10 October 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 54
UDkt Marshall Maposa, onguthisha KwezoMlando WezeMfundo, osanda kuhlonishwa ngendondo yekhethelo i-Thomas Pringle Award.

Uthisha WezeMfundo Uklonyeliswe Ngendondo Yekhethelo i-Thomas Pringle

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UDkt Marshall Maposa, onguthisha KwezoMlando WezeMfundo, usanda kuhlonishwa yi-English Academy yaseNingizimu Ne-Afrika ngendondo yekhethelo i-Thomas Pringle Award yePhepha Elihamba phambili Kwezemfundo, phecelezi ‘iBest Education article’ eyashicilelwa ngonyaka wezemfundo wezi-2017.

CLMS staff, PhD graduates and their supervisors as well as the Conference organising committee celebrate staff excellence.

CLMS Celebrates Staff PhD Graduations

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The College of Law and Management Studies recently celebrated staff excellence at a luncheon hosted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor Nana Poku, and Acting College Dean of Research, Professor Harold Ngalawa.

The opening of the Investec Lounge.

Creating a Sanctuary at the Medical Campus

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UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) recently opened it’s doors to its new Investec Lounge against the background music of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, in the halls of Level 4 of the main building.

Pictured with UNIZULU’s LiDAR system are (from left) Mr Henk van Wyk, Dr Nkanyiso Mbatha, Mr Ameeth Sharma, Mr Bafana Moya and Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman.

LiDAR Network Growing in KZN with UKZN Support

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An article in Business Day recently detailed the launch of a laser spotlight installed at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) to glean data about the quality of air above the uMhlathuze region and Richards Bay, one of the country’s largest industrial cities characterised by its deep-water harbour, coal terminal and industries processing minerals, paper, fertilisers, aluminium and more.

Abebehambele Umhlangano Wezokwelapha KwezeNdabuko.

I-CHS Ibambe Umhlangano Wezokwelapha KwezeNdabuko

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Umkhakha wase-UKZN WezokweLapha KwezeNdabuko ububambe umhlangano wezokwelapha kwezendabuko ukubungaza usuku LwezokweLapha KwezeNdabuko. Umhlangano bewubanjelwe e-Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.

UKZN Music students with squares and blankets they are currently knitting in preparation for the concert.

UKZN Gears Up for “Singing for 67 Blankets” Concert

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The School of Arts within the College of Humanities will host an exciting “Singing for 67 Blankets” concert which is a vocal showcase featuring singers from the Music Discipline. The concert will be held at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on Wednesday 10 October at 18h00. 

CHS students at the thanksgiving ceremony.

CHS Shows Appreciation to its Students

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences recently held a thanksgiving celebration for its students who have been assisting the College with the recruitment of undergraduate students.

Dr Sonill Maharaj, Vianka, and her mother, Mrs Ruby Maharaj.

Academic Ecstatic About Daughter’s Achievement

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UKZN’s Physiotherapy senior lecturer, Dr Sonill Maharaj is overjoyed after his daughter, Vianka graduated with a Bachelor of Law Degree and obtained a merit certificate for her undergraduate research project.

From left: Ms Samke Ndlovu, Ms Sbusi Xulu, Ms Samkelisiwe Nzimande, and Ms Kwanele Ndlovu.

ISEESO Holds Inaugural Heritage Celebrations

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To celebrate heritage month in September, the Isibani Educational Empowerment Students Organisation (ISEESO) held its inaugural annual heritage celebration event.

Ms Naledi Ngubane addressing the Mariannridge Clinic service users.

Promoting Community Health

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Fourth-year Occupational Therapy students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal are running a health promotion project at the Mariannridge Clinic to help community members increase their knowledge on health topics.

The cover of the book: Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

KZN Academics and Postgrad Students Contribute to Cybersecurity Handbook

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A UKZN academic has produced a book aimed at creating awareness about the threat and danger of cyber information crime.

Scenes at the diabetes awareness event at Ndukwenhle High School.

Curbing Diabetes Through Awareness

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UKZN’s Endocrinology and Haematology postgraduate students from the Department of Human Physiology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, recently hosted a diabetes awareness event at Ndukwenhle High School in Umlazi.

The book: Management Studies in South Africa: Exploring the Trajectory in the Apartheid Era and Beyond, co-authored by UKZN academics.

Dissecting SA’s Management Studies’ Broad and Data Driven Narrative

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Management Studies in South Africa: Exploring the Trajectory in the Apartheid Era and Beyond is the title of the book co-authored by Human Resources Management expert Professor Shaun Ruggunan and School of Social Science’s Acting Dean and Head Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy.

UKZN students ventures into Hydroponic farming.

UKZN Entrepreneurs Venture to Hydroponic Farming

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal ENSPIRE programme is proud to introduce another ground-breaking and innovative project that is set to make a difference in the lives of South Africans.

The African Music and Dance programme will be hosting the 13th Annual African Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine.

All Set for 13th Annual African Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine Concert

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The African Music and Dance third-year students under the directorship of Dr Patricia Opondo, will be hosting the 13th Annual African Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine event, which is one of the biggest concerts within UKZN’s School of Arts. The concert will be held on Friday 12 October 2018 at the Howard College Theatre at 19h30.

Mr Ebenezer Fimpong, Pharmacy PhD student.

Netherlands Gets a Taste of Rich African Culture

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During the 25th annual International Student Congress of (bio) Medical Sciences (ISCOMS 2018) cultural day event held in Groningen, The Netherlands, PhD Pharmacy student Mr Ebenezer Fimpong displayed our rich African culture when he wore a Ghanaian traditional attire (batakari) and a Zulu head scarf (umqhele).

Attendees at the Imbokodo breakfast on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

UKZN Imbokodo Rally Together to Share Experiences

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UKZN’s Imbokodo initiative, launched in 2016 and taking its name from the isiZulu word for “rock”, recently hosted a breakfast event for women in academia at UKZN. The event held at the Pietermaritzburg campus was aimed at enabling women to learn from one another through sharing experiences.

“Train the trainer” workshop.

Students Offer Training on Dysphagia Management

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UKZN’s fourth-year Speech-Language Pathology students in Collaboration with the University of Zululand’s final-year Consumer Science students recently presented a workshop to about 80 Zululand Community Care Givers (CCG). The half-day workshop dubbed “train the trainer” was held at the University of Zululand.

Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman (front row, third from left) with other EEAP review panel members in Vermont, USA.

UKZN Air Quality Specialist Serves on UN Environmental Assessment Panel

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Professor Sivakumar Venkataraman of the Atmospheric Research Group (ATMRES) in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) at UKZN has recently returned from serving on the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) in Vermont, United States of America.