12 November 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 54
Mr Barend Pretorius (left) and Dr Brett van Niekerk.

UKZN Academics Among the First to Receive New Cybersecurity Professional Designation

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Dr Brett van Niekerk, senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and Mr Barend Pretorius, PhD candidate, are among the first 15 recipients of a new cybersecurity professional designation, known as the Information Security Management Professional (ISMP).


Service Delivery Protests - A Mechanism to Delegitimise Nonperforming Community Leaders

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I have come to understand service delivery protests as a mechanism through which marginalised communities delegitimise nonperforming leaders.

Master’s in Education student, Ms Fiona Khan.

Education Student Selected for Prestigious Writing Residency

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Master’s in Education student and accomplished author Ms Fiona Khan has been selected for the 2020 Nanjing International Writers’ Residency Programme.

A fixed coastline like that pictured in Durban is unable to respond well to natural sediment dynamics and coming sea level change.

Beach Survival in the Face of Sea Level Rise Explored in Nature Study

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Professors Andrew Green and Andrew Cooper of the Discipline of Geological Sciences at UKZN are among the authors of a paper published in Nature Climate Change that refutes recent suggestions that half the world’s sandy beaches could become extinct by the end of the 21st century.

Dr Ahmed Elrashedy (right) with his supervisor, Professor Mahmoud Soliman.

Computational Chemistry Applications may be the Key to Novel Drug Designs

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Dr Ahmed Abd Elkader Elrashedy graduated with a doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry for his novel research on dual targeting inhibition of the BCR-ABL1 protein as a new strategy for the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML).

Scenes from the Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention Webinar.

UKZN Hosts Webinar on Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention

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UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme hosted a virtual dialogue on the prevention of drug and substance abuse to educate the public on the harmful effects of such abuse.

PhD student, Miguel Castañeda-Zárate in the field watching for pollinators.

PhD Student Publishes in Prestigious International Journal

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Mr Miguel Castañeda-Zárate, a Mexican TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) funded PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences (SLS), has published results from his research in Current Biology, a journal with an impact factor of 9.601.

UKZN and NMU Engineering scholars set to compete in CYBATHLON 2020 with their powered arm prosthesis - Touch Hand 4.5.

UKZN and NMU Represent SA in Global CYBATHLON Powered Arm Prosthesis Race

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in collaboration with Nelson Mandela University (NMU) will proudly represent South Africa in the 2020 Global CYBATHLON Championship to be hosted in Switzerland on 13 and 14 November 2020.

Ms Janine Hicks received the prestigious Golden Key Southern Africa 2020 Honorary Membership.

Golden Key Honorary Membership for Law Academic

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Lecturer at UKZN’s School of Law, Ms Janine Hicks, was one of 28 people to receive the prestigious Golden Key Southern Africa 2020 Honorary Membership at a virtual ceremony on 3 November hosted by the Golden Key International Honour Society (GKIHS).

Postdoc in the School of Law, Dr Trishana Ramluckan.

Law Postdoc Receives Award for Cyber Law Research

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Dr Trishana Ramluckan, a postdoc in the School of Law, received an award from the South African chapter of the international professional body ISACA at a virtual event.

From left: Advocate Dali Mpofu, Hon. Chile Igbawua, Mr Werner-Amon, and Mr Leonard Ngaluma.

“Who Protects the Protector?”

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In commemoration of Ombudsman Month and to raise awareness of the Ombudsman institution, the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) hosted a two-hour discussion highlighting the threats and challenges facing the Ombudsman institution in Africa and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) strategy for supporting Ombudsman under threat.

Panellists at the series, Professor Sarah Mosoetsa (left) and Ms Brightness Mangolothi.

UKZN Hosts Virtual Imbokodo Women in Leadership and Academia Series

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Under the theme, Women in Leadership and Academia in Uncertain Times, UKZN’s Human Resources Division hosted the Imbokodo Women in Leadership webinar.

CCMS staff and PhD scholars seen on the steps of the Memorial Tower Building on the Howard College campus.

CCMS Celebrates the Success of PhD and Master’s Graduates

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UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) PhD and master’s graduates were lauded for attaining their degrees during a virtual celebration organised by the Centre. CCMs boasts a record number of 11 PhDs and five master’s graduates for the year.

The World Planning Day virtual event.

UKZN hosts World Planning Day Virtual Event

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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies within the College of Humanities hosted a World Planning Day virtual event under the theme The Paradox of Planning Implementation across the Globe.