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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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CAPRISA hosts the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work initiative

CAPRISA hosted 20 enthusiastic Grade 11 and 12 female learners and three teachers from high schools in the Durban, Howick and Vulindlela areas as part of the annual Cell C Take A Girl Child to Work initiative aimed at exposing young girls to the real “world of work”. The initiative aims to ‘give young girls […]

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UKZN Makes Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 Top 100

It is with great honour and pride that we announce that the University of KwaZulu-Natal was named one of the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018. Ranked number 83, UKZN is the only South African University to feature in the top 100 list. THE is the leading provider of higher education […]

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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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Suffering and Triumph for UKZN Comrades Marathon Runners

It was both ecstasy and agony for UKZN staff and students who participated and finished the grueling 2018 Comrades Marathon which can be described by some as 90,184km of pure torture; but well worth it in the end as one savours the sweet fruit of their victory after months of intense preparation. A group of […]

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Servicing Beyond University Boarders

The UKZN Medical School Student Representative Council (MSRC) recently visited Mbopha High School in KwaHlabisa, northern KwaZulu-Natal, with the intent of unlocking academic potential at the school. The MSRC provided information and advice regarding the applications process to universities as well as bursaries. Members of the MSRC also motivated learners to work hard for their […]

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UKZN’s Award-Winning Stand Delights at Annual Royal Show

Three years in a row, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has won the Royal Industrial Floating Trophy for Best Display in an individual building at the annual Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg. The College also received a gold medal for its impressive display and the team was commended for its customer service. The stand delighted visitors with […]

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UKZN Hosts MACE KZN Regional Workshop

The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted various KZN Higher Education Institutions during the KwaZulu-Natal Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) Regional Workshop held at the University’s Council Chamber on 30 May. The workshop provided an opportunity for MACE members, to meet, learn from each other and share ideas and expertise. Ms Marlene Govender, Founder and […]

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Fulbright Scholar Aims to Further Catalysis and Materials Research through Scholarship

Dr Mzamo Shozi of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a scholarship under the Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP). Shozi expressed pride and happiness upon receiving the news, especially after the extensive applications process. The programme will, he says, provide him with the chance to accrue international experience, something he has wanted to pursue since […]

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