Decolonising Knowledge and Power

The Decoloniality Summer School, as part of the UKZN Flagship Capacity Building and Training programme, was offered in collaboration with the Centre of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues (CSIDD), El Mirador de Colón, Barcelona, Spain. Organised by Dr Saajidha Sader in collaboration with Professor Ramon Grosfoguel, the week-long interdisciplinary course aimed at enhancing the […]

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UKZN Carpentries Club Takes Off!

The Big Data and Informatics Research Flagship and the UKZN Carpentries Club hosted two workshops on Research Data and Computer Literacy towards the end of last year (2018) on the Westville campus. Funded through UKZN’s capacity development programme, the Data Carpentry workshop focused on data organisation using spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine and data analysis […]

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UKZN Alumnus Up for Farmer of the Year Award

Managing Director of the Joseph Baynesfield Estate (Pty) Ltd between Pietermaritzburg and Richmond, Mr Myles van Deventer, was one of four finalists for the Farmer of the Year award announced at the annual Agricultural Writers of South Africa gala event in Stellenbosch towards the end of last year. The Agricultural Writers of South Africa association recognises outstanding […]

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UKZN Scoops MACE Excellence Awards

The University of KwaZulu-Natal clinched MACE Excellence Marketing Awards at the recent MACE Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) Conference in Cape Town. The MACE Excellence Awards takes place annually, and recognises and celebrates excellence and achievements of specialists and practitioners in marketing, advancement and communication in the Higher-Education sector. UKZN walked away with […]

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UKZN Student Reflects on His Time Abroad

UKZN Civil Engineering student, Mr Lloyd Chaitezvi has recently returned from Italy where he spent six months at the University of Trento, Italy, as part of the Erasmus+ Mobility Exchange programme. Originally from Kadoma, a small mining city in Zimbabwe, the UKZN Master’s student is interested in the design and implementation of Smart and Sustainable […]

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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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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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Reconciliation Highlighted in Conversations for Change Debate

Click here for the isizulu version  The Mandela Rhodes Community and UKZN hosted the 7th annual Conversations for Change debate on the Howard College campus which, held 100 years after Nelson Mandela’s birth, focused on the Promises and Paradoxes of Reconciliation. The robust panel discussion included former MP and newly appointed Executive Director for Undoing Tax Abuse […]

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I Believe – A Letter to the Youth

Third-year UKZN BCom student Mr Thembalethu Mahlangu has penned a motivational book titled I Believe – A Letter to the Youth. The 20-year-old first-time author, who wrote the book in under four months, was compelled to write I Believe to help young people overcome what he refers to as ‘the four monsters of life we face every day’ […]

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Assessing the Impact of Ranking Systems on Universities

  The impact ranking systems have on universities around the world was discussed at a UKZN gathering which featured visiting United States academic, Dr Luc Beaudoi. A Vice-Provost for Internationalisation and Associate Professor at the University of Denver, Beaudoi said university rankings undoubtedly had a major influence on how each institution was perceived and could […]

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