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No Stopping UKZN’s Dr Bargate’s Leap to Greatness

Not many people have the stamina to pull off a 1.9km surf swim, 90.1km cycle and 21.1km run. Not only did School of Accounting, Economics and Finance academic, Dr Karen Bargate, manage to do all three, she came first in her age category (60-64) at the recent Durban Ironman 70.3 triathlon series. Bargate is also […]

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Fun at Oceans 8 Screening for UKZN Alumni

Fun was had by 120 alumni who attended the special preview screening of the much anticipated Oceans 8 movie at Musgrave Centre in Durban on 14 June 2018. The packed to capacity event highlighted the many diverse professions of the UKZN alumni. Each graduate received an information pack of University materials and participated in a lucky-draw of […]

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UKZN Specialist Physician Scoops Two MEC’s Health Awards

Dr Somasundram Pillay, UKZN Specialist Physician and Blue Firm Internal Medicine Head at Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, clinched two awards at the MEC’s Annual Service Excellence Awards (MASEA) which seek to reward and recognise public healthcare servants who deliver above expectation. The MASEA’s were held at the Durban International Convention Centre on Friday, 1 June 2018. […]

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PhD Students Fly UKZN Flag at International Nanotechnology Conference

Two PhD candidates from UKZN’s School of Life Sciences received Best Paper awards for their oral presentations at the annual International Conference on Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering (NDDTE’18) in Budapest, Hungary. The International Conference on Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineeringaims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to nanomedicine, drug delivery and tissue engineering. The […]

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Successful Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa AGM Held at UKZN

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, in collaboration with Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA), hosted the first TIBA Annual General Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Durban. Launched early this year, TIBA is an Africa-led multi-disciplinary research programme which explores and draws lessons from ways different African health systems tackle infectious diseases. ‘It is important […]

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Zooming in on Agripreneurship and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

Agripreneurship and sustainable agricultural value chains were the main topics of presentation at the third annual Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium hosted by UKZN at its Ukulinga Research Farm in Pietermaritzburg. Topics at the two-day gathering ranged from agripreneurship to technological and postharvest innovation. Local NGOs, including the Siyazisisa Trust and the Institute of Natural Resources presented, as did the student […]

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Celebrating Staff Achievement

The School of Education at UKZN recently hosted a celebratory lunch for five of its staff members who graduated with doctoral degrees. The lunch, held at the Makaranga Lodge near Hillcrest, was facilitated by the Dean and Head of the School, Professor Thabo Msibi, who believes that staff need to be lauded for their academic achievements and excellence. […]

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UKZN Hosts India’s “Father” of Palliative Care

Is the Future of Medicine in the Past? was the title of a presentation on Palliative Care in India delivered by 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr MR Rajagopal, at the UKZN Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine. Rajagopal, who is considered the father of palliative care in India, is the Director of the World […]

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Law Student Experiences Law in Action

  Bonginkosi Shozi, a Master’s student at UKZN’s Law School, got to experience the world of legal practice up close as he accompanied his dissertation supervisor, Dr Thaldar, to the Pretoria High Court. Dr Thaldar, a UKZN academic and experienced advocate, was arguing a ground-breaking constitutional case before the Pretoria High Court. Speaking on his […]

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UKZN Specialist Physician Scoops Two MEC’s Health Awards

Dr Somasundram Pillay, UKZN Specialist Physician and Blue Firm Internal Medicine Head at Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, clinched two awards at the MEC’s Annual Service Excellence Awards (MASEA) which seek to reward and recognise public healthcare servants who deliver above expectation. The MASEA’s were held at the Durban International Convention Centre on Friday, 1 June 2018. […]

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