First TEDx Talk held in Pietermaritzburg

From left: Father Neil Frank, Heidi Matisson, Hsin “Cynthia” Chiang, Pierre Buckley and Joan Akob. One of the most long awaited events at UKZN finally took place at the Ronald MacMillan Theatre with the audience showing up in its numbers to pack the venue in anticipation of the night ahead. Making its first debut in […]

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UKZN Golf Day Funds Bursaries

Dr Albert van Jaarsveld (standing, fourth from right) and Standard Bank’s Mr Fumani Mathebula (standing, third from left) with Golf Day bursary recipients. The recently hosted UKZN Golf Day has raised R180 000 to fund studies for 18 academically deserving students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Each student received a R10 000 bursary. The 14th Golf Day […]

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Double Accolade for UKZN at JOMBA!

Left: Mr JC Zondi (in red) performs his award-winning work Intimate at the JOMBA! FRINGE and right: Winner of this year’s JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award, Mr Sifiso “Magesh” Ngcobo with Ms Lliane Loots. Masters in Drama and Performance Studies student Mr JC Zondi received the inaugural JOMBA! Pick of the Fringe award at […]

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Ebola Virus Study Generates PhD in Health Sciences

Dr Marissa Balmith. A novel study on the Ebola virus that produced four publications in just one academic year earned Dr Marissa Balmith a PhD in Health Sciences. Titled: Potential Ebola Virus (EboV) Drug Targets: A Computational Insight into Drug Discovery, the study examined the EboV, an incapacitating virus eventually resulting in the death of infected […]

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“Cancer Bush” Focus of MSc Research

Mr Maanda Raselabe received an MSc for work focused on the “cancer bush”. Mr Maanda Raselabe – a novice Comrades Marathon runner who completed his first race last year – was awarded a Masters in Science degree for his work on the effects of pruning and fertiliser on the growth, phytochemistry and biological activity of Sutherlandia […]

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Spring Graduation – a First for UKZN

A total of 1 503 graduands – 58% of whom are women – will receive their degrees this week in the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) first ever spring Graduation. The University will host three Graduation ceremonies on 6 and 7 September 2017, at the Westville Campus’ Sports Centre. Most of the graduates completed their studies […]

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JOMBA! Recognised as a Place of Memory on Opening Night

UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre was packed to capacity for the opening night of the 19th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities. JOMBA!, one of the few remaining contemporary dance festivals in South Africa, features performances over two weeks and also offers dancers, dance-makers and […]

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Proposed Collaboration Promises Great Results for Entrepreneurship

Creating opportunities and areas for collaboration between the Department of Small Business Development and the University of KwaZulu-Natal was the aim of a recent roundtable discussion championed by the School of Accounting Economics and Finance (SAEF). The meeting focused on the gaps and strengths of entrepreneurship; the evolvement of small business support in South Africa […]

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Talented UKZN Students Make Idols Top 16

SA Idols Top 16 contestants Ms Minenhle Ntuli (left) and Ms Nomthandazo Xaba. Two talented UKZN Students, Ms Minenhle Ntuli and Ms Nomthandazo Xaba, have made it to the Top 16 on season 13 of South African Idols. The 22-year-old Ntuli is a final year Bachelor of Arts (Legal studies) student while 18-year-old Xaba is […]

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UKZN Awards Academic and Sports Achievements

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has awarded prestigious scholarships and bursaries worth a combined total of more than R156 million to 5294 top achieving students at the University during the University’s Annual Scholarships Awards Ceremony held at Westville campus’s Main Hall on 23 August. The awards are in recognition of outstanding academic excellence and achievement […]

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