07 June 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 32
From left: From left Professor Francesco Petruccione, Professor Deresh Ramjugernath, Dr Thamsanqa Chiliza, Dr Nontobeko Mvubu, Dr Veron Ramsuram, Dr Clinton Veale, Professor Manormoney Pillay, Ms Gugulethu Mkhize, Dr Donrich Thaldar, Professor Carola Niesler and Professor Kesh Govinder, at the APACHE launch.

Cutting-Edge Science Harnessed to Seek SA Healthcare Solutions

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The Afrocentric Precision Approach to the Control Health Epidemics (APACHE) Flagship project at UKZN is an interdisciplinary approach aimed at developing research relevant to the provision of high quality healthcare.

College of Law and Management Studies management, staff, academics and students at the meal packing event.

UKZN Rises Against Hunger

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UKZN, in collaboration with Rise Against Hunger Africa and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), contributed to the second Sustainable Development Goal, Zero Hunger, by packing 10 000 meals for pre-schools and families in need in KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Kaymarlin Govender (left) and Professor Ayesha Kharsany who will be serving on the organising committee of the upcoming SA AIDS Conference.

UKZN Researchers Serve on 9th SA AIDS Conference Organising Committee

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Two prominent researchers at UKZN, Dr Kaymarlin Govender of HEARD and Professor Ayesha Kharsany of CAPRISA, have been selected as members of the organising committee for the upcoming South African AIDS Conference in Durban.

UmQondisi omKhulu KwezabaFundi, uDkt Rose Laka-Mathebula (kwesobunxele) noMnu Ashton Brodrick ongumQondisi omKhulu Kwezobudlelwano (kwesokudla) benabafundi abangabaholi.

I-UKZN Iklomelise Abafundi Abangabaholi Ngamagalelo Kwezemfundo

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UmQondisi omKhulu KwezabaFundi, uDkt Rose Laka-Mathebula, ubehlele i-Student Leadership Academic Achievement Celebration yesi-8 yaminyaka yonke. Lo mcimbi ugubha imisebenzi emihle yabafundi abangabaholi, okufakazela ukuthi kuyenzeka ukuthi umuntu “ahole, aphase” kanyekanye.

Professor Roger Deane in front of a theorised simulation of a black hole shadow image.

Capturing the First Image of a Black Hole – Subject of Public Presentation at UKZN

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Imaging black hole shadows with earth-sized telescopes was discussed by the University of Pretoria’s Professor Roger Deane at a public presentation hosted by the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (MSCS).

International scholars and speakers who attended the colloquium organised by UKZN’s Centre for IKS.

CIKS Creating Space for Democracy of Indigenous Knowledge Systems at UKZN Colloquium

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The Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CIKS) at UKZN hosted, for the fifth time, a cohort of more than 40 Diplomacy scholars from United States of America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, participating in the International Scholar Laureate Programme ISLP) for a colloquium on Advancing Social Cohesion and Transformation through the Democracy of Knowledge Systems, focussing on the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in Higher Education.

From left: Mr Daniel Munslow, Ms Hazel Langa of UKZN, Ms Marick Hornsveld, and Mr Siyabonga Seme of UNISA, at the MACE regional workshop.

Workshop on Measuring Marketing and Communication Efforts in Higher Education

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Award-winning Communications specialist and founder of MCC Consulting Mr Daniel Munslow recently facilitated a workshop under the theme: Showing a Return on Investment for Marketing and Communication Efforts in Higher Education.

A scene from the SARChI Seminar.

SARChI Seminar Series at UKZN

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A series of seminars under the umbrella of the School of Management, Information Technology and Public Governance is being organised by the DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods, Professor Betty Mubangizi.

Abebekade bethamele ukwethulwa kweDigital Nation Africa.

Umkhankaso Wamahhala Wakwa-IBM Wokuhlomisa Abantu Base-UKZN

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I-Aerotropolis Institute Africa (i-AIA) ibambisene nabakwa-IBM bethule uhlelo lokufundisa ukuxhumana, i-Digital Nation Africa (i-DNA). Lokhu kuwumphumela wesivumelwano sokusebenzisana phakathi kweNyuvesi nabakwa-IBM.

Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd (ACPIL) is asking for contributions to a new book: The University of the Future – An Exploration of How Universities Will Have to Change.

Call for Contributions to New Book

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Universities have been changing and the stresses and strains are starting to show. People like Jordan Peterson are talking about how universities need major reform. Some say they are on the decline although in many, if not most cases, student numbers are increasing, sometimes exponentially.

USolwazi Shenuka Singh, uDkt Msizi Mkhize, uSolwazi Ruth Hoskins, uSolwazi Fayth Ruffin, uDkt Miranda Young-Jahangeer noSolwazi Kathleen Pithouse- Morgan, edilini le-DTA.

Izifundiswa zase-UKZN Zithole Imiklomelo Yekhethelo

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Izifundiswa ezine zase-UKZN zihlomule nge-Distinguished Teachers’ Awards (i-DTA) edilini ebelihlelwe Yihhovisi leNyuvesi Lezokufunda Nokufundisa (i-UTLO).

RMS staff with employees from the Advice Desk for the Abused at the training session.

Risk Management Staff Receive Training at Gender-Based Violence Workshops

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The Advice Desk for the Abused, a non-profit organisation providing crisis intervention services for anyone experiencing either domestic or any other form or abuse, has been holding a series of training workshops for Risk Management Services (RMS) staff at UKZN to create awareness about Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

UKZN Mechanical Engineering Department on display at Cars in the Park exhibition.

School of Engineering on Show at Cars in the Park

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Petrol heads abounded at the annual Cars in the Park exhibition held at Ashburton outside Pietermaritzburg where UKZN Mechanical Engineering students and staff showcased some of their most prized mechanical designs and possessions.

Ms Samiksha Singh, a scientist at the Institute of Natural Resources, who received a Fulbright Scholarship.

Fulbright Scholarship for Environmental Science Graduate

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A scientist at the Institute of Natural Resources (INR), Ms Samiksha Singh, is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship that will enable her to pursue her PhD at the University of California Riverside (UCR) in the United States.

Mr Misheck Musokwa at the World Congress on Agroforestry in Montpellier, France.

Travel Grant for World Congress on Agroforestry for PhD Candidate

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UKZN’s Mr Misheck Musokwa, who is pursuing his doctorate in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, was in Montpellier in France to take part in the fourth World Congress on Agroforestry - thanks to a travel grant awarded by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the organising and scientific committees of the Congress.

Criminology and Forensic Studies staff and students at an orientation session with representatives from the Department of Correctional Services.

Students Attend Department of Correctional Services Orientation Session

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Representatives from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) held an orientation session for Criminology and Forensic Studies students on the Howard College campus.

Discovery Health Chief Financial Officer, Mr Brett Tromp, delivering a talk to Accounting students.

Discovery Health Chief Financial Officer Addresses Budding Accountants at UKZN

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Know Your Why: Understanding the Importance of Knowing Why People and Organisations Do What They Do, was the title of a talk delivered at UKZN by Discovery Health’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Brett Tromp.

Amazwibela ombukiso wezithombe obizwa ngokuthi: Students’ Reflection In and Of Higher Education Spaces: Post-Apartheid.

Umbukiso Wezithombe Zabafundi Ezindaweni Zokuzihlalela Emanyuvesi

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UNkk Bridget Horner ofundisa izifundo zezemidwebo yezakhiwo usanda kuhlela umbukiso wezithombe obizwa ngokuthi Students’ Reflection In and Of Higher Education Spaces: Post-Apartheid.

UKZN academic Dr Maud Mthembu (front row, second left) pictured at the the University of Johannesburg with postgraduate social work students and staff from Fachhochschule Dortmund University, Germany.

Social Work Academic in Germany on Internationalisation for Building Competencies Project

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Social Work lecturer Dr Maud Mthembu was in Germany as part of the Internationalisation for Building Competencies project (IFBC) - a partnership between UKZN, Fachhochschule Dortmund University and the University of Johannesburg.

School of Education Stand at Sustainable Living Expo.

UKZN Stand at Sustainable Living Expo

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UKZN’s School of Education was among 150 exhibitors at the Sustainable Living Exhibition hosted by the eThekwini Municipality at the Exhibition Centre in Durban. The theme of UKZN’s exhibit was: Teachers for Sustainable Living UKZN.