01 July 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 29
From left: Ms Tanita Permaul, Ms Amy Rouillard and Mr Brandon Willnecker participate in the 2021 PLANCKS online hackathon.

Master’s Students Tackle International Physics Challenge

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Master’s candidates in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) Ms Tanita Permaul, Ms Amy Rouillard and Mr Brandon Willnecker took part in the 2021 PLANCKS online hackathon, which saw them compete against teams from 50 countries to answer challenging physics problems.

Water and sanitation champion, Professor Chris Buckley.

University Mourns the Passing of Water and Sanitation Pioneer

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The University community was saddened to learn of the passing of long-time staff member and international water and sanitation pioneer, Professor Chris Buckley, on 27 May 2021 after a hard and brave fight against cancer.

Some of the performers at a previous JOMBA! Fringe event.

JOMBA! Calls for Submissions for New Digital Platform - “Open Horizons”

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities presents the 2021 JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience as a virtual event with performances, workshops, and online engagements from 24 August to 5 September.

Webinar panelists clockwise from left: Mr Thifulufheli Sinthumule, Ms Nomagugu Mlawe, Dr Simbarashe Tembo, Ms Thandeka Duma and Mr Bukuru Mulumbu.

Webinar Commemorates World Refugee Day

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The Corporate Relations Division (CRD) hosted a webinar to commemorate World Refugee Day.

From left: Dr Mary Ana Cordero Díaz, and Professors Ncoza Dlova and Mergan Naidoo presented on academic bullying.

Creating a Learning Environment on the Clinical Platform to Promote Well-being

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The College of Health Science’s second webinar on academic bullying began with a presentation by Dr Mary Ana Cordero Díaz who heads the Well-being and Professionalism Program for medical residents at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, School of Medicine and Health Sciences Tec Salud, Monterrey, México.

UKZN alumnus and author Ms Shubnum Khan.

UKZN Alumnus Launches Part Memoir, Part Travelogue Book

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UKZN alumnus and author Ms Shubnum Khan recently launched her part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter book called How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo and Other Strange and Wonderful Stories.

Ms Tracy Mapfumo with her nutritious and delicious Eny’s Treats.

Entrepreneur Attributes Success to Science Grounding at UKZN

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‘Innovative scientists are key in building resilient communities,’ says Ms Tracy Vongai Mapfumo (29), a passion-driven entrepreneur, food innovator, crop scientist and the founder of Eny’s Treats Pty Ltd.

Strategic and agile leaders are required to drive businesses forward.

Strategic Leadership with Impactful Influence

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Senior leaders are responsible for their organisation’s performance and health, as well as developing and cultivating talent within the workforce.

Volunteers during the World Oceans Day clean-up in Durban.

Postdoctoral Researcher Takes on the Scourge of Marine Litter

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Postdoctoral researcher in the School of Health Sciences, Dr Refilwe Mofokeng has made a name for herself in marine conservation through her research, advocacy and organising of beach clean-ups, and her efforts have not let up despite the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PhD student Nomandla Ngcoya has opened a detergents and cosmetics manufacturing plant.

PhD Student Opens her Own Manufacturing Plant

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With R1 200 in her pocket and loads of determination, PhD student in UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics, Ms Nomandla Ngcoya dreamt of opening her own detergent and cosmetics manufacturing plant.

Ms Cole Ndelu.

UKZN’s CCA Breaks New Ground with Artist-In-Residence

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Photographer and contemporary artist, Ms Cole Ndelu has been awarded an Artist Protection Fund Fellowship and is in residence at the Centre for Creative (CCA) Arts within the College of Humanities.

From left: Professor Soraya Seedat, Dr Thirusha Naidu, Dr Flavia Senkubuge, Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu and Professor Rajhmun Madansein.

Academic Bullying- A Scourge in Tertiary Institutions

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The College of Health Science's has initiated a series of webinars under the theme: Academic Bullying in Tertiary Institutions.

Professor Vannie Naidoo from the College of Law and Management Studies.

UKZN Academic a Panellist at the Logistics Cluster Global Meeting

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Professor Vannie Naidoo from the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance was involved in a panel debate on the opportunities in the interaction between digitisation and localisation in a framework of capacity strengthening in humanitarian logistics, at the bi-annual Logistics Cluster Global Meeting hosted by the World Food Program.

Ms Mpilwenhle Khumalo, a grade 12 pupil from Chibelihle Combined High School attends the Take a Girl Child to Work initiative.

UKZN Supports Take a Girl Child to Work Initiative

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UKZN is proud to have been part of Take a Girl Child to Work, an initiative facilitated by the Office of the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on 15 June.