01 November 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 58
Mechanical Engineering final-year students with some of their final year designs including an off-road rally vehicle, a flying car and an amphibious “shark” car.

Mechanical Engineering Open Day a Resounding Success

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A collapsible hand bicycle, a cleaning system to rehabilitate used bricks, a turbine pump to improve water access for rural communities, a flying car, a rocket testing facility, a smart house  and a whole lot more were on display at UKZN’s Mechanical Engineering Open Day.

Professor Philip Stenning (third from left) with staff and postgraduate students from the Criminology and Forensic Studies discipline.

Renowned Criminologist Delivers Guest Lectures at UKZN

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World renowned Criminologist Professor Philip Stenning gave a lecture at UKZN’s Howard College Theatre on the criminal justice system and another on the plural policing provision.

Dr Glenn Maguire.

His Irish Eyes are Smiling!

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UKZN lecturer Dr Glenn Maguire is celebrating the achievement of a remarkable milestone in his academic career – the publication of his 200th scientific article.

Dr Dave Schwegmann with Dr Emmanuel Mutambara of the GSB&Land the leadership of JMH Hospital Group.

Business Breakfast Digests Turning Turmoil into Triumph

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The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L), in partnership with Nedbank, hosted a business breakfast themed: Turning Turmoil into Triumph – a Case Study in Change Management.

CHS Academics with the WHO Delegation.

UKZN Nursing Discipline hosts World Health Organization Delegation

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The UKZN Discipline of Nursing hosted a World Health Organization (WHO) delegation following the Discipline being re-designated one of only four Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centres (WHOCC) in Africa.

National Astrophysics and Space Science staff and students speaking to prospective new applicants at a function on the Westville campus.

National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme Attracts Applicants

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The National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) at UKZN recently organised a function to attract new applicants to the programme’s honours and master’s degree courses.

Second-year Nursing students and their lecturer Dr Mbali Mhlongo with BSN medical’s Occupational Health Nurse, Sister Christine Ludik.

Second Year Nursing Students Visit Medical Device Company

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A group of 80 Nursing students visited BSN medical in Pinetown as a practical experience in their Occupational Health Nursing studies.

International student Stephen Allen at the Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho.

Q and A Session with International Student

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Stephen Allen – a young American reading for a master’s degree at Tufts University in Massachusetts in the United States – is also studying isiZulu as a visiting postgrad student at UKZN. Interestingly, Allen began studying the language before he arrived here.

National and international participants and postgraduate students affiliated to the SARChI Project on Antibiotic Resistance and One Health at the WHO-AGISAR Inception Workshop.

UKZN SARChI Chair Awarded WHO Grant worth R980 000

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The Food Safety and Zoonosis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded UKZN’s Professor Sabiha Essack a grant worth about R980 000 for a research project she is working on.

Highlights from the CCS Great African Thinkers Series.

Centre for Civil Society hosts Great African Thinkers Series

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The first seminar in the Great African Thinker series was hosted by UKZN’s Centre for Civil Society (CCS) within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS).

Highlights from the 21st Poetry Africa Festival closing night at the BAT Centre in Durban.

21st Poetry Africa Closing Night Thrills Audience

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The 21st Poetry Africa Festival, organised by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities, had its grand finale at the Bartel Arts Trust (BAT) Centre in Durban with closing performances by Samthing Soweto, Zoe the Seed and Manelis.

Mr Admire Shayanowako with a conference organiser.

Promising Maize Biocontrol Research Presented in Japan by UKZN Researcher

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UKZN doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding, Mr Admire Shayanowako, was at the 26th Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society Conference in Japan to present results of his research on the integration of breeding and biocontrol in the control of a parasitic weed, Striga asiatica that affects the yield of maize in sub-Saharan Africa.

UKZN’s National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme staff and students with the Origin software.

UKZN Research Group Wins New Origin Software

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Programme Director of UKZN’s National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) node Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman won a competition organised by Blue Stallion Technologies (BST) and received a prize of an OriginPRO V2017 individual standalone licence.

UKZN’s Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman at the 28th International Laser Radar (LiDAR) Conference in Romania

UKZN Academic Delivers Presentation at International Laser Radar Conference

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The head of the Atmospheric Research Group on the Westville campus, Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman, delivered a paper at the 28th International Laser Radar (LiDAR) Conference (ILRC) in Romania.

From left: Mr Musa Mseleku and his third wife Mrs Thobile MaKhumalo Mseleku with UKZN lecturer Dr Gugu Mazibuko.

Lecture Session on Polygamy

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A lecture session on polygamy was presented for Heritage and Culture module students by the Discipline of African Languages in the School of Arts.