23 September 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 41

The Meaning of UKZN Heritage

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When I presented on the topic My UKZN! My Heritage! The efficacy of student protests? I dissected the meaning of UKZN’s heritage and how students relate to it.

UKZN Anthropologist and researcher, Professor Maheshvari Naidu.

Heritage Making and Unmaking: The Art (and sometimes Farce) of it All

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Heritage, in all its slippery and contested incarnate forms, has been identified as being legacy from the past.

Dr Maserole Christina Kgari-Masondo, Economic History and Development Senior Lecturer.

Clicks Hair Advert an Indicator of Transformation Agenda that Went Wrong in SA

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The picture of Black women’s hair in the recent Clicks advert has brought in to sharp focus the fact that transformation is happening at a snail’s pace in South Africa.

Master’s student, Mr Nqubenhle Mbokazi.

Humanities Student Lands Prestigious Kader Asmal Scholarship

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Master’s student in Development Studies, Mr Nqubenhle Mbokazi has been awarded the prestigious Kader Asmal Fellowship to pursue his postgraduate studies at the University College Cork in Ireland for 12 months.

UKZN and Durban University of Technology researchers (top from left) Professor Mahmoud Soliman, Dr Depika Dwarka, Professor Himansu Baijnath, (bottom) Professor Jason Mellem, and Mr Clement Agoni.

UKZN and DUT Join Forces to Tackle COVID-19 through Medicinal Plant Research

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UKZN and Durban University of Technology (DUT) scientists are working together on a project to identify bioactive compounds in South African plants that could potentially be effective in treatment against SARS-CoV-2.

Mr Bonginkosi Shozi, Ms Tamanda Kamwendo, Ms Nomfundo Mbokazi, Ms Amy Gooden and Mr Meshandren Naidoo.

UKZN Students Participate in Virtual International Bioethics Summer School

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A group of UKZN Law Students participated in an online International Bioethics Summer School hosted by the Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) and titled: Global Bioethics, Human Rights, and Public Policy.

Webinar participants (from left): Mrs Busisiwe Ramabodu, Ms Nonjabulo Zondi, Mr Sbongumusa Siyaya and Ms Nondumiso Dludla.

UKZN Hosts Disruptive Change Webinar

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UKZN’s Human Resources Division hosted a webinar on how to remain agile and resilient while working from home in the light of disruptive change and what it means for individuals, especially in the context of COVID-19.

UKZN Senior lecturer, Mr Andy Gray.

UKZN Lecturer Co-Winner of International Pharmaceutical Award

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College of Health Sciences Senior lecturer, Mr Andy Gray is the co-winner of the annual Helen Clark-Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (JoPPP) Award for Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research.

UKZN alumni (from left) Mr Keshin Govender, Mr Jhono Bennett and Mr Sicelo Bhengu.

UKZN Alumni on Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans List

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UKZN alumni Mr Keshin Govender, Mr Jhono Bennett and Mr Sicelo Bhengu are on the prestigious Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2020 list.

Ms Shannon Landers, PhD candidate in the Centre for Communication, Media and Society.

The Politics and Representation of Afro-Textured Hair

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When my first-year students started posting the controversial images from the TRESemmé/ Clicks advert on our WhatsApp group, I was aghast because I could not understand how such a tone-deaf campaign, rooted in racist and derogatory discourses about afro-textured hair, could be made public.

Dr Cormac Price (top left and bottom right) and Mr Nick Evans (top left) in action tagging, measuring and capturing snakes in Durban.

Television Show Features UKZN Researchers’ Work with Snakes

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An eight-part television series titled Snake Season, produced by People°sWeather for their DStv channel 180 focusing on weather, environmental and lifestyle news, features two researchers from the School of Life Sciences (SLS) who are working with local reptile and amphibian expert Mr Nick Evans.

Historian Professor Nomalanga Mkhize (left) delivered the 2020 John Langalibalele Dube Memorial Lecture. Pictured right is Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the ANC, the late John Dube.

UKZN’s John Langalibalele Dube Lecture Focuses on Decolonisation Debate

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The decolonisation debate was the focus of historian Professor Nomalanga Mkhize’s 2020 Annual UKZN John Langalibalele Dube Memorial Lecture.

Participants at the colloquium.

Emergence of African Bioethics Explored at Law Colloquium

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Leader of the Health Law and Ethics Research Group at the School of Law Professor Donrich Thaldar - in collaboration with the International Association for Bioethics and Genetics Network - hosted the first instalment of a colloquium series on African Philosophy, Genetics and Genomics.

UKZN students from left: Ms Kaylee Becker, Ms Noluthando Greaves, Ms Mbalenhle Masilo and Ms Minenhle Ngcongo.

Occupational Therapy Students in the Thick of Things Helping the Needy

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Four fourth-year Occupational Therapy students at UKZN are using lessons learned in the lecture room to assist underprivileged communities.