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Quantum Technology Postdoc is South Africa’s First OSA Ambassador

Dr Yaseera Ismail, a postdoctoral researcher at UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, has become the first South African to be  selected as an Ambassador of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Ismail is one of 10 ambassadors for 2018, with other participants coming from nations including the USA, Ukraine, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Spain. The lifetime […]

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UKZN Professors and Scientists get Top Honours for Groundbreaking Health Research

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has awarded two UKZN scientists with Gold Medals for their innovative scientific contributions to the fields of HIV and Tuberculosis research. UKZN’s Frank Tanser and Thumbi Ndung’u, who both hold Professorships in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and are researchers at AHRI, were presented the medals […]

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Humanities Alumnus wins Prestigious Architecture Award

UKZN alumnus Mr Rod Choromanski recently scooped the coveted “Best new building in Africa” award, during the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards, for his design of the uMkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum in Cato Manor, Durban. The prestigious awards attracted 307 entries from 32 countries, with uMkhumbane Museum being the only South African entry in the “built” category. […]

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Building Relationships between Industry and Academia

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a Town and Gown event to cement relationships between academia and business in the province. At the function, UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Albert van Jaarsveld shared highlights from the University’s new strategy, including the focus on being “people-centred” and not being seen as an […]

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LAUNCH OF UKZN STRATEGIC PLAN 2017 – 2021

It is my pleasure to announce that the University of KwaZulu-Natal strategic plan for 2017-2021 has been successfully formulated and completed.  The plan is now ready for presentation and will be launched across all our campuses from 6 November 2017. The launch programme will be conducted through various platforms and activities to ensure that the […]

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Q and A Session with International Student

Stephen Allen – a young American reading for a master’s degree at Tufts University in Massachusetts in the United States – is also studying isiZulu as a visiting postgrad student at UKZN. Interestingly, Allen began studying the language before he arrived here. UKZNdaba journalist Raylene Captain-Hasthibeer chatted to him: What are you studying in the […]

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Business School Academic Conquers Tough SA Cycle Race

Graduate School of Business and Leadership lecturer Dr Pfano Mashau showed his prowess on two wheels when he completed the 2017 Amashova Durban Classic Cycle race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Competing in the demanding race for the first time, Mashau said pushing through cramps and other challenges involved in cycling 106 km was not easy […]

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UKZN SARChI Chair Awarded WHO Grant worth R980 000

The Food Safety and Zoonosis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded UKZN’s Professor Sabiha Essack a grant worth about R980 000 for a research project she is working on. The project is titled: The Triangulation of Antibiotic Resistance (ABR) from Humans, the Food Chain and Associated Environments – A One Health Project. Essack […]

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His Irish Eyes are Smiling!

UKZN lecturer Dr Glenn Maguire is celebrating the achievement of a remarkable milestone in his academic career – the publication of his 200th scientific article. Maguire – originally from Northern Ireland – is a Principal Investigator in the Catalysis and Peptide Research Unit and his work has appeared in a number of journals specialising in organic, catalysis, […]

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IsiZulu and UKhozi FM take Centre Stage at UKZN

Participants pictured at the ULPDO/UKhozi FM Workshop at UKZN’s Howard College campus. The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a workshop for Ukhozi FM on the standard use of isiZulu on the radio. The workshop was held at UKZN’s Howard College campus on 11 October. Hosted by the University Language Planning and Development Office (ULPDO), the purpose […]

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