11 February 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Professor Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi.

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Accomplished Crop Science Researcher

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Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi, Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food Systems (CTAFS) in UKZN’s School of Agricultural Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) has received the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award for 2020 in recognition of his outstanding research achievements and the international reputation he has built in his discipline.

Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy with his new book.

UKZN Academic Produces book on Scientometrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy of the School of Social Sciences has published a book, Scientometrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Heads of African Higher Education and research institutions at the AIIKS virtual signing ceremony.

UKZN Hosts AIIKS Virtual Signing Ceremony

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Sixteen African universities and research institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in a virtual ceremony hosted by UKZN to cement their partnership in establishing the African Institute in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIIKS).

Professor Yin-Zhe Ma (left), Dr Wei-Ming Dai and Figure 1.

Astrophysicists Address a Puzzle of Cosmic Expansion during Lockdown

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Professor Yin-Zhe Ma of UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) recently published research in a prestigious journal that will form the basis of an upcoming talk on a potential solution to the Hubble constant discrepancy, a highly contested point of debate in the astrophysics community concerning the rate of expansion of the Universe.

Call for DIFF submissions.

Durban International Film Festival invites Filmmakers to Submit for 2021 Edition

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The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is inviting filmmakers to submit their feature films, documentaries and shorts for the 42nd edition taking place from 22 July to 1 August 2021.

The annual Eudy Simelane memorial lecture was presented by South African Queer Poet Ms Koleka Putuma.

Ujamaa Centre hosts Annual Eudy Simelane Memorial Lecture

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UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre in association with The Other Foundation recently hosted the annual Eudy Simelane Memorial Lecture.

Students receiving a token of appreciation from one of the clinical facilities in which they were placed.

UKZN Nursing Students Shine

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‘Thank you for representing UKZN exceptionally well in the clinical settings and for fully embracing the UKZN values of respect, excellence, accountability, client orientation, honesty, and trust. Keep up the good work,’ said UKZN’s Nursing Discipline Academic Leader to third-year Nursing students who recently completed their clinical training at a number of Durban hospitals.

Professor Colleen Downs (left) and Dr Lorinda Hart (right) are the editors of a new, comprehensive publication on invasive birds.

New Publication on Invasive Birds to Inform Research and Management

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South African Research Chair in Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Professor Colleen Downs and Dr Lorinda Hart, Honorary Researcher at UKZN and lecturer at the University of Namibia, have edited a new publication for the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) on the topic of invasive alien birds.

Ms Maqsooda Mahomed and the lightning warning system at Swayimane that is the focus of her research published in the South African Journal of Science.

Lightning Monitoring Research Makes Editor’s Pick in South African Journal

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Agrometeorological research on lightning being undertaken by doctoral candidate in UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) Ms Maqsooda Mahomed has been selected as the editor’s choice in the January/February 2021 edition of the South African Journal of Science.

Professor Kaymarlin Govender presented a paper at the Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development COVID-19 webinar series.

COVID-19’s Implications for Children and Young People’s Health

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Director of the Health Economics & HIV & AIDS Research Division (HEARD) Professor Kaymarlin Govender was invited to present a paper at the Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development COVID-19 webinar series focusing on clinical community of practice (CCoP).

South Africa-based Ms Efemia Chela, the Quay Words/English PEN digital writer-in-residence for February 2021.

UKZN’s Poetry Africa Festival partners with Quay Words (UK)

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The Poetry Africa Festival hosted by the College of Humanities has partnered with the Quay Words programme at Exeter Custom House to receive one of the British Council “Working Internationally” grants in 2021.