16 November 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 60
Mr Kumeren Govender.

Medical Student Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

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Final year Medical student at UKZN, 24-year-old Mr Kumeren Govender, has been awarded a 2018 Rhodes Scholarship for travel, living and study expenses at Oxford University in England.

Professor Bernard de Meyer during his inaugural lecture.

Contemporary Francophone African Literature Focus of Inaugural Lecture

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Contemporary Francophone African Literature: How a Joking Cousin Became the Storyteller, was the title of an inaugural lecture given on the Pietermaritzburg campus by Professor Bernard de Meyer of the School of Arts.

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ISikole SezeMfundo Sivakashelwe Amalungu Ohlelo Lokushintshisana Lothisha Nezwe Lase-Germany

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Smarties Award winners (from left): Mr Riaan Grobbelaar, Mrs Debbie Heustice, Ms Jolene Laas, Mr Peter Cheadle, Ms Ann Jack and Mr Ashley Wood.

Smarties Awards for UKZN’s info4africa

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info4africa - a Centre of UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences -  and technology partner Always Active Technologies’ (AAT) mobile health solution, recently won awards in three categories at the Mobile Marketing Association’s (MMA) prestigious Smarties Awards held in Gauteng.

Plastic nurdles on uShaka beach in Durban.

UKZN Research Proving Relevant Following Plastic Pellet Spill in Durban Harbour

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A documentary on the Carte Blanche TV show last year featuring UKZN researchers has proved relevant in terms of warning of the dangers of microplastic spills following the devastating storm which struck greater Durban on 16 October this year.

College of Law and Management Studies staff.

College of Law and Management Studies Staff Excel Academically

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The College of Law and Management Studies recently hosted a celebratory lunch in honour of staff member Dr Cecile Gerwel-Proches who received a Distinguished Teacher Award as well as colleagues who graduated with PhDs this year.

NAOC’s Professor Jun Yan (seated left) with UKZN Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Albert van Jaarsveld (seated right) and representatives of UKZN, the Chinese Embassy and the NAOC at the signing of the MOA.

UKZN/National Astronomical Observatory China MOA Enhances Collaboration

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The Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory China (NAOC) Professor Jun Yan visited UKZN during which he signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Albert van Jaarsveld.

UKZN and UCL research collaborators.

Research Partnership Aims to Improve Approach to Congenital Disorders Care

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UKZN and University College London (UCL) representatives met recently for talks on joint research ventures that will hopefully lead to South Africa being able to improve relevant interventions for the care and prevention of congenital disorders (CDs).

From left: Mr Lloyd Gordon, Mr Wellington Samatanda, Ms Serini Reddy, Mr Damon Pelser, Mr Vanoshan Ramdhani, Ms Ayesha Khan, and InQubate Director, Ms Suvina Singh.

Research Day Promotes Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Doing research for impact beyond publishing and becoming job creators rather than job seekers were emphasised during an innovation stream event on UKZN’s Westville campus.

Physiotherapy students and academics during an interactive session on the Westville campus.

Physiotherapy Students Share their DCTP Experiences

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Fourth-year students from the Discipline of Physiotherapy shared their Decentralised Clinical Training Programme (DCTP) experiences with third year colleagues in the School of Health Sciences (SHS) during an interactive session on the Westville campus.

Staff and students at the Maths FET farewell and excellence awards function.

School of Education Holds Maths FET Farewell for Students

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The Mathematics Discipline within the School of Education held its third annual Maths Further Education and Training (FET) farewell on the Edgewood campus.

From left: Ms Lyndel Captain, Dr Rudi Kimmie and Ms Sanele Khanyezi,

Engineers Explore their Photographic Creativity!

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The Afrihub Snap@engineering Art meets Technology photographic competition prize-giving event was held at the Centenary building on the Howard College campus.

Some of the attendees at the Young Men’s Forum.

First Love Yourself and CHASU host Successful Young Men’s Forum

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A group of young men from the University of KwaZulu-Natal Westville campus recently convened to discuss various issues and social pressures that men are faced with.

From left: Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, UKZN Vice-Chancellor and Principal; Dr Pravin Thakur of Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mr Ntuthuko Zwane of Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

UKZN Fostering Relationships between Industry and Academia

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a Town and Gown event to cement relationships between academia and business in the province.

Professor Indresan Govender.

Inaugural Lecture Focuses on a Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Granular Flows

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Even though granular materials are extremely ubiquitous (second only to water) in industry with mining alone accounting for up to 50% of South Africa’s (SA’s) economy, a complete understanding of how rock and slurry flow within the enormous processing machines...

Mr Stanford Praise Ntimba.

Physiotherapy Student Nominated for Music Award

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Fourth-year Physiotherapy student Mr Stanford Praise Ntimba’s album has been nominated for the 2017 Mpumalanga Gospel Music Awards (MGOMA17) being announced on 10 December.

UKZN academics with the delegation from Malawi.

Malawian Delegates on a Benchmarking Visit to UKZN

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Delegates from the Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi recently visited the College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS) on a benchmarking trip.

Speakers at the exiting students programme.

Students Learn about Life in the World of Work

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Final year students in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) enjoyed a fun-filled and informative day at the annual Exit Orientation and Graduate Recruitment Programme on the Westville campus.

Student Services Wellness Day.

Student Services Division Hosts Staff Wellness Event

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UKZN’s Student Services Division (SSD) successfully hosted its annual staff wellness event to promote and encourage staff members to take protective measures to avert the onset or worsening of an illness or disease as well as to adopt healthier lifestyles - including financial wellness.