11 August 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 38

UKZN Ranked Third in SA by International Rankings Organisation

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been ranked third out of 16 South African universities rated by the respected world body, University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP).

Participants of UKZN’s Student Entrepreneurship Week.

Entrepreneurship Programme Benefits Youth

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UKZN students were encouraged to make entrepreneurship their career of choice as a solution to unemployment at the recent Student Entrepreneurship Week (SEW) hosted by the University in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

SRC Central President 23-year-old Ms Noxolo “Knoxy” Bhengu.

SRC Central President Ms Noxolo Bhengu – one of UKZN’s Phenomenal Women!

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It’s Women’s Month giving UKZNdabaOnline an opportunity to highlight some of the many phenomenal women at our University.

From left: Executive Director of NAAAS, Dr Lemuel Berry Jnr; Dr Gaydelle Lang of the Texas Southern University, and UKZN’s Professor Stephen Mutula.

Conundrum of Transformation in SA Universities

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The National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates (NAAAS) in the United States of America, in partnership with UKZN’s College of Humanities, hosted an international research congress in Durban on humanities, education, business, sciences and exploratory studies.

UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme hosted the annual 90 90 90 Fun Run on the Howard College campus.

UKZN hosts Annual 90 90 90 Strategy Fun Run

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The HIV and AIDS Programme held a fun run/walk for staff and students as well as members of surrounding communities and their families on the Howard College campus as part of the 90 90 90 UNAIDS Strategy which is an approach to ending AIDS as a public health threat by the year 2030.

UKZN’s Dr Yin-Zhe Ma (front) with the South African delegation at the FAST facility in China, - the world’s largest single-dish telescope.

UKZN Academic Visits World’s Largest Single-Dish Telescope in China

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A Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics at UKZN and a member of the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU), Dr Yin-Zhe Ma, visited the world’s largest single-dish telescope, the Five Hundred Metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), while in China as a member of a South African delegation to the second South Africa-China bilateral workshop.

Potential employers and students interacting during the Employers Career Exhibition.

Students Discover Countless Career Options at UKZN Exhibition

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The College of Law and Management Studies, in partnership with the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, recently hosted the annual Employers’ Career Exhibition on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses.

“Elevator Pitch” prize winners (from left) Mr Sandile Manyathi, Ms Nandisa Ngubelanga and Mr Ndiphiwe Nondabu.

Elevator Pitch Excitement at Student Entrepreneurship Week

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As part of Student Entrepreneurship Week, promoted by UKZN and the Department of Higher Education and Training, UKZN InQubate gave students tips on how to tackle the “Elevator Pitch” – the hard, quick sell of their business idea to prospective investors.

From Left: Dr Xolisa Melamane (TIA), Ms Nomandla Ngcoya (Entrepreneur), Ms Bathabile Mpofu (Entrepreneur) and Dr Brenda Moodley (Lecturer).

Students Encouraged to Explore Entrepreneurship as a Career

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As part of Student Entrepreneurship Week 2017, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) in collaboration with UKZN InQubate and the College of Law and Management Studies, hosted a Workshop on: “Exploring Entrepreneurship as a Career”.

Ms Sthabile Mnyandu at the Taichung Para Table Tennis Open in Taiwan.

Para Table Tennis Player Ms Sthabile Mnyandu one of UKZN’s Phenomenal Women!

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This Women’s Month, NdabaOnline is profiling some of the University’s phenomenal women. Twenty-one-year-old UKZN student Ms Sthabile Mnyandu is ranked number one in South Africa for women’s para table tennis.

Mr Mxolisi “Brilliant” Molefe with the Mseleni Ward’s Primary Healthcare Outreach Team in uMhlabuyalingana in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Medical Student Experiences Harsh Realities of Healthcare Work in Rural Community

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A young man made a commitment several years ago to his grandmother who was dying from cancer that he would study to become an Oncologist and work hard to help find a cure for the dread disease.

UKZN handed over blankets to 67 Blankets for Mandela Day to ambassadors of the project during a handover held on the Westville campus.

UKZN Knitwits Create Blankets for Mandela Month

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To commemorate Nelson Mandela Month, the UKZN community has been participating in a campaign to produce blankets for the less privileged. This culminated in a handover to ambassadors of the project recently held at Westville campus.

Abaluleki besebenza emhlanganweni wokucobelelana ngolwazi i-Research Wheel.

Umhlangano Wokucobelelana Ngolwazi ULekelele Ekucijeni Othisha Ngamakhono Okweluleka Abafundi

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Umkhakha weZokunyakazakomzimba, Ezokuzivocavoca Nokuqeda Isizungu eSikoleni Sezifundo ZezeMpilo ubambe umhlangano wokucobelelana ngolwazi weqembu labaluleki babafundo kwezocwaningo obuhlose ukuthuthukisa amakhono okululeka abafundi nokuba yingosi lapho ababambe iqhaza becobelelana khona ngolwazi nasebedlule kukho.

Photography artworks displayed during the Amazwi Ethu: Speaking Back! exhibition.

Centre for Visual Art hosts Amazwi Ethu: Speaking Back! Photography Exhibition

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The Centre for Visual Art (CVA) within the School of Arts hosted a photography exhibition titled: Amazwi Ethu: Speaking Back! at the Jack Heath Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.