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Agriculture Graduate Forges Ahead

Click here for isiZulu version BSc in Agriculture graduate, 25-year-old Mr Nhlakanipho Motaung, has flourished since joining the Umngeni Resilience Project (URP) in April 2019. The project is a partnership between the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, the South African National Biodiversity Institute, uMgungundlovu District Municipality and UKZN’s Centre for Transformative Agricultural and Food […]

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UKZN Supercomputing Whizz at NASA and Dell

Ms Kalreen Govender, an Honours student in Computer Engineering at UKZN, was the only representative from KwaZulu-Natal in a seven-strong supercomputing team that spent two weeks at NASA and Dell headquarters in the United States (US) in January as part of an internship resulting from her participation in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Centre for High Performance […]

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World Fish Migration Day Goes with the Flow for an Online Commemoration

The annual World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) – traditionally celebrated on 16 May worldwide – has taken the COVID-19 pandemic in its stride, postponing its traditional 2020 celebrations to 24 October this year, however hosting a 24-hour webinar on 14 May to continue the mission of creating awareness of the importance of free flowing rivers and migratory fish. UKZN’s Aquatic […]

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UKZN Professor Collaborates on Diagnostic Tool for COVID-19 Using X-Rays

Academic Leader for Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Life Sciences Professor Evariste Bosco Gueguim Kana, has collaborated with researchers in South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and the UNESCO regional office for Southern Africa to develop a web-based diagnostic tool for COVID-19 that employs machine learning to detect evidence of COVID-19 on chest radiographs […]

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“ShapersCare” Distributes Hampers to Needy During National Lockdown

The Durban hub of the Global Shapers Community – an initiative of the World Economic Forum staffed by UKZN students, alumni and others – is spearheading a COVID-19 response campaign dubbed “ShapersCare” to distribute food and hygiene hampers to the most vulnerable within the eThekwini municipality during lockdown. This initiative includes partners the Domino Foundation, […]

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Fake News, Lockdown and Unintended Consequences

Fake news is news that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread using traditional or social media. With most of the world’s population under lockdown and with easy access to smartphones, in an atmosphere where people are desperate for information, fake news is everywhere. Anyone who creates or spreads fake news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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SA scientists on breaking the Covid-19 code

Durban – A team of world renowned scientists based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has launched a fundraising campaign to support the analysis of Covid-19 data – which could provide vital research and insight on the spread of the virus across both South Africa and globally as the world battles to contain the devastating pandemic. […]

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Cyber-Threat Reality Highlighted in UKZN Presentation

The cyber-threat situation in South Africa and its potential to become more serious as the country pursues technological growth to compete in the Fourth Industrial Revolution was the subject of a presentation delivered in Durban by senior lecturer in Computer Science at UKZN, Dr Brett van Niekerk. The theme of the function – hosted by […]

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S’sekelo Zungu – an Inspiration for Others!

Click here for isiZulu version Education student Mr S’sekelo Zungu has been selected as one of UKZN’s Top 40 Inspiring Students for his dedication and passion in the areas of community engagement, leadership and academic excellence. ‘I strive to be a leader of progressive movements so I can help better communities which is possible through […]

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Emotional Support During COVID-19 #Lockdown Just a Phone Call Away

The effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching and this unprecedented global crisis may affect us physically and financially, and can impact our emotional wellbeing. UKZN’s Employee Wellness Programme for staff members and their immediate families is operational during the national Covid-19 #lockdown period. The service includes 24-hour telephonic counselling with a qualified counsellor; guidance on legal, […]

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