08 October 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 43
Second-year Bachelor of Nursing students with their lecturers.

Nursing Students Tackle Drug Abuse in Austerville

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UKZN’s second-year Nursing students conducted an intervention programme aimed at making a positive contribution in the fight against drug abuse in Austerville, Durban, as part of their Community Nursing module.


Peer Review, Retractions and Clicks

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For science, peer review is the fuel that drives the system. For authors, peer review is quality control, and for readers, it is an assurance of reasonable validity.

Poetry Africa is set to take place from 12 to 17 October.

Poetry Africa Presents Poetry for Social Change in Virtual Festival

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities will host the virtual Poetry Africa International Festival from 12 to 17 October 2020.

Head of the Discipline of Nephrology at UKZN, Professor Alain Assounga.

23 Newly-Qualified Nephrologists in KZN thanks to UKZN Training

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A medical team led by UKZN’s Professor Alain Assounga has trained 23 Nephrologists using a College of Medicine syllabus and Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg and the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban as teaching platforms.

At the webinar (clockwise from top left): Professor Rozena Maart, Dr Maserole Kgari-Masondo, Dr Mlamuli Hlatshwayo, Ms Wendy Knowler, Professor Thuli Madonsela, and Ms Shannon-Leigh Landers.

UKZN Webinar on Why Black Identity has Remained in the Margins of Corporate Companies in SA

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Following the social media outrage sparked by a Clicks online post that featured a TRESemmé advert, UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division hosted a webinar titled: Why does Black Identity Remain in the Margins of Corporate Companies in SA?

Professor Pranitha Maharaj with her book titled: Health and Care in Old Age in Africa.

Book by UKZN Academic on Health and Care for the Elderly in Africa

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UKZN academic Professor Pranitha Maharaj launched her book titled: Health and Care in Old Age in Africa at a virtual event.

Highlights from the Enactus UKZN Award Ceremony for farmers.

Enactus UKZN Awards Umbumbulu Farmers Skills Development Accreditation

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Twenty-one farmers from Umbumbulu south of Durban have been awarded a skills development accreditation in Plant Production by Enactus UKZN in partnership with Toutele Agriculture College South Africa and AgriSETA.

Professor Mosa Moshabela, Dean and Head of the School of Nursing and Public Health at UKZN.

Informative UKZN/UCT Online Debate on Global Health

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Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health Professor Mosa Moshabela and Professor Lucy Gilson of the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine led an informative online discussion on global health, development and colonialism.

Presenters at the annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture were (from left): Professor Towani Duchscher, Mr Brian Kamanzi, Mr Pule Monama and Advocate Mojankunyane Gumbi.

Racism Under the Spotlight at Biko Lecture

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Biko’s Quest for True Humanity: Racism and Corruption as Crimes against Humanity, was the title of the 2020 Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture hosted online by UKZN and the UMTAPO Centre.

Co-authors Professors Purshottama Reddy and Henry Wissink.

New Book Interrogates the Notion of African Cities in Transition

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A text book titled: Reflections on African Cities in Transition - Selected Continental Experiences has been written and published by a group of UKZN and international scholars and practitioners as well as masters and doctoral students.

Scenes from the International Translation Day webinar.

UKZN Hosts International Translation Day Webinar

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In celebration of International Translation Day (ITD) which was held on Wednesday, 30 September, UKZN hosted a webinar titled: Finding the Words for a World in Crisis: Language Practitioners’ Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Award winners (clockwise from top left): Ms Shinese Ashockoomar, Mr Marshlin Delon Naicker, Mr Oluwaseun Faborode, Mr Joastin Naidoo, Dr Dharshni Pillay, Ms Zakithi Mkhize, and Ms Andile Mtshali.

School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences Holds Successful Research Symposium

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In the face of the huge challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 26 projects were presented at the annual research symposium of the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences.

UKZN academics (from left) Dr Patricia Opondo, Professor Sihawukele Ngubane and Ms Gugu Mkhize.

Humanities Academics Contribute to Virtual Heritage Festival

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Three College of Humanities academics were part of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) virtual Heritage Festival that celebrated the shared heritage of India and South Africa.

UKZN alumnus and published author, Dr Quraisha Dawood.

Miscarriage and Postpartum Depression Explored in Book by Alumnus

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UKZN alumnus Dr Quraisha Dawood launched her new book: Almost Me, which explores her personal journey through miscarriage, post-partum depression and motherhood.

Member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, UKZN’s Professor Nombulelo Magula.

Living Life Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Fear, stigma and poverty remain the fiercest enemies in our fight against COVID-19. Yet, when considered within the South African context, these are hardly new phenomena.