27 August 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 37
Mr Innocent B Mboya has joined a task team that is developing a mathematical model to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 in Africa.

Biostatistics PhD Candidate a Member of African Union’s COVID-19 Taskforce

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PhD candidate in Biostatistics, Mr Innocent B Mboya has been invited on to a taskforce for COVID-19 Pandemic Modelling in Africa.

Groups in Okhahlamba and Msinga Local Municipality receiving COVID-19 parcels from FSG.

UKZN’s Farmer Support Group Assisting Rural Communities Impacted by COVID-19

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The Farmer Support Group (FSG) - a community development, outreach and research unit in UKZN’s School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) in Pietermaritzburg - has identified ways of assisting rural communities cope with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Award-winning Durban photographer Val Adamson.

21 Years of JOMBA! Through the Lens - a Digital Exhibition by Val Adamson

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Award-winning Durban photographer Val Adamson, who has photographed the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience since it began in 1998, shares her work in an online exhibition titled: 21 years of JOMBA! through the lens.

UKZN honours student, Mr Zico Mthethwa.

Digital Arts Student Shortlisted in Yogi Sip Competition

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Digital Arts honours student Mr Zico Mthethwa is among finalists in the Yogi Sip Young Creators Network competition after being selected from more than 600 hopefuls throughout South Africa who submitted their best work.

Bioethics, medical and reproductive technology law expert, Dr Sheetal Soni.

COVID-19 and Gene Editing – Ethical and Legal Considerations Investigated

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A legal academic at UKZN, Dr Sheetal Soni is on a mission to ensure research and the development of treatment and vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 are not taking place at the expense of ethical and legal standards.

Top: Mr Simangaliso Bayabonga Zulu, Mr Victor Faniran. Bottom: Ms Cebisile Kubeka and Ms Claire Mondlana.

Online Workshop on Time Management and Study Strategies during Lockdown

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Academic Development Officer (ADO) in the School of Management, IT and Governance, Mr Simangaliso Bayabonga Zulu facilitated an online educational workshop on time management and study strategies.

Ms Thembalethu Ntuli.

UKZN Student Appointed to Global Youth Parliament

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Social Sciences student, Ms Thembalethu Ntuli has been appointed secretary of the Global Youth Parliament (GYP), one of the world’s largest youth ideas transforming organisations, which aims to motivate young people in societal work, entrepreneurship, democracy and sustainable development.

Dr Joy Tuoyo Adu, a lecturer in Civil Engineering at UKZN.

Engineer Dreams of Improving Perceptions and Use of Water

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To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign, highlighting women who are passionate about their fields, pioneering innovative research and development, and being examples to colleagues following in their footsteps on the road towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Expert in the field of type 2 diabetes and obesity, Professor Shahidul Islam.

Research on Fig Extract for Diabetes Treatment Among Journal’s Most Cited

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Professor Shahidul Islam of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Life Sciences (SLS) has been recognised for authoring one of the Top 10 most cited articles in the Journal of Food and Drug Analysis last year.

Presenters and PhD students (from left) Ms Subashini Govender, Ms Angela Mathias Kavishe and Ms Asania Reneilwe Maphoto.

Decolonisation Discussion Series Features Three Doctoral Candidates

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The School of Social Sciences launched their Decolonisation Discussion Series, with PhD candidates Ms Subashini Govender, Ms Angela Kavishe and Ms Asania Maphoto presenting under the theme: Can There be Decolonisation without Africanisation?

The Rabie Saunders Building on the Pietermaritzburg campus – UKZN’s long standing centre of teaching and learning in Agriculture.

UKZN and AgriSETA Collaborate for the Good of Agriculture in SA

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UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Agriculture Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA), enabling collaboration in research within the authority’s focus areas and in training that will boost the agricultural sector in South Africa.