07 October 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 43
PhD in Education student, Ms Jennifer Sheokarah with her new book The Intruder.

Education Student Launches Suspense Thriller

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PhD student in Education Ms Jennifer Sheokarah has launched her new book, The Intruder, a suspense thriller inspired by living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Bethuel Tshoane.

Alumnus Placed Second in Unisa National Strings Competition

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UKZN alumnus Mr Bethuel Tshoane (lead guitar) won second place at the 3rd Unisa National Strings Competition that showcases the talent and experience of young South African classical and jazz string players.

Ms Kaylah Boyce and her book, The Exposition.

UKZN Alumnus Becomes Self-Published Author

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UKZN alumnus, Ms Kaylah Boyce has self-published an anthology of poetry titled, The Exposition on Amazon Kindle.

Dr Anisha Ramsaroop (left) and PhD candidate Ms Prashanti Maharaj.

Doctoral Candidate and Supervisor Present Paper on Emotional Intelligence and Quality of Life of School Educators

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School of Management, IT and Governance academic Dr Anisha Ramsaroop and PhD candidate Ms Prashanti Maharaj presented a paper titled: Assessing Emotional Intelligence and the Quality of Life of School Educators in the Reservoir Hills Precinct, KwaZulu-Natal at the International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics.

Professor Mogie Subban.

Professor Part of Book Publishing Project

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Professor Mogie Subban (School of Management, IT and Governance, College of Law and Management Studies) was invited to be part of a European Union (EU)-funded project to produce a book of evidence-based case studies to assist public servants to become proficient in statecraft whilst enhancing their skills and expertise to serve the public more efficiently, and contribute to building a capable and developmental state.

Ms Charity Molefe explored EQ at UKZN’s online wellness session for staff.

Webinar Places Emotional Intelligence Under the Spotlight

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Client Development Manager at Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS) Ms Charity Molefe delivered a presentation on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) as part of the UKZN-ICAS Topic Talks 2021 to promote staff wellness.

Poetry Africa will run from 11-16 October.

UKZN to host 25th Poetry Africa Festival

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The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities, in partnership with the National Institute for Humanities, French Institute of South Africa, and Total, will host the 25th Poetry Africa International Festival from 11 to 16 October 2021.

The College of Humanities hosted a colloquium on assessment through digital platforms within Higher Education studies.

Colloquium Examines Online Remote Assessment due to COVID-19

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The College of Humanities’ Office of the Dean of Teaching and Learning recently held a virtual colloquium titled Assessment through digital platforms within Higher Education Studies.

Professor Heather Hughes (left) and Dr Deborah Mindry.

Webinar Reflects on the Lives of Nokutela and Angelina Dube

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The College of Humanities hosted a webinar titled Unsilencing Nokutela and Angelina Dube as part of a four-day event celebrating and commemorating the life of Dr John Langalibalele Dube.

The 2021 Mafika Gwala Annual Lecture will take place on Monday 11 October at 17h00.

Mafika Gwala Annual Lecture to be Presented at 25th Poetry Africa Festival

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The 2021 Mafika Gwala Annual Lecture will be presented as a live-streamed panel discussion on the opening day of UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) 25th Poetry Africa Festival on Monday 11 October at 17h00.

Some of the presenters from left: Ms Asanda Katshwa, Mrs Ingrid Parkin, Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst, and Ms Nokuthula Khumalo.

UKZN hosts South African Sign Language Interpreters Seminar

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The evolving role of South African sign language interpreters (SASLi) in Higher Education: Reality vs. Established Practice was the theme of the 3rd Annual SASLi Seminar hosted by UKZN’s Disability Support Unit (DSU).

Professor Irene Govender.

Inaugural Lecture Explores the Importance of Computational Thinking in the 21st Century

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Computational thinking as a 21st century skill was the focus of School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic, Professor Irene Govender’s Inaugural Lecture titled: Life in the Digital Era: Enhancing Computational Thinking.

Webinar panelists from left: Professor Mosa Moshabela, Mr Buck Whaley, Mr Joe Mhlanga and Mr Lukhona Mnguni.

Unemployment, Poverty and Social Unrest during COVID-19 the Focus of Dr Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture

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UKZN and the Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre hosted the 2021 Dr Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture in a webinar on Unemployment, Poverty and Social Unrest during COVID-19.

Ms Trianne Amarchund, owner of LaeltheLabel crayons.

Student Entrepreneur a Finalist in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Competition

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UKZN student entrepreneur, Ms Trianne Amarchund, has made it to the finals of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) national Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Challenge to be held in Pretoria in November where she will be competing with her counterparts from other provinces.

Patent Attorney Mr David Cochrane.

InQubate Webinar Discusses Plant Variety and Plant Breeders’ Rights

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Plant Variety and Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) Registration was the title of a webinar hosted by UKZN InQubate in collaboration with Spoor and Fisher, a specialist intellectual property (IP) law firm established in 1920.

Harnessing labour law for harmonious workplace relationships.

Harnessing Labour Law for Harmonious Workplace Relationships

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Before the government promulgated specific labour laws, employers’ ethics guided workplace practices, sometimes resulting in unjust treatment of employees.

Entrepreneur Ms Thandazani Zulu.

UKZN Graduate Thrives in the Entrepreneurship Space

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Bachelor of Commerce Honours graduate Ms Thandazani Zulu used her research on how Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) can survive during a crisis to launch her new range of cold-pressed juices, Nourish.

For more information on human trafficking or to report a case, contact 10111 or 0800 222 777.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Trafficking in Persons (TiP) involves the act of selling, recruiting, transporting, delivering, transferring, exchanging, leasing, harbouring or receiving a person and occurs over international borders as well as within a country.