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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UKZN Academics Deliver Presentations at New York Conference

Several UKZN Physiotherapy academics presented their postdoctoral and doctoral research outcomes at the 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in New York City. Among them were Professor Verusia Chetty, Dr Saul Cobbling, Mrs Stacy Maddocks and Mr Ntsikelelo Pefile. Physiotherapy Academic leader Cobbling presented a paper titled: Before the Exercise I Considered Myself […]

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Congratulations to the UKZN Athletics Club

The UKZN Athletics Club recently competed with the world’s best runners in the Old Mutual Two Oceans in Cape Town. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is a 56 km race and this year’s race remained on the traditional route that is via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek. Globally the Two Oceans Marathon […]

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UKZN Jazz Lecturer to Perform at State Theatre in Pretoria

Prolific pianist, composer and UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be performing at The State Theatre on Friday, 18 May. Tickets for the show which starts at 20h00 are R120 at Computicket. Audiences can expect a ground-breaking performance in which Mashiloane is bringing the powerful Mash Trio from Durban. Joining Mashiloane will be […]

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AfriHub and amaBhungane Promote Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking and the Changing of Destiny was the apt theme for the recent Hub for the African City of the Future (AfriHub) Seminar on Critical Thinking. The seminar was hosted by AfriHub at Howard College’s Centenary Building in collaboration with amaBhungane, the team of investigative journalists who exposed amongst others, state capture, the Paradise […]

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