22 November 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 61
UNkz Tshegofatso Molefe.

Umfundi Owenza Unyaka Wokugcina Umele i-KZN Emncintiswaneni Wezobulungiswa

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Ukuhlolwa akukhona kuphela okubangela umfundi owenza izifundo zonyaka wokugcina uNkz Tshegofatso Molefe ukuthi abe nexhala phela ubambe iqhaza emncintiswaneni i-Justice Pageant SA ezobanjelwa eGoli ngasekupheleni kwenyanga.

Dr Somasundran Pillay walked away with the International Hospital Federation Global Excellence Award in Leadership and Healthcare.

UKZN’s Specialist Physician Scoops a Global Excellence Award

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UKZN’s Specialist Physician and PhD graduate, Dr Somasundran Pillay, has recently been  awarded the International Hospital Federation Global Excellence Award in Leadership and  Healthcare at the 41st World Hospital Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan.  This was in recognition of his PhD research work which resulted in a paper titled: Improving Diabetes Care In Resource-Limited Settings.

First Laser Larynx workshop at UKZN.

First Laser Larynx Workshop Held at UKZN

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The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery successfully hosted the first laser larynx workshop at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine on 13 November. The use of laser for ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgery is a highly specialised procedure which requires skill and expertise.

From left: Mr Govin Appavoo; Dr Albert van Jaarsveld; Mr Yogida Sawmynadan; Dr Upasana Singh; Dr Duva Pentiah, Chairman (OU) and Dr Kaviraj Sharma Sukon.

Successful eMIG Conference jointly held by UKZN and OU in Mauritius

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The journey to the first joint multidisciplinary eMIG Conference, recently held in Mauritius began in 2015, with a casual meeting of Dr Upasana G Singh of UKZN and Mr Govin Appavoo of the Open University of Mauritius (OU). This collaboration was formalised with an MoU being signed by UKZN and OU in May 2016.

Highlights from the Tihosi Tavakhali Concert.

African Music and Dance Students Present Tihosi Tavakhali Concert

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UKZN’s African Music and Dance (AMD) students in the School of Arts recently hosted their highly anticipated year-end lunch hour concert at the Howard College Theatre. The two-part concert featured original isicathamiya compositions by the first-year AMD 1B class.

Professor Benn Sartorius.

115 Years of Malaria in Africa

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences Research Professor, Benn Sartorius was the second author, lead analyst and key member of the team that published an article in Nature documenting spatial-temporal trends for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa over a 115-year period.

Ms Nikara Mahadeo presenting the awards to winner Ms Nantale Nsibirwa and runner-up Ms Samantha Hofmeyr.

KZN Premier’s Award goes to UKZN Masters Candidate at Conservation Symposium

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Ms Nantale Nsibirwa, a masters candidate in UKZN’s Discipline of Hydrology, was awarded the prestigious KwaZulu-Natal Premier’s Award at the 6th annual Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice (SCCP) held on 9 November.

Mr Trevor Lorimer and Mr Tadashi Mano with two prototypes of the cable line inspection robot.

Power Line Inspection Robot Innovators Showcase Technology in Japan

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UKZN’s Mr Trevor Lorimer from the Electrical Engineering Department and former UKZN Professor, Edward Boje, were recently invited to Japan by the Tokyo Electric Power Services Company (TEPSCO), a subsidiary of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), to showcase their cable line inspection robot technology.

Mr Mpondo Mkhuseli and Mr Lindokuhle Maphanga have penned workbooks to assist learners.

Students Develop English Study Guides

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Buoyed by the need to see an improvement in the matric pass rate, two UKZN students have developed an English study guide to help high school pupils in rural areas. The guide is a great resource to those pupils looking to tackle English as a second language.