19 September 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 55
Ms Tankiso Moso (centre) with her family at her honours graduation.

Women in Science Award for UKZN Astrophysicist

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Ms Tankiso Moso, a Masters candidate in Applied Mathematics at UKZN specialising in Instrumentational Astrophysics received the Albertina Sisulu Fellowship for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology at the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) annual Women in Science, Technology and Innovation Awards.

Ms Phethego “Penny” Makaleng represented KwaZulu-Natal in the Athletics South Africa 2019 cross-country national competition, and (right) during her recent graduation.

UKZN Student Represents KwaZulu-Natal at National Cross-Country Competition

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Ms Phethego “Penny” Makaleng was selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) as part of the Athletics South Africa (ASA) 2019 cross-country team that competed at Uitsig High School, Pretoria earlier this month.

Mr Dauda Ayanda (centre) receiving the best paper award at the annual IEEE Wireless Africa Conference in Pretoria.

PhD Student Wins Best Paper at International IEEE Conference

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Electronic Engineering PhD student, Mr Dauda Ayanda, won best paper at the international Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Wireless Africa Conference (WAC) at the University of Pretoria.

Ms Mbali Gwacela on the Afternoon Express set, being interviewed by Jeanie D.

WWIS makes Television Debut on Afternoon Express

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Wonder Woman In Science (WWIS), Ms Mabli Gwacela made her small screen debut in an interview with TV personality Jeannie D, on SABC 3’s Afternoon Express.

Kusukela kwesobunxele uSolwazi Nobuhle Hlongwa, uNkk Ipeleng Nonkululeko Mkhari noNks Pamela Adams.

Kugujwe INyanga YabeSifazane

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UPhiko Lezobudlelwano Besikhungo (i-CRD) yaseNyuvesi yakwaZulu-Natal ibihlele umcimbi wokugubha iNyanga yabeSifazane nokubabonga ngeqhaza labo.

Amazwibela e-Local Science Exhibition Day ebiseNquthu.

Isikole SezeMfundo Sifinyelele Kubafundi BaseNquthu

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Emsebenzini waso wokufinyelela emphakathini iSikole SezeMfundo eKolishi LezesiNtu libambe iqhaza kwi-Local Science Exhibition Day yokuqala, eNquthu, eNyakatho yaKwaZulu-Natali ebihlelwe uMasipala Wasekhaya waseNquthu.

Ms Zinhle Mhlaba received a Master’s in Crop Science at the UKZN Spring Graduation.

Genetics of Africa’s Important Tepary Bean Crop Explored for MSc Research

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Ms Zinhle Mhlaba has graduated with her Master’s in Crop Science for her study that analysed the genetic diversity of tepary bean, an important legume that has shown considerable tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress, and which is useful for human food, animal feed and in intercropping systems.

Participants at the Pacific Regional Legal Aid Conference.

Law Professor Helps Organise Legal Aid Conference for South Pacific Islands and Build Capacity for Paralegals in Fiji

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Acting Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at UKZN, Professor David McQuoid-Mason assisted the Fiji Legal Aid Commission to organise the first Pacific Regional Legal Aid Conference for the island states of Fiji, the Federation of Micronesia, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Staff and students at one of the recent anti-litter drives on the Pietermaritzburg campus.

Greening the Pietermaritzburg Campus Through Anti-Litter Drives

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The Pietermaritzburg Campus Management Forum (PCMF) hosted anti-litter drives in August and September on the Main, Golf Road, and Agriculture campuses.

From left: Ms Tegan Peacock, Dr Lliane Loots and Mr Bonwa Mbontsi.

UKZN Alumnus Honoured with 2019 JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award

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UKZN alumnus, Mr Bonwa Mbontsi is a recipient of the prestigious 2019 JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award, in honour of the memory of Eric Mshengu Shabalala who tragically passed away in 2011.

Scenes from UKZN’s Golf Day where golfers braved the rainy and windy conditions at Zimbali Golf Course for a worthy cause.

UKZN hosts its 16th Golf Day

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UKZN alumni, staff, students, corporate sponsors and friends of the University took to the Zimbali Golf Course on 5 September for a round of golf and to award scholarships to eight deserving students.

From left: GSB&L academic Dr Emmanuel Mutambara, Mr Lukhona Mnguni, Mr Mncane Mthunzi, Ms Lusanda Ncoliwe and GSB&L academic Dr Bhasela Yalezo.

Business Forum Explores Ethical and Transformative Leadership for South Africa

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The latest business forum organised by the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in partnership with the Durban branch of the Black Management Forum (BMF) critically discussed the development of impeccable ethical leadership for South Africa.

UDkt Girma Mengistu Digafe.

Kubhelwe Isihlava Sezithombo Ukuphucula Ukukhiqizwa Kwamabele eTopiya

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UDkt Girma Mengistu Digafe uthweswe iziqu zobudokotela kwezoLimo emcimbini wasentwasahlobo wokuthwesa iziqu. Ucwaningo lwakhe belugxile ukwendlalela ukutshala amabele nokukwazi kwawo ukumelana nesihlava entshonalanga Topiya.

Scenes from the Edgewood campus Word Skills Contest 2019.

Word Skills Contest a Roaring Success

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The Word Skills Contest 2019 on the Edgewood campus on 23 August was a resounding success. Organised by UKZN’s Department of Student Residence Affairs (DSRA), it is part of the Residence Life programme, which aims to develop residence students culturally, intellectually, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Malaysian and UKZN students show off their Indian inspired dance moves.

Malaysian Students Participate in Cultural Exchange Programme at UKZN

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A group of 27 university students from Malaysia interacted with staff and students from UKZN’s Westville campus as part of a cultural exchange programme hosted by the Malaysia-Durban Tamil Socio-Cultural Organisation.

Highlights from the Association of Professional Italianists conference in Sicily.

Humanities Academics Present Research at Association of Professional Italianists Conference

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Six academics from the College of Humanities were part of the Association of Professional Italianists (API) conference in Sicily, Italy.

MUT’s Professor Busisiwe Nkonki-Mandleni (extreme right) and Dr Angela James (front row, third left) with UKZN students and MUT staff.

Education Students Attend Student Volunteerism Workshop

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School of Education students shared their views on volunteering at a workshop hosted by Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in uMlazi on, Community Engagement – what does student volunteerism in Higher Education entail?