08 August 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 41
UMnu Mthuli Buthelezi, owayengumfundi e-UKZN.

Owayefunda e-UKZN Ubhala Incwadi Nesichazamazwi SesiZulu-isiShayina

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Owayengumfundi waseNyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natal uMnu Mthuli Buthelezi ubhala incwadi yohlelo lolimi nesichazamazwi sesiZulu-isiShayina ukubhalela i-Beijing Foreign Studies University.

OSolwazi Francesco Petruccione noJohn Douglas Hey.

Kudingidwe Ngekusasa le-Periodic Table Esifundweni Se-Royal Society

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Umlando nekusasa le-Periodic Table belisezithebeni esifundweni sikawonkewonke seRoyal Society of South Africa, esethulwe nguSolwazi John Douglas Hey, ongusolwazi osathatha umhlalaphansi kodwa osaqhubeka nokuba ngusolwazi we-Physics noMcwaningi oMkhulu eNyuvesi e-UKZN.

Ms Neusa Torres-Tovela and Ms Buyisile Chibi.

Public Health Medicine PhD Students Publish in HSRC Review

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PhD students in Public Health Medicine, Ms Buyisile Chibi and Ms Neusa Torres-Tovela’s successful research collaboration has resulted in the publication of three articles on drug diversion and misuse, with further submissions currently under review.

MRU representatives presenting their strategy to the Durban Chamber of Commerce.

Microeconomics Researchers Plan for Boosting Durban’s Foreign Direct Investment

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The Macroeconomics Research Unit (MRU) in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) has teamed up with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and eThekwini Municipality in a project where the Research Unit will produce the Durban Business Confidence Index (BCI) with initial funding from eThekwini Municipality overseen by DCCI.

Professor Purshottama Reddy addressing the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.

UKZN Academic Participates in Commonwealth Local Government Forum

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Towards Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Southern Africa was the theme of a Conference hosted by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) for its Southern Africa Region in Lusaka, Zambia in June.

Mr Vicent Mbonye delivered a presentation at the Smart Cities Forum in Johannesburg.

PhD Candidate Represents UKZN at the Smart Cities Forum

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Doctoral candidate in Information Systems and Technology Mr Vicent Mbonye delivered a presentation titled: Tackling the imminent cyber security challenges in African smart cities, at the Smart Cities Forum in Johannesburg.

Scenes from the Pan African Conference on #AfricanDignity.

UKZN Co-Hosts Pan African Conference on Restoring African Dignity Through African Ideas

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"Our history did not begin with colonisation. It did not even begin with the history of the infamous slave trade which lasted for over 400 years. Africa’s history has a glorious stance as the cradle of mankind."

Speakers and some attendees of the fifth Mental Health Symposium held recently.

Advocacy Group hosts Fifth Mental Health Symposium

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The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Mental Health Advocacy Group hosted its Fifth annual mental health symposium on 3 July at UKZN’s UNITE Building.

Students with children from Natal Settlers Memorial Homes.

Law and Management Studies Students Participate in Community Outreach for Mandela Day

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The College of Law and Management Studies’ Teaching and Learning Unit, in collaboration with student association, the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Africa (ABASA) commemorated Mandela Day by donating donating blankets, food, toys and clothing to the Natal Settlers Memorial Homes.

Mr Kapil Narain, recipient of the inaugural Changemaker Scholarship, with Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Medical Student Awarded Prestigious Changemaker Scholarship

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Mr Kapil Narain, a fifth-year Medical student at UKZN, is a recipient of the inaugural Changemaker Scholarship made possible by the World Health Organization (WHO) Alliance for Health Systems and Policy.

Isitshudeni se-Onazi ku-Computer Science, uNks Lisa Dayaram.

“I-Big Data in Astronomy” Icabele Owe-Honours Indlela

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UNks Lisa Dayaram, ongumfundi we-Onazi ku-Computer Science ekhempasini i-Westville, ubefunda isonto lonke e-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (i-ETH Zurich) ngoNhlangulana. Uhambo lwakhe beluxhaswe ngokwesivumelwano se-Switzerland neNingizimu Afrika.

From left: Dr Lauren Dyll, Dr Eliza Govender and Professor Ruth Teer-Tomaselli.

CCMS Lecturer Elected Co-Chair of International Health Communication Working Group

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Dr Eliza Govender was elected the Co-Chair of the International Health Communication working group at the recent International Association for Media, Communication and Research (IAMCR) conference held in Madrid, Spain.

The UKZN Dance team with their trophies.

UKZN Dance Team Triumphs in the USSA Championship

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The UKZN Dance Team is celebrating its outstanding performance at the University Sports South Africa (USSA) national championships in Pretoria.

The Missing, a movie based on a migrant woman from Zimbabwe and the dangers she faces between borders, was screened at UKZN.

UKZN Screens Documentaries on Refugees

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In partnership with the Refugee Social Services (RSS), UKZN hosted a two-part screening of documentaries on refugees which form part of The “Other” Peoples Film Festival.

Highlights from the 45th International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference.

UKZN Students Perform at International Council for Traditional Music World Conference

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The Ikusasa Lethu African Music and Dance touring ensemble performed at the 45th International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference hosted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Professor Francesco Petruccione and Dr Adriana Marais.

Data@breakfast Ventures Off-World

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July’s data@breakfast – the information-sharing platform of UKZN’s Big Data and Informatics Research Flagship – was addressed by alumnus and founder of Proudly Human, Dr Adriana Marais, who explored the intriguing topic of, Off-World: Above and Beyond.

Mr Jabulani Nyembe who attended the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Nigeria.

UKZN Student Attends Africa’s Biggest Entrepreneurship Forum

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Business Science student, Mr Jabulani Nyembe, was not only one of more than 5 000 entrepreneurs to attend the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Abuja, Nigeria but he was also awarded $5 000 seed investment and mentoring.

Artwork by students Ms Ayanda Shabalala and Mr Ntokozo Shozi.

Centre for Visual Arts Hosts Undergraduate Mid-Year Showcase

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The Centre for Visual Arts (CVA) on the Pietermaritzburg campus recently exhibited its undergraduate students’ artwork at the Jack Heath Gallery.

The UKZN community responded well to the stem cell donor drive in honour of Mandela Month.

Share, Give, Register to Save a Life

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To celebrate Mandela Month, UKZN in partnership with The Sunflower Fund hosted a blood stem cell donor recruitment drive.