11 June 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 26
Bachelor of Commerce in IT and Supply Chain Management graduate, Mr Muhle Ndwalane.

UKZN Enactus President Leads by Example

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‘I chose this degree because it presented a great blend between technology and the world of business and both are of interest to me. I knew it would enable me to thrive in the Tech business world.’

Human Resources expert, Professor Shaun Ruggunan, to serve on the Editorial Review Board of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.

UKZN HR Expert Appointed to International Editorial Review Board

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Human Resources (HR) expert, Professor Shaun Ruggunan, has been invited to serve on the Editorial Review Board of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal (EDI Journal).

Professor Betty Mubangizi has penned an opinion piece on insights gleaned from a Zoom series on the impact of the pandemic on rural community members.

Saving Livelihoods while Saving Lives: Insights from the SARChI Seminar Series on Rural Livelihoods in the Shadow of COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s response to it continue to evolve, there are stories of both excellence and failure in terms of how South Africans’ livelihood resources and activities have been affected.

Professor Saleem Badat cautions against hyper advocacy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“The 4IR Super-Highway”: A Dangerously Technocratic Utopia

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The first three industrial revolutions have not created a just and humane world; why do we believe that the 4IR will do any better?

Presenters Ms Rethabile Nhlapho and Mr Devon Windvogel explored global macroeconomics and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Macroeconomics Webinar Explores the Impacts of COVID-19 on Financial Markets

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The implications of COVID-19 for global macroeconomics was the topic of discussion at the recent Zoom session hosted by the Macroeconomics Research Unit (MRU) which comprises of academics and postgraduate students whose mission is to advance and develop research in this field.

Mr Ayanda Mbatha.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

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The numerous formidable hurdles that threatened both my personal and academic life due to a lack of funding did not hinder me from maintaining good academic standing.

From left: Professor Shaun Ruggunan, Dr Ashika Maharaj, Mr Jonathan Naicker and Mr Linden Singh.

Human Resource Management Practice During COVID-19: A South African Perspective

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The trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa has not followed the expected path predicted by experts such as the World Health Organization (WHO).

Mr Lungelo Zuma, final-year BSc student in Microbiology and Genetics.

Microbiologist, Musician, Entrepreneur: No Limit to Final Year Student’s Dreams

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Mr Lungelo Zuma, a final-year BSc student in Microbiology and Genetics, is making just some of his many dreams come true by cultivating a career as a musician, building an e-commerce site he believes could make life easier for students, and focusing on his studies with the aim of establishing a microbiology company.

From left: Professors Michael Anthony Samuel, Hyleen Mariaye, Paul Webb, and John Chang’ach and Ms Malve Von Moellendorff.

Digitalised Ways of Doctoral Studies in COVID-19 Times: International Perspectives

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The College of Humanities recently hosted a public webinar series on the topic of Digitalised Ways of Doctoral Studies in COVID-19 Times: International Perspectives.

Dr Upasana Singh, Professor Labby Ramrathan (top right) and Professor Anil Kanjee.

Humanities Curriculum Transformation Project Focuses on Continuous Assessment

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The College of Humanities Curriculum Transformation Project led by Professor Labby Ramrathan, recently hosted a continuous assessment workshop led by Professor Anil Kanjee (Tshwane University of Technology) and Dr Upasana Singh (UKZN).

Dr Khanyisile Brenda Nhlengethwa has graduated with a PhD in Science Education.

PhD Focuses on Inquiry-Based-Science Teaching

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Dr Khanyisile Brenda Nhlengethwa was awarded a PhD in Science Education for her thesis on Swaziland Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding and Enactment of Inquiry-Based-Science Teaching (IBST): A Case of a University in Swaziland.

Mr Dion Chang.

Webinar Exploring how the Lockdown Easing will Affect Businesses and Different Sectors

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Trend analyst and Flux Trends founder, Mr Dion Chang provided a glimpse into how the lockdown easing will affect different businesses and sectors in his presentation titled: The Great Staggering, at a webinar hosted by Professor Ana Martins, interim Dean and Head of the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, as part of its Webinar Series.