28 May 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 24
UKZN is offering a BSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation from 2022.

UKZN Launches Exciting New Degree in GIS and Earth Observation

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The 4th Industrial Revolution has seen an increase in the use of spatial data for decision-making in line with promoting evidence-based and knowledge driven economies.

Dr Iliya Kwoji.

UKZN Student Appointed American Society for Microbiology Young Ambassador

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UKZN student and veterinarian and bacteriologist in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, Dr Iliya Kwoji, has been appointed American Society for Microbiology Young Ambassador to South Africa.

Mr Mzwandile Zulu.

Appointment as a UKZN Lecturer - a Dream Come True for Young Man

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Mr Mzwandile Zulu says his appointment as a New Generation of Academics Programme (NGAP) lecturer within the Mathematics Education Discipline at UKZN’s School of Education is a dream come true.

From left: UKZN’s Dr Leigh Jarvis who facilitated the webinar; and speakers, UKZN alumnus Mr Dhevan Pillay and senior mining, energy and legal strategist and tactician, Mr Ted Blom.

Problems at Eskom Identified as a Main Cause of SA’s Energy Crisis

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Corruption and mismanagement at Eskom were highlighted as being among the main causes of the energy crisis in South Africa during a webinar hosted by UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division.

Panellists at the SMIG Webinar from left: Professor Dan Remenyi, Dr David Sarpong, Professor Rosemond Boohene, Professor Vannie Naidoo, and Dr Thea van der Westhuizen.

UKZN Webinar Spotlight on Management and Entrepreneurship

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The School of Management, IT and Governance (SMIG) hosted a webinar to discuss topical issues around management and entrepreneurship.

The FRESH (Females Rising through Education, Support and Health) clinical research team gives the ‘V’ for victory sign for Lactin-V on launch day.

Could Common Bacteria Protect Women in SA Against HIV?

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UKZN scientists are members of an international team doing research into whether the common bacteria, Lactobacillus can protect women in South Africa against HIV.

Professor Jeff Smithers.

Future of Water Resources Research and Innovation Strengthened by Renewal of Chair at UKZN

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Umgeni Water has extended their funding of UKZN water resources management, innovation and research for a further 10 years.

Next-generation project managers.

Helping Develop Managers for the “New Norm World”

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COVID-19 presents unique challenges for future and existing project managers who are under pressure to acquire ‘new norm knowledge’ to take them forward confidently in this brave new world.

Prize winner, Mr Bonga Ngcobo.

Horticultural Student Wins International Award

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Award-winning senior PhD student in the Discipline of Horticultural Science, Mr Bonga Ngcobo is researching innovative and sustainable practices to enhance the quality and yield of solanaceous crops for a green South African economy.

UKZN’s Mr Zwelithethindaba Sapula who is bringing pro beach soccer to the province.

UKZN Sports Fan Head of Beach Soccer in KZN

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UKZN’s Mr Zweli Sapula has been appointed CEO for Pro Beach Soccer in KwaZulu-Natal. The Pro Beach Soccer League, set to kick off in September, will be played on eThekwini’s South Beach as a two-round league.

Health experts (top from left): Dr Salomé Meyer and Professor Fatima Suleman. Middle from left: Drs Andrew Gray, Fatima Hassan and Marumo Nkomo. Bottom from left: Mr Mark Heywood and Dr Kiu Siang Tay.

SA’s Health System in Urgent Need of Reform – Webinar Finding

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South Africa’s inequitable health system is unsustainable in its current form while a lack of transparency in costing is preventing people from receiving life-saving medicines.

College of Health Sciences Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Busi Ncama.

Growing UKZN with Successful Staff the Key to Future Prosperity

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‘The success of staff is the success of UKZN and its management,’ said UKZN’s College of Health Sciences Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Busi Ncama, who was speaking at the College’s 2021 Academic Promotions Workshop.

Professor Vannie Naidoo.

Academic Staff Wellness during COVID-19 Addressed During Webinar

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Following her laudable community engagement endeavours, Professor Vannie Naidoo of UKZN’s School of Management, Information Technology and Governance was invited by the Director of CECEU, Professor Saad Znad Darwish of the Kingdom University in Bahrain, to facilitate a webinar on Academic Staff Wellness During COVID-19.

Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan (right) and alumnus, Dr Ara Ramnund-Mansingh.

UKZN Academic Part of QR Global Challenges Research Project

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Clinical Sociologist in the School of Social Sciences, Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan and UKZN alumnus, Dr Ara Ramnund-Mansingh are part of the Higher Educational Attainment Inequalities and Single Parent families in SA (HEAPS): Differences by Region, Gender and Race project.

Dr Beatrice Okyere-Manu with her new book.

UKZN Academic Edits Book on African Values, Ethics and Technology

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Ethics academic in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, Dr Beatrice Okyere-Manu has edited and launched her new book African Values, Ethics, and Technology, penned by a variety of African authors.