26 November 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 56
Dean of the School of Applied Human Sciences, Professor Matshepo Matoane.

College of Humanities Welcomes New Dean

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The College of Humanities has welcomed its new Dean of the School of Applied Human Sciences Professor Matshepo Matoane, who brings a wealth of experience in the Higher Education sector, specifically in distance education.

Ms Nompumelelo Nzimande.

Humanities Academic to Serve on Census 2021 National Advisory Committee

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Academic in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Ms Nompumelelo Nzimande will serve as the Chair of the Census 2021 National Advisory Committee (NAC).


Policy Framework Creates Pathways for Comprehensive Internationalisation at Universities

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On 6 November 2020, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology published the Policy Framework for Internationalisation of Higher Education in South Africa that provides a concise roadmap for Higher Education Institutions to engage in comprehensive internationalisation.

Emeritus Professor Anna Coutsoudis.

South African Study Recommends Changes to WHO Regulations on PMTCT

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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) recommends that all HIV exposed uninfected infants (HEUs) born to HIV positive mothers receive cotrimoxazole (CTX) prophylaxis, commencing at four to six weeks of age and continuing until HIV infection can be excluded.

Active participants at the MCCF leadership workshop.

MSCF Workshop Reinforces Student Leadership Skills

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The Medical Students Christian Fellowship (MSCF) at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine hosted a leadership seminar in October to equip student leaders with communication skills and explore ways to continue making an impact despite COVID-19.

UKZN’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and KZN DoH staff braved the rainy weather to demonstrate their support for the fight against cervical cancer.

UKZN Supports the Elimination of Cervical Cancer

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Led by Professor Motshedisi Sebitloane, UKZN’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has pledged its support for the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer.

Champion of University Technology Enhanced Learning, Dr Zama Msibi.

Physiology Lecturer is a UTEL Champion

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Human Physiology lecturer in UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, Dr Zama Msibi is a champion of University Technology Enhanced Learning (UTEL).

Ms Nokwanda Zondi and Mr Keshav Ajodapersad.

UKZN Students Among Absa GradStar Top 100

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Third-year students at UKZN, Ms Nokwanda Zondi (Finance and Economics) and Mr Keshav Ajodapersad (Computer Science and Information Technology) secured places in the Absa GradStar Top 100 Students for 2020.

Staff and students in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science who are involved in the new suite of Data Science degrees.

All Systems Go for New Data Science Programmes in 2021

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The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) is celebrating the finalisation of a suite of Data Science degrees that will be offered as part of its programmes from 2021, equipping the School to attract top school leavers to enrol in mathematics, statistics and computer science, and to promote high level studies both in these disciplines and in Data Science through to postgraduate level.

From left: Ms Moyosore Olabintan, Professor Ebenezer Durojaye, Ms Dinah Msipa, Ms Lydia Mabaudi and Mr Thabo Magubane.

Webinar Examines the Implications of COVID-19 for People Living with Disabilities

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In collaboration with Moenics Consulting, UKZN hosted a virtual dialogue on the implications of COVID-19 for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Initiator and co-ordinator of the PhD support series, Professor Colleen Aldous.

Ongoing Support for PhD Candidates Amidst COVID-19

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The Tuesday afternoon PhD support meetings initiated by Health Care Scientist in the School of Clinical Medicine Professor Colleen Aldous, which began in March this year have grown from strength to strength despite COVID-19.

Volunteers at World Sight Day in Umlazi.

UKZN Commemorates World Sight Day

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Third- and fourth-year Optometry students at UKZN commemorated World Sight Day at the Umlazi Community Centre in partnership with the Active Citizens Movement - Pietermaritzburg; the Phumlani Dube Foundation, Al Imdaad Foundation and Vision 4 Life.

From left: Dr Roshanthni Subrayen, Professor Tsediso Makoelle, Professor Monaheng Sefotho and Professor Dipane Hlalele.

Webinar Investigates Inclusive Teaching During and Beyond COVID-19

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The College of Humanities’ webinar on Inclusive Teaching During and Beyond the COVID-19 Disruption featured Dr Roshanthni Subrayen (UKZN Disability Support Unit); Professor Tsediso Makoelle (Nazarbayev University) and Professor Monaheng Sefotho (University of Johannesburg).

From left: Professor Mosa Moshabela, Ms Dana Govender, Professor Gugu Mchunu, Ms Sam Dladla and Professor Fikile Mtshali.

HSFSA Donates Automated External Defibrillator to UKZN

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UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health has received a donation of a Philips automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA (HSFSA).