A Passion for Engineering: How Trueman Goba Grew His Consulting Engineering Company

Mr Trueman Tandabantu Goba, a former member of the National Planning Commission and the Executive Chairman and founder of Goba (Pty) Ltd Consulting Engineers and Project Managers, began his journey to success in Durban, growing up in the city’s townships during apartheid. A visit to Keeve Steyn and Partners in Johannesburg in 1975 sparked Goba’s […]

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Creating Opportunities in Chemistry

Behind the new, 100% black-owned start-up, Dlamini Chemicals, is the trail-blazing Nomandla Ngcoya, named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans in Science and Technology in 2016. The University of KwaZulu-Natal PhD candidate completed a BSc in Chemistry and Chemical Technology. She is currently investigating the synthesis, biological evaluation and […]

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Improving Chemistry Foundations

UKZN Chemistry graduate and former technician, Ms Bathabile Mpofu, teamed with her husband Roderick Mpofu two years ago to found Nkazimulo Applied Sciences (NAS), a business that performs science experiments at schools and provides them with ChemStart kits. Their aim is introduce learners to the wonders of science and dispel any fears about the subject. […]

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Putting Agricultural Management to Work at Moores-Pitt Premium Poultry

Alistair Moores-Pitt has spent the last three and a half years growing his free-range poultry business, and the efforts are paying off at the Pietermaritzburg- and Eston-based Moores-Pitt Premium Poultry (MPPP). Moores-Pitt graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Management at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus in 2014. The son of an entrepreneur, he was […]

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Feisty Lecturer Secures PhD in Agricultural Engineering

UKZN lecturer Dr Alaika Kassim, who graduated with a PhD in Agricultural Engineering, is extremely passionate about her research. The aim of her PhD study was to develop a small-scale in-field integrated post-harvest citrus treatment unit for kumquat fruit to alleviate green and blue mould. The unit condenses the processes of a packhouse into six […]

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UKZN Scientists at Forefront of Pharmaceutical Research

Professor Thavi Govender (left) and Dr Sooraj Baijnath. Scientists at the Catalysis and Peptide Research Unit (CPRU) at UKZN’s School of Health Sciences, who have been working with mass spectrometric imaging since 2014, are now the leading group in Africa in their field. Their work is the only label-free technique allowing the determination of the […]

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Global Decline in Deaths Among Children and Adolescents

Professor Benn Sartorius. UKZN’s Professor Benn Sartorius is a co-author of a study describing levels and trends for mortality and non-fatal health outcomes in children and adolescents aged 19 years and younger in 195 countries from 1990 to 2015. The study, titled: “Global Decline in Deaths Among Children, Adolescents but Progress Uneven”, aims to provide […]

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UKZN Students Doing Research on Elite Athletes

Working together for the good of KwaZulu-Natal athletes (from left) Mr Brendon Goodenough, Ms Masisy Mbanjwe, Ms Sindy Shabalala, Dr Takshita Sookan, Dr Rowena Naidoo and Ms Bronwyn Sheppard. Two UKZN Masters students, Ms Masisy Mbanjwe and Ms Sindy Shabalala, are conducting research on elite athletes in KwaZulu-Natal. The research has been made possible by a […]

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Anthropology Professor Presents Teaching Seminar in Switzerland

UKZN’s Professor Maheshvari Naidu outside the United Nations. Associate Professor of Anthropology at UKZN’s College of Humanities,  Professor Maheshvari Naidu, held a post-graduate teaching seminar at the Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. The Centre engages in transformative research that questions gendered power relations in development and […]

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Whiff of Rhino Dung Puts Researcher on PhD Trail

Looks like, feels like, smells like! Dr Courtney Marneweck taking rhino dung odour samples as part of her PhD research. Innovative research – which made international headlines – on how white rhinoceroses utilise olfactory communication, transmitting key information via the odours of their dung, secured Dr Courtney Marneweck a PhD degree. Details of her research […]

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