29 August 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 43
Umfundi we-PhD ku-CCMS uMnu Tigere Muringa ophumelele kuMncintiswano we “ENSPIRE” Elevator Pitch Campus.

Umfundi Wezesintu Uphumelele ku-ENSPIRE Elevator Pitch

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Umfundi weziqu ze-PHD kuSikhungo Sezokuxhumana, Ezokwazisa noMphakathi (i-CCMS), uphume endaweni yokuqala emncintiswaneni we “ENSPIRE” Elevator Pitch Campus, okuwuhlelo lwe-UKZN InQubate lwabafundi abangosomabhizinisi obelubanjelwe kuKhempasi I-Howard College.

Professor Pragashnie Govender with Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath.

First Runner Up in DST South African Women in Sciences Awards

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Professor Pragashnie Govender is an Associate Professor and academic leader of research in the School of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences. 

Dr Paradise Madlala was awarded the IAS/Abivax Research-for-Cure Academy Fellowship Prize during the AIDS Conference held in July this year.

UKZN Lecturer Awarded Research-for-Cure Academy Fellowship Award

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UKZN lecturer and HPP (HIV Pathogenesis Programme) researcher, Dr Paradise Madlala, was awarded the IAS/Abivax Research-for-Cure Academy Fellowship Prize during the 2018 AIDS Conference held in July this year.

NIH delegates with UKZN’s Drill Fellows.

NIH Visits UKZN Fellows

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The UKZN MEPI Junior Faculty Training Grant, the DRILL programme, was recently visited by the Director of the Division of International Training and Research at Fogarty International Center, Dr Flora Katz, whose aim was to meet the grant scholars.

Scenes from the fifth Business Management Conference.

Management and Legal Solutions for African Cities of the Future Explored at Business Management Conference

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African Cities of the Future: Management and Legal Solutions was the theme of the fifth Business Management Conference (BMC) recently hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies at Protea Hotel Edward, Durban, from 23-24 August 2018.

Student entrepreneurs showcasing their business ideas at the UKZN InQubate Elevator Pitch Campus Challenge.

UKZN hosts Inqubate Business Pitch Finals

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UKZN InQubate recently participated in the National Student Entrepreneurship Week at the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses through its Entrepreneurial Skills Programme, ENSPIRE, launched earlier this year.

Ms Nonkululeko Shange from UKZN InQubate.

InQubate Seminar “ENSPIRES” Innovation during Student Entrepreneurship Week

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To mark the Student Entrepreneurship Week, UKZN InQubate and the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) hosted a seminar on intellectual property (IP), commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Professor Neil Koorbanally of the School of Chemistry and Physics, Ms Nonkululeko Shange and Ms Simphiwe Mntambo of InQubate gave presentations at the seminar which was held in Pietermaritzburg.

Newly-appointed CAES staff members enjoying their breakfast at the CAES Staff Induction.

New CAES Staff Members Receive Warm Welcome

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted an Induction breakfast for new staff members of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES).

JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience celebrates its 20th edition with the theme “Legacy”.

UKZN Hosts Legacy 20th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience

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The annual JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities will celebrate its 20th edition under the theme “Legacy”, from 28 August to 9 September 2018 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, with special performances at the Open Air Theatre and the Durban Art Gallery.

Clockwise from left: Ms Thulile Zama, Ms Rebekah Doty, Ms Tebogo Sedumedi, Ms Lindi Ngonelo and Ms Linda Tshabalala.

UKZN Staffer’s Band Pays Tribute to Female Music Icons

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UKZN staffer Ms Thulile Zama and her band, Heels over Head, recently performed at the State Theatre in Pretoria as part of the theatre’s Vavasati Festival. It was also a special performance for the five-member band as it also celebrated its 10-year anniversary. 

Nks Zahra Kader.

Kutholokala Izimpawu Kwabavelele

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Njengengxenye yokugujwa kwe-National Science Weekne-National Women’s Month, iKolishi YezoLimo, EzobuNjiniyela NeSayensi lihloniphe ososayensi besifazane ngomkhankaso walo obizwa nge-Wonder Women in Science. Laba abesifazane abanentshisekelo, abangamavulandlela namaqhawekazi aphikelelayo abenza ezibukwayo emkhakheni wezesayensi.

UKZN Jazz lecturer, Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane, releases his third album Closer to Home.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer Launches Third Album

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UKZN Jazz lecturer and pianist Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane will, next month, release his third album titled Closer to Home.

SGLD gathers imbokodo to network and inspire each other.

UKZN SGLD Celebrates Women in Leadership

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The Student Governance and Leadership Department (SGLD) recently hosted a seminar in celebration of women in leadership. All female students and staff in leadership positions were invited to the seminar which was held at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine with the aim of having them draw inspiration from women who have navigated their way up to leading roles in their respective fields and organisations.

Delegates and presenters at the AfreHealth Symposium.

Medical Experts Share Ideas on Health Systems at AFREhealth Symposium

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‘It is important when discussing health issues in the country to leave no one behind,’ said Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi at the second Annual African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) Symposium held at Durban’s ICC.

Mr Nhlanhla Nzama representing UKZN in Isle of Man, UK.

Waving the UKZN Flag High in the United Kingdom

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UKZN alumnus, Mr Nhlanhla Nzama is waving the UKZN flag high in the United Kingdom; having finished in second place at the recently held Mircogaming Isle of Man Marathon. Running under the UKZN banner, Nzama finished the 42.2 kilometre race in just under three hours and five minutes (3:04:24). This meant that he took the first position in the 35-39 age category.

UKZN students interacting with the Telkom team at the Student Entrepreneurship Week.

UKZN InQubate Partners with Sigma International on Telkom Student Income Generator Programme

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UKZN InQubate has, through its ENSPIRE programme (Entrepreneurship Skills Programme), facilitated a partnership with Sigma International to pilot a first of its kind Student Income Generator Project. Sigma International, a specialist enterprise development organisation based in Durban, is a Master Dealer to Telkom.