08 November 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 59
Mr Darryl Earl David made Durban UNESCO’s City of Literature.

UKZN Academic gets Durban named UNESCO’s City of Literature

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Through hard work and steely determination, lecturer in the School of Arts, Mr Darryl Earl David, has finally succeeded in getting Durban the UNESCO City of Literature status. Durban now joins the prestigious list of 21 other cities which include Prague, Dublin, Iowa City, Baghdad and Barcelona.

UKZN’s Professors, Thumbi Ndung’u and Frank Tanser.

UKZN Professors and Scientists get Top Honours for Groundbreaking Health Research

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The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has awarded two UKZN scientists with Gold Medals for their innovative scientific contributions to the fields of HIV and tuberculosis research.

The Inanda community benefitting from free legal advice.

Legal Literacy and Legal Advice Provided to Residents of Ohlange

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On Saturday 7 October 2017 the UKZN Street Law-Plus and ProBono Outreach Programme housed at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies provided legal literacy information and legal advice at the home of community activist Mr Thami Shandu in Ohlange.

The award-winning architectural design by College of Humanities alumnus Mr Rod Choromanski.

Humanities Alumnus wins Prestigious Architecture Award

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UKZN alumnus Mr Rod Choromanski recently scooped the coveted "Best new building in Africa" award, during the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards, for his design of the uMkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum in Cato Manor, Durban.

From left: Mr Lwazi Ncanana, Mr Lawrence Ogunsanya, Mr Camrin Plaatjes and Mr Nhlanzeko Mbatha.

Architecture Students win at PG Bison Competition

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Architecture students Mr Lwazi Ncanana, Mr Nhlanzeko Mbatha and Mr Camrin Plaatjes were all Top Ten finalists in the prestigious PG Bison 1.618 competition. Plaatjes won third place and a R10 000 cash prize. All finalists also received a R2 000 cash prize.

From left: Mr Duncan Hay, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, Professor Albert Modi and Mr Konrad Taeuber at the Symposium.

Fountainhill Estate Symposium Celebrates UKZN Research

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Fountainhill Estate (FHE) recently hosted its annual two-day research symposium to disseminate the findings and purpose behind research being conducted at the estate. The estate avails its facilities to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) for the facilitation of research.

Participants at the CLMS Teaching and Learning Day.

Decolonisation of the Curriculum, the Focus of the CLMS Teaching and Learning Day

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Decolonising the curriculum to provide an enhanced teaching and learning experience for students was at the heart of this year’s College of Law and Management Studies’ Teaching and Learning Day.

Mentors and Student Support Services staff celebrate the certification ceremony.

College of Health Sciences appreciates the 2017 Peer Wellness and Academic Mentors

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Student Support Services in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently held a Peer Wellness and Academic Mentors’ Certification Ceremony at UKZN Medical School campus.

Volunteers led by Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), Refilwe Matlotlo, collect bags of litter at Durban’s Harbour.

UKZN Student Leads Storm Clean-Up Initiative

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Marine Biology student, Refilwe Mofokeng is making a difference with organised monthly clean-up initiatives aimed at keeping our oceans free from litter and safe for marine life.

Professor Thomas Konrad (left) with his former post-doc Dr Sandeep Goyal who is now Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali. Together they published two teleportation schemes for structured light based on linear optics.

UKZN Physicist Part of International Research on Teleporting Patterns of Light

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Professor Thomas Konrad from UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) and Centre for Quantum Technology is part of an international team of researchers that recently published research in Nature Communications detailing the first simultaneous teleportation of many pairs of light modes between two locations.

USolwazi Moses Chimbari ethula inkulumo emhlanganweni

Ikolishi Libambe Umhlangano Wokuqeqeshela Ukubhalwa KwamaDisetheshini NamaThesisi

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IDini YezoCwaningo YeKolishi LezeSayensi YezeMpilo, uSolwazi Moses Chimbari ubambe umhlangano oyimpumelelo lapho bekuqeqeshwa abafundi asebeneziqu nabaluleki baseKolishi ngemihlahlandlela yokubhala amaThesisi namaDisethishini.

Traditional healers on the medical science tour at UKZN.

Traditional Healers visit UKZN Labs

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A group of Traditional healers visited laboratories at UKZN’s two campuses namely the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and Howard College.

From left: Mam Rose of Airspring Supply, Mr Siyabonga Ntuli and Ms Zusiphe Nako.

Enactus UKZN - Rehabilitating Offenders and Saving the Environment

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Every day, ordinary wooden pallets are used to stock, store and move goods. A group of entrepreneurial and civic-minded UKZN students have come up with an ingenious way of upcycling discarded wooden pallets while rehabilitating ex-offenders.

Students at the OR Tambo pop-up exhibition on the Westville campus.

UKZN Celebrates Oliver Tambo Birth Centenary

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre held a pop-up exhibition to mark the birth centenary of one the most outstanding patriots in the struggle for South African freedom, Oliver Reginald Tambo. Staff and students were invited to sign their birthday greetings to OR Tambo on murals at the Centre on 27 October.

Ms Sarsfield Collins presenting a lecture on Legal Geographies and Social Justice.

Visiting Researcher Explores Legal Geographies and Social Justice

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Ms Louise Sarsfield Collins, a PhD candidate at Maynooth University in Ireland recently presented a lecture entitled ‘Legal Geographies and Social Justice’ at the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Highlights from the CVA Student exhibit at the KZNSA Gallery.

UKZN Centre for Visual Art and Digital Arts Postgraduate Exhibition at KZNSA Gallery

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The Centre for Visual Art (CVA) and Digital Arts within the College of Humanities recently curated an exhibition by postgraduate students at the KZNSA Gallery in Glenwood. The exhibition was opened by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UKZN, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.

SHAPE awards ceremony and business exhibition.

Entrepreneurship Programme Proves to be a Success at Awards Ceremony

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The School of Management Information Technology and Governance (MIG) recently hosted its SHAPE (Shifting Hope Activating Potential Entrepreneurship) business exhibition and awards ceremony.

CHS hosts a successful Research Symposium.

A Successful Research Symposium Hosted by the CHS Research Office

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The Research Office in the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted a successful Annual Research Symposium.

Grade 12 learners at the UKZN exam prep workshop.

Grade 12 Pupils benefit from Exam Preparation Workshop

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Over 200 matric pupils attended the grade 12 Accounting Exam Preparation Workshop recently held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.