25 February 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 4
Team members presenting their video address at the awards ceremony. From left: Dr Brett van Niekerk, Dr Trishana Ramluckan, and Ms Noelle van der Waag-Cowling.

UKZN-Stellenbosch Team Wins International Cyber Security Competition

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A joint UKZN and Stellenbosch University (SUN) team took first place in the Global Cyber Challenge 2.0 in the Strategy and Policy track.

Miss Precious Sinethemba Zondi.

UKZN Alumnus a Finalist in the Accenture Rising Star Awards

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Alumnus Miss Precious Sinethemba Zondi (27) was a finalist in the Accenture Rising Star Awards. An account manager at an advertising agency, she was nominated for her outstanding skills in Media and Marketing/Advertising.

Mr Vulinhlanhla Mchunu.

Driven to Engineer South Africa’s Aerospace Future

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UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG) in the School of Engineering is developing the talent of the next generation of rocket scientists to propel South Africa’s space industry forward, and the young engineers moving through its ranks are making their own dreams, and those of South Africa’s burgeoning space engineering industry, a reality through innovative research, hard work, and a passion for the skies.

Panellists at the webinar (clockwise from top left): Mr Andrew Gray, Professor Colleen Aldous and Dr Warren Parker.

UKZN Hosts Webinar on Ivermectin Debate

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What the Ivermectin Debate has revealed to us in a Time of Pandemic, was the title of a webinar facilitated by Professor Colleen Aldous, from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences.

This year, the Fountainhill Estate Symposium is taking place as a series of online seminars.

Fountainhill Estate Symposium Series Explores the Food-Water-Energy Nexus and Biodiversity

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Fountainhill Estate (FHE), a conservation and agriculture enterprise in KwaZulu-Natal that facilitates environmental and agricultural research in the uMngeni catchment by partnering with many organisations, including UKZN has moved its annual research symposium online for a series of seminars.

High achiever, Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman.

UKZN High Achiever to serve as President of Golden Key International Honour Society Chapter

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Third-year Medical student at UKZN, Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman, has been selected by the Golden Key International Honour Society to serve as President of the UKZN Medical School Chapter.

Ms Zamile Nduli.

Bels Gym Supervisor Wins Gold

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UKZN’s Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (Bels) gym supervisor, Ms Zamile Nduli was crowned a wellness fitness champion at an IFBB LIVING Legends at the Station Urban Event in Durban.

Mr Ugendran Odayar.

UKZN Alumnus Appointed Director of Top Legal Firm

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Law graduate Mr Ugendran Odayar has been appointed a Director at global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright.

Professor Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi (left) and Professor Tilahun Seyoum Workneh presented at the Fountainhill Estate online seminar on the topic of “Food”.

Sustainable Food for Thought in Fountainhill Estate’s Second Online Biodiversity Seminar

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At the second of four online seminars hosted by Fountainhill Estate (FHE), UKZN, the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), two researchers from UKZN contributed their expertise to the topic of food as part of the seminar series’ foray into the fundamentals of the Food-Water-Energy (WEF) nexus and biodiversity.

Some of the Writing Place tutors that facilitated the academic writing workshop. From left: Mr Patrick Nyamruze, Mr Lindani Maphumulo, Mrs Nombuso Gabela, Dr Thomas Gumbo and Dr Stephen Phiri.

College of Humanities hosts Academic Writing Workshop

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The College of Humanities in partnership with the Writing Place hosted a virtual academic writing workshop for its students, facilitated by its tutors.