14 October 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 44
Professor Shahidul Islam.

UKZN Academic Appointed Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Diabetes

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Professor Shahidul Islam of the School of Life Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has been appointed as an Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Diabetes (WJD), which is published by the Baishideng Group in the United States.

The Durban office of the International Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Technical Support Unit has produced a booklet - titled: What I Can do about Climate Change.

Tackling Climate Change Head-On at UKZN’s IPCC Technical Support Unit

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The work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently received global attention following the release of the first part of its Sixth Assessment Report from Working Group I on the physical science basis for climate change.

From left: Dr Mosibudi Mangena, Ms Beulah Thumbadoo, Professor Julian Kunnie and Mr Lawrence Monyahi.

Steve Biko Lecture - Time for Azania, Let’s Fix Ourselves

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This year’s Steve Biko lecture, hosted by UKZN in a webinar, was titled: Time for Azania, Let’s Fix Ourselves.

The Cabaret and Beyond Festival cast (from left) Amanda Kunene, Lyle Buxton, Sam Landers and Tshepo Kcokoane.

UKZN’s Cabaret and Beyond Festival Brings New Musical Theatre to Durban

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A stunning showcase of new musical theatre works is being presented at Durban’s Seabrooke Theatre from 15 - 24 October.

Webinar panel members (from left) Ms Cebile Fuse, Adv Dawn Coleman-Malinga, Adv Samokelisiwe Hlongwane and Ms Tershia de Klerk.

Webinar held to Enlighten UKZN Community About Threats of Human Trafficking

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To commemorate Human Trafficking Awareness Week and create campus safety awareness at UKZN, the Corporate Relations Division (CRD) organised a webinar targeting University students.

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Becoming Men of Virtue - Subject of Panel Discussion

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Pursue a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Honours degree in 2022.

New Accounting Honours Programme

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The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance is offering a new Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Honours degree to equip graduates with practical knowledge on global trends to enable them to apply and be qualified for both South African and international employment opportunities.

Professor Msizi Mkhize.

Free Grade 10 Maths Study Aid Material

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A UKZN father and son team is offering free Grade 10 mathematics study guide material to anyone in need.

A dashboard showcasing UKZN’s Associate Professor, Varsha Bangalee’s articles published in The Conversation Africa and other media.

Researchers Trained to Write for the Media

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UKZN in partnership with The Conversation Africa held a science communication and writing for the media workshop for researchers.

Gain vital financial management skills.

Achieving Financial Management Goals

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As a manager in a business or organisation, it is vital to be fully aware that there are usually financial consequences involved in every decision made and their impact could be either beneficial or detrimental.

Mr Ethan Hammond.

Master’s Student Participates in International Programming Challenge to Solve Real-World Problems

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Master’s student in Chemical Engineering Mr Ethan Hammond recently took part in the IBM Quantum Challenge Africa 2021 where, with the aid of the Python programming language, he and 464 other participants used the Qiskit quantum library to solve real-world problems in the fields of optimisation, finance and chemistry.

PhD candidate Mr Calvin Wells diving at the Sodwana coral reef system to place and monitor tilt current meters gathering spatial, temporal and flow data on the reef.

Journal Highlights UKZN Research on Sodwana Reefs

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The work of researchers in UKZN’s Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lab (EFML) on temperature anomalies in the waters around the Sodwana Bay coral reef system and what drives them has been featured in a paper published in the South African Journal of Science and appearing on its cover.

Professor Johannes Smit.

Inaugural Lecture Explores Religion and Social Transformation in Transformative African Digital Humanities

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Academic in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Professor Johannes Smit has delivered his inaugural lecture on Religion and Social Transformation in the Transformative African Digital Humanities in which he examined aspects of the development of a socially transformative generative grammar.

Clockwise from top left: Xolisa Dlamini, Nosihe Zulu, Jaedon Daniel, Natalie Rungan, David Smith, Thulile Zama, Neil Gonsalves, Bethuel Tshoane, Senzo Mdamba, and Burton Naidoo.

UKZN Involved in TV Series Featuring Durban Musicians

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UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in association with Agetv is presenting Beneath the Mask, a four-week music TV series featuring some of Durban’s well-known musicians.

Dr Andrisha Beharry-Ramraj and Dr Pfano Mashau.

UKZN Academics Analyse Impact of Recent Looting and Burning in SA

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College of Law and Management Studies academics analysed the impact of the recent looting and unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng in papers they presented at the Political Economy of Protests and Opportunistic Crimes in South Africa Conference.

Professor Purshottama Reddy (left) and Professor Juraj Nemec.

UKZN Academics Publish Book on Public Administration in Conflict Affected Countries

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Two senior academics Professor Purshottama Reddy and Professor Juraj Nemec have published a book on Public Administration in Conflict Affected Countries.

Webinar on Relationship Awareness hosted by the Human Resources Division in partnership with ICAS.

UKZN Hosts Relationship Awareness Webinar

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The Human Resources Division in partnership with the Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS) hosted a webinar on Relationship Awareness - the last of this year’s Topic Talks on employee wellness.

For more information on Trafficking in Persons or to report a case, contact telephone: 10111 / 0800 222 777 or visit www.0800222777.org.za or www.a21.org

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Traffickers tend to target vulnerable people with women and children in South Africa particularly at risk because of historical, social and economic inequalities prevalent in South Africa.

Law students Ms Nompendulo Cele, Mr Lethukuthula Motaung and Ms Xoliswa Manzini.

Law Students Benefit from Vacation Work Programme

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UKZN’s Black Lawyer’s Association Student Chapter (BLASC), in partnership with J Leslie Smith and Company Inc Attorneys, organised a vacation work programme for 10 University Law students.