24 October 2018
Volume: 6
Issue: 56
Laba ngabahlanu abaphumelele, kusuka kwesokunxele nguMnu Mongezi Dlamini, Nkk Shiroma Bennimahadeo, Nkz Phumzile Manana, Nkz Jacqueline MCcarroll kanye noMnu Ayanda Magubane.

Umfundi WaseNyuvesi YaKwaZulu-Natal Udle Ubhedu Emqhudelwaneni i-Engen Pitch and Polish ObuseThekwini

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Usomabhizinisi futhi ongumsunguli we-Anonaya Gardens (PTY) Ltd, uMnu Mongezi Dlamini nguyena odle ubhedu emqhudelwaneni i-Engen Pitch and Polish obuseThekwini, nobese kungowesi-9, njengoba uye ube khona njalo ngonyaka.

UDkt Mariam Seedat-Khan.

Kuhlonishwe Ungoti Wesifazane KwezeNhlalomphakathi Wasenyuvesi YakwaZulu-Natali

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UDkt Mirriam Seedat Khan owungoti Kwezenhlalomphakathi eSikoleni Sezifundo Nenhlalo Yomphakathi, eNyuvesi yaKwaZulu Natal obe ngomunye wabesifazane abangu-50 abahlonishwe, yinkampani, iPanache Promotions and Events ngegalelo labo ekwenzeni umehluko ezimpilweni zabantu.

Acting AEASA President, Professor Ferdi Meyer, presents Professor Gerald Ortmann (left) and Mr Collin Yobe (right) with their awards at the conference.

UKZN’s Agricultural Economists Scoop Awards

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Staff and students from UKZN’s Discipline of Agricultural Economics in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) walked away with a number of awards at the annual Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa’s (AEASA) conference held in the Western Cape in September.

The UKZN Jazz Jol is set to take place at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

UKZN to host 30th Annual Jazz Jol

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The ever-popular annual UKZN Jazz Jol has a stellar line-up for this year’s edition to be held at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) on Saturday, 27 October at 19h00.

Abafundi nabasebenzi base-UKZN badingide ngosiko lwelobolo ezingxoxweni ebezisekhempasini i-Howard College.

Izingxoxo Ngodaba Lwelobolo

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Ingosi Yabesilisa YaseHoward College e-UKZN ibambe izingxoxo ekhempasini yeNyuvesi i-Howard College mayelana nodaba lwelobolongomhla ziyi-10 Mfumfu (October).

Final-year UKZN Property Development students at the Celamandla Crèche in Molweni.

Construction Studies Students Give Back Through Child Upliftment

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On 14 September 2018, final-year Property Development students embarked on a visit to the Celamandla Crèche in Molweni with a bus full of necessities, toys, food and clothing. Due to a severe storm in November 2017, the crèche had succumbed to irreparable damage, leaving close to 50 children between the ages of three months to five years without a place to properly care for them during the day.

Delegates at the Fountainhill Estate Symposium.

Diverse Research Delivered at Third Annual Fountainhill Estate Symposium

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The Fountainhill Estate (FHE) near Wartburg in KwaZulu-Natal recently hosted its third annual research symposium., The symposium provided a platform for the presentation of research and topics of interest relating to conservation, the environment and agriculture in the uMngeni Catchment. The theme of the two-day event was the interactive relationships between biodiversity and the ecosystem.

UKZN students taking action to fight against water scarcity in South Africa.

UKZN Students Help Combat Water Scarcity

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The newly-formed Operation Songamanzi Student Organisation (OSSO) recently held its first seminar focusing on water scarcity in the country. The guest speaker at the event, held at the Pietermaritzburg campus on 12 October, was Dr Susan Risko from the UKZN Center for Water Resource Research. She shared insights on Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in South Africa. 

Cultural and Heritage Tourism students and staff during their field trip.

Tourism Students Visit KZN Historical and Cultural Sites

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A group of students and lecturers from the Discipline of Cultural and Heritage Tourism within the School of Social Sciences recently visited the northern KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, Shakaland (Eshowe) and the Isimangaliso Wetland Park as part of their introductory and research modules.

Participants at the Entering the Real World workshop.

UKZN Eta Kappa Nu Honours Society Host Skills Development Workshop

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The UKZN Mu Eta Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Honours Society recently hosted the Entering the Real World workshop at the UNITE Building, Howard College.

Dr Killie Campbell.

Annual Dr Killie Campbell Lecture Delivered

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The annual Dr Killie Campbell Lecture invites prominent people to engage in dialogue on historical and social issues.

Professor Jeff Smithers (left), with SAIAE President, Mr Piet De Witt.

Gold Medal for Seasoned Agricultural Engineer

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Professor Jeff Smithers from the Discipline of Bioresources Engineering at UKZN was awarded the prestigious South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers (SAIAE) gold medal in recognition of his exceptional service to the institute. The award was presented to Smithers at SAIAE’s biennial symposium held last month in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

From left: Mr Truly Mjelo, Ms Heather Tredgold, Mr Danvir Ramesar, Mr Matthew van Wyngaard, brewing judge Professor Chris Roth and Mr Anton Erasmus from SAB.

UKZN’s Hawaiian-Style Beer Packs a Punch at SAB Intervarsity Beer Brewing Competition

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Teams from the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses once again participated in the South African Breweries (SAB) Intervarsity Brewing Competition 2018, held in Bloemfontein and hosted by the University of the Free State (UFS) and the Central University of Technology (CUT).

Dr Sudan Hansraj, UKZN Mathematician who was recently appointed to serve a third term on Umalusi.

UKZN Mathematician to Serve Third Term on Umalusi

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Dr Sudan Hansraj, a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) at UKZN, has been appointed to a third term on the Assessment Standards Committee of the Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.

UKZN staff members and UKZN Richards Bay based alumni.

UKZN Alumni Lunch at Richards Bay

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UKZN alumni on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast re-connected with their alma mater and fellow past students at a lunch held in Richards Bay recently.

Abafundi nabasebenzi bafakela umphakathi waseMolweni wabalimi uthango.

Abafundi Besikole I-SHS Bafake Isandla Emphakathini Wabalimi eMolweni

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Umfundi owenza unyaka wokuqala ezifundweni ze-Speech Therapy, uNksz Jessica Smeeton, ubehola umsebenzi wokubiyela insimu yomphakathi wabalimi waseMolweni. Lo msebenzi uyingxenye yemojuli yakhe yeziFundo ngoMphakathi.

Highlights from the 22nd edition of Poetry Africa at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

Poetry Africa Opening Night Wows Audience

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An enthralling line-up of 21 poets from around the world wowed the opening night audience at the Poetry Africa Festival held at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

The festival, now in its 22nd year, was hosted by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities.

Team The Kitchen.com and team Scriptor after their presentations.

Business Science Students Present Innovative Ideas at Business Challenge

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First-year Bachelor of Business Science students were given the opportunity to put theory into practice when they participated in the annual Integrated Business Studies (IBS) Business Proposal Presentation.

Highlights from the 13th Annual African Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine.

African Music and Dance celebrated at African Cultural Calabash and Cuisine

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African Music and Dance (AMD) third-year students under the directorship of senior lecturer Dr Patricia Opondo recently hosted the successful 13th Annual African Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine at the Howard College Theatre.

The UKZN group who participated at the BRICS Future Skills Challenge. Pictured (back) is Mr Erlank Slabbert, Mr Sahil Hansraj and Mr Christian Basson and (front) Professor Riaan Stopforth.

Mechanical Engineering Team Lifts Off at BRICS Future Skills Challenge

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During the recent Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Council meeting, South Africa hosted a BRICS Future Skills Challenge in Johannesburg. The challenge involved exploring skills for present and future work, particularly transforming and emerging skills in the digital, manufacturing and engineering, and transport sectors.

Attendees at the launch of the UKZN Postgraduates Forum (UKZN-PGF).

UKZN Postgraduates Forum Launched

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 marked the official launch of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Postgraduates Forum (UKZN-PGF) which was unveiled on the Westville campus.