27 August 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 37
South African choreographer, Professor Jay Pather.

Celebrated SA Choreographer Jay Pather features as Legacy Artist at JOMBA!

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Celebrated South African choreographer and arts visionary, Professor Jay Pather features as the 2021 Legacy Artist and will open this year’s online JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience (24 August), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities.

Scenes from the Imbokodo live cooking demo.

Imbokodo Hosts Live Cooking Demo in Celebration of Women’s Month

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In celebration of Women’s Month the Imbokodo Women in Leadership Programme at UKZN hosted a live cooking demo with award winning chef and alumnus Ms Zandile Makhoba.

Professor Ntombi Mtshali.

Nursing on the Frontlines: COVID-19’s Impact on Nurses

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‘The year 2020 was dedicated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. However, the celebrations were overtaken by the unprecedented global challenge of COVID-19,’ said Nursing Discipline’s Academic Leader, Professor Ntombi Mtshali, during a webinar titled, Nursing on the Frontlines: The Impact of COVID-19 on Nurses hosted by the Discipline.

Mathematics Education lecturer, Mr Mzwandile Wiseman Zulu.

Humanities Academic Awarded Erasmus+ Mobility Scholarship

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Mathematics Education lecturer in UKZN’s School of Education, Mr Mzwandile Wiseman Zulu has been awarded the ERASMUS+ Mobility scholarship to study at the Liepaja University in Latvia, Eastern Europe for a semester.


College to Host Symposium on GBV

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The elusive nature of women’s emancipation requires sobriety in thinking, with the objective of devising a 21st century approach to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV), sexual violation of women, and many other atrocities.

Clockwise from top left: Professor Lauren Dyll, Professor Eliza Govender, Dr Phindile L Mayaba, Dr Sibonsile Zibane, Ms Denise O’Reilly and Dr Ruwayda Petrus.

School of Applied Human Sciences Celebrates its Women Leaders

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August is branded the month for celebrating women. I believe every day should be a day for celebrating humanity. This is critical in an era that is characterised by constant change and uncertainty.

Steven Wallace Trust Scholarship recipients Ms Aneesah Mackie (left) and Ms Trishmika Ghazi.

Maritime Law Students Awarded Scholarships

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Two students in the Maritime Law and Maritime Studies Unit, Ms Aneesah Mackie and Ms Trishmika Ghazi are the proud recipients of the prestigious Steven Wallace Trust Scholarship.

Professor Purshottama Reddy.

Local Governance Expert Involved in International Public Administration Conference

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Professor Purshottama Reddy of the Discipline of Governance in UKZN’s School of Management, IT and Governance presented a paper at the joint International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) /International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) 2021 annual conference.

UKZN Academic Leaders Dr Angela Antoinette James (left) and Professor Phocenah Nyatanga.

Two UKZN Academic Leaders complete the HELM Women in Leadership Programme

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Higher Education Leadership & Management (HELM), a Department of Higher Education and Training initiative, was launched in 2019.

Panellists at the Power Connect Women’s Month event from left: Ms Thembalethu Shange (facilitator), Ms Tshegofatso Molefe, Ms Yanelisa Jokweni Gwala and Ms Ntandokazi Buthelezi.

Women Alumni Share Their Success Stories

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The College of Law and Management Studies’ Women’s Month Power Connect event saw dynamic female alumni share how their UKZN journey shaped their success.

Clockwise from top left: Mr Tyrone Bright, Mr Bill Bright and Professor Glen Bright; Mr Bill Bright at his birthday celebrations; the Bright family; Mr Bill Bright and Mrs Sheila Bright during his term as Mayor of Howick; Mr Bill Bright with packages from the World Food Programme destined for Mokhotlong; and Mr Bill Bright during World War II.

Centennial Celebrations for Bright Patriarch

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The Bright family is celebrating the 100th year of alumnus Mr William Thomas (Bill) Bright, born on 13 August 1921 to a century of life that saw him joining the Allied efforts in World War 2 and escaping Nazi imprisonment, assisting with the construction of the Sani Pass road service in the 1950s and serving as the Mayor of Howick in KwaZulu-Natal for two five-year terms.

PhD candidate, Mr Sihle Ndlovu.

PhD Candidate Accepted by Stanford’s Seed Transformation Program

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Chairperson and co-owner of Inzalo Capital Holdings, Mr Sihle Ndlovu who is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at UKZN has been accepted to Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business’s Seed Transformation Program (STP).

Professor Freddie Inambao.

Mechanical Engineering Research Group Sets its Sights on Green Energy Solutions

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The Green Energy Solutions (GES) research group in UKZN’s Discipline of Mechanical Engineering is making strides in research that advances developments in water security, energy efficiency, biofuels, alternative energy sources and nanomaterials.

Substance abuse was under the spotlight at a webinar hosted by the University.

UKZN Hosts Webinar on Understanding Substance Abuse

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Drug consumption in South Africa is twice the world norm, making the country one of the drug capitals of the world.

Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul has published her memoir.

Social Work Academic Publishes Memoir

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Emeritus Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul, a social work academic within the School of Applied Human Sciences, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, has published a memoir, In The Arcs of Our Paths: Growing into Wholeness in which she demonstrates how our everyday and exceptionally hard struggles and experiences can be drawn upon to become better versions of ourselves.

Ms Nompumelelo Gumede.

CCMS PhD Student Presents Paper at IAMCR Conference

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Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) PhD student Ms Nompumelelo Gumede, recently participated in the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference.

Panellists clockwise from top left: Dr Maserole Kgari-Masondo, Ms Phindile Grootboom, Professor Vivian Ojong, Dr Maud Mthembu, Ms Nonhlanhla Kunene, Dr Phumelele Zakwe, Ms Normah Zondo, Dr Flora Umoetok and Mr Ntuthuzelo Moro Mbadi.

Webinar on Stress and Bullying in the Workplace

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In celebration of Women’s Month, the School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities hosted a webinar titled, Sharing for Healing: Women journeying against stress and bullying in the workplace.

Shifting managerial mindsets.

Shifting Managerial Mindsets

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Leadership skills are not innate and managers can only excel if they are trained in the necessary management skills.