10 September 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 39
UKZN alumna and champion fund raiser, Ms Nontu Mgabhi, who announced that extensions have begun at Khiphinkunzi Primary School near Mtubatuba.

UKZN Alumna Raises Funds for Rural School Extension

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Fund raising efforts by UKZN alumna and ultra-distance runner, Ms Nontu Mgabhi, have borne fruit in the form of construction starting on extensions at the Khiphinkunzi Primary School in Dukuduku Village, in rural Mtubatuba.

UKZN alumna, Ms Duduzile Sibisi.

Young UKZN Alumna Excelling in the Optometry World

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Bachelor of Optometry alumna Ms Duduzile Sibisi owns two optometry practices at the tender age of 25… and plans to open more!

Student bursary winners (from left) Ms Nonhlanhla Majola, Ms Nqobile Khanyile, Ms Zama Ngcobo, and Ms Zinhle Nhlumayo.

East Coast Radio Bursaries for UKZN Students

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Nine students from the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) in the School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) received full tuition bursaries from East Coast Radio (ECR), KwaZulu-Natal’s leading commercial radio station.

OT student, Ms Jenna Saxby assists a client online.

UKZN OT Students Online to Assist Those in Need

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UKZN Occupational Therapist (OT) students on the Westville campus in co-operation with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering free personalised online individual comfort sessions for those who need help.

Education student’s work together to produce study guides for Grades 11 and 12.

Education Students Tutor Learners during COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Edgewood Extra Tuition Programme (EETP), a non-profit organisation based in the School of Education, are providing tuition to Grades 10, 11 and 12 learners in the Pinetown area.

Professor Tricia Naicker, Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences.

Tricia Naicker Flies the UKZN Flag High… Once Again!

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The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, has been awarded the 2020 Raikes Medal by the South African Chemical Institute.

Social Sciences academic, Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy.

Sociologist Publishes Book on Status of Science in Africa

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UKZN Social Sciences academic, Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy has published a book titled: Science, Policy and Development in Africa (Cambridge University Press).

Wonder Women in Science 2020: Dr Bongiwe Mshengu, Professor Suna Kassier, Dr Joy Adu, Dr Lorika Beukes, and Dr Hloniphile Sithole Mthethwa are joined by emcee Mr Katlego Maboe, performer Lira, Dr T and scholars from the WWIS webinar.

Wonder Women in Science Virtual Event a Resounding Success

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About 600 people registered for this year’s Wonder Women in Science (WWIS) webinar, which celebrated achievements of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s (CAES) five “Wonder Women”.

Webinar organisers, Ms Normah Zondo and Mr Raymond Perrier.

UKZN Webinar on how Durban Helped the Homeless during Lockdown

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UKZN’s Alumni Relations office hosted a webinar titled: How Durban Led the Country in Helping Homeless People during Lockdown.

UKZN Social Sciences student, Ms Nomfundo Mayeza.

Humanities Student Finalist in Miss Teenager SA Contest

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Social Sciences student Ms Nomfundo Mayeza is a finalist in the upcoming Miss Teenager South Africa 2020 - a pageant which focuses on youth empowerment and making a difference in the lives of others.