UKZN Awards Academic and Sports Achievements

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has awarded prestigious scholarships and bursaries worth a combined total of more than R156 million to 5294 top achieving students at the University during the University’s Annual Scholarships Awards Ceremony held at Westville campus’s Main Hall on 23 August. The awards are in recognition of outstanding academic excellence and achievement […]

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Mogoeng Appointed Chancellor at UKZN

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as the new Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Chief Justice Mogoeng was appointed by Council at its meeting held on 7 August 2017 and will serve as Chancellor for a four-year term of office. Chief Justice Mogoeng is the fourth Chief Justice […]

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Wonder Women in Science

To show support for National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its Wonder Women in Science through a series of articles. These are passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are “making waves in the field of science”. Read more about their stories. #wwis #ukzn #inpiringgreatness #collegeaes […]

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UKZN Scientist Honoured in 2017 DST National Women in Science Awards

Professor Colleen Downs, South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Ecosystem Health and Biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, was honoured in the 2017 National Women in Science Awards (WISA), given by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Downs was announced as second runner up for the Distinguished Woman Researcher award in the category […]

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Ms Noxolo Bhengu – one of UKZN’s Phenomenal Women!

SRC Central President 23-year-old Ms Noxolo “Knoxy” Bhengu. First in the spotlight is SRC Central President 23-year-old Ms Noxolo “Knoxy” Bhengu who is in the 5th year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine. Hailing from KwaSwayimane, a rural area in Pietermaritzburg, Bhengu’s leadership […]

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Ms Sthabile Mnyandu one of UKZN’s Phenomenal Women!

Ms Sthabile Mnyandu at the Taichung Para Table Tennis Open in Taiwan. This Women’s Month, NdabaOnline is profiling some of the University’s phenomenal women. Twenty-one-year-old UKZN student Ms Sthabile Mnyandu is ranked number one in South Africa for women’s para table tennis. Mnyandu of eNdwedwe in KwaZulu-Natal was just six years old when she was […]

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Music Student Graduates through Erasmus Mundus Programme

UKZN Music student Ms Thabile Buthelezi with her grandmother, Ms Zoliwe Buthelezi. UKZN Music student Ms Thabile Buthelezi has graduated with her International Master’s degree in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage from the Roehampton University in London. Buthelezi graduated through the prestigious Choreomundus Scholarship, an Erasmus Mundus programme that investigates dance and other movement systems […]

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Women’s Month 2017

It gives me great pleasure to wish you all a meaningful and significant 2017 Women’s Month. This year’s theme is “The Year of OR Tambo: Women united in moving South Africa forward”. The theme pays tribute to the women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 in protest against the pass laws under the […]

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Leadership Comes Under the Spotlight at Imbokodo Workshop

Clockwise from top right: Professor Urmilla Bob, Dr Roseline Laka-Mathebula, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa and Ms Noxolo Bhengu. What makes a good leader and what are the main challenges facing women in the workplace? These were some of the questions discussed at a recent “Imbokodo – A Women in Leadership” workshop. Held at Coastlands Musgrave in […]

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UKZN Team involved in Baby Charlie Care

Dr Julia Ambler at Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children. UKZN’s paediatric palliative care team, under the leadership of Dr Julia Ambler, was involved in discussions around the care of Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old UK baby who was living with a rare condition. Baby Charlie succumbed to the illness last week Friday. The UKZN team was […]

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