UKZN Employee Engagement Survey a Success
The University of KwaZulu-Natal recently held its Employee Engagement Survey in a bid to get the views of its employees on the working climate at the University.
Professor Albert Modi has been appointed as UKZN’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal with effect from 1 August 2018.
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Final year LLB students, Mr Siphephelo Sithole, Mr Gift Luthuli and Ms Saadiyah Kader, joined the UKZN Street Law-Plus ProBono Outreach Team’s drive to provide free legal advice and domestic violence education in Ohlange, Inanda, as part of the Mandela Day celebrations.
Trainers and administrators from the KwaZulu-Natal office of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Basic Education attended a three-day UKZN Democracy Education Workshop run by the University’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies academics Professor David McQuoid-Mason and Ms Phumzile Xulu.
Ninety-six South African students who spent the past six years studying Medicine in Cuba as part of the Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro programme were recently welcomed back home by UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DoH).
The KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) and Thermo Fisher Scientific are collaboratively engaged in building skills in specialised molecular biology techniques; DNA amplification, sequencing and bioinformatics.
Final-year Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting student, Mr Sifundokuhle Kweyama’s novel Ubumnyama Bemisebe Yelanga (the darkness of the sun’s rays) aims to warn communities, especially women, about the practice of ukuthwala for riches.
Mr Kreesan Palan has received the Geological Society of South Africa’s (GSSA) John Handley Award for his master’s research involving the analysis of submarine canyon system morphologies off the west coast of South Africa.
Building strength and capacity in statistics education has been an ongoing priority for the Discipline of Statistics in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences (SMSCS) and events planned by the Discipline for the remainder of 2018 will continue along this line.