Human Rights Day Commemorated at UKZN

Seasoned conflict resolution practitioner with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Mr Kwezi Mngqibisa addressed students at a public lecture to commemorate Human Rights Day on the Howard College campus.  Titled: Contemporary Conflicts: A Rights-Based Approach towards Management, the lecture explored lived realities in South Africa and the mechanisms that can […]

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Female Surgeons Making Inroads in Male-Dominated Operating Rooms

Under the leadership of its new Head, Dr Rajhmum Madansein, UKZN’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is transforming its once male-dominated theatre rooms into diverse environments. Making headlines last year, the Department also produced South Africa’s first African female cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Lindiwe Sidali. In a rare break with tradition, a recent procedure involved an all-female team […]

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School of Nursing and Public Health Inducts Masters and PhD Students

More than 30 new School of Nursing and Public Health Research Master’s and PhD students attended an induction day aimed at helping them ease into life as research students as well as introducing them to key personnel in the School. The programme consisted of several sessions designed to ensure a positive start to a research […]

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Parents’ Update from UKZN

13 March 2019 Following two days of intense negotiations and engagement, yesterday the Executive Management and the Student Leadership reached agreement on the following issues: Special examinations Admission to postgraduate studies Readmission after exclusion Support to readmitted students Progression rule for Legal Studies Academic exclusions Financial assistance for postgraduate students Financial assistance for NSFAS appeals […]

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Specialist Seminar on Wagner and Syncretism in Religion

Professor Johannes Smit of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), recently organised a seminar conducted by Professor Ulrich Berner (Bayreuth University, Germany) on the topic of Richard Wagner, and Syncretism in Religion. It took place in the context of a research project on “Sacred Space in Durban and Beyond”, carried out mainly by Dr […]

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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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