03 September 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 38
From left: Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka, Ms Martha Chizuma and Ms Antónia Florbela Rocha Araujo.

Webinar Zooms in on Challenges Faced by Women Ombudsman

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Celebrating Women Ombudsman was the theme of the webinar hosted by the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) in celebration of Women’s Month.

UKZN students Mr Sihawu Kunene and Mr Jabulani Nyembe.

UKZN InQubate Student Entrepreneurs Make National Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Challenge Finals

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Two UKZN student entrepreneurs have made it into the finals of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Intervarsity Challenge in Pretoria in November.

The international Demand-Led Breeding team in Addis Ababa in 2019 during a professional development session.

Professor Participates in Plant Breeding Guide International Launch

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Professor Hussein Shimelis, Professor of Plant Breeding and South African Sugarcane Research Institute Chair of Crop Science is part of an international Demand-Led Breeding (DLB) team that recently held an online launch of product profiles(PP) as a useful guide for plant breeding practitioners.

Some of the performers at the Voices against Gender-Based Violence Concert.

UKZN Hosts Voices against Gender-Based Violence Concert

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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music within the College of Humanities and iSupport Creative Business hosted a Voices against Gender-Based Violence concert to raise funds for the KZN Network on Violence against Women.

Professor Maheshvari Naidu (third from right) with staff members from the University of London.

School of Social Sciences Signs MOU with University of London

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The School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.

The official launch of the Endoscopy Unit.

UKZN Gynaecologist Secures Endoscopic Laboratory Sponsorship

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Dr Suran Ramphal, a consultant and head of the Gynaecological Endoscopy Unit and the Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital and the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, played a pivotal role in securing sponsorship of R4 million from Karl Storz Endoscopy towards the development of an endoscopic laboratory in UKZN’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

The opening night film: This is not a Burial, but a Resurrection (top), and the closing night film: Dust (bottom).

Durban International Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Films

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities will host the 41st Durban International Festival (DIFF) from 10 to 20 September 2020.

Mr Rotondwa Masindi with his book: A Letter to My Mentee.

BCom Graduate Publishes First Book

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Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting graduate Mr Rotondwa Masindi’s book: A Letter to My Mentee aims to make the transition from high school to tertiary education less daunting.

Some of the featured works from JOMBA! Digital Edge.

Stunning Contemporary Dance at Opening Night of First Virtual JOMBA!

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South Africa’s renowned dance festival, the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience celebrated its 22nd consecutive year with the first-ever online performances during opening night.

Ms Nosipho Memela, Bachelor of Agricultural Management student.

Agricultural Management Student a Finalist in Tertiary Pageant

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First-year Bachelor of Agricultural Management student, Ms Nosipho Memela is a top 10 finalist in the Miss and Mr SA PRE-Tertiary 2020 modelling pageant, a national event that aims to empower young people.

Professor Suna Kassier, Academic Leader of Teaching and Learning in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Dietetics Professor Champions the Science of Food

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To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the 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, are pioneering innovative research and development, and are examples to women following in their footsteps towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

SARChI Insights host, Dr Sokfa John.

SARChI (Sustainable Rural Livelihoods) Insights Podcast Series Bridges the Gap between Theory and Practice

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The SARChI Insights Podcast is a project of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods held by Professor Betty C Mubangizi in UKZN’s School of Management, Information Technology and Governance.

Dr Upasana Singh has developed a conceptual framework to guide online teaching, learning and assessment.

UKZN Academic Develops Conceptual Framework for Online Learning

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Senior lecturer in Information Systems and Technology, Dr Upasana Singh has developed a conceptual framework, ASSET© (Academic SkillSET) for online teaching, learning and assessment.

Senior lecturer and Epidemiologist in Public Health Medicine, Dr Themba Ginindza.

Partnership Promotes Lung Cancer Awareness and Care

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UKZN’s Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to promote lung cancer awareness and community mobilisation and enhance palliative care, mainly for patients with lung cancer.

UKZN staff member, Dr Tasmeera Singh has written a poem on COVID-19.

Against All Odds

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Without a sigh, gush or gurgle COVID-19 appeared with such tumultuous buffeting,
leaving neither a trace nor footprint in its ruination, just an invisible presence.

Academics at UKZN have created a video which addresses anxieties healthcare workers may face in the wake of COVID-19.

UKZN Academics Create Video on Healthcare Worker Anxieties Related to COVID-19

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A video that aims to address healthcare workers’ anxieties related to dealing with COVID-19 is the product of a collaboration between UKZN’s Department of Psychology, an adult education specialist, and the Centre for Rural Health (CRH).