09 May 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 23
Leading academics, scientists, researchers, students, civil societies and the public joined the global March for Science, held in Durban on 14 April.

The 2018 March for Science in Durban Attracts Huge Support from Scientists and Students

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The second annual March for Science in Durban held on 14 April saw an impressive turnout by students, scientists, civil society and government officials participating and making their voices heard in support of science, innovation and use of evidence to improve lives. The march attracted over 1 000 participants, a four-fold increase in numbers compared to the inaugural march held in 2017

From left: Dr Ethel Abe, Dr Thea van der Westhuizen and Dr Andrisha Beharry-Ramraj.

UKZN Scoops Awards at Big Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event in Washington DC

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Teamwork by UKZN academics Dr Ethel Abe, Dr Andrisha Beharry-Ramraj and Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, all from the School of Management, IT and Governance (SMIG), recently put UKZN in the limelight at the 6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE)

School of Accounting Economics and Finance staff and students at the Postgraduate Research Centre.

New Postgraduate Centre Launched

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The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance recently launched its refurbished Postgraduate Research Centre aimed at creating a welcoming and supportive environment for postgraduate students conducting legal research and writing.

Kusukela kwesokunxele: uMnu Doctor Sangweni, uMnu Mndeni Mkhize, uMnu Malindi Kunene, uMnu Lloyd Ngundze (Dolsden Oracle (Pty) Ltd), uMnu Leon Katambwe (Urban-Eco).

Ukubamba Iqhaza Kwentsha Kwezomnotho

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Ngenxa yokubona ukuthi  sincane isibalo sentsha ebamba iqhaza kwezomnotho njengabasebenzi okanye abaqashi, i-Dolsden Oracle (Pty) Ltd yethule i-eThekwini Economic Talk.

i-Sangoma Ms Nokulinda Mkhize presents guest lectures at UKZN.

Renowned i-Sangoma Nokulinda Mkhize gives Guest Lecture at UKZN

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In celebration of African Religious Heritage and Religion and Media Studies, the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) presented two guest lectures by renowned i-Sangoma Ms Nokulinda Mkhize, who practices ancestral-based healing and spirituality in the digital age.

Physiotherapy students with lecturer Mrs Andiswa Langa Mbatha (third left) and Mr Musa Kubhela, UKZN staff member based at Madadeni (far right).

Physiotherapy Fully Reloaded on Decentralised Clinical Training Programme

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The UKZN School of Health Sciences’ Physiotherapy Department began its second-year of the Decentralised Clinical Training Programme (DCTP) in 2018 by adding Manguzi to the list of rural hospitals that the students go to.

Miss Zahra Kader in front of the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) telescope in Narrabri, Australia.

Astrophysics Student Returns from Prestigious Research Programme

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Miss Zahra Kader, a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) recently returned from Australia where she participated in a summer vacation programme, sponsored by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

AmaBhungane Managing Partner, Mr Sam Sole, at AfriHub’s “Critical Thinking” Seminar.

AfriHub and amaBhungane Promote Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking and the Changing of Destiny was the apt theme for the recent Hub for the African City of the Future (AfriHub) Seminar on Critical Thinking.

CHS bids farewell to uZihlahla Zemini.

UKZN Remembers Traditional Dr Cele “Zihlahla Zemithi” in a Special Way

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UKZN’s Discipline of Traditional Medicine remembered Traditional Dr Mkhuluwe Protas Cele fondly known as “Zihlahla Zemithi” at a Memorial service held at Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

UKZN student entrepreneurs during the Youth in Business breakfast seminar.

Youth in Business Breakfast Seminar

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Student Dynamics in partnership with the UKZN Howard College SRC hosted a business breakfast seminar with the objectives of availing funding options and business growth opportunities to student and aspiring youth entrepreneurs.

Some of the staff and students who did pap-smears.

Human Papillomavirus Awareness Week

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Cervical cancer is the most common cancer of women worldwide. The Human Papillomavirus vaccination drive took place recently.

From left: Justice Raymond Zondo, Dr Viwe Mxenge (Mxenge’s son) and Professor Managay Reddi.

Deputy Chief Justice Asks Tough Questions at the Mxenge Memorial Lecture

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‘What is it that we are prepared to show bravery for? That we are prepared to make sacrifices for in order to take this country forward? Is this the country that they [Victoria and Griffiths Mxenge and other struggle heroes] really fought for?’

Umncintiswano we-UKZN InQubate obewubanjelwe ekhempasini yase-Westville.

Abafundi base-UKZN Bakhangise Ngamakhono abo Kwezamabhizinisi

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Ihholo elikhulu lase-UKZN liphenduke laba inkundla yohlelo i-Dragon’s Den, kususelwa ohlelweni lwezamabhizinisi oluthandwayo kumabonakude; bekuphelele konke amajaji, abaqhudelanayo kanye nemiqondo ethokozisayo yezamabhizinisi.

UKZN’s Social Work department honouring Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a Memorial Service.

UKZN Honours the Life and Times of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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UKZN’s Social Work department recently hosted a Memorial Service in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Howard College campus.

KZN Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and Professor Motshedisi Sebitloane celebrate the new world record with doctors, nurses and campaign volunteers.

UKZN and KZN DOH Sets a New Guinness World Record

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DoH), The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and other stakeholders, recently broke the world record for the highest number of pap smears performed in the same place in one day.

Highlights from the Environmental Sustainable Action and Community Development Conference.

UKZN hosts Environmental Sustainable Action and Community Development Conference

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The School of Education Community Engagement office in partnership with non-profit education development organisation Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME) recently hosted its second Annual Environmental Sustainable Action and Community Development Conference at the Edgewood campus.

UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer to Perform at State Theatre in Pretoria

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Prolific pianist, composer and UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be performing at The State Theatre on Friday, 18 May. Tickets for the show which starts at 20h00 are R120 at Computicket.

Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson with UKZN masters and PhD Students who completed the 2018 1st Semester Systematic Review and Scoping Review Course.

SNPH host a Successful Systematic and Scoping Review Course

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UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health (SNPH) recently hosted a systematic review and scoping review course aimed at improving knowledge of evidence synthesis research methods.

Teamwork makes dream work, congrats to the UKZN athletics team for finishing the Two Oceans Marathon.

Congratulations to the UKZN Athletics Club

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The UKZN Athletics Club recently competed with the world’s best runners in the Old Mutual Two Oceans in Cape Town.

Dr David Lokhat speaks to grade 12 learners at Al-Falaah College in Durban.

The Travelling Bus of Engineers visits Al-Falaah College

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Every year the School of Engineering runs a programme called the Travelling Bus of Engineers, which is aimed at taking Engineering staff from UKZN out to schools.