13 September 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 51
Left: Mr JC Zondi (in red) performs his award-winning work Intimate at the JOMBA! FRINGE and right: Winner of this year’s JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award, Mr Sifiso “Magesh” Ngcobo with Ms Lliane Loots.

Double Accolade for UKZN at JOMBA!

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Masters in Drama and Performance Studies student Mr JC Zondi received the inaugural JOMBA! Pick of the Fringe award at this year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience. The award is given to an innovative choreographer from the Fringe in an endeavour to further encourage choreographers to create new work.

UNkz Shongani Dladla uklonyeliselwe ithalente lakhe lezinkondlo.

I-SINW Prominent Women Iklomeliswe Onekusasa eliqhakazile Wase-UKZN

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Umfundi weziqu zezeMfundo uNkz Shongani Dladla usanda kuhlonishwa yinhlangano ezinikele ekubhekaneni nezimo ezithize zenhlalo iSakha Isizwe Ngomuntu Wesifazane Global Organisation (SINW), ngenxa yobuciko bakhe bokubhala izinkondlo.

Dr Bereket Yakob Yota.

HEARD and UKZN PhD Graduate Appointed as Visiting Scientist at Elite University

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Dr Bereket Yakob Yota, a recent graduate of HEARD’s (Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division) PhD programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been appointed as a Visiting Scientist at the prestigious Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. Dr Yota who graduated with a PhD at UKZN in 2016, has been selected to contribute to the Department of Population and Global Health with focus on Health Systems at the elite School.

Guests at the event from left: Ms Ntandokazi Buthelezi, Ms Mbalenhle Shandu and Ms Nomfundo Khumalo.

Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurship and Self Love

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A group of UKZN female students convened to talk about the importance of education, self-love and self-importance at a recently held event to celebrate Women’s Day.

From left: Professor Petra Brysiewicz, DRILL Principal Investigator; Professor Anita van der Merwe and Professor Fatima Suleman, DRILL Principal Investigator.

DRILL hosts Informative Research Seminars

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UKZN’s Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL) programme recently hosted a number of research seminars.

From left: Father Neil Frank, Heidi Matisson, Hsin “Cynthia” Chiang, Pierre Buckley and Joan Akob.

First TEDx Talk held in Pietermaritzburg

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One of the most long awaited events at UKZN finally took place at the Ronald MacMillan Theatre with the audience showing up in its numbers to pack the venue in anticipation of the night ahead. Making its first debut in Pietermaritzburg, the TEDx (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talk with a focus on bio-global immigration and astronomy was sure to engulf, inspire, educate and unleash fresh ideas.

Attendees at the BASCO gender-based violence seminar at UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus.

Student Organisation Tackles Gender Based Violence

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UKZN’s Buya Africa Student Cultural Organisation (BASCO) hosted a gender-based violence (GBV) seminar in Pietermaritzburg to mark Women’s month.

Scientific Director of CROP, Professor Alberto Cimadamore delivers a public lecture at UKZN.

Poverty and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

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The College of Humanities recently hosted a public lecture as part of the Transformation and Leadership Lecture Series.

UKZN delegates Professor Warren Freedman (left) and Professor Michael Kidd.

UKZN Representatives attend Administrative Law Conference

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The Administrative Justice Association of South Africa (AdJASA) recently held its annual conference at Salt Rock Beach Hotel just north of Durban.

From left: Ms Patience Motokolo, Mr Wiseman Myeni (DTI) and Ms Nosisa Zaca.

DTI Promotes Entrepreneurial Mindset

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A group of student leaders from the Black Management Forum (BMF), Enactus and the Community Development Association (CDA) attended a capacity building workshop aimed at encouraging young people to think about entrepreneurship as an alternative to just seeking employment after completing their degrees. The workshop, held on 6 September, was organised by the Agriculture Economics Student Society (AESS) and was facilitated by Mr Wiseman Myeni from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).