12 July 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 34
KZN Groundsman of the Year Mr Sugan Pillay (centre) with his garden and grounds team.

UKZN’s Sugan Pillay is KZN’s Groundsman of the Year

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UKZN’s cricket groundsman, Mr Sugan Pillay, supported by his Gardens and Grounds team, has been named as “Groundsman of the Year” by the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union.

Professor Serban Proches with his wife, Cecile, and daughters, Anya and Mira, on the occasion of his Inaugural Lecture.

Mapping the Antiquity, Pervasiveness and Uniqueness of Life on Earth

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Animals and plants found only in a certain area are important in creating a sense of place while those occurring throughout the world are recognisable wherever one goes. Both widespread and localised species contribute to a region’s unique flora and fauna.

Mr Darryl Earl David who is on a mission to make Durban UNESCO’s City of Literature.

Academic Spearheads Bid for Durban to be a UNESCO City of Literature

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Lecturer in the School of Arts Mr Darryl Earl David is on a mission to make Durban a UNESCO City of Literature.

AADP academics Mr Sanele Gumede (left) and Mr Ayanda Meyiwa at the IAME Conference in Kyoto, Japan.

Academics Present Research Papers at Maritime Economics Conference

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Accelerated Academic Development Programme (AADP) lecturers Mr Ayanda Meyiwa and Mr Sanele Gumede presented papers while attending their first ever International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference in Kyoto, Japan.

Macroeconomics Working Group Members.

UKZN Research Group to attend Economic Discussion Forum in Grahamstown

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Members of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s (SAEF) Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG), will present their research papers at the Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown beginning on 30 August.

UKSU members.

UKZN Staff Union Praised for its Achievements

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal Staff Union (UKSU) was praised at a roadshow it held at the Medical School in Durban for ‘its tenacity in negotiating benefits for all staff.’

Members of the team of professional nurses who attended the MDR-TB management workshop.

Workshop Equips Nurses with MDR-TB Management Skills

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The Discipline of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Public Health at UKZN hosted a Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) workshop for professional nurses enrolled in the primary healthcare programme at UKZN.

The top three performances of the day.

Team Building Unearths Talent

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The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) and the School of Laboratory Medicine (LMMS) in the College of Health Sciences recently held a team building staff talent show titled: “Show Us What You’ve GOT”.

Enactus UKZN members Masbonge Dlamini and Sanelisiwe Msweli presenting on their innovative farming App, Kandu.

UKZN Enactus Team Recognised for Innovative Farming App

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The UMtate WamaBovu project of the UKZN Enactus team has introduced an innovative App called Kandu which they believe is the solution to many problems faced by farmers in uMsinga in KwaZulu-Natal.

Professor Tulio de Oliveira and right is the view from Vital-IT and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, which KRISP team recently to visited to set-up collaborations and learn more about their successful business plan.

KZN Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform Established

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The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and UKZN have signed an agreement for the establishment of KRISP – the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform.

Heels over Head perform at Essence Festival in New Orleans.

UKZN Staffer’s Band Performs at Essence Festival in New Orleans

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An all-women jazz band led by UKZN School of Arts staff member Ms Thulile Zama performed at the Essence Festival in New Orleans in the United States recently.

Participants at a workshop on domestic and gender based violence share advice.

Workshop on Domestic and Gender Based Violence

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UKZN’s College of Humanities and the Advice Desk for the Abused hosted a two-day crisis intervention training workshop at the University’s Innovation Centre on Domestic and Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Abuse.

DRILL Team (Principal Investigators, Fellows and DRILL administration staff).

Research Excellence the Priority for College of Health Sciences DRILL Leadership Team

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The Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL) leadership team at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has been awarded a competitive US National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center (NIH/FIC) grant.

A South African film SERPENT will be screened at the opening of the 38th Durban International Film Festival.

Durban International Film Festival Opens With SA Thriller

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities has announced that SERPENT, a South African movie directed by Amanda Evans, will open the 38th Durban International Film Festival on 13 July.

Participants at the College of Humanities Sports Day.

Relay Racing, Gladiator Contests and Tugs of War at Staff Sports Day

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The College of Humanities staff had a fun time at their annual sports day this year in spite of the cold weather.