19 November 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 49
Radio evidence of a powerful merger taking place between two or more massive groups of gas and galaxies.

Large MeerKAT Data Release Reveals Beautiful New Cosmic Puzzles

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An international team led by young South African researcher and UKZN alumnus, Dr Kenda Knowles, has just announced a comprehensive overview paper for the MeerKAT Galaxy Cluster Legacy Survey (MGCLS).

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Calamitous Year for the Class of 2021 and Business

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The best word to describe the extraordinary events that have befallen this year’s matric pupils and business, is “calamitous”.

From left: Ms Nitasha Pillay, Mr Nathan Pillay, and Mr Jirah Moodley from team Tagged AI scooped second place at the Youth Innovation Challenge Awards hosted at the Botanical Gardens on 10 November 2021.

UKZN Students Take Second Place in Youth Innovation Challenge

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A group of inventive and civic-minded UKZN students bagged second place in the 2021 Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC) run by Innovate Durban.

Seen at the symposium are, from left: Professor Sandile Songca, Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst, Mr Njabulo Manyoni, Mr Luke Vorster, and Mr Chee Wai Mak.

Development of Innovative Applications in African Languages Explored

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The fourth Biennial Language Research Symposium organised by the University Language Planning and Development Office (ULPDO) was hosted virtually.

Mr Mthokozisi Mnguni.

Tackling Water Contamination

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Mr Mthokozisi Mnguni has entered his research project entitled: Preparation of Hollow Carbon Nanospheres: Controlling the Internal Diameter and Porosity, for the Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS 2021) to be hosted by UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) from 9 to 10 December.

Edgewood campus celebrating heritage, fighting GBV and pushing for vaccinations.

Embracing Heritage, Fighting GBV and Supporting Vaccination

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Around 300 students attended an event in the Student Union hall on the Edgewood campus on 22 October that aimed to embrace heritage, fight gender-based violence (GBV) and encourage students to vaccinate against COVID-19.

The DIFF is calling for applications from student filmmakers to submit their projects.

Durban International Film Festival Launches Student Film Festival

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The inaugural Isiphethu International Student Film Festival (IISFF) hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within UKZN’s College of Humanities will be launched during the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

Ms Thembalethu Shange and Mr Msizi Khoza at UKZN’s informative webinar on the roles and responsibilities of Convocation.

UKZN Convocation - Shaping the University’s Present and Future

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‘Your relationship with the University does not end on the day that you attend your Graduation ceremony.’

The World Planning Day virtual event.

World Planning Day Event Examines Government and Citizen Partnerships

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UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies in partnership with eThekwini Municipality hosted a World Planning Day virtual event under the theme Strengthening the Co-Production Paradigm in Planning: Promoting government and citizen partnerships.

Master’s student, Mr Lehlohonolo Lekesi.

A Passion for Science

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Mr Lehlohonolo Lekesi has entered his research project entitled: Investigating the structure, morphology, optical, and thermal behaviour in a TiO2/MAPbI3 heterogeneous film for solar cell applications for the Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS 2021) to be hosted by UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) from 9 to 10 December.

UKZN PhD student, Ms Pooja Phillip.

Securing a Quality Water Supply for the Future

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Ms Pooja Phillip is a PhD candidate in the School of Chemistry and Physics and is part of the Catalysis Research Group.

Joint High-Level Colloquium Partner Institutions.

International Virtual Colloquium on the Role of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding and Security

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The African Institute in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIIKS), a consortium of more than 20 African Higher Education and autonomous research institutions, with its hub at UKZN, in collaboration with the Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government (the Africa Forum), in the framework of their ongoing initiative towards a New Approach to Peace and Stability in Africa (NAPSA) is jointly convening an international high-level virtual colloquium on 2 December.