28 September 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 53
Participants at the Audiology Students’ Deaf Awareness Day.

“I’m Deaf, What’s Your Superpower?”

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UKZN’s final year Audiology students recently hosted a Deaf Awareness Day at Kwavulindlebe School for Deaf.


The UKZN Griot. Of Dubbing and Translation

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Marketization, Foreignization, Translation. These are terms I have learned during four lengthy visits to China, 2015-2017. Marketization refers to translating Chinese enterprises from the pejorative “faked in China”, an indication of resistant pre-modernity, to “created in China”, an indication of consumerist post-modernity.  Foreignization refers to translating Chinese culture abroad.  And, translation means basically how to enable intercultural communication between China and the world at large.

The Fijian delegation during their visit to the School of Law.

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies hosts Fijian Delegation

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Professor David McQuoid-Mason, of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, recently hosted a Knowledge Exchange visit for the Fiji Legal Aid Commission and Fiji Human Rights and Anti-discrimination Commission.

Highlights from the public debate.

LFTCI helps Students Tackle Assault and Bullying Challenges

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The Let’s Face The Challenges Initiative (LFTCI), a recognised club and society on UKZN’s Edgewood campus, recently held a programme on bullying and assault. Titled: Bullying and Assault; What are we going to do about them? The event included a debate to allow for various views on the issues under the spotlight. 

Members of St Augustine’s Anglican Church with Dr Msizi Mkhize- from left: Dr Mduduzi Ndwandwe, Dr Msizi Mkhize, Dr Njabulo Khumalo and Professor Bonke Dumisa.

Academic turns to Scripture to Promote Mathematics

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Mathematics champion and School of Accounting, Economics and Finance academic Dr Msizi Mkhize recently gave a “sermon” at the St Augustine’s Anglican Church in Umlazi Township.

UKZN staff during their community outreach initiatives.

HIV and AIDS Support Unit Reaches Out to Communities

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal HIV and AIDS Support Unit recently conducted a series of Community outreach programmes as part of its comprehensive prevention, treatment and care/support strategy.

Mr Darryl Earl David will head up the exciting ARTiculate Africa Literary Festival.

UKZN Academic to Head Up ARTiculate Africa Literary Festival

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UKZN Academic Mr Darryl Earl David will head up the exciting ARTiculate Africa Literary Festival to be held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) from 29 September to 01 October. ‘This will be the literary festival of 2017, nothing will come close to it,’ gushes Festival curator David, founder of SA’s national booktown in the Karoo.

College of Humanities Top performing researchers for 2016.

College of Humanities Boasts Top Performing Researchers 2016

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Prof Vimolan Mudaly of the School of Education, says he is grateful to the many people who served as catalysts in motivating him to write. ‘There are few opportunities that are presented to us and we need to grab them. I am under no allusions about appearing on the list. There are wonderful teachers that are not recognised and to them in, particular I, offer my utmost respect.’

From left: Mr Duncan Hay, Professor Albert Modi, Dr Shamim Bodhanya, and Mr Bongani Khumalo, Director of the INR.

UKZN and INR Strengthen Relationship through MOU

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The Institute of Natural Resources (INR) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) recently celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two institutions, formalising a relationship that has stretched back almost thirty years.

UKZN Drama and Performance students will perform LOVE, CRIME and JOHANNESBURG at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.


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The UKZN Drama and Performance Studies Programme at the Howard College campus is staging its annual showcase production.  This year, the students will perform Junction Avenues’ award winning play LOVE, CRIME and JOHANNESBURG at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 27 September to 01 October.

Mr Mzomuhle Mhlongo, Faculty Advisor of Enactus UKZN (left), with the Newly Appointed Executive Team.

Enactus UKZN Appoints New Executive

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The UKZN chapter of Enactus has recently apponted its executive for the 2017/2018 year.  Enactus UKZN had its AGM on 9 September, on the Westville campus. The outgoing executive of 2016/2017 reported on their term of office, the challenges they faced and their achievements.