30 April 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 13
Professor Viranjay M Srivastava.

UKZN Professor on Scopus Top African Researchers List

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Electronic Engineering lecturer at UKZN Professor Viranjay M Srivastava is highly ranked among the top 500 researchers in Africa, according to the Scopus listing.

Women making their mark in space physics, from left to right: Dr Judy Stephenson, Dr Zama Katamzi-Joseph and Ms Tsige Atilaw.

African-Born Women Publish Breakthrough Research in Space Physics

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In a relatively rare occurrence, three African-born women have together published breakthrough research in the field of space physics.

Durban Global Shapers at the beach clean-up at Blue Lagoon in Durban.

The Onus is on YOU to Make the World a Better Place!

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International Mother Earth Day was celebrated on 22 April to remind everyone of the importance of preserving the earth and its ecosystems by reducing waste and pollution.

Professor Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi.

Young Scientist Excels in Water, Energy and Food Research

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Research Associate Professor at UKZN and Co-Director of the Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food Systems Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi was featured in the online magazine: The Water Wheel in recognition of his outstanding achievements and research work.

Participants in the webinar (from left) Ms Nombulelo Shange, Mr Sphelele Ngubane, Professor Mathew Varghese, Mr Ndumiso Mbuthuma, and Ms Hleliwe Khumalo.

Webinar Addressed Challenges Youth Face During COVID-19

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The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies hosted a webinar that allowed young people to voice opinions on a variety of political, social and environmental issues and challenges they face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UKZN and the University of Johannesburg hosted an International Jazz Day event.

International Jazz Day Event Co-Hosted by UKZN

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities partnered with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to present a one-day online Jazz festival to mark International Jazz Appreciation Month.

Professor Shenuka Singh.

Dentistry Academic Invited to Develop WHO Tool for Research Ethics Oversight Benchmarking

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Professor Shenuka Singh of UKZN’s Dentistry Discipline has been invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a member of a working group to develop a tool for benchmarking of research ethics oversight.

An image of semen under a microscope.

Law School Lecturer Assists in Landmark Court Case

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Professor Donrich Thaldar of UKZN’s School of Law served as an amicus curiae in a landmark case heard recently in the Pretoria High Court involving a sperm donor seeking access to a five-year-old child he had helped conceive through artificial insemination.

Panellists at the mental health and well-being webinar, top from left: Professor Anna Meyer-Weitz, Professor Matshepo Matoane and Mr Sabelo Gumede. Bottom from left: Ms Taegan Devar, Ms Zininzi Bomoyi, Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu and Ms Hazel Langa.

COVID-19’s Effect on Mental Health

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COVID-19’s impact on mental health and well-being was examined in a webinar organised by UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division (CRD) to help staff and students adapt to the new normal.


Every Day is a Quantum Day!

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Quantum is everywhere: dishwasher pods, insurances, mini-buses, eggs, corporations, health supplements.

African Music and Dance students perform onstage.

UKZN African Music and Dance Students Host Multicultural Concerts

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Third-year African Music and Dance (AMD) students at the School of Arts hosted a series of virtual concerts as part of the African Music Project, under the directorship of senior lecturer Dr Patricia Opondo.