23 September 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 41
Dr Asanda Mditshwa.

Postharvest Physiologist Recognised by National Future Professors Programme

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Dr Asanda Mditshwa from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) has been selected to participate in the National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) Future Professors Programme (FPP) in recognition of his potential as an up-and-coming academic leader in the field of Horticultural Science.

College of Law and Management Studies academics from left, Professors Vannie Naidoo, Stephen Mutula and Brian McArthur.

UKZN Academics Contribute to International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics

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Professor Vannie Naidoo of UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies presented a paper titled: Digitisation of African Universities and how it was fast tracked during COVID-19 at the International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics.

Ms Nomzamo Msomi, co-founder and managing director of Kwakhanya Cleaning Services.

Student Entrepreneur Receives Business Funding Support

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UKZN student entrepreneur, Ms Nomzamo Msomi has received business support funding of R200 000 from the South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation’s Tholoana Enterprise Programme.

Mr Ngila Michael Muendane (left) and Mr Lukhona Mnguni.

Land, Climate Change and Higher Education the focus of JL Dube Lecture

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As part of the four-day John Langalibalele Dube Memorial Lecture series, former political prisoner and author Mr Ngila Michael Muendane and PhD candidate in Political Science at UKZN Mr Lukhona Mnguni discussed land, climate change, and Higher Education.

The late Professor Ntongela Masilela.

CCMS Co-Hosts Ntongela Masilela Colloquium

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The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences, College of Humanities in association with the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) and the Critical Arts journal hosted the first virtual Ntongela Masilela Colloquium.

Mr Philip Hoekstra.

Webinar Examines the Protection and Patenting of the Drug Discovery Process

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UKZN’s technology transfer office, UKZN InQubate, in partnership with the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Research Contracts and Innovation (RC&I) hosted a webinar on the protection and patenting of the drug discovery process.


My Heritage, My Pride

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South Africa is a diverse country with rich history. It is home to many cultures, and this has earned it the nickname “rainbow nation.”

The poster depicts a mother mourning the death of her United Democratic Front supporting son who was abducted and slain in the “Natal War”, Mpophomeni. KwaZulu-Natal. 1987 and a busker working outside King’s Park rugby stadium after the game, while Shark’s fans rush home for another cold beer, Durban, 2010.

The Power of Documentary Photography

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An exhibition and community engagement series entitled Revelation. The Power of Documentary Photography opens at the Durban Art Gallery on 23 September and runs until 10 November.

Cultivating reporting skills for business success.

Cultivating Reporting Skills for Business Success

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UKZN Extended Learning’s (UEL) Business Communication Programme was recently customised for a client to focus on management reporting.

Dr Learnmore Mwadzingeni (left) and Professor Hussein Shimelis.

Wheat Breeding and Genetics Research Among Journal’s Top Cited Publications

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Professor Hussein Shimelis, Professor of Plant Breeding at UKZN, Deputy Director of the African Centre for Crop Improvement and South African Sugarcane Research Institute Chair of Crop Science, co-authored a paper on breeding drought-tolerant wheat that is among the top 10% most cited papers published in the PLOS ONE open access journal.

UKZN alumnus Professor Dan Remenyi.

Webinar Explores the Factors that Negatively Affect Student Research Success

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Student research success and the long and dusty road travelled by students and their supervisors were the topics of discussion at an interactive webinar hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies’ Research Office.