02 September 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 38
Professor Sudan Hansraj.

Mathematician and Teacher Takes Einstein’s General Relativity to the ‘Next Level’ at Virtual Inaugural Lecture

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A senior member of UKZN’s Astrophysics Research Centre and a full professor in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Professor Sudan Hansraj, is the first academic at the University to present his official inaugural lecture online.

Johnson & Johnson awarded scholarships to 26 female students in science at UKZN.

UKZN Partners with Johnson & Johnson on WiSTEM2D Programme

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UKZN has joined Johnson & Johnson in its Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (WiSTEM2D) initiative which aims to increase the number of women who enter and graduate from undergraduate programmes with degrees in STEM2D.

Mrs Samukelisiwe Khanyile and her company Qhawekazi Styles Collection.

UKZN Alumnus Creates Job Opportunities in Fashion Industry During Pandemic

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Fashion, entrepreneurship and leadership run in the blood of founder and Director of Qhawekazi Styles Collection Mrs Samukelisiwe Khanyile, evidenced clearly by her creation of jobs for young aspirant designers and seamstresses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Missed Opportunities in Cabinet Reshuffle

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The President missed a good opportunity to correct a few wrongs in his recent Cabinet reshuffle - the first since November, 2018.

Mr Sahil Maharaj.

Final-year Medical Student flies UKZN Flag High

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Final-year Medical student, Mr Sahil Maharaj, made two presentations on medical education at the world’s largest medical education conference, the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in 2020.

Dr Thirusha Naidu.

UKZN Researcher Publishes Paper in Lancet Global Health

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Lancet Global Health has published a paper by clinical psychologist in UKZN’s Department of Behavioural Medicine Dr Thirusha Naidu on how colonialism has helped shape Global South voices and minds in the global health sphere by filtering thinking through Global North ways of seeing and understanding the world.

The UKZN Umgenipoort Research Facility in the KZN Midlands.

Umgenipoort Research Facility Provides Unique Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Research

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Thanks to the generosity of the Oppenheimer family, UKZN has enjoyed access to an exciting research site facility near the source of the Umgeni River since 2015.

At the webinar (clockwise from top left) Ms Nomarashiya Caluza, Mr James Ndlebe, Ms Landie Diamond, Professor Vitallis Chikoko, Professor Raj Mestry and Professor Inba Naicker.

Public Schooling in a Post-COVID SA Examined during Webinar

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UKZN’s College of Humanities hosted a public webinar on the topic, Public Schooling in a Post-COVID South Africa: Implications for School Leadership.

Hear me out - promoting Sign Language!

SA Sign Language Course Starts Soon

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UKZN’s Extended Learning Division offers a South African Sign Language programme for those who want to develop a knowledge and understanding of the medium and thus improve their communication skills.

Some of Professor Jay Pather’s featured works from Undertow that premiered at JOMBA!

JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience - Online on Opening Night

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South Africa’s renowned dance festival, the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, celebrated its 23rd consecutive year with online performances on opening night.

A schematic overview of the principal hardware elements of the HIRAX instrument at full 1024 dish scale. The instrument’s dishes focus radio waves onto their receiver with the data taken from each dish, via radio frequency over fibre, to be digitised and channellised. Then the correlator cross-correlates the signals from all of the dishes, producing the data for scientific analysis. The GPU Correlator (or X-engine) is represented by the red box in the diagram.

Radio Frequency Interference Testing of HIRAX Correlator Completed

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The Hydrogen Intensity Real-Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) has completed its Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) testing of the HIRAX correlator at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland.

Mr Aaron Naidu.

More Olympiad Glory for UKZN Data Science Student

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Second-year student in Data Science Mr Aaron Naidu has added yet another achievement to his growing list of accolades after being in a three-way tie for first place in the South African Tertiary Mathematics Olympiad (SATMO) - the second time he has won the contest, with his first victory recoded while he was still in high school!

Professor Nombulelo Magula.

My Personal COVID-19 Experience

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I had begun to believe that my family and I would not contract the virus.

Dr Simo Mthethwa, founder of Mthethwamatics.

UKZN-Facilitated Mathematics Support Programme for High School Learners

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More than 300 learners across South Africa participated in the Mthethwamatics Teach the Nation (TTN) programme, an online mathematics support event with tuition provided by maths boffins from various education institutions.

UKZN in partnership with DIRCO host webinar in celebration of International Youth Day.

Webinar Commemorates International Youth Day

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UKZN, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), hosted a webinar to commemorate International Youth Day.

Professor Moses Chimbari at the virtual workshop.

Acquiring Funding for Research at Universities Subject of Discussions at Webinar

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Research funding is a critical aspect of being an academic as it enables universities to do cutting-edge research as well as increase the institution’s third-stream income.