16 September 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 40
The cover of Jazz lecturer Sibusiso Mashiloane’s fifth album: iHubo Labomdabu.

Jazz Lecturer Wins Best Contemporary Jazz Album Award

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Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has won Best Contemporary Jazz Album at the 2021 Mzantsi Jazz Awards for his fifth album titled iHubo Labomdabu (Native Hymns), a solo piano set featuring music composed during the lockdown.

Ms Priya Singh from the UKZN School of Law.

Law Academic’s Paper on Social Science Research Network’s Top 10 Download List

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Cyber Law expert Ms Priya Singh’s paper titled: Can an Emoji Be Considered as Defamation? A Legal Analysis of Burrows V Houda [2020] NSWDC 485, has made it onto the Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) Top Ten download list for the African Law journal, Communication Law & Policy: Africa and Communication Law & Policy: Asia & Oceania.

Scenes from the Young Women in the Workplace event.

Women are the Real Architects of Society – Theme of Workplace Event

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UKZN alumnus and Social Work and Community Development specialist, Ms Qhamo Gumede, who oversees student development activities at the Howard College and Medical School residences, organised a Young Women in the Workplace event in Umhlanga.


Finding my Voice in Academia

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A google search for a guide to writing your master’s dissertation offers clinical advice on the importance of reading, preparation and choosing the correct topic and supervisor.

Ciocia Czesia members protesting against restrictions on abortion.

UKZN Webinar Examines Abortion Laws in Poland

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UKZN’s Centre for Civil Society (CCS) hosted a webinar - titled How to Get an Abortion Legally when it’s Illegal - presented by Ms Eva Ptašková, a reproductive rights activist based in the Czech Republic.

Good language skills are vital for anyone wanting to prosper in the world of work.

Leading with Language

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English is one of the most commonly used languages in business, academia and media making it vital to have good use of English skills, especially in a multiracial and multicultural environment such as KwaZulu-Natal as well as many other provinces in South Africa.

Panelists at the webinar, clockwise from top left: Professor Fikile Mazibuko, Ms Nomakhosi Sibisi, Mr Jan Sambo, Mr Tebogo Seanego, Ms Londiwe Caluza, and Mr Nkosingiphile Mbhele.

UKZN Webinar on Regulating the Private Security Industry by Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

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Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice: Regulating the Private Security Industry was the title of a webinar facilitated by Ms Nomakhosi Sibisi, a lecturer in the School of Applied Human Sciences.

At the roundtable event are (clockwise from top left) Professor Nana Poku, Dr Maserole Kgari-Masondo, Professor Vivian Ojong, Professor Lebo Moletsane, Ms Pearl Thwala, Mr Calvin Thomas, Professor Simangaliso Kumalo, Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, and Professor Maheshvari Naidu.

Critical Issues Facing UKZN Explored During Roundtable Event

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Key issues, including declining public financing for Higher Education Institutions and uncertain political times impacting on UKZN’s planning and operations, were explored by the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku, at a roundtable event.

UKZN students making Alexander River a cleaner and more pleasant place to be around.

UKZN Students Clean Up River in Pietermaritzburg

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The Operation Songamanzi Student Organisation (OSSO) - a UKZN club based on the Pietermaritzburg campus, which deals with water conservation - held a clean-up drive along the Alexandra River while implementing Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM).

A collage of the UKZN campuses.

UKZN Partners with the National Prosecuting Authority in KwaZulu-Natal

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has partnered with the KwaZulu-Natal Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority to host a series of webinars on Gender-Based Violence and related topics, which will take place over the coming months.

Mister Supranational SA 2020, Mr Akshar Birbal.

Law Graduate Represents SA at Mister Supranational 2021

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Bachelor of Laws graduate, Mr Akshar Birbal represented South Africa at the Mister Supranational 2021 pageant held in Nowy Sacz, Poland.

Ms Lindiwe Maseko, Master’s student in Gender and Religion at UKZN.

Master’s Student Selected for Dutch Exchange Programme

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Master’s student in Gender and Religion within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, Ms Lindiwe Maseko has been selected for the Bridging Gaps Programme at the Free University in Amsterdam where she will spend three months as part of the exchange.

UKZN alumnus and Impumelelo TV show founder, Mr Thabile Mdeni.

UKZN Alumnus Inspiring Youth Through YouTube TV Show

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Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Supply Chain graduate, Mr Thabile Mdeni - in partnership with the UKZN student-led marketing company, Ignitemarpro - have created a platform for people to tell stories about their pre- and post-education journeys to encourage the youth.

Clockwise from top left: Mrs Sisana Machi, Mr Teboho Hlao, Ms Malerato Jafta, Mr Johnson Mthembu, Ms Precious Khawula, Mr Bulelani Chiya, and Mr Lusanda Radebe.

Edgewood Students get COVID-19 Vaccination

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Students in residence on the Edgewood campus received their COVID-19 vaccination on the same day that Mrs Sisana Machi, Interim Director of the UKZN Department of Students Residence Affairs, got hers at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Gauteng.