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Former President Joachim Chissano Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Former President of Mozambique, President Joaquim Alberto Chissano, delivered the opening remarks at a three-day conference celebrating the legacy of the late world icon and statesman, Nelson Mandela. Hosted by the DST-NRF Centre in Indigenous Knowledge Systems (CIKS), the conference included discussions on bioethics, children, youth as well as public healthcare in Africa and Asia. […]

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PhD Sets Graduate on Course to Solving Water Pollution Problems

Dr Kayode Olowe graduated with a PhD in Civil Engineering for his research in solute transport, water distribution system analysis and mathematical water quality modelling and monitoring. Having seen the water pollution problems facing Africa as a whole, Olowe’s research delved into the development and application of a mathematical model for predicting the concentration of […]

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Celebrating the Beauty and Power of Women

Female staff within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently came together to celebrate struggles faced by women the world over under the theme Doek on Fleek: Untold Stories. The gathering aimed to highlight the journey of a woman from child to adult with special emphasis on one’s “magnificent self”. Professor Busisiwe Ncama, Deputy Vice-Chancellor […]

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UKZN Turns Up the Heat on Research through Research Flagships Launch

In a bid to strengthen its research outputs and become a world-class and cutting-edge institution, the University of KwaZulu-Natal launched its four research flagships on Wednesday, 5 September 2018. Introduced at an event held on the Westville campus, the flagships will give UKZN laser focus on research and encourage researchers to work together to produce […]

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Solving Traffic Congestion Problems Caused by Rainfall

Dr Stephen Olukayode Ibijola is ecstatic to graduate from UKZN with a PhD that looked into congestion problems on highway intersections as well as drivers’ behaviour during rainfall. Traffic circles or roundabouts are priority intersections in South Africa with a unique yield rule. The fixed features and yield rule do not change relative to rainfall. […]

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PhD Graduate’s Doctoral Studies Dedicated to Late Son

Although faced with personal challenges throughout her postgraduate studies, Dr Patricia Govender still managed to graduate with her PhD from the School of Chemistry and Physics. While pursuing her Baccalaureus Procurationis (BProc) degree with the intent of becoming a Patent Attorney, her son, Teshan Govender, was diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy; a terminal genetic disorder. Despite her […]

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Six JAAS UKZN Co-Supervised Students Graduate

Six Chinese students graduated with their PhDs from UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES). Their studies fell under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKZN and the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in China. Following several visits and the signing of a five-year MoU in 2014, academics at UKZN and JAAS began the supervision of nine […]

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PhD Research Seeks to Improve HIV Anti-retroviral Treatment

Dr Raadhiya Osman graduated with a PhD in Health Sciences following her study titled: Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrom and Lipodystrophy in HIV-Positive Patients on Anti-retroviral Therapy attending Addington Hospital. Supervised by Dr Peter Owira, Osman investigated the prevalence of and the factors associated with the development of Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and lipodystrophy in people with HIV […]

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UKZN Study Leads to Nurse-Client Interactive Mobile App Development

A UKZN PhD study conducted by Dr Elizabeth M Joseph-Shehu identified health promotion as key in the control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs); leading to the development of an Android mobile application that can enhance healthcare promotion amongst university workers. Through the study, which was supervised by Professor Busisiwe Ncama, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of […]

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Supportive Research Community Helps PhD Graduates Succeed

PhD graduates, Dr Edson Vengesai, Dr Wilfred Akinola and Dr Magret Olarewaju, are indebted to the Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG), a body of economists comprising academic staff and post-graduate students from the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, for enhancing their doctoral journey. MWG aims to advance and develop research in the field of economists. […]

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