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UKZN Sports Teams Conquer in USSA Championships

UKZN sports teams are savouring the sweet victory of their hard-earned success after excellent performances at the recent University Sports South Africa (USSA) national championships. The UKZN sportsmen and women flew the University’s flag high, bringing back home three Gold medals in Boxing, Dance and Football. The UKZN Men’s football team made history by winning the 2018 USSA Championship for the first time […]

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Science in Action for High School Learners

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) recently held its fun and interactive “Be a Scientist for a Week” programme aimed at Grade 10, 11 and 12 pupils. Held on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, the event was attended by over 70 scholars from across KwaZulu-Natal who interacted with staff and students and learned about the […]

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UKZN Religion Discipline Gives 67 Minutes for Mandela

The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics recently participated in the 67 minutes for Mandela initiative in partnership with NPO Creative Junkies Foundation (CJF). Armed with the idea of creating a vibey and interesting learning space, Social Sciences student, Ms Busi Chibambo, her team of professional artists including well-known Durban graffiti artists Mook Lion, Kev7 […]

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Guest Lecture on Mindful Leadership

Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Professor Kriben Pillay surprised students when he brought Durban hip hop hitmaker Zakwe and his family to share their inspirational journey of mindful leadership as part of his lecture. The lecture was part of the Student Leadership Development Camp organised by UKZN’s Student Governance, Leadership and Development attended by 70 student […]

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Bursaries for Diligent Humanities Students

Four students from the College of Humanities: Ms Nosipho Gabela, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Samkelisiwe Mkhize and Ms Nobuhle Magadlela, were recently awarded bursaries from the NGO Silibona Educational Trust. The Trust provides financial support and mentoring to students who face economic hardship so that they may complete their Higher Education studies. ‘The trust raises money […]

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Decolonising Health Sciences Education

The 11th Annual South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Conference congregated in Umhlanga this year and drew national and international health science educators. SAAHE has a number of agendas; the first being to showcase best practice in health sciences education, stimulate debate and discussion regarding the education of health practitioners, and to develop teaching and educational […]

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High Flying UKZN Alumnus Forms Clinician Scientists Society

  UKZN alumnus, Dr Salome Maswime, has launched the South African Clinician Scientists Society aimed at developing the next generation of experts and medical leaders in South Africa. ‘Our vision is to improve healthcare in South Africa through translational research,’ said Maswime, President of the newly-formed society. Maswime qualified as a medical Doctor at UKZN […]

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Author Speaks on “Spiritual World” in Madagascar

Renowned Malagasy author, Mr Johary Ravaloson, visited the School of Arts on the Pietermaritzburg campus to address a group of French literature students who had studied his works throughout the semester. Formerly a lawyer, Ravaloson is the author of the novels Les Larmes d’Ietse and Géotropiques and of the anthology of short stories, Les Nuits d’Antananarivo. He also runs Dodo Vole, a […]

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Medical Students in Uganda Gain Knowledge on Cardiology

Two fifth-year UKZN Medical students spent three weeks in Uganda boosting their knowledge of cardiology thanks to a GEMx global medical exchange programme. Mr Ntuthuko Mkhabela (23) and Mr Lindokuhle Dlamini (24) spent three weeks studying cardiology at the Mulago Hospital’s Heart Institute. The students observed and participated in cardiac procedures as well as patient […]

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Undergrad Science and Engineering Students Exposed to Exciting World of Astronomy

High performing Science and Engineering undergraduate students from across South Africa attended a radio astronomy workshop in Durban hosted by UKZN, in association with the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO). The workshop showcased exciting developments in astronomy with the aim of encouraging students to pursue master’s and PhD degrees in this field; thereby helping […]

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