17 October 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 59
UNks Kuhlekonke Ntuli owine umklomelo i-KZN National Achievement Award in Leadership.

Umfundi wezokuHlala Uthole uMklomelo Ovelele

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Umfundi weMastazi kwezokuHlaliswa Kwabantu nowayewuMengameli we-SRC uNks Kuhlekonke Ntuli, uthole umklomelo i-KZN National Achievement in Leadership emcimbini i-KZN Young Achievers Awards (i-KZNYAA) obuse-Durban ICC.

Abe-Cuppa for Cancer nezehambeli emcimbini obusekhempasini yase-Westville.

I-Cuppa for CANSA Ibanjelwe eKhempasini yase-Westville

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Abalwa nomdlavuza baxoxe ngempilo yabo emcimbini we-Cuppa for CANSA obusekhempasini yase-Westville.

From left: Hitmaker, Prince Kaybee; UKZN alumnus, Ms Minenhle Ntuli; and videographer, Blvcksteph.

Humanities Alumnus Features on SA Hit Song Imbokodo

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UKZN alumnus, former Idols top 16 contestant, East Coast Radio presenter and musician, Ms Minenhle Ntuli features on South Africa’s new hit song Imbokodo, the opening track of House DJ Prince Kaybee’s Crossover Music Extended Play (EP).

Ms Tshegofatso Molefe, Miss Mamelodi Sundowns Free State title holder.

Master of Laws Student Crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns Free State

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Master of Laws student, Ms Tshegofatso Molefe (24) won the Miss Mamelodi Sundowns pageant in her home province, Free State.

Mr Langelihle Majola, Ms Sarisha Harrylal and Mr Yashik Singh with their test rig.

Student Group Develops Roll Control and Fairing Separation Systems for South Africa’s Rocket Plans

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At UKZN’s annual Mechanical Engineering Open Day, students Ms Sarisha Harrylal, Mr Langelihle Majola and Mr Yashik Singh, supervised by Dr Michael Brooks, collaborated on the design of a roll control system (RCS) and the payload fairing, including attachment and separation mechanisms.

Mr Vulinhlanhla Mchunu, Mr Jared Sabbagha, Mr Presley Sagadaven and Mr Shuaib Badat during the process of the hybrid sounding rocket improvements.

Higher, Further, Faster: Upgrading UKZN’s Hybrid Sounding Rocket

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Mechanical Engineering students, Mr Presley Sagadaven, Mr Jared Sabbagha, Mr Vulinhlanhla Mchunu and Mr Shuaib Badat formed a team to work on improvements to UKZN’s Phoenix-1B Hybrid Mk I Sounding Rocket that will make the rocket recoverable (making it reusable and therefore more cost effective to launch), robust, versatile, and able to carry a payload of up to 10 kg.

IEEE HKN inductees sitting in the front row with IEEE members at the annual Induction Ceremony.

Inductees Welcomed to the IEEE Society

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The Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) hosted its annual Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Induction Ceremony on the Howard College campus.

Ocularist, Mr Peter Furber, showcases his work to optometry students.

Ocularist Addresses Optometry Students

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UKZN’s Optometry Discipline hosted a talk by one of only 12 Ocularists in South Africa, Mr Peter Furber.

UKZN HR team with SADAG and left: UKZN Employees enjoying some Zumba during the Mental Health Walk event.

UKZN Staff Participate in KZN Mental Health Walk

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UKZN staff supported the Mental Health Walk organised by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on 6 October. The event aimed to raise awareness of mental health and break the stigma.

Presenters and delegates at the 2019 UKZN Special Collections Preservation Conservation Conference.

Digitisation and Silent Disasters Highlighted at UKZN Library Conference

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Digitisation and appropriate standard preservation processes were highlighted during the 2019 UKZN Special Collections Preservation Conservation Conference on the Pietermaritzburg campus on 25 and 26 September.

Mr Andy Gray is the recipient of the Joseph A Oddis Award.

Pharmaceutical Award for Senior Lecturer

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Senior lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mr Andy Gray received the Joseph A Oddis Award for exceptional services to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) at the opening ceremony of the 79th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Ososayensi be-Greening Chemistry oSolwazi Fernando Albericio no-Beatriz Garcia De la Torre.

Umklomelo woMhlaba kwi-Greening Chemistry

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Ososayensi abahamba phambili base-UKZN nabayizingwazi ezihlonishwayo emhlabeni wonke emkhakheni yamakhemistri yamakhambi, oSolwazi Fernando Albericio no-Beatriz Garcia De la Torre baklonyeliswe ngama-$25,000 yi-American Chemical Society (i-ACS) Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable (i-GCIPR) ngokuthuthukisa ucwaningo ngamakhemikhali angacekeli phansi imvelo.

Highlights from Poetry Africa’s opening night.

23rd Poetry Africa Opens at Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre

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An enthralling line-up of 16 poets from around the world wowed the opening night audience at the Poetry Africa Festival held at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

UKZN prizewinners at the DSSA meeting in Cape Town.

UKZN Staff Receive Awards at Dermatology Congress

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UKZN’s Dermatology Department was well represented and scooped a number of awards at the Annual Dermatological Society of South Africa (DSSA) Meeting in Cape Town from 13 to 15 September.

Highlights of the visit to the Umsamo Institute in KZN.

Psychology Students Visit Healing Village

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Psychology Honours students undertook a fieldtrip to Umsamo Institute, the healing village in Greytown owned by renowned healer, author and poet, Dr Velaphi Mkhize.

Highlights from the Peace and Security-Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Conference.

UKZN hosts Peace and Security-Fourth Industrial Revolution Conference

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UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences, the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) and the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) hosted the Peace and Security-Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Conference in Durban.

Highlights from the 14th Annual African Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine.

African Music and Dance Celebrated at African Cultural Calabash

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African Music and Dance (AMD) third-year students under the directorship of senior lecturer, Dr Patricia Opondo hosted the 14th annual African Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine at the Howard College Theatre.

From left: Dr Ashley Subbiah, Dr Rosh Subrayen, Mr Ephraim Shabane, Mr Nevil Balakrishna, Dr Casandra Helen Seethal, Mr Mongezi Zondo, Ms Tahitha Pillay, Ms Margie Naidoo and Mr Derrick Munyai.

Disability Support Unit Conducts Capacity Building Programme Focusing on Awareness, Training and Interventions

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Staff at the UKZN’s Disability Support Unit (DSU) conducted a capacity building programme on the Westville campus on 4 October 2019.

Participants at the third-year Medical Students Research Day.

Third-Year Medical Students Showcase Their Research

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Third-year Medical students at UKZN presented their research posters at the Department of Public Health Medicine Research Day.

UKZN exchange student, Mr Mdali Mthethwa, enjoying the snow in Canada.

Brrr – the Cold in Canada Challenged UKZN Exchange Student

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Third-year UKZN BA Music student Mr Mdali Mthethwa is back home after spending a semester at the University of Calgary in Canada.

The 3 degree of freedom hybrid kinematic pick and place robotic system.

UKZN Students’ Picking and Placing Robot Part of a Manufacturing Revolution

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UKZN’s annual Mechanical Engineering Open Day, a major highlight of the Discipline’s calendar, took place on Wednesday 16 October, at the UNITE School of Engineering building, Howard College campus.