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UKZN Vehicles Steal the Show at Cars in the Park Exhibition

Students and staff from the School of Mechanical Engineering exhibit their projects at the Cars in the Park event. The six vehicles students and staff of UKZN’s School of Mechanical Engineering exhibited at the annual Cars in the Park event in Pietermaritzburg were all massive crowd pullers! The innovative vehicles – which stood out at […]

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Umqeqeshi Wase-UKZN Ulekelele Ontwezayo Ukuba Anqobe Indondo Yegolide

Mr Siyabonga Shezi, uqeqeshe umhlengi wase-Scottburgh uMnu Jonathan Rorke. Click here for the English version Umfundi weziqu zeMastazi KwezeSayensi YokuVocavoca Umzimba Nokungcebeleka  uMnu Siyabonga Shezi uqeqeshe ongumhlengi wababhukudi wase-Scottburgh uMnu Jonathan Rorke lapho enqobe khona wahlabana ngendondo yegolide emqhudelwaneni i- General Tyre South African Lifesaving Championships. U-Rorke, ongumfundi e-Mangosuthu University of Technology, ugijime amamitha angama-90 […]

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Student Wins First Prize in Corobrik Architectural Awards

Mr Jean-Pierre Desvaux de Marigny – Corobrik Architect Student of the Year. UKZN Architecture student Mr Jean-Pierre Desvaux de Marigny has won the R50 000 first prize in the Corobrik Architectural Awards competition. De Marigny, who described winning as ‘a great feeling’, says he is delighted his work was recognised and achieved first place. ‘It […]

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UKZN Helps Organise High-Level Leadership Symposium in Ethiopia

From left: Professor Damtew Teferra, Dr Beatrice Njenga, Associate Professor Wondwossen Tamrat, Dr Samuel Kifle, Dr Eva Egron-Polak and Dr Mahama Ouedraogo. A high-level symposium sponsored by the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in association with several partners and sponsors, including UKZN’s Higher Education Training and Development Unit (HETD), was held in Addis Ababa. The symposium, […]

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Africa Day 2017

Africa Day presents an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better Africa and a better world. Background Africa Day celebrates the day when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU), was formed in 1963. It acknowledges the […]

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Candidate Elected GreenMatter Fellow

Mr Adesegun Quam Popoola. Masters candidate in Agrometeorology in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) Mr Adesegun Quam Popoola is one of 10 young professionals in South Africa selected as a recipient of a 2016/17 GreenMatter Fellowship Award. The award, which aims to drive transformation in graduate level skills in biodiversity, is […]

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Transformation of SA Judicial System Debated by Student Chapter of Black Lawyers Association

UKZN’s Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLAsc) members with guest speakers Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama and Mr Sifiso Msomi. “The Journey Towards Transformation at the Bench” was the title of the recent panel discussion hosted by UKZN’s Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter (BLAsc). The panel discussion at the School of Law on the Howard College campus […]

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New Smartcane Option for the Blind Demonstrated

Students with disabilities along with staff from the UKZN Disability Support Unit pictured with the developer and distributor of the Smartcane. UKZN’s Disability Support Services Unit recently hosted a demonstration of the New SmartCane which offers blind persons the added benefit of using technology to assist in their accessibility and mobility on and off-campus. The […]

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Association Between Sjambok Injuries and Renal Dysfunction Examined in PhD Research

Dr David Skinner. The relationship between injuries caused by being hit with a sjambok and renal dysfunction was examined in a paper by University of KwaZulu-Natal doctoral candidate, Dr David Skinner. The paper titled: “Validating the Utilisation of Venous Bicarbonate as a Predictor of Acute Kidney Injury in Crush Syndrome from Sjambok Injuries”, has been […]

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Hot off UKZN Press

Published books by UKZN staff members. Bibliophiles can tuck into the latest books by UKZN academics, published by UKZN Press this year. Living Together, Living Apart?, edited by UKZN’s Chris Ballantine, Michael Chapman, Gerhard Maré and the Durban University of Technology’s Kira Erwin, explores social cohesion in South Africa. This book looks at equality/inequality, xenophobia, […]

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