30 July 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 33
At the handover of the masks are Ms Nondumiso Gumede and Ms Yatisha Babulal of PPS, Mr Halala Zwane and Ms Nomakhwezi Khanyile of UKZN.

UKZN helps Source Generous Donation of Masks for SA Medical Students

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UKZN was among the Higher Education Institutions in South Africa which benefitted from a Solidarity Fund donation of hundreds of thousands of masks for final-year Medical students who recently returned to campuses to resume studies after the easing of the national lockdown restrictions.

Participants in the webinar (clockwise from top right) Dr Wan Puspa Melati, Professor Katherine Lyon, Professor Philani Moyo, Dr Mariam Seedat Khan and Professor Nelago Indongo.

UKZN Hosts Webinar on Classroom Courses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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University Capabilities - Classroom Courses to COVID-19 Curricula was the title of a webinar hosted by UKZN on the Zoom platform.

Webinar participants (from top left) Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Ms Lisa Vetten, and Ms Ali Shongwe; and (bottom) Dr Angeline Stephens, Ms Janine Hicks, and Professor Relebohile Moletsane.

Webinar Focuses on GBV during COVID-19 Lockdown

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Understanding and Responding to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) during COVID-19 and Beyond: New Strategies for New Times was the focus of a public webinar hosted by the College of Humanities.

Dr Yvette Ehlers Smith, UKZN Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Postdoctoral Researcher Selected for National Geographic Leadership Programme

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Yvette Ehlers Smith has been selected for the National Geographic Early Career Leadership Programme designed to invest in the development of promising scientists, conservationists, storytellers and educators and equip them to lead in these fields and generate solutions for a healthy, sustainable future.

Top row from left: Dr Zanele Dube-Xaba, Dr Eugene Machimana and Dr Angela James. Bottom row: Dr Anissa McNeil, Dr Bronwynne Anderson and Dr Zanele Ngcobo.

UKZN Academics in US Radio Debate on Education during Coronavirus Pandemic

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The re-opening of schools, e-learning and student trauma during the COVID-19 lockdowns were discussed by academics – including several from UKZN – during an interview on the More Radio Network in Los Angeles in the United States.

Artworks by UKZN artist, Ms Coral Bijoux.

Student Produces “R-evolutionary” Dream Art Installation

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MA student Ms Coral Bijoux, who has more than 27 years’ experience in the Arts and Education fields, has completed a body of art as an installation at the Westville campus plant nursery.

Participants at the Leadership Training workshop.

Helping Medical Experts become Robust Leaders

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As doctors in the frontline of the fight against of COVID-19, Medical heads of departments at UKZN not only carry a heavy clinical load, manage their departments and continue to teach but are also expected to inspire and lead with compassion ensuring overburdened staff are kept motivated.