06 September 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 44
Obhuti Abangamawele uLuthando kanye noThando Adam abavule indawo yokudlela ekhempasini i-Howard College

Lidekiwe Itafula: Obhuti Abangamawele Basungule Indawo Yokudlela eKhempasini i-Howard College

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Obhuti abangamawele baphinde babe abafundi be-Masters eKolishi LezesiNtu, uLuthando kanye noThando Adama, sebevule indawo yokudlela iXhamela Kitchen ekhempasisni i-Howard College.

Dr Mahmoud Baker (left); Professor Jules Tapamo, Acting Dean, School of Engineering (fourth right); Professor Cristina Trois, SARChI Chair in Waste and Climate Change (far right) and the Iqraa-AfriHub bursary recipients.

Iqraa Trust Pledges R1 Million in Bursaries for UKZN Engineering Students

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The Iqraa Trust is committed to South Africa’s development. This was the assurance given by Iqraa Trust Executive Chairman, Dr Mahmoud Baker, when he pledged R1 million for bursary funding through the Hub for the African City of the Future (AfriHub) to students studying Engineering at UKZN.

Research reveals smoking teens are prone to depression.

Smoking a Cause of Depression in Teenagers

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Teenagers who smoke suffer a great risk of depression. This is according to research conducted over a period of seven years by UKZN Public Health academic, Dr Andrew Tomita ...

Speakers and guests at the mini-symposium on the Sexual and Reproductive Health of teenagers.

Zooming in on Teenage Sexual and Reproductive Health

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UKZN’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology recently hosted a mini-symposium on the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Teenagers as part of the national Women’s Month celebrations. The event attracted healthcare practitioners, representatives from NGOs and the KwaZulu-Natal departments of Health and Education as well as researchers.

Professor Steve Worth welcoming the guests to the Food Evolution movie screening.

Film Explores the Science Behind GMOs

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The Food Evolution documentary, which tackles the science and debates surrounding the topic of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, was screened before more than 200 guests at the John Bews building on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

The opening night of the UKZN contemporary dance show, JOMBA!

Stunning Contemporary Dance on Opening Night of JOMBA!

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The “full house” signs were on display at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the opening night of UKZN’s 20th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities.

UKZN Drama students perform A Raisin in the Sun at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

UKZN Drama Students in Action at National Arts Festival

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A group of UKZN Drama students - under the supervision of visiting academic from the University of Missouri in the United States Professor Niyi Coker - performed the acclaimed Broadway production: A Raisin in the Sun, at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival (NAF).

Excited members from the UKZN Tennis Club after receiving a donation from the KwaZulu-Natal Tennis Association.

KZN Tennis Association and AfriHuB Boost UKZN Tennis

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“A healthy mind needing a healthy body”, received a much needed boost when the UKZN Tennis Club received a donation of tennis equipment and coaching funding to the value of R25 000 from the KwaZulu-Natal Tennis Association. The official handover was held at the renovated courts on the Howard College campus.

Young women came to learn more from Dr Delarise Mulqueeny.

Student YMCA Celebrates Women’s Month

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In celebration of Women’s Month, UKZN’s Student YMCA hosted a lunch with the emphasis on empowering, motivating and educating young women - and men - about how to overcome challenges and deal with life’s harsh realities.

The 2018 Wonder Women in Science are, from left: Dr Nomfundo Mahlangeni, Ms Zahra Kader, Professor Annegret Stark, Dr Joyce Chitja, and Ms Seipati Mokhosi.

Breakfast Celebrates Culmination of UKZN Wonder Women in Science Campaign

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UKZN’s Wonder Women In Science (WWIS) campaign culminated in a women’s breakfast held at the Coastlands Hotel in Durban.


The UKZN Griot. Of Novels, Chastity and Smart Toilets

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Technological chastity is the way to go,’ so says Terry Eagleton, a literary scholar and public intellectual who characterises himself as an “e-mail virgin”.

Professor Kriben Pillay.

Seminar Questions Hidden Assumptions of Curricula

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The core perspectives that keep world views of division and separation intact in curricula were explored during a seminar presented by Professor Kriben Pillay of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership.

Humanities students, Ms Minenhle Ntuli and Ms Nomthandazo Xaba, participate in the TV show: My Kitchen Rules South Africa.

Humanities Students Compete in My Kitchen Rules SA

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College of Humanities students, Ms Minenhle Ntuli and Ms Nomthandazo Xaba, recently competed in the yummy local cooking competition, My Kitchen Rules South Africa (MKRSA).

Delegates at the Seed Dispersal workshop.

Workshop on Seed Dispersal by Ungulates

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Seed Dispersal by Ungulates from Southern Africa was the title of a workshop organised at UKZN by the School of Life Sciences in partnership with the Centre for Invasion Biology, SANParks and the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea).

UKZN alumnus and former SRC member, Dr Maureen Tong.

Bridging the Gender Gap Vital for Prosperity

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According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, a total of 75 percent of unpaid work globally is undertaken by women.

Human Resources women staff members with seminar guest speakers, Dr Rosemary Sibanda and Dr Gita Suraj-Narayan.

Human Resources Division Holds Women’s Month Seminar

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In celebration of Women’s Month, the Human Resources Division held a breakfast seminar focusing on its female staff members.

Professor Rupert Ward (seated, second right) with the students and staff who attended the seminar.

Seminar Explores the Use of Technology Enhanced and Blended Learning Approaches in Education at UKZN

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The discussion and proposal of a Roadmap for the uptake of technology resources to enhance the teaching and learning experience for UKZN staff and students was the focus of a seminar recently hosted by UKZN’s Teaching and Learning Office (UTLO) in collaboration with University Capacity Development Grant.