28 March 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 8
Professor Debra Roberts, UKZN alumna and Honourary Professor, who has been named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019.

Alumna Makes Apolito’s Most Influential People List

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Debra Roberts, Honorary UKZN Professor, Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit at the eThekwini Municipality and South Africa’s first Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group, has been named one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019 by the public servants’ networking group, Apolitical.

UKZN’s Westville campus was the battleground for votes in the run-up to the national elections at eNCA’s Town Hall debate.

Political Parties Battle it Out at Town Hall Debate

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Political parties went head-to-head at a pre-election Town Hall debate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus yesterday (Wednesday, 27 March 2019).

Akade bekwi-University Challenge benza into yabo ngamabhulashi okuhlanza indlu encane emzuliswaneni wokuqala.

Abafundi base-UKZN Badle Ubhedu Emncintiswaneni Wokuphathwa Kwendle

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Abafundi ababili be-Pollution Research Group (i-PRG) bebesemathimbeni aphume phambili naphume isibili kwi-University Challenge engqungutheleni yesihlanu ye-Faecal Sludge Management (i-FSM5) e-Cape Town.

The last offering of The UKZN Griot in UKZNdaba Online as the publication prepares for a new column set to feature various voices within UKZN.

The UKZN Griot. Stress, Illness and Early Retirement

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Academic work has a rapidly increasing half-life while the half-life of academics is becoming a serious problem. Unless this is arrested there will be none of us left.

Performers in the show Latin Heat & Flamenco at the Jazz Centre.

Latin Heat & Flamenco Show at UKZN

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UKZN Music lecturer, Mr Demi Fernandez, performed alongside his wife, Linda Vargas and son, Ramon at the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music for one show only on Saturday, 23 March.

Artists who will perform at the upcoming UKZN Jazz Jol.

UKZN Gears up to Host Annual Jazz Jol

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Renowned musician Professor Darius Brubeck, who founded the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music 30 years ago will be at the 31st annual UKZN Jazz Jol on Saturday, 6 April.

Participants at the Smart Cities and Aerotropolis Masterclass in Durban.

Flying Start for Aerotropolis Institute Africa!

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The Aerotropolis Institute Africa (AIA) - of which UKZN is a knowledge partner - hosted its first knowledge gig for 2019 in the form of an exhilarating, thought provoking and informative Smart Cities and Aerotropolis Masterclass in Durban.

Panellists and UKZN staff at the Dialogue on Transformation hosted at the Westville campus.

UKZN Puts Transformation Under Microscope

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UKZN hosted an instalment of its Dialogue series titled: Unpacking UKZN’s Perspectives of Transformation in the 25th Year of Democracy: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? The debate was hosted on the University’s Westville campus in the run up to Human Rights Day.

uDkt David Bishop osanda kwenza ucwaningo oluqhakambise isidingo sokwandiswa kokuphepha ngesikhathi sokubeletha ngomthungo.

Ucwaningo Luthole Ukuthi Kunesidingo Sokwandisa Ukuphepha Ekubeletheni Ngomthungo e-Afrika

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Imiphumela yocwaningo luqhakambise isidingo sokwandiswa kokuphepha ngesikhathi sokubeletha ngomthungo.

Abanye abafundisayo abasanda kuphothula izifundo ze-ACT Blended Learning.

Indlela Entsha “egqugquzelayo” Yokufundisa

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‘Okugqugquzela ngendlela emangalisayo’, ‘encomekayo’, ‘ekhuthazayo’ - Lawa ngamanye amagama okungavamile ukuthi ayamaniswe nokufunda nokufundisa. 

2019 Cosmology on Safari conference delegates.

Safari Experience for Astronomers

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Getting leading international Astrophysicists to go on safari together does not happen very often but UKZN’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit did just that when they held another installment of their extremely popular Cosmology on Safari conference events.

Imisebenzi yobuciko yabafundi embukisweni e-Jack Heath Gallery eMgungundlovu.

Abafundi Bezobuciko Bakhangise kwi-Works in Progress

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I-Centre for Visual Art (i-CVA) yase-UKZN isanda kuba nombukiso i-Works in Progress exhibit e-Jack Heath Gallery eMgungundlovu, lapho khona abafundi abenza iziqu zeMastazi nebuDokotela emikhakheni yabo ukuqhakambisa umsebenzi wobuciko asebewenzile kusukela unyaka uqalile.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation delegation with staff from UKZN’s PRG (left); a delegation from CalTech and EconSan (top right); as well as students from Olin College during a visit to UKZN.

High Level Delegation Visits UKZN

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) recently hosted a high-level delegation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Mr Mduduzi Khoza (insert) who attended Abo Akademi University as an exchange student. The University is built around the Cathedral (seen in the main photograph), the tallest building in Turku, Finland.

Mduduzi Back on Home Soil After Finland Stint

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Bachelor of Theology student Mr Mduduzi Khoza recently returned from Finland where he spent three months at Abo Akademi University as part of an exchange programme.