26 April 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 26

Challenging the Treatment of Homeless People

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Today, UKZNdaba launches UKZN VOICES, a monthly column that replaces The Griot. Although The Griot was highly popular, a decision was taken for the creation of a new column that will include diverse voices from within UKZN; this year’s focus being transformation - one of the key strategic focus areas for the University in 2019 and beyond. We look forward to insightful opinion pieces from all our writers who are well versed in the areas they will delve into.

By Willene Holness and Janine Hicks

On 3 April 2019, the Supreme Court of Appeal in Ngomane & others v City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality & another (734/2017) [2018] ZASCA 57 (03 April 2019) censured the City of Johannesburg for its treatment of homeless persons.

UKZN Street Law students (from left) Namutebi Kasule, Nkazimulo Makhanya, Thomas Cipolla, Thembaluthu Shange and Nesiphiwo Magwaza.

UKZN Law Students Work Towards Protecting Plight of Homeless

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The Homeless community of Durban are amongst the most marginalised and vulnerable communities in the city. This is according to Raymond Perrier, Director of the Denis Hurley Centre.

Academics, translators, interpreters, language practitioners, staff and students from UKZN and DUT at the establishment of the KZN Chapter of the SA Translators Institute.

SA Translators’ Institute KZN Chapter Established

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Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst of the African Languages and Linguistics Cluster in the School of Arts is the head of the recently established KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Chapter of the South African Translators Institute SATI.

UKZN academics at the Air Traffic Control Centre at King Shaka International Airport.

Academics Visit Air Traffic Control Tower

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The Aerotropolis Institute Africa (AIA), of which UKZN is a knowledge partner, recently arranged for UKZN academics to visit the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) Air Traffic Control Centre at King Shaka International Airport.

Dr Joseph Kapuku Bwapwa, who recently graduated with a PhD in Civil Engineering from UKZN, with family members.

French Speaker Learns English on Road to PhD

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Dr Jospeh Kapuku Bwapwa arrived in South Africa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2004 with French as his first language and only a smattering of English.

ISFAP student beneficiaries celebrating with ISFAP and UKZN staff.

First-Year Students Introduced to Financial Aid Programme

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The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) held a special event to welcome first-year students who recently obtained ISFAP grant in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN.

Professor Tokameh Mahmoudi and Dr Paradise Madlala.

Latest Developments in AIDS Research Outlined at UKZN Seminar

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Professor Tokameh Mahmoudi, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam in The Netherlands, outlined the findings of some of the latest research being done in the fight against AIDS during a presentation at UKZN hosted by the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences.

Scenes from the Children and Youth Festival on the Edgewood campus.

School of Education Hosts Children and Youth Festival

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School of Education recently hosted its inaugural two-day Children and Youth Festival on the Edgewood campus aimed at primary and high school learners from quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools under the theme: Reading Comes Alive.

High achieving Accounting students at the SAICA Awards Ceremony.

Top Students Rewarded at Annual SAICA Prize-Giving Celebration

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The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) celebrated the School’s top achievers at the annual UKZN-SAICA Students’ Awards Ceremony.

uSolwazi Salim Abdool Karim oqokelwe kwesokuba yi-Fellow yase-Royal Society in Britain.

Usosayensi Ovelele wase-UKZN Ukhethelwe Enhlanganweni Ehlonishwayo

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U-Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) wase-UKZN uSolwazi Salim Abdool Karim uqokelwe kwesokuba yi-Fellow yase-Royal Society in Britain– okuyisikhungo esidala sezesayensi emhlabeni.

Isithombe se-Merebank, eThekwini, siveza ukusondelana kwemizi nemboni ekhiqiza uphethilomu.

I-UKZN Ibambe Iqhaza Empilweni Yezingane

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Ukukhula ngokuphelele kwezingane yinto emqoka emphakathini njengoba izingane ziyikusasa eliqhakazile lesizwe esithuthukayo.

UKZN Medical students at the Every Breath Counts - Stop TB Now event.

Young Doctor Recounts Personal Struggle with TB

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It was hell – a daily dose of it. This is how Dr Zolelwa Sifumba - who was diagnosed with Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis (MDR TB) - described her struggle with the disease during a keynote address at UKZN to commemorate World TB Day.

Testing the new bench are from left: UKZN’s Professor Derek Stretch and Professor Jules Tapamo with Professor Mark Alexander.

Concrete Society Cements Ties with UKZN

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The Concrete Society of South Africa (CSSA) celebrated its Golden Anniversary by donating an elegantly designed concrete bench to UKZN’s Department of Civil Engineering on the Howard College campus.

Public Enterprise Minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan, with UKZN’s Dr Gerelene Jagganath (left) and Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh at the commemorative celebrations.

Humanities Academics at “From Indenture to Mandela and Freedom” Celebration

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Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh of Criminology and Forensic Studies and Anthropology Dr Gerelene Jagganath attended the 10th Commemorative Celebrations of the 1860 Indentured Labourers Foundation.

Registrars at the College of Health Sciences Orientation programme.

College of Health Sciences’ Registrars Orientation a Success

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The College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a successful Registrars Orientation event sponsored by Investec. The CHS held its first orientation for registrars (MMED students) on 8 March 2019. The event brought together key role-players that included the Department of Health (DoH) and UKZN’s Student Support Services.

UKZN alumna, Ms Kiara Worth.

UKZN Graduate Shares Insights from COP24 Conference in Poland

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A photographer and storyteller who received her Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Agriculture degrees from UKZN, Ms Kiara Worth, presented a public seminar in Pietermaritzburg on the topic of the Katowice Climate Package, using photos she took while attending the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.

School of Education lecturer, Dr Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo.

Doctoral Research on Student Movements in SA Higher Education

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Lecturer in the School of Education Dr Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo received his PhD in Education from Rhodes University for research in the field of Higher Education decolonisation, with a specific focus on exploring knowledge and knower structures in Political Studies.