talent and Skills Transfer High on Agenda of International Film Festival

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The 38th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within UKZN’s College of Humanities takes place in Durban from 13 to 23 July.

The SHAPE Action Research Team.

Innovative Entrepreneurship Programme Being Launched at UKZN

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Management academic Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, together with colleagues from different disciplines in the College of Law and Management Studies and her full time masters and PhD students, will host an entrepreneurship initiative on UKZN’s Westville campus titled “SHAPE (Shifting Hope Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) Programme”. The initiative will run for 12 consecutive weeks.

Professor Suriamurthee Maistry during his Inaugural Lecture.

Inaugural Lecture Focuses on Advancing Social Justice Project through Economic Sciences Education

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In his inaugural lecture address, Professor Suriamurthee Maistry of the School of Education spoke on the international and national context within which society has to give effect to the social justice project and how through economic sciences education, this might be achieved.

Participants at the AfriHub - imagi-NATION: DREAM THE AFRICAN CITY OF THE FUTURE event.

Afrihub Builds Imagi-NATION

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Understand the future; embrace the future; create the future! This was the central message in the presentation by guest speaker at the imagi-NATION: DREAM THE AFRICAN CITY OF THE FUTURE event, Mr Abdool Kamdar.

Ms Franaaz Khan.

Law Academic’s Paper Explores Protection of Human Rights in Judicial System

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A paper by School of Law lecturer Ms Franaaz Khan has been published in the SA Crime Quarterly (SACQ), a Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) accredited, peer reviewed journal published jointly by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town.

Mr Khulekani Khumalo (left) with Advocate Vusi Pikoli.

Law Academic Presents Paper at International Conference

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UKZN School of Law Academic Mr Khulekani Khumalo presented a paper at a conference in Cape Town titled: “Rethinking the Encounter with the Police: from Marikana to Ferguson”, presented jointly by the University of the Western Cape and the University of Missouri in the United States.

UKZN alumni having fun at a movie evening.

UKZN Alumni Enjoy Movie Evening

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About 120 UKZN alumni had great fun at a movie evening at Musgrave Centre in Durban during which the film Gifted was screened.


The UKZN Griot. Of Internalised Trainophobia

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“Internalised trainophobia”.  This was a term I picked up at a forum on cross-cultural and corporate communication held at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, in July 2016. It was uttered by a communication professor, Saul Carliner, from Montreal who said he resisted being labelled an ‘instructional scientist’.

Delegates at the 9th Kenya Chemical Society International Conference.

UKZN Chemistry PhD Candidate Wins Top Award at International Conference

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A PhD candidate in the School of Chemistry and Physics on the Pietermaritzburg campus, Mr Daniel Onunga, won an award for an oral presentation he gave at the 9th Kenya Chemical Society International Conference (KCS) in Nairobi.

Troy Tesla.

Student Comedian in Line For Top Awards

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Twenty-four-year-old UKZN Law student Troy Tesla is in the running for the 7th Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards in the Newcomer of the Year and Audience Choice award categories.

Students who presented their research at this year’s Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS (HEAIDS) Youth Conference and 8th SA AIDS Conference.

CCMS Students Re-Emphasise Need for HIV Prevention at AIDS Conference

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Three UKZN Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) students presented their research at high profile conferences in South Africa.

From left: Dr Beatrice Njenga, Professor Etienne Ehile, Professor Orlando Quilambo, and Professor Damtew Teferra.

UKZN Academic to Play Vital Role in Higher Education Initiative

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UKZN’s Professor Damtew Teferra will play a leading role in the Higher Education Cluster for the implementation of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-25) and Agenda 2063 launched at the culmination of the 14th Association of African Universities’ (AAU) General Conference and Golden Jubilee in Accra, Ghana, earlier this month.

Dr Khumbulani Hlongwana.

SA’s Malaria Elimination Policy Under the Microscope

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Research conducted by UKZN Public Health Medicine lecturer Dr Khumbulani Hlongwana has revealed multiple factors affecting South Africa’s malaria elimination policy from the perspective of implementers, researchers and policy makers.

Some of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) representatives who led a discussion to create a dialogue on how to improve the French Discipline at UKZN.

French Discipline at UKZN Strengthened

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The College of Humanities recently hosted Emeritus Professor Pierre Martinez of the University of Paris VIII and Professor Juvénal Ngorwanubusa of the University of Burundi. 

Izitshudeni zonyaka wesibili kwezobuHlengikazi nothisha wazo uDkt Mbali Mhlongo.

Abafundi BezobuHlengikazi Balekelele Abasha Abalungiselela Ukuqala Isikole Samabanga Aphakameme

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Izitshudeni ezenza unyaka wesibili weziqu zobuhlengikazi e-UKZN zivakashele abafundi besigaba sesi-7 esikoleni samabanga aphansi i-Durban East Primary School e-Austerville, eThekwini, ukuze zibaluleke ngengozi yokukhulelwa nezidakamizwa njengoba belungiselela ukuqala esikoleni samabanga aphezulu.

UKSU Members attended the second part of the roadshow held at Howard College campus.

Union Campus Road Show Welcomed by Members

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A second road show by the UKZN Staff Union (UKSU) was held on the Howard College campus as part of a campaign to affirm and grow the union.