24 August 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 40
Award-winning Jazz Lecturer Mr Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane.

Double Accolade at Mzantsi Jazz Awards for UKZN Lecturer

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UKZN Music Lecturer Mr Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane recently won two awards for his debut album, Amanz’ Olwandle, at the inaugural Mzantsi Jazz Awards in Johannesburg.

Dr Somasundram Pillay (third right).

Specialist Physician’s Doctoral Work Earns Gold Award

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UKZN’s Dr Somasundram Pillay won first prize in the category of Outstanding Achievement at the 2017 Minister of Health Services Awards (MASEA) for innovation in his PhD work on Improved Regional Diabetes Care.

Dr Kreesan Naicker, Mr Mthetheli Xuma and Ms Roshan Dadoo re-enact the signing of the 1947 Three Doctors Pact.

Three Doctors’ Pact recalled at Memorial Lecture

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‘What I learnt from my father was your conscience, was your politics,’ said Ms Roshan Dadoo, the daughter of Dr Yusuf Dadoo, speaking at the annual Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture on UKZN’s Westville campus.

UKZN PhD candidate Mr Sabelo Ngema.

PhD Candidate’s Research Focuses on Solar Power Feasibility in KZN

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A PhD candidate at UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership is currently working on a project for Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal involving solar power being attainable in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ms Sarah Pudifin-Jones and Professor Max Du Plessis.

School of Law Researchers Co-Edit Class Action Litigation Handbook

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UKZN’s honorary Research Fellow Professor Max du Plessis and Ms Sarah Pudifin-Jones have been recognised for their pivotal role and involvement in co-editing and contributing as authors to the book Class Action Litigation in South Africa, which was recently released by Juta Publishers in July 2017.

Professor Anita Naicker with her family at her Inaugural Lecture.

Inaugural Lecture Focuses on Work being Done to Reduce Maternal Mortality in SA

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Increasing research evidence on HIV-associated pre-eclampsia aetiology, enabling evidence-based clinical and programmatic guidance for the better management of the disease and the consequential reduction of maternal mortality in South Africa, was the subject of an inaugural lecture at UKZN.

Women marching against gender-based violence in their community of Khethani in Winterton.

Young Girls Lead Awareness March in Rural KZN

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Taking a stand against gender-based violence, a group of girls and young women from Nthathakusa High School in the rural community of Khethani in Winterton, led a march to raise awareness about violence against women in their community in support of Women’s Month.

From left: Ms Cynthia Dibben with Hermannsburg High School’s winning team, Christel Bruggemann, Paul Tönsing, Luke Hayward, and Jarmin Claassen.

Hermannsburg High School Again Wins WESSA Enviro-Quiz at UKZN

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Hermannsburg High School has won the annual WESSA Environmental Quiz for the fourth consecutive year!


UKZN Academics Speak at Genetics Congress in Durban

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Several UKZN academics delivered presentations at the 17th biennial Congress of the Southern African Society of Human Genetics held in Durban in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health.

UKZN’s South African Medical Students Association organised a march against gender-based violence.

Students March against Gender-Based Violence

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A march to create awareness about gender-based violence and to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women was organised recently by the South African Medical Students Association (SAMSA) at UKZN.

The Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers-Student Chapter executive members with School of Law Lecturer Ms Munirah Osman-Hyder.

Launch of Student Chapter of Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers

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The Student Chapter of the Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers (AMAL-SC) held its official launch on UKZN’s Howard College campus in Durban.

UKZN’s Team which is developing New Medicines.

UKZN Developing New Medicines to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

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UKZN’s Novel Drug Delivery Unit is designing and manufacturing several new medicines to fight antibiotic resistance under the leadership of Professor Thirumala Govender and her team which includes post-doctoral Fellow, Dr Rahul Kalhapure.

Dr Takshita Sookan.

UKZN Biokineticist Receives International Recognition for PhD Study

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UKZN Biokineticist Dr Takshita Sookan received an early career researcher award for her poster presentation at the 2017 International Symposium on Exercise and Immunology (ISEI) in Coimbra, Portugal.

Ms Refilwe Mofokeng is a PhD Science student addressing social issues.

Wonder Woman Science Student is on a Mission to Save the World!

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To show support for National Science Week (5-12 August) and National Women’s Day (9 August), the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its Wonder Women in Science in a series of articles. The women are considered passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are “making waves in the field of science”.

NRF A-rated Scientist Professor Fernando Albericio with his students after his inaugural lecture into the UKZN professoriate.

Inaugural Lecture Portrays Personal Journey in the Field of Drug Discovery

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NRF A-rated Scientist, Professor Fernando Albericio, says health is possibly one of the most ‘magical’ words associated with the development of the human being.

Decolonisation, Dignity, and Humanisation within the sphere of Health Sciences was debated at a recent conference.

Debate on Decolonising Research and Teaching and Learning in Health Sciences Sphere

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently hosted a conference under the topic: Decolonisation, Dignity, and Humanisation, with the aim of encouraging a discussion on the question of decolonising African Research and Teaching and Learning in the sphere of Health Sciences.

Learners from Seven Hills Primary School with their Principal Mr R Gareeb (left) and UKZN’s Dr Nadaraj Govender.

UKZN Academic Treats Learners to Exciting Astronomy Workshop

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Learners from Seven Hills Primary School in Montford, Chatsworth, enjoyed a science and solar system astronomy workshop presented to them by Physics Lecturer in UKZN’s School of Education, Dr Nadaraj Govender, as part of Mandela Day.

PhD candidates, Mr Benjamin Chimukangara won the first prize with his oral paper whilst Ms Samantha Anderson took the first prize for her oral poster presentation.

School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences Presents Research Day

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UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (LMMS) in the College of Health Sciences recently hosted a Research Day on the Westville campus.

Activities on the go during a student community outreach initiative at the Ubunye Centre for abused and raped women.

Law Students get Involved in Community Upliftment

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In honour of Women’s Month, members of the Community Service Committee of the Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) in Pietermaritzburg visited the Ubunye Centre for abused and raped women in Pietermaritzburg.

The Discipline of Audiology staff at a team building event.

Audiology Team Building Event a Great Success

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Academics and professional support staff at the School of Health Science’s Audiology Discipline participated in an interactive outdoor team building event at the Emoyeini Lodge in Camperdown, aimed at improving staff efficiency and communication.