01 April 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 9
UKZN prides itself on being one of the most transformed universities in the country.

UKZN Transformation Targets on Track

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UKZN has maintained its status as one of the most transformed universities in South Africa according to recently released statistics.

Human Rights month webinar panellists included (clockwise from left) Mrs Rosalind Chetty, Professor Thabo Msibi, keynote speaker Advocate Bongani Majola, and Ms Normah Zondo.

Coronavirus Presents Opportunity for Future Societal Improvement in SA

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The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to carve out a significantly improved post Coronavirus societal order in South Africa, according to the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Mr Bongani Majola.

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Publication and Debate

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Publication when I was a student in the late 1960s and early 1970s was a big deal. Once accepted, an article could stack for five years before seeing the light of day.

From left: Drs Lauren Hoyer, Michelle North and Warwick Hastie.

UKZN Researchers Call for Africa to Invest more in Earth Sciences

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Economic Geology lecturer Dr Lauren Hoyer has been interviewed by SAFM about an article she co-wrote with two colleagues titled: Why African Countries Must Invest More in Earth Sciences.

The Fukamisa Intsha Film Project team (from left) Ms Luthando Ngema, Mr Mzwandile Makhanya and Ms Abulele Njisane.

School of Arts Launches Fukamisa Intsha Film Project

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The Media and Cultural Studies discipline (School of Arts) in collaboration with the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) will host a training programme for emerging graduates and young filmmakers titled the Fukamisa Intsha Film Project.

UKZN alumnus, Ms Nontu Mgabhi at the school she is assisting.

Alumnus Raising Money to Upgrade School and Support Learners

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UKZN alumnus and champion long-distance runner Ms Nontu Mgabhi has raised R1.7 million to provide Khiphinkunzi Primary School in Mtubatuba with five classrooms complete with desks, chairs and blackboards.

Rendering of possible HIRAX array to be installed at the South Africa Radio Astronomy Observatory site in the Karoo.

DSI-NRF Funds HIRAX Dark Energy Telescope

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Following an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation (NRF) approved funding of R35 million for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) to be built as a guest instrument on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (SARAO) site in the Karoo.

Groundwater for Water Security in Africa webinar.

Webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa

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More than 336 delegates from all around the world participated in a webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa organised by the Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR) at UKZN.

Ms Vijay Moodley with the book covers of The Health and Safety Quizmaster: Enhancing Organisational Safety Culture (left) and Solution Book (right).

UKZN Alumnus Publishes Health and Safety Q & A Book Set

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UKZN alumnus and Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) practitioner Ms Vijay Moodley has self-published a question and answer book set titled The Health and Safety Quizmaster.