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College of Humanities Celebrates Staff Excellence

The College of Humanities hosted its annual staff excellence awards event during which professional and academic staff were recognised for their hard work, dedication and positive impact. Speaking at the gathering, acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities, Professor Stephen Mutula, congratulated staff for their outstanding contribution and innovative output in 2017. ‘We recognise the […]

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Chinese Delegation Visits Law School

Republic of China’s Deputy Minister of Justice Mr Zhao Dacheng accompanied by a delegation from his ministry visited UKZN’s School of Law to discuss legal education in South Africa and collaboration opportunities. Discussions focused on the general situation of Higher Education in the field of Law in South Africa, job opportunities for Law graduates and […]

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Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa

The UKZN Infectious Diseases Cluster School in the College of Health Sciences hosted a seminar on the Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) Initiative. Acting Dean of Research in the College of Health Sciences Professor Moses Chimbari spoke on TIBA which is an Africa-led, wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary research programme that explores and draws lessons from the […]

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Hassle free Registration on all UKZN Campuses

Registration began on all UKZN campuses this week with the University welcoming new and returning students to the 2018 academic year. As the Premier University of African Scholarship, UKZN is one of the top universities sought after by matriculants throughout South Africa. UKZN received more than 90 000 applications from prospective students this year for […]

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UKZN Athletics Club runners during a training run to prepare for the upcoming Comrades Marathon

The UKZN Athletics Club recently hosted the first of three training runs to prepare for the upcoming 2018 Comrades Marathon taking place in June. The down run route test had three different starting points with the race finishing in Howard College’s Gate 10. The route test was attended by more than 300 KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng […]

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Remembering a Great South African Jazz Music Legend

Dr Hugh Masekela, this son of Africa has spawned a generation of musicians who have contributed to the teaching and practical knowledge of jazz and popular music in South Africa and globally. The multi-talented flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice who despite having a highly successful international career remained deeply connected to […]

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Scientists discover new genetic markers that identify which people with HIV are likely to progress faster to AIDS-related illnesses

The study highlights the importance of early HIV testing and antiretroviral treatment A study published in the prestigious journal Science sheds new light on how specific human genes can lead to the faster progression of AIDS-related illness in people living with HIV who are not on treatment. South African scientists led the international research team […]

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Tribute to Hugh Masekela Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

It is with sadness that we received the news of the passing of world-renowned music legend and political struggle icon Dr Hugh Masekela. This son of Africa has spawned a generation of knowledge producers and musicians who have contributed to the teaching and practical knowledge of jazz and popular music in South Africa and globally. […]

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Computer Science Lecturer at US International Cybersecurity Workshop and International Conference

A lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mrs Rosanne Els, attended a week-long workshop in Colorado in the United States on the topic of Understanding Risk in Shared CyberEcosystems (URISC). In addition to receiving training on cybersecurity, Els attended the international SuperComputing (SC17) conference – a flagship high performance computing […]

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UKZN Hosts Value-AG Modelling Tool Workshop

Academics and researchers from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) hosted a workshop on the VALUE-AG modelling tool with training provided by researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of Adelaide in Australia. Dr Marta Monjardino of CSIRO and Mr Brendan Brown of the University of […]

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