30 April 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 13

The Cruel and Crude Effect of Lockdown on Families: Interprovincial Travel

BY: .

Cruel and crude was how the court described the effect of the lockdown on Karel Van Heerden and his family.

Professor Labby Ramrathan, President of the South African Education Research Association.

Humanities Academic Elected as President of the South African Education Research Association

BY: .

Click here for isiZulu version

Education academic Professor Labby Ramrathan was recently elected as President of the South African Education Research Association (SAERA).

Judge Zak Yacoob delivered a webinar on Fake News, Lockdown and Unintended Consequences.

UKZN hosts Webinar on Fake News, Lockdown and Unintended Consequences

BY: .

Click here for isiZulu version

UKZN alumnus and former Constitutional Court Judge Zakeria “Zak” Yacoob delivered a webinar entitled Fake News, Lockdown and Unintended Consequences to more than 250 participants on the Zoom platform.

From left: Ms Gugu Gigaba, Dr Ruwayda Petrus, Ms Ntokozo Mntambo and Ms Gill Faris.

UKZN Academics Create Video to Deal with Fear and Anxiety during COVID-19

BY: .

A video that deals with fear and anxiety during COVID-19 and can be viewed on YouTube is the product of a collaboration between UKZN’s Department of Psychology, an adult education specialist, and the Centre for Rural Health.

Professor Betty C Mubangizi, NRF/SARChI Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods.

Saving Livelihoods While Saving Lives: Rural Livelihoods Post COVID-19

BY: .

The livelihoods framework offers a useful lens through which to analyse the fragility and sustainability of livelihoods.

Dr Heidi Matisonn, lecturer in Philosophy and Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning in UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics.

Is Absolute Free Speech a Plague in the Time of Coronavirus?

BY: .

As I write this, the US has recorded its 40 565th COVID-19 death (and 764 265th infection), and South Africa (SA) its 54th death (and 3 158th infection) (www.worldometers.info/coronavirus).

Professor Kaymarlin Govender, Research Director at HEARD.

HEARD Researchers Intensify Technical Support and Research in Africa on Health and Human Rights Challenges Arising from COVID-19

BY: .

Click here for isiZulu version

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to rise rapidly across the African continent. As at 22nd April, 2020, 15 394, COVID-19 cases had been confirmed with 716 deaths (case fatality ratio: 4,7%).

Ms Nicci Whitear-Nel (left) and Dr Sheetal Soni.

Caution, Compensation and COVID-19: Facilities on the Frontline

BY: .

The COVID-19 Regulations provide that every person (with a few limited exceptions) must be confined to their place of residence for the duration of the lockdown.

Professor Kriben Pillay, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Leadership at UKZN.

Leading Self in a Time of Crisis

BY: .

In the Graduate School of Business and Leadership at UKZN, I specialise in teaching and researching an awareness-based experiential model of personal and collective transformation called Theory U.

Masters’ students in Psychology.

Master’s Students Offer Counselling at UKZN Psychology Clinic during COVID-19

BY: .

Master’s students in Psychology at UKZN are offering free online support for three sessions over the Zoom platform that cover individual counselling, group support and support for healthcare workers, to deal with the stresses of lockdown and the traumatic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

Professor Francesco Petruccione and Ms Betony Adams reviewed evidence for quantum effects in the brain’s neural processes.

Brain Matters: UKZN Researchers Review Evidence on Quantum Effects in the Brain

BY: .

A review undertaken by researchers at UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, published in the AVS Quantum Science journal as an editor’s pick, examines evidence on the role of quantum effects in neural processes in the brain, noting that this knowledge could be useful in determining how we think about our own consciousness.

Professor Carol Bertram and Dr Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo.

Re-visiting the Purposes of Higher Education in the Time of COVID-19

BY: .

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting life as we knew it. For academics, this means they need to start teaching remotely and engage in online teaching.