19 November 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 55
UKZN funded student businesses: D Chem Group, a detergent manufacturing business and Anonaya Gardens, a hydroponic based farm.

UKZN’s InQubate Showcases its Entrepreneurship Success Stories

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UKZN’s InQubate division has since its launch more than two years ago approved funding for 50 student-owned businesses.

From left: Dr Pfano Mashau, Professor Paul-Francois Muzindutsi and Mr Jabulani Nyawo who made UKZN’s Top-Performing Young Researchers list.

Law and Management Studies Academics on UKZN’s Top-Performing Young Researchers List

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Three academics from the College of Law and Management Studies are on UKZN’s Top 10 list of Young Published Researchers (40 years old and younger) in recognition of their outstanding performances in 2019.

The Disability Online Research and Practice Indaba was held virtually.

2020 Disability Online Research and Practice Indaba

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No Student will be Left Behind: Reimagining Higher Education Disability Services in Response to COVID-19 was the theme of the Disability Online Research and Practice Indaba 2020 hosted by the UKZN Disability Support Unit (DSU).

Mr Ubaidullah Fazel Ellahi selected as South Africa’s ambassador at the World Youth Forum.

Humanities Student SA Ambassador at World Youth Forum

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Student Mr Ubaidullah Fazel Ellahi of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies was selected as South Africa’s ambassador at the World Youth Forum - a model Arab Africa summit held annually in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt.

Mr Rudolf Mbanjwa master’s dissertation won top honours at the 2020 SAIPA Accounting iNdaba.

SAIPA Award for Auditing Academic

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School of Accounting, Economics and Finance academic Mr Rudolf Mbanjwa’s master’s dissertation won top honours at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) 2020 Accounting iNdaba.

UKZN webinar panellists Mrs Vanessa Chetty (left) and Advocate Victoria Balogun-Fatokun.

Webinar on Human Trafficking and Online Dangers during COVID-19

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Human trafficking and the increased dangers of online activity because of a variety of negative COVID-19 impacts were discussed by Mrs Vanessa Chetty, founder of the Hope Foundation, who was a guest speaker at a UKZN-hosted webinar.

Professor Donrich Thaldar.

Grant for AI, Healthcare and the Law

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Professor Donrich Thaldar of the UKZN School of Law is one of eight beneficiaries in Africa of a US$200 000 research grant from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Facebook.

Mrs Zamadonda Xulu-Kasaba (fourth left) from the Optometry Department at UKZN with students from the department and some of the attendees from the community.

UKZN Part of Campaign to Assist People with Albinism

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An eye care and skin cancer awareness campaign - organised by UKZN’s Optometry and Dermatology departments in partnership with the Department of Health and the National Albinism Society (NAS) - was held for people with albinism in the iLembe district on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast.

Professor Rozena Maart of the School of Social Sciences.

Humanities Academic Speaks at UN Intergovernmental Working Group on Racism

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Professor Rozena Maart of the School of Social Sciences presented a paper at the 18th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (IGWG on DDPA) hosted by the United Nations, held virtually in Geneva, via Zoom.

Participants at the WaterNet Symposium UKZN-WRC-SHEFS Special Session.

WaterNet Symposium Session Champions Indigenous Crops for Food Security

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At the 21st Southern African Development Community (SADC) WaterNet Symposium held virtually this year, UKZN’s Centre for Transformative Agricultural Food Systems (CTAFS) united with WaterNet, South Africa’s Water Research Commission (WRC) and the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) international and interdisciplinary research partnership to host a joint special session.

Emeritus Professor Poobhalan Pillay - the author of the e-book 1000 Mathematics Olympiad Problems.

Maths Book - the Culmination of Six Years of Work for Emeritus Professor

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Emeritus Professor Poobhalan Pillay of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) has written an e-book, 1000 Mathematics Olympiad Problems, to help pupils from Grade 7 to Grade 12 improve their mathematics skills.

Dr Amon Simba presented a workshop on publishing at the GSB&L.

Business School Students Get Tips on Publishing from UK Academic

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Students at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) gained insights on publishing from Dr Amon Simba of the Nottingham Business School in England during a workshop.