27 June 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 30
UMnu Prince Ndlovu (kwesobunxele) nemisebenzi yobuciko i-Plastic Artwork emcimbini wokuthulwa komkhankaso wezomcebo osuselwa emfucuzeni

Kuvikelwa Umhlaba Ngemfucuza Ephendulwa Umcebo

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I-Waste to Wealth umsebenzi othokozisayo ophakathi kwenhlangano yase UKZN ebizwa nge-UKZN Engineering Hub for the African City of the Future (Afrihub) kanye nenhlangano egaya futhi ivuselele kabusha imfucuza i-Planetcare (Pty) Ltd.

African Music and Dance alumnus, Ms Thabile Buthelezi, who is actively working towards societal change.

UKZN Alumnus Does Her Bit towards Society’s Betterment

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UKZN African Music and Dance alumnus, Ms Thabile Buthelezi, is hosting a series of monthly dialogues and round table discussions aimed at the “betterment of society”.

At the screening of their films are students (from left) Mr Siphamandla Ngcobo, Ms Lihle James, Mr Eric Sunu Doe and Ms Nomfundo Zuma.

African Music and Dance Students Screen Documentaries

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Three Applied Ethnomusicology African Music and Dance (AMD) Honours students and a Doctoral student from the Music discipline recently screened their debut short films.

From left: Dr Joseph Matjila, Chair SANBI Board; Mr Lindokuhle Khanyile, UMDM; Ms Ntombifuthi Vilakazi, Umgeni Water; Dr Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi, UKZN and Mr Manelisi Ndaba, UMDM.

UKZN and uMgungundlovu Municipality Recognised for Leadership in Climate Change Adaptation

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UKZN researchers have been recognised by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and uMgungundlovu District Municipality (UMDM) for their leadership in a climate change adaptation project assisting those most vulnerable to adapt and survive in an environment where extreme weather events are becoming commonplace.

Street Law Train the Trainers workshop attendees.

Giving the Lowdown on Street Law

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Acting Head of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Professor David McQuoid-Mason was a lead co-trainer in a Street Law Train the Trainers Workshop for Law teachers from 11 European countries held in Prato, Italy. 

UKZN graduate, Ms Zanele Njapha, with her new book.

Alumna Taps Into Her Own Greatness and Launches Book

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal is proud to continuously inspire greatness amongst all its students, employees and alumni.


Of Conferences and UKZN Profile

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Conferences are usually stressful, rushed affairs where academics pout and position themselves; eyeing out the competition and missing each other during breaks. 

Participants of the Ghana Medical Law and Ethics Workshop.

UKZN Academic Conducts Medical Law and Ethics Workshop in Ghana

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Professor David McQuoid-Mason from the UKZN Centre for Socio-Legal Studies recently conducted a Medical Law and Ethics workshop for Ghanaian health professionals.

Visiting academic, Ms Valeria Pace, from the University of Cambridge, England.

English Academic Delves into Hellenistic Literature

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The Classics Department in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics hosted visiting academic, Ms Valeria Pace from the University of Cambridge, England, who presented two papers on Hellenistic Literature and engaged with students in connection with their research.

Dr Msizi Mkhize, delivering an Accounting lecture to a venue packed with Grade 12 pupils.

Helping Pupils Succeed

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This Youth Day, 1 064 grade 12 pupils from Durban high schools benefitted from an Accounting examination workshop run by UKZN academic, Dr Msizi Mkhize, with the aim of preparing them for the upcoming mid-term Accounting exams.

UKZN students with other volunteers after a successful day cleaning up Durban.

Dozens Rally for Durban Harbour Clean-Up and Campus Recycling Drives

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Coinciding with World Oceans Day, PhD candidate and environmental activist, Ms Refilwe Mofokeng, organised two clean-up events in Durban intended to influence people’s opinions on the treatment of litter, particularly plastic.

Professor Bandana Purkayastha seen with Social Science staff and students.

Challenges Faced by Female Academic Thrust in the Spotlight

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The School of Social Sciences at the Pietermaritzburg campus hosted a seminar on Women in Academia: Gendered Challenges, Gendered Solutions presented by Professor Bandana Purkayastha from the University of Connecticut, USA.

Dr Sheri Seetal and workshop attendees.

Strengthening Alumni Relations and Helping them Succeed

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Relationships between UKZN and recent alumni - many of whom graduated in April this year (2018) - have been strengthened through a Job Search Skills Workshop recently held and co-ordinated by the Alumni Relations office.