20 March 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 7
Dr Nomkhosi Luthuli (left) and Ms Hlengiwe Ndlela who participated in the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit.

Young Academics Fly UKZN Flag

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College of Law and Management Studies lecturers, Ms Hlengiwe Ndlela and Dr Nomkhosi Luthuli, are leading from the front as they recently participated in the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit that took place at the Durban ICC.

FAIMER scholarship recipient, Professor Mergan Naidoo.

FAIMER Fellowship for UKZN Academic

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It feels great to be chosen by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER),’ said UKZN’s Professor Mergan Naidoo after he received the FAIMER scholarship.

A map indicating the new cases of depression in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

World First Longitudinal Study on Depression

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UKZN academics and their peers from the United States and the United Kingdom undertook a study of the spatial structuring of depression on a national scale in South Africa. This longitudinal study, a world first, was recently published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports.

UKZN Social Sciences student, Mr Khethani Njoko, speaks at a Man in Responsibility event.

Student Heads Social Change Movement

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Social Sciences student Mr Khethani Njoko is passionate about social change. His life experiences led him to question the cause of “immoral” behaviour by men. This led to the establishment of an organisation at UKZN called Man In Responsibility, which identifies problems faced by young men on campus with the aim of addressing and solving those issues.

Kusukela kwesobunxele: uKwazini Zulu, uNomqhele Dube, uSamkelisiwe Mkhize, uNkosingiphile Ntshangase, uMuhle Ndwalane noMongezi Dlamini.

Kuhlonishwe Amalungu E-Enactus Ngokugqugquzela Ubunyoningco

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Minyaka yonke iNyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natal (i-UKZN) ihlonipha abafundi abangama-40 ogalelo labo lingagcini nje ezifundweni zabo kuphela. Kulo nyaka phakathi kwabafundi abangama-40, abahlanu bavela ku-Enactus yase-UKZN.

The Old Main Building on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus, the University’s oldest building.

PMB Campus Management Forum Lauched

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Various stakeholders in and around UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus recently gathered for a launch of the Pietermaritzburg Campus Management Forum.

UKZN staff and students are encouraged to wear purple on 26 March to show support for students and staff living with epilepsy.

Purple Day: Raising Awareness About Epilepsy

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One in 100 people in South Africa suffers from epilepsy, according to the World Health Organization. This has inspired University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student Ms Anisha Govender, who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2016, to call for the University community to wear purple on 26 March to raise awareness of the neurological condition that causes nerve cell activity in the brain to be disturbed.

UKZN academics at ICCWS 2019, from left: Dr Brett van Niekerk, Dr Trishana Ramluckan and Mr Barend Pretorius.

Academics Speak at International Cybersecurity Conference

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UKZN academics recently presented at the 14th International Conference of Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) hosted by Stellenbosch University and the CSIR.

Six papers from UKZN were presented at the conference. The conference exhibited over 50 full presentations and 12 postgraduate presentations in the PhD and Masters Colloquiums with presenters from 16 countries.

From left: Sr Mumsy Gule, Sr Kogie Govender, Sr Philile Hlongwa, Rev Dr Lehlohonolo Mathibe, Sr Fiona Ward, Sr Jane Taylor and Sr Thandi Khumalo.

Antibiotics Changed the World: Mathibe

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University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences academic, Rev Dr Lehlohonolo Mathibe, recently told KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Region’s South African Society of Occupational Health Nurses (SASOHN) at Umkhumbane Community Hall in Chesterville, Durban, that antibiotics have done wonders for the medical world.

UKZN Extended Learning hosted a workshop on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

4IR Workshop: The Developer vs Consumer

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is disrupting almost every industry in every country and creating massive change in a non-linear way at unprecedented speed.

Professor David McQuoid-Mason who recently recieved a A2 grading from the NRF for his international work as a scholar.

A2 NRF Grading for Law Professor

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Recently, while he was away in Somalia advising the Federal Ministry on Legal Aid, Professor David McQuoid-Mason of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, received the good news that he had received an A2 grading from the National Research Foundation (NRF) for his world-wide work as a scholar in clinical legal education and access to justice.

Ms Reyanka Kisten, UKZN third-year student, who will represent SA in the World Snow Volleyball Tour.

Reyanka Headed for World Sports Tour

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Third-year BCom Supply Chain and Marketing student, Ms Reyanka Kisten, will soon jet off to Austria and Italy to represent the country in the World Snow Volleyball Tour.

uNksz Janine Hicks olwela amalungelo abantu besifazane nofundisa eSikoleni SezoMthetho e-UKZN, aphinde abe nguSihlalo we-UKZN Gender-based Violence Committee.

Isifundiswa Sikhulume Ngeqhaza Labesifazane Kwezombusazwe

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UNksz Janine Hicks, olwela amalungelo abantu besifazane, nofundisa eSikoleni SezoMthetho nonguSihlalo we-UKZN Gender-based Violence Committee, usanda kuba yisikhulumi emhlanganweni obudingida iqhaza nokumeleleka kwabantu besifazane kwezombusazwe.

uMnuz Mohammed Vawda obulale izethameli ngensini ngesikhathi eshiyelana inkundla nabanye osomahlaya.

Ubulale Izethameli Ngensini Owase-UKZN

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Uthisha we-Population Studies, uMnuz Mohammed Vawda, ubengomunye wosomahlaya abebeshiyelana inkundla ku-Kings & Queens of Comedy ye-East Coast Radio e-Durban ICC.

A poster of the Jokes & Jazz event scheduled for 26 March at the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

Darren Maule Set to Headline Jokes & Jazz

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East Coast Radio’s Darren Maule will headline the ninth edition of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier evening entertainment series Jokes & Jazz on 26 March at the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

Rosemary Ladlau in her beautiful garden.

Alumni Tour Ladlau’s Renowned Garden

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UKZN alumni were treated to a special morning recently when fellow UKZN graduate, Rosemary Ladlau, agreed to give a tour of her renowned garden on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

Highlights from the World Hearing Day celebrations by UKZN Audiology students at the RP Moodley Special School.

Audiology Students Commemorate World Hearing Day

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Third-year Audiology students commemorated World Hearing Day at a Durban special school on World Hearing Day celebrated on 3 March annually.

Delegates at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Pop Ups.

Virtual Fundraising Conference Helps Local NPOs

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For anyone involved in fundraising for a non-profit organisation (NPO), school or faith-based organisation, the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Pop Ups at UKZN Westville campus HVDC Smart Grid Centre provided an ideal opportunity to strengthen their fundraising knowledge and skills on 7 March.

New Charter members of the Eta Kappa Nu displaying their certificates of membership.

UKZN Eta Kappa Nu Honours Society 2018/19 Induction Ceremony

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The UKZN Mu Eta Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Honours Society held its third charter induction ceremony on 26 February 2019 on Howard College campus in the Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) building.