10 June 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 26
Recipients of the Bongani Mayosi Medical Students Academic Awards are Dr Zama Dlamini (left) and Dr Sphindile Tini.

Junior Doctors Receive the Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards

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UKZN’s Dr Zama Dlamini is the winner and Dr Sphindile Tini the runner-up in the inaugural Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards for the class of 2020.

Bishop Vikinduku Mnculwane.

UKZN Alumnus Installed as Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Zululand

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‘Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would become Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Zululand. I had always thought of myself as a parish priest, but I guess God had other plans,’ said UKZN alumnus Bishop Vikinduku Mnculwane.

UKZN is at the forefront of research into space propulsion technologies in Africa.


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The UKZN Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG), led by Mechanical Engineering senior lecturer Dr Jean Pitot, has released an official video of their recent Phoenix rocket flight test held in March.

Professor Shenuka Singh.

Ethics in Dental Research Focus of UKZN Webinar

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The College of Health Sciences partnered with the South African division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR-SA) to host a webinar on ethics in dental research.

Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan.

Clinical Sociologist Presents Paper on Stress and Mental Health Implications of COVID-19

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Clinical Sociologist in UKZN’s College of Humanities Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan presented a paper in a plenary session during the Kandivli Education Society’s International virtual conference on the Stress and Mental Health Implications of COVID-19.

UKZN webinar panellists (clockwise from left): Professor Mosa Moshabela, Bishop Thulani Msomi, Mr Mohamed Suleman, Professor Nceba Gqaleni and Dr Fikile Ndlovu.

Webinar Discusses South Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy and the Role of Traditional Medicine Practitioners

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Facilitator of the event and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Professor Mosa Moshabela, highlighted the relevance of the webinar in the light of numerous vaccine sites being established around the country.

Workplace safety under the spotlight.

Is Your Workplace as Safe as it Could Be?

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According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act No 85 of 1993, employers are required to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and free of risks to the health of their employees and all those directly affected by their business activities.

Professor Refiloe Masekela.

UKZN Academic and Scientist Elected Vice-Chair of Adult and Child Lung Health Section

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Paediatric pulmonologist, researcher and Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at UKZN Professor Refiloe Masekela has been elected Vice-Chair of the Adult and Child Lung Health Section (ACLH) by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

Award-winning Statistics students (from left) Mr Sbongiseni Mthethwa, Mr Sfundo Khumalo, Mr Siyabonga Mazibuko and Ms Zama Khumalo.

UKZN Students Scoop SASA Awards

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UKZN Statistics students have scooped the lion’s share of bursaries and scholarships on offer from the South African Statistical Association (SASA).

Dr Diane van Staden.

Launch of Conversations in Health Sciences Video Series

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School of Health Sciences’ Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning Dr Diane van Staden has launched a series of one-hour videos titled: Conversations in Health Sciences.

NOSIHE Zulu releases Emotions Live EP.

UKZN Alumnus and Singer NOSIHE Releases Live EP

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UKZN music alumnus and SA-based singer and songwriter NOSIHE Zulu has released an EP (extended play album) titled: Emotions Live EP which is available on iTunes and on www.nosihe.com.

Performers and speakers at the JOMBA! Masihambisane Dialogues.

Centre for Creative Arts hosted JOMBA! 2021 Masihambisane Dialogues

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities hosted an open three-day dance colloquium on YouTube as part of the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Festival.

Father and daughter, Dr Kantharuben Naidoo and Dr Reshania Naidoo.

UKZN and Oxford University Collaborate on COVID-19 Research

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UKZN academic Dr Kantharuben Naidoo of the Department of Family Medicine and Dr Reshania Naidoo of Oxford University in England conducted collaborative research on COVID-19 and the associated ‘ethico-legal deliberations intensivists face on a daily basis’.