18 June 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 27
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Celebrating Freedom this Youth Day

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This month marks the 45th anniversary of the Soweto uprising.

Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst, Acting Director of the UKZN Language Planning and Development Office.

Celebrating Youth Day in Honour of SA’s Multilingualism

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The 16th of June is commemorated in South Africa as Youth Day. It was sparked by the youth of 1976 who were marching against the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in schools across South Africa.

Images showing the characters and action in Godsbane.

Alumni Hit the Mark in the Gaming World

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Graduates of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Andrew Clark and Mr Michael Waltham are taking the Computer Science skills that they honed at the University to the world of virtual reality, where they have established themselves as indie game developers and are working on a new one-versus-one auto battler game fused with collectable card game elements: Godsbane.

Award recipients at the UKZN-SAICA Awards Ceremony.

UKZN Celebrates Academic Excellence at SAICA Awards Ceremony

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Top achieving students in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance were recognised for their academic excellence at the annual UKZN - South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Students’ Awards Ceremony.

Plastic pollution in Umgeni River.

UKZN and The Ocean Cleanup Partner to Tackle Umgeni River Plastic Pollution

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UKZN has teamed up with The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch non-profit organisation that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic - to investigate the mechanisms of plastic pollution in the Umgeni River and its transportation through all seasons.

Webinar panelists from left: Professor Sihawukele Ngubane, Ms Munirah Osman-Hyder, Dr Gugu Mazibuko, Mr Mphumeleli Ngidi, and Mr Lesala Mofokeng.

Webinar Discusses the Challenges, Developments, and Future of Customary Law

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In light of Queen Sibongile Dlamini (the late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s eldest wife) laying claim to half his estate due to their civil marriage, UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division hosted a webinar to explore common and customary law practices in South Africa.

Enhance your CV with a Certificate in Business Administration.

UEL Offers Certificate in Business Administration

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UKZN Extended Learning’s Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) provides an extensive overview of areas such as finance, computing, communication and basic management.

From left: Professor Donrich Thaldar, Mr Bonginkosi Shozi, and Drs Marietjie Botes and Beverley Townsend.

Law Academics Publish Chapter in South Africa’s Premier Legal Encyclopedia

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Academics in UKZN’s School of Law have once again proven to be some of the leading minds in South Africa.

UKZN alumnus, Ms Xia Narain featured in a Harrods catalogue.

Alumnus Features in Luxury Department Store Harrods UK Brochure

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UKZN alumnus and former Miss SA finalist, Ms Xia Narain features on the cover of a brochure for one of the world’s leading luxury department stores.

Left: Dr Thembelihle Makhanya (front row, far left) with her team at Makhanda High School and (right) learners being assisted to apply to universities.

Social Work Lecturer Appointed Chairperson of Imbewu Youth Empowerment Centre

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Social Work lecturer, Dr Thembelihle Makhanya has been appointed the chairperson of Imbewu Youth Empowerment Centre (IYE) based in Ugu District, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality.

Some of the performers for the Park Dances #2 showcase.

Dance Lecturer Hosts Park Dances #2 at Durban Botanic Gardens

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UKZN Dance lecturer and Director of the Flatfoot Dance Company, Dr Lliane Loots will present Park Dances #2 at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Panelists from top to bottom: Drs Brett van Niekerk and Trishana Ramluckan, and Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling.

UKZN Academics Plenary Presentation at the ITWeb Security Summit

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Drs Brett van Niekerk and Trishana Ramluckan delivered a plenary presentation in conjunction with Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling (Stellenbosch University) at the annual ITWeb Security Summit, which was held online.

UKZN’s Human Resources Division hosts stress management webinar in partnership with ICAS.

How to Manage Stress

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In partnership with the Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS), UKZN’s Human Resources Division is hosting a series of webinars on various employee wellness topics.