28 May 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 17
Mr Kapil Nairain (left) with Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO.

Medical Student to Lead African Youth Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Final-year Medical student at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Mr Kapil Narain has been appointed as the Chair of the Federation of African Medical Students Association (FAMSA) COVID-19 Technical Working Group (TWG), a continent-wide youth response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The COVID-19 Crisis: From Winter of Despair to Spring of Hope?

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We currently live, in the words of the memorable opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, in “the worst of times”, a “season of darkness”.

Professor Vannie Naidoo from the College of Law and Management Studies.

Virtual Lecture Focuses on Learning During the Age of COVID-19

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UKZN’s Professor Vannie Naidoo presented a virtual guest lecture via zoom on 15 May to staff and students at Semarang State University in Indonesia on the theme of learning during the age of the COVID-19 (corona-virus).

Cybersecurity issues have increased exponentially during COVID-19 lockdown conditions.

Africa, You’ve Been Phished

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Whilst “zoom” might be the new buzzword during lockdown, so too is “zoombombing”. Cybersecurity, scams and disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic was the topic of the latest data@breakfast online webinar, co-presented by UKZN senior lecturer in computer science Dr Brett van Niekerk and KnowBe4 Managing Director Ms Anna Collard.

Mr Simangaliso Bayabonga Zulu, Academic Development Officer in the College of Law and Management Studies.

Tips and Tools for Online Teaching and Learning

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The global spread of COVID-19 has put governments and universities under severe pressure. Academic programmes have been disrupted, with students forced to remain at home.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in the uMgungundlovu District.

Food Disruptions Highlight Importance of Transdisciplinary Research and Action

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The COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts have gone far beyond individuals’ health, transforming social, economic and ecological landscapes, as well as the food systems many rely on and leading to dire predictions of increased poverty, unemployment and food insecurity that could reverse much of the progress made in recent times.

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