01 August 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 40
Emcimbini wokwamukela izitshudeni zase-UKZN ebezenza izifundo zobudokotela e-Cuba.

I-UKZN Yemukele Akade Befundela Ubudokotela E-Cuba

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Izitshudeni ebezifundela ubudokotela ezili-126 ekade ziqeqeshwa iminyaka emihlanu e-Cuba zemukelwe "ekhaya" e-University of KwaZulu-Natal (e-UKZN).

Clockwise: Dr Andrew Tomita and Dr Richard Lessells with co-authors Professor Frank Tanser and Professor Tulio de Oliveira.

Upscaling of ART Coverage Reduces TB in South Africa

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A groundbreaking study indicating a significant link between the scale up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage and a reduction in cases of tuberculosis (TB) has been published.

UKZN representatives spreading love and Ubuntu at Ekuthuthukeni Special School on Mandela Day.

UKZN Spreads Mandela’s Love at Special School

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UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, in partnership with the HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) and the Information and Communication Services Division, spent 67 minutes with learners at the Ekuthuthukeni Special School in Umlazi on Mandela Day.

Law students and staff who participated in the Mandela Day outreach initiative.

Law Students and Staff Assist Poor and Marginalised Folk on Mandela Day

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UKZN Law students and staff provided free legal advice to poor and marginalised people in Craigieburn near Umkomaas and at Ohlange in Inanda on Mandela Day.

Professor Shahidul Islam who has been appointed to the NHLS Data Access and Ethics Committee.

Call-up to National Health Laboratory Services Committee for Biochemistry Academic

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Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Life Sciences at UKZN, Professor Shahidul Islam, has been appointed one of five members of South Africa’s National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) Data Access and Ethics Committee.

At a UKZN graduation ceremony in April are (from left) Dr Ochuko L Erukainure, Ms Rebecca Reddy, and Professor Shahidul Islam.

Raffia Palm Wine Benefits for Diabetic Men

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Professor Shahidul Islam of UKZN’s School of Life Sciences, together with two recently graduated postgraduate students, Ms Rebecca Reddy and Dr Ochuko L Erukainure of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) in Nigeria, have collaborated on research showing that the consumption of raffia palm wine could guard against complications stemming from type 2 diabetes which affect male sexual organs.

Mr Joseph Masanganise, UKZN Agrometeorology doctoral student.

Agrometeorology PhD Student Bound for Food Security Centre Summer School in the Philippines

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Doctoral student in Agrometeorology in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), Mr Joseph Masanganise, has been awarded a scholarship to attend a Summer School in the Philippines in September on the topic: Transformative Changes in Agriculture and Food Systems.

Dr Henry Gumede, a UKZN academic who presented a paper at an international conference.

African Languages Academic Presents Paper at International Conference

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African Languages academic, Dr Henry Gumede, presented a paper titled: Struggle for Recognition: Identity - Formation and Subjectivation, at the 8th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture in France.

From left: Ms Ina Skosana, Professor Werner van Zyl, and Mr Ozayr Patel at the writing workshop by The Conversation Africa.

Writing Workshop for Academics at UKZN

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UKZN recently hosted a writing workshop run by The Conversation Africa for academics who hold PhDs or are recognised experts teaching in a particular field of study.

Scenes from the College of Law and Management Studies Employers’ Career Exhibition.

Career Prospects Outlined at Employer Exhibition

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Students from the College of Law and Management Studies engaged with prospective employers at a careers exhibition on the Westville campus.

School of Engineering postgraduate students who attended the Overleaf Latex writing workshop.

Latex Writing Workshop held at UKZN

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The UKZN Mu Eta Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Honours Society hosted a latex writing workshop for postgraduate students in the Electrical Engineering LAN on the Howard College campus.

South Coast based alumni at the UKZN networking and information-sharing lunch.

Alumni Lunch on KZN South Coast

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The Alumni Relations Office hosted UKZN graduates living on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast at a networking and information-sharing lunch at Selborne Golf Estate in Pennington where Mr Fanle Sibisi, President and Chair of the UKZN Convocation as well as Alumni Relations personnel were on hand to interact with guests.

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science explored methods to manage data using software during the Numerical Methods for Differential Equations workshop.

UKZN Hosts Workshop and Conference on Computational Mathematics

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The Mathematics Discipline in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science hosted its 12th annual workshop on Numerical Methods for Differential Equations on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Embracing Excellence is not an Option. It’s an Imperative!

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By Dr Rudi Kimmie

Disrupt or be disrupted, that’s the new mantra driven by the 4th Industrial Revolution - the digital technology tsunami overturning established business practices in its rush to be bigger and better while in turn, making sweeping changes to our professional and personal lives.

Dr Navlin Naidoo whose research has revealed that HIV alters the skin barrier of Black African children infected by the disease.

Altered Skin Barrier on HIV-Infected Children - Study Reveals

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A study conducted by UKZN’s Dr Navlin Naidoo has shown that HIV alters the skin barrier of Black African children infected by the disease.

Owayengumfundi waseUKZN, uMnu Tsepo Machila (kwesokudla), edlulisela ucwaningo lwakhe kwiMenenja Jikelele yaMaZulu Football Club, uMnu Lunga Sokhela.

Umcwaningi Udlulisele Imiphumela Kubaphathi baMaZulu FC

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Isitshudeni esenza iziqu zeMastazi kwezoMnotho (KwezokuPhatha), uMnu Tsepo Machila, sidlulisele ucwaningo lwaso olubizwa ngokuthi The Challenges of Management Performance in Managing a Professional Team: A Case of AmaZulu Football Club, kuleli qembu likanobhutshuzwayo.

Ms Nontuthuko Mgabhi (far left) and Enactus students start vegetable gardens with the learners and staff of Khiphinkunzi Primary School.

Food Gardens at Mtubatuba School for Mandela Day

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UKZN alumnus, Ms Nontuthuko Mgabhi, and Enactus members launched food gardens at Khiphinkunzi Primary School in Mtubatuba for Mandela Day.

Guests at the screening of The Township Yogi for Mandela Day.

College of Health Sciences Hosts Screening of Township Documentary for Mandela Day

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The College of Health Sciences, in association with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and the directors of the Township Yogi documentary film hosted a premier screening of the production for Mandela Day.

Professor Kevin Durrheim who delivered the keynote address at an international conference.

Academic Gives Keynote Address at International Society of Political Psychology Conference

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Psychology academic in the School of Applied Human Sciences, Professor Kevin Durrheim, delivered the keynote address at the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) in Lisbon, Portugal.

UNks Lerato Phali wase-UKZN ethula ucwaningo lwakhe kwi-European Commission Counterfactual Impact Evaluation Week e-Italy.

Owezobudokotela Kwezomnotho Wezolimo Wenza Ucwaningo e-Italy

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UNks Lerato Phali, owenza iziqu zobudokotela eMkhakheni wezoMnotho WezoLimo e-Sikoleni sezeSayensi YezoLimo, YezoMhlaba Neyezemvelo, eNyuvesi YaKwaZulu-Natal wenza ucwaningo olukhokhelwayo lonyaka wonke e-University of Foggia eNtaliyane ngosizo lwe-Rotary International Global Grant.

From left: Community Nutrition students Ms Zinhle Khanyile, Ms Nokwanda Mhlongo, Ms Tikhala Padambo, Ms Nokwanda Dlamini, and Ms Nomasiko Zulu at the Rise Against Hunger awareness campaign.

Rise Against Hunger Awareness Drive

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The Pietermaritzburg Campus Management Forum hosted an awareness campaign for the Rise Against Hunger (RAH) programme that provides free meal packs to students facing food and nutrition insecurity.

Guests, lecturers and industry experts at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership Open Day.

Graduate School of Business and Leadership Open Day

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The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) held its Open Day, showcasing a variety of postgraduate programmes it offers.

Author and UKZN alumnus, Mr Christopher Smith with his book: Blood on the Range.

UKZN Alumnus Publishes First Book

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Qualified Chartered Accountant and UKZN alumnus, Mr Christopher Smith, has published his first novel titled: Blood on the Range.

Learners from all over the country competed in the winter edition of the National School Sports Championships held at UKZN.

UKZN hosts National School Sports Championships

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The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, held its winter edition of the National School Sports Championships at UKZN.

Ms Gugulethu Sithole, UKZN Humanities student working toward empowering Black women.

Humanities Student on a Mission to Empower Young Black Women

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Architecture student, Ms Gugulethu Sithole, is passionate about community engagement and has embarked on a student-led conversation for change campaign to empower young Black women on campus.

Learners on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses enjoy UKZN’s “Be a Scientist for a Week” programme.

High School Learners Experience Being a Scientist for a Week!

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KwaZulu-Natal youngsters got the chance to experience what it is like to be a scientist when the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) presented its annual Be a Scientist for a Week programme on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses.