14 May 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 15
Second-year Medical student, Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman.

Medical Student Selected for London World Health Organization Organising Committee

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Second-year Medical student, Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman, has been appointed to serve as Theme Officer on the Organising Committee for the London World Health Organization (LonWHO) Simulation, an event held in the first week of November each year.

Professor Tesfaye Birke in front of folded rocks at the Stanhope Gold Mine on the Mhlathuze River in Nkandla.

Geological Scientist Appointed to Prestigious Science Committee

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Professor Tesfaye Birke from the Discipline of Geological Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has been appointed to serve as a member of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Honors and Recognition Committee.

Professor Vassie Naidoo from UKZN’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Professor Appointed to National Health Research Committee

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‘I am very excited and look forward to making a positive contribution,’ said Associate Professor in UKZN’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor Vassie Naidoo who has been appointed to the National Health Research Committee (NHRC).

Ms Nicci Whitear-Nel, senior lecturer in the fields of Evidence and Labour Law at UKZN’s School of Law.

Remote Justice and COVID-19: South Africa Lags Behind

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on so many aspects of our lives, including access to justice.

Clockwise from top left are Ms Shelley Barnsley, Ms Rossella Meusel, Ms Prashna Singh, Mr Mzamo Zondi, Ms Janet George and Ms Lala Domleo from the CAES SSS team.

Internship Accreditation for CAES Student Support Services

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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Student Support Services (SSS) Division is celebrating the accreditation of its Counselling Psychology internship programme by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Grad@Home initiative.

Grad@Home Initiative

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Varsity Youth in Action Network, a student organisation on the Edgewood campus, took to social media to honour graduands following the cancellation of UKZN’s April Graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Upasana Singh (top row, centre) with panellists of an international webinar hosted by Allenhouse Colleges, Kanpur, India.

Technology Fosters International Collaboration during COVID-19

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COVID-19 has radically changed the shape of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) worldwide.

Professor Micheline Naude, Academic Leader for Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the School of Management, IT and Governance.

COVID-19: Impact on Essential Goods’ Supply Chains

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have a substantial impact on global supply chains.

Small scale farmer, Mr Nhlakanipho Motaung, and his produce.

Agriculture Graduate Forges Ahead

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BSc in Agriculture graduate, 25-year-old Mr Nhlakanipho Motaung, has flourished since joining the Umngeni Resilience Project (URP) in April 2019.

The Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory deploys equipment to measure flow around coral reef features.

Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lab Pioneers Renewable Energy and Coastal Engineering Projects

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Under the leadership of Professor Derek Stretch and Dr Justin Pringle, UKZN’s Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFML) is pioneering innovative research projects that apply its members’ expertise in fluid mechanics, coastal and estuarine dynamics and hydraulic engineering to several fields.


South Africa, SOLIDARITY and COVID-19: Law and Ethics in Clinical Trials

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On 3 April 2020, it was reported in Nature that African nations were largely not involved in clinical trials for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A stock image of the coronavirus.

Medical Students Respond to COVID-19

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In response to the COVID-19/SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, the final-year Medical class at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine formed an Anti-COVID-19 student group.

Mr Luthando Molefe, postgraduate student at UKZN’s School of Education.

Challenges, Possibilities and Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Postgraduate Student’s Self-Study

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This self-reflection on my journey presents the challenges, possibilities and coping as a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic as a postgraduate student at UKZN’s School of Education.

From left: Dr Matthew Burnett collecting data with Ms Leawin Africa and Mr Alex Whitehead.

World Fish Migration Day Goes with the Flow for an Online Commemoration

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The annual World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), traditionally celebrated on 16 May worldwide, has taken the COVID-19 pandemic in its stride, postponing its traditional 2020 celebrations to 24 October this year, but hosting a 24-hour webinar on 14 May to continue the mission of creating awareness of the importance of free flowing rivers and migratory fish.

Professor Shaun Ruggunan, Associate Professor of Human Resources Management in the School of Management, IT and Governance.

Working “With” Home During Crisis

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The largest single experiment in remote working is currently taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Fayth Ruffin, Associate Professor at the School of Management, IT and Governance.

Attaining Graduate Attributes in a COVID-19 World: It’s a Family Affair

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COVID-19 has become a household word across the globe. It is a stark matter of life or death that disrupts human movement and postgraduate students are no exception.

Mr Lihle Mbatha, Bachelor of Education Honours student in the School of Education.

Do You Practice It or Just Talk It?

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You have the luxury of being in possession of almost all the basic gadgets and resources required for successful e-learning.

The LGBTI virtual contextual Bible study collaboration.

UKZN Hosts LGBTI Virtual Contextual Bible Study

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The Gender and Religion Programme and the Ujamaa Centre within UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics partnered with Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) to host a virtual Contextual Bible Study with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people from across South Africa that are engaging in lived realities during the COVID-19 crisis.