03 December 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 55
Staff members of UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health/ HSRC Connect TB project.

TB Detection and Care’s First Client Completes Treatment

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The first client in the novel Connect TB study successfully and timeously completed treatment for tuberculosis (TB) at the end of October.

Drs Thembelihle Makhanya and Dumsani Gumede received awards for Best Research Paper at the NIHSS 2nd Annual Alumni Conference.

UKZN Academic and Alumnus Win Best Research Paper at NIHSS Alumni Conference

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Social Work lecturer, Dr Thembelihle Makhanya and UKZN alumnus and social scientist at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Dr Dumsani Gumede received awards for the Best Research Paper at the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) Alumni Annual National Conference in Gauteng.

(Clockwise from top) Mr Duncan Stewart, Professor Gerald Ortmann, Professor Stuart Ferrer and Professor Lloyd Baiyegunhi during the FR Tomlinson Commemorative Lecture.

Agricultural Economics Lecture Focuses on Human Development

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The Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa’s (AEASA) annual FR Tomlinson Commemorative Lecture was hosted in KwaZulu-Natal for the fifth time, with UKZN alumnus Mr Duncan Stewart invited to present the address.

Professor Kaymarlin Govender.

Professor Kaymarlin Govender Delivers Inaugural Professorial Address

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UKZN Behavioural Scientist and Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) since 2011, Professor Kaymarlin Govender delivered his inaugural professorial lecture under the title: Preventing HIV Among Young People in Eastern and Southern Africa: Progress and Challenges in Addressing Psychosocial and Structural Drivers of Risk.

Mr Mustapha Olayemi Oloko-Oba, PhD candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

Tackling TB Using Automatic Detection

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Mr Mustapha Olayemi Oloko-Oba is looking forward to taking part in the Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS 2021) hosted by UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) where he will be presenting on the topic: Ensemble of Convolution Neural Networks for Automatic Tuberculosis Classification.

Judge Mokgere Masipa announcing Ms Sanele Chiliza as the winner of the 49th annual Ellie Newman Memorial Moot Court competition.

Ellie Newman Memorial Moot Court Competition

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The School of Law hosted its 49th annual Ellie Newman Memorial Moot Court competition on 23 November 2021.

AMS Colloquium keynote speakers Professor Sid Nair and Dr Upasana Singh.

Academic Monitoring Support Colloquium Explores Student Support and Online Learning

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Reflections on Student Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic was the theme of the 8th Annual Academic Monitoring and Support Colloquium hosted by the College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS) Teaching and Learning Office in partnership with the UKZN Teaching and Learning Office.

Ms Sarah Blewett, MSc candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

Effective Teaching in the Digital Age

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Ms Sarah Blewett is an MSc candidate in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Her research focuses on online student engagement (OSE) with the aim of developing a model for predicting student success.

UKZN hosts 13th Convocation AGM.

UKZN Hosts 13th Convocation AGM

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Outgoing UKZN Convocation President Mr Fanle Sibisi emphasised the importance of giving back to the University during his address at the 13th Convocation Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually.

Some of the South African Phone Call to the World works that were showcased at COP26.

A Creative Response to Environmental Issues

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The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences partnered with Art A Resource for Reconciliation Over the World, South Africa (ARROWSA) to produce an exhibition in Glasgow as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Professor Lloyd Baiyegunhi.

Agricultural Economics Professor Adds MBA to his Résumé

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Professor and academic co-ordinator in the Discipline of Agricultural Economics at UKZN, Lloyd Baiyegunhi graduated with his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies in the 2021 Spring Graduation ceremonies.

Top from left: Dr Hema Hargovan, Dr Carl Stauffer and Mr Mike Batley. Bottom from left: Ms Venessa Padayachee, Ms Lesley Ann Van Selm and Professor Ann Skelton.

UKZN hosts Webinar on a Restorative Approach to Social Justice

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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies in collaboration with Khulisa Social Solutions and the Restorative Justice Centre (RJC) hosted a webinar on Addressing Harm: A Restorative Approach to Social Justice, as part of International Restorative Justice Week (21-28 November 2021) under the theme: Protect and Empower the Person Harmed.

Former SRC Central President appointed to national student body.

Former SRC Central President Appointed to National Student Body

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Sport Science student and former Student Representative Council (SRC) central president, Mr Siyabonga Nkambako has been appointed Deputy Secretary General of the South African Union of Students (SAUS).

Mr Thabiso Khumalo.

Overcoming Loss to Graduate in Record Time

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For Mr Thabiso Khumalo, graduating with an LLB is confirmation that persevering despite the odds is worth it.

Doctor of Administration graduate Dr Roshilla Sahadeo.

Disaster Management the Focus of PhD Study

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For Deputy District Director of iLembe Health District Dr Roshilla Sahadeo, pursuing her PhD while being at the forefront of managing and controlling the spread of COVID-19 has been a challenging experience.

PhD student Ms Olutosin Taiwo.

Boosting Home Security

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Ms Olutosin Taiwo will present on Enhanced deep learning based intelligent smart home control and security systems at the Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS 2021) hosted by UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES).