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UKZN Academic Joins Expedition to Assess State of World’s Oceans

Marine Biology lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, Dr David Glassom, is a member of a two-week research sail venture aboard the sailboat Fleur de Passion that is part of a four-year global voyage known as the Ocean Mapping Expedition. Glassom is collecting data on the use of plastic debris by juvenile fish, specifically the potential for species migrations or […]

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“Medici Conversations” – Innovation Through Dialogue

Innovation through the “conflict of ideas” from different cultures and disciplines is what the ‘Medici Conversations’ aspired to achieve at its inaugural event held on 15 October. Hosted by leading Islamic financial institution, Albaraka Bank, and co-ordinated by Dr Rudi Kimmie, UKZN AfriHub Manager, the event pulled together a number of key executives representing diverse […]

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Celebrating 15 Years of Change Drivers with Enactus

The UKZN chapter of Enactus held a gala dinner recently to mark the organisation’s 15th anniversary. For the past 15 years, the UKZN Enactus team has been bringing innovative ideas to life to help change lives. Dr Rose Laka-Mathebula, Student Services Director, spoke at the gala dinner held at the COMSA Lounge, congratulated Enactus saying […]

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Emerging Academics Peer-Mentorship Forum Launched

UKZN’s Colleges of Health Sciences (CHS) and Humanities recently launched an emerging academics peer-mentorship forum. The programme was facilitated by Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, the academic leader for research at the School of Nursing and Public Health. Launched by academics and Postdocs from the two Colleges, the mentorship forum aims to enable collective learning and career […]

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Reframing Disability in Africa Discussed at 4th Annual Disability Support Research Indaba

In higher education institutions, there are still people who lack understanding of what disability is ‘because we still do not regard certain situations and conditions as disabilities simply because of lack of knowledge and also ignorance.’ This was the assertion made by Dr Roseline Laka-Mathebula, the Executive Director for Student Services at UKZN, when she […]

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UKZN Launches International Partner Week

The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted national and international delegates during its inaugural International Partner Week held from 29 October to 1 November. It was held at various UKZN campuses under the theme: Building Bridges and Transcending Borders. The aim of the week-long engagements was to bring the international community to engage and network with the […]

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Disability LAN Launched at Westville Campus

UKZN’s Disability Support Unit unveiled a LAN for students with disabilities on the Westville campus on 29 October. Located in the Westville Campus Library, the LAN was carefully planned and designed to suit the needs of UKZN’s students with disabilities. Funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training and UKZN’s Infrastructure Planning and Projects […]

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Virtual Reality Experiences in USA for UKZN Student BY: .

Third-year Information Systems and Technology student, Mr Muhle Ndwalane, got a once in a lifetime opportunity of exploring the practical applications of virtual reality during his recent trip to the home of start-up and global technology companies in Silicon Valley, California. As an executive member of Enactus UKZN, Ndwalane represented the University at the Enactus […]

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Student Support Services Tackles Suicide Risk and Prevention

More than 30 psychologists and counsellors from Student Support Services (SSS) from all four of UKZN Colleges attended a one-day workshop on the Westville campus on suicide prevention and trauma. Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs of the Solution Focused Institute of South Africa delivered the day’s training which constituted an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. Von Cziffra-Bergs’ […]

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UKZN Anthropologist Delivers Seminar at Interdisciplinary Conference

Anthropologist and Academic Leader of Research in the School of Social Sciences, Professor Maheshvari Naidu, delivered a seminar at the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference in Tourism Studies in Cappadocia, Turkey, at the invitation of the conference organisers and Editors of the accredited journal Anatolia. Naidu (who is full Professor in Anthropology) was invited by the organisers to deliver […]

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