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Students Develop English Study Guides

Buoyed by the need to see an improvement in the matric pass rate, two UKZN students have developed an English study guide to help high school pupils in rural areas. The guide is a great resource to those pupils looking to tackle English as a second language. Fundamental Study Guides are targeted at matriculants and Grade […]

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UKZN’s Specialist Physician Scoops a Global Excellence Award

UKZN’s Specialist Physician and PhD graduate, Dr Somasundran Pillay, has recently been  awarded the International Hospital Federation Global Excellence Award in Leadership and  Healthcare at the 41st World Hospital Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan.  This was in recognition of his PhD research work which resulted in a paper titled: Improving Diabetes Care In Resource-Limited Settings. […]

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Power Line Inspection Robot Innovators Showcase Technology in Japan

UKZN’s Mr Trevor Lorimer from the Electrical Engineering Department and former UKZN Professor, Edward Boje, were recently invited to Japan by the Tokyo Electric Power Services Company (TEPSCO), a subsidiary of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), to showcase their cable line inspection robot technology. The technology was developed in collaboration with Eskom and serves to improve […]

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First Laser Larynx Workshop Held at UKZN

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery successfully hosted the first laser larynx workshop at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine on 13 November. The use of laser for ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgery is a highly specialised procedure which requires skill and expertise. Visiting Professor N Young, who is a fellowship trained Laryngologist […]

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UKZN Academics Launch Book on Interpretive Possibilities for Educational Research

UKZN academics Professor Daisy Pillay, Prrofessor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan and Dr Inbanathan Naicker from the School of Education recently launched their new book titled Object Medleys: Interpretive Possibilities for Educational Research. The launch was held at the Edgewood campus. The three academics not only edited the book but also co-authored with new scholars in the spirit of peer mentoring and reciprocal learning They explained that […]

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UKZN/National Astronomical Observatory China MOA Enhances Collaboration

The Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory China (NAOC) Professor Jun Yan visited UKZN during which he signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Albert van Jaarsveld. The agreement, which will enhance collaboration between China and South Africa, includes bilateral visits and a joint postdoctoral fellowship programme. At the meeting, UKZN executives and […]

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School of Education Hosts German Teacher Exchange Programme Members

Representatives of the ENSA Teacher Exchange Programme in Berlin on a visit to South Africa to explore issues of sustainable development were co-hosted by UKZN’s School of Education. The group, comprising eight students and two lecturers, were primarily hosted by the Wildlife Society of South Africa in Howick, and visited schools, historical and environmental sites, […]

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Smarties Awards for UKZN’s info4africa

info4africa – a Centre of UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences –  and technology partner Always Active Technologies’ (AAT) mobile health solution, recently won awards in three categories at the Mobile Marketing Association’s (MMA) prestigious Smarties Awards held in Gauteng. The MMA Smarties Awards is the world’s only global mobile marketing awards programme honouring innovation, creativity and […]

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Physiotherapy Students Share their DCTP Experiences

Fourth-year students from the Discipline of Physiotherapy shared their Decentralised Clinical Training Programme (DCTP) experiences with third year colleagues in the School of Health Sciences (SHS) during an interactive session on the Westville campus. The DCTP Sharing session, supported by Physiotherapy academics and attended by students and academics from the SHS, allowed students to ask questions related to DCTP […]

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UKZN LLB Programme fully accredited by the Council on Higher Education

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is pleased to announce that the Council on Higher Education (CHE) has fully accredited its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programme offered by the School of Law. This comes after a rigorous national review of the LLB Programme in 2016. UKZN is one of only three out of 17 South African […]

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