03 October 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 53
Ms Chrysantha Alicia Palan whose "sassy catwalk" on the UKZN graduation stage catapulted her to social media fame. Seen below is a still from the TV advert in which she features.

UKZN “Sassy Catwalk” Graduate Stars in TV Advert

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UKZN Honours graduate, Ms Chrysantha Alicia Palan, who shot to social media fame with her sassy graduation catwalk now features in an advert for one of the top banks in South Africa.

uDkt Brett van Niekerk.

Uthisha Uthola Umklomelo Wokuzinikela Kwezokuphepha Zobuchwepheshe

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UDkt Brett van Niekerk, uthisha weSikole Sezibalo, Izibalomidanti nezifundo zekhompyutha (i-SMSCS), uthole umklomelo ngomsebenzi wakhe kwezokuphepha kwezobuchwepheshe kuzikhungo zaseNingizimu Afrika ze-Information Systems Audit and Control Association (i-ISACA).

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences recently spoke out against human trafficking by hosting a discussion on the scourge.

End the Horrific Scourge of Human Trafficking Now!

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‘Slavery is a reality in our lifetime. Let us join hands to ensure this crime ends!’

UKZN student and afro-house singer, Holly Rey.

Durban Hitmaker Takes Up Postgraduate Studies at UKZN

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Durban afro-house singer Holly Wasserfall - who performs under the name of Holly Rey - says she is thrilled to be studying at UKZN.

At the Maritime Conference are Dr Mihalis Chasomeris (right) and Mr Bruno Moeremans of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

UKZN Academic Presents Paper at Maritime Economics Conference

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Dr Mihalis Chasomeris of UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership, presented a paper at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) in Mombasa, Kenya.

Professor Kavilan Moodley and Dr Martin Kunz, the Principal Investigators for the Swiss/South African Joint Research Programme.

Swiss/SA Big Data Workshop at UKZN

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Scientists and astronomers from Switzerland and South Africa recently discussed Astronomy Big Data were at a bilateral workshop which unpacked how challenging astronomy problems involving Big Data could be solved using Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

From left: Mrs Debbie Heustice; eThekwini AIDS Council Civil Society Chairperson, Pastor Siyabonga Nzimande; Mr Eric Aplegren, eThekwini Municipality and iTrump ABM Manager, Mr Hoosen Moolla.

info4africa Launches eThekwini Civil Society Directory

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The eThekwini Health and Wellbeing Support Services Directory has been launched by info4africa - a self-funded centre in UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences - in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality.

Participants at International Coastal Clean-Up Day at the Durban Harbour.

UKZN Shines at International Coastal Clean-Up Day

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Life Sciences doctoral candidate and environmental activist, Ms Refilwe Mofokeng, organised a clean-up at the Durban Harbour, with the support of the School of Life Sciences and African Marine Solutions (AMSOL), as part of the annual International Coastal Clean-Up Day.

From left: Dr Saul Cobbing, Dr Sooraj Baijnath, Professor Sinegugu Duma, Professor Shenuka Singh and Dr Andile Khathi.

Celebrating Teaching Excellence

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The College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Teaching and Learning Office held its inaugural Teaching and Learning Symposium set to become an annual event on the College’s academic calendar.

Synergies between Built Environment and Engineering bears fruit!

Built Environment Students Score in Centenary Building Courtyard Design

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Howard College’s iconic Centenary building will be receiving a much-needed facelift within the next few months.

uSolwazi Johannes John-Langba, ISekela-Mongameli we-Cape Mental Health.

Uthisha Wezenhlalakahle Ukhethwe NjengeSekela-Mongameli we-Cape Mental Health

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Uthisha Wezenhlalakahle, uSolwazi Johannes John-Langba, ukhethwe njengeSekela-Mongameli we-Cape Mental Health (i-CMH), okuyinhlangano endala emphakathini yabaphila ngokwengqondo eNingizimu Afrika.

Windows of a Woman’s Mind: a collection of award-winning poetry.

Master’s Student Publishes Anthology of Award Winning Poems

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Award-winning author and UKZN master’s student, Ms Fiona Khan has published a “proudly and unapologetically feminine” anthology of her award-winning poems.

Participants at the Quantitative Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Trials short course on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Five-Day Course Increases Excellence in Biostatistics Capacity in SA

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The Discipline of Statistics in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) hosted a five-day biostatistics short course on the Pietermaritzburg campus on the topic: Quantitative Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Trials.

Highlights from the 2nd International Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on African Musics.

UKZN Academic in ICTM Study Group on African Musics

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African Music and Dance senior lecturer, Dr Patricia Opondo, attended the 2nd International Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music’s (ICTM) Study Group on African Musics (SGAM) held at the University of Ghana.

UKZN UK-based alumni gathered in London.

UKZN London Alumni Event a Success

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About 100 guests attended the annual function of the UKZN Alumnus Association in Europe at South Africa House in London.

School of Life Sciences final-year and postgraduate students interact with exhibitors at the career fair.

Life Sciences Career Day Highlights Job Opportunities

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The School of Life Sciences hosted a career day for final-year and postgraduate students on the Pietermaritzburg campus with alumni providing the students with insight into where their careers could take them.