13 June 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 28
Kusukela kwesobunxele: uDkt Wafaa El-Sadr noDkt Myron Cohen oSihlalo be-HPTN, uSolwazi Quarraisha Abdool Karim noDkt Anthony Fauci, uMqondisi, we-NIAID, eSikhungweni SezeMpilo Sikazwelonke e-US

USolwazi wase-UKZN Uklonyeliswe Ngedondo Ephambili

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‘ngomsebenzi wakhe okhombisa ukuzinikela ngokuvelele nobuholi kwezamalungelo ezempilo, ekhaya nasemhlabeni jikelele

uMnu Thembelani Mazibuko, Ophume phambili kumncintiswano wokubhala ngesihloko sesabelomali i-DIRCO. Ubonakala noNgqongqoshe uLindiwe Sisulu.

Umfundi Uphume Phambili Kumncintiswano Wokubhala ngeSabelozimali

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Umfundi we-Master’s kwezenhlalo yomphakathi (ipolitiki), uMnu Thembelani Mazibuko, wenze i-UKZN yaziqhenya ngaye ngokuqokwa kwakhe njengomunye wabane abaphume phambili kumncintiswano wokubhala ngeSabelozimali saseMnyangweni Wezangaphandle Nokubambisana (i-DIRCO)

Education staffers honoured at a celebratory lunch for achieving their PhDs.

Celebrating Staff Achievement

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The School of Education at UKZN recently hosted a celebratory lunch for five of its staff members who graduated with doctoral degrees.

Dr Rajagopal’s visit to UKZN.

UKZN Hosts India’s “Father” of Palliative Care

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Is the Future of Medicine in the Past? was the title of a presentation on Palliative Care in India delivered by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr MR Rajagopal, at the UKZN Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

Learners, with their teachers and CAPRISA officials, proudly hold up their certificates of attendance at the CAPRISA Cell C Take a Girl Child To Work initiative.

CAPRISA hosts the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work initiative

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CAPRISA hosted 20 enthusiastic Grade 11 and 12 female learners and three teachers from high schools in the Durban, Howick and Vulindlela areas as part of the annual Cell C Take A Girl

From left: Ms Josephine Pasipanodya, intern plant breeder, ProSeed; Ms Mbali Majola, Msinga; Mrs Mathombi Duma, Swayimane and Mrs Londiwe Mhlongo, eThekwini Municipality, at the Symposium.

Zooming in on Agripreneurship and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

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Agripreneurship and sustainable agricultural value chains were the main topics of presentation at the third annual Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium hosted by UKZN  

TIBA AGM participants and presenters.

Successful Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa AGM Held at UKZN

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, in collaboration with Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA), hosted the first TIBA Annual General Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Durban.

Mr Lorenzo Davids (left) and Mr Jude Akinyelu.

PhD Students Fly UKZN Flag at International Nanotechnology Conference

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Two PhD candidates from UKZN’s School of Life Sciences received Best Paper awards for their oral presentations at the annual 

UKZN staffer and vocalist, Ms Thulile Zama, recently performed A Tribute to Mama Africa in KwaMashu in tribute to Miriam Makeba.

Sophia Town Vibes in KwaMashu during “Mama Africa” Tribute

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UKZN staffer and vocalist, Ms Thulile Zama, recently performed A Tribute to Mama Africa in KwaMashu, Durban, in association with Concert SA, iSupport Music Business.

Dr Somasundram Pillay congratulated by KZN Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and colleagues.

UKZN Specialist Physician Scoops Two MEC’s Health Awards

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Dr Somasundram Pillay, UKZN Specialist Physician and Blue Firm Internal Medicine Head at Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, clinched two awards at the MEC’s Annual Service


Donate R67 and Change a Life

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In the spirit of giving, the UKZN Foundation is spearheading the novel R67 for Nelson Mandela donation campaign; calling on staff, students, well-wishers and alumni to contribute to the worthy initiative by donating R67 towards the University’s Bursary Fund.

It was a big win for the UKZN team at Comrades.

Suffering and Triumph for UKZN Comrades Marathon Runners

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It was both ecstasy and agony for UKZN staff and students who participated and finished the grueling 2018 Comrades Marathon which can be described by some as 90,184km of pure torture...

PhD student, Ms Thulebona Shawe is awarded a certificate of recognition from NAAAS for her paper presentation.

A Closer Look at Insufficient IsiZulu Books in Urban Schools

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PhD student, Ms Thulebona Shawe of the School of Education, presented a paper at the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) conference in Dallas in the United States.

Ms Iksha Singh.

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Forges Career as Female Engineer

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Ms Iksha Singh graduated with her Master’s in Civil Engineering summa cum laude in April and now the engineering whiz is using her ambition, determination and fearlessness to shine in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Dr Ankit Katrodia (far right) with delegates from the Out of (and into) Africa International Symposium.

International Conference Top Honours for Postdoctoral Fellow

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Ankit Katrodia’s research on The Effect of Using Multi-Skilled Workforce on the Flexibility of Project Resource Scheduling and Project Costs

Being motivated to become strong leaders at a gathering of young doctors.

UKZN Students Attend Summit for Young Doctors

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Three UKZN Medical students attended a healthcare summit for young doctors organised by Discovery.

From left: Mr Sthembiso Lennox Madlala, KZN Department of Tourism, Mrs Shalo Mbatha and Mr Mpumelelo Bhulose aka Gxabhashe, former uZalo actor.

Book on the History of the Zulu Nation Launched

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Umlando kaZulu (History of the Zulus), a book which covers a variety of issues such as the challenges related to the origin and establishment of the Zulu kingdom by its founder, King Shaka Zulu, was launched at UKZN’s Killie Campbell Library on 2 June 2018.