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There is an urgent need to deal with the emergence of careerism and corruption decisively in order to protect the African National Congress and the revolution in South Africa, says the country’s former President Mr Thabo Mbeki. Delivering the keynote address during the 2021 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture, themed Africa and Freedom, Mbeki said […]

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UKZN Town Planning lecturer Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu has been appointed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) for the next five years. The Commission is expected to initiate ideas and provide insight into a long-term plan to advance growth and development in South Africa. Magidimisha-Chipungu joins 28 […]

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At the National Research Foundation’s (NRF) 2021 Awards, three of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s (CAES) distinguished professors were officially awarded A-ratings in recognition of research excellence and achievements. In the School of Life Sciences, Professor Steven Johnson, Director of the UKZN Centre for Functional Biodiversity and South African Research Chair (SARCHI) in Evolutionary […]

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UKZN to host Poetry Africa 2021

The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities, in partnership with the National Institute for Humanities, French Institute of South Africa, and Total, will host the 25th Poetry Africa International Festival from 11 to 16 October 2021. The theme for this year’s festival is Unmute: Power to the Poet. South African poet, […]

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Bachelor of Commerce Honours graduate Ms Thandazani Zulu used her research on how Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) can survive during a crisis to launch her new range of cold-pressed juices, Nourish. As the owner and director of Pietermaritzburg-based catering and events company Food by the Gift, Zulu used the lessons learnt from being […]

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UKZN alumnus, Ms Kaylah Boyce has self-published an anthology of poetry titled, The Exposition on Amazon Kindle. Boyce who obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Media and Cultural Studies and an Honours degree in English Literature said that her journey to become a writer started at a very young age. ‘I developed an […]

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South Africa’s renowned dance festival, the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, celebrated its 23rd consecutive year with online performances on opening night. The festival is hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) within the College of Humanities. Delivering the welcome address, CCA Director Dr Ismail Mahomed said: ‘The festival continues to give artists a platform to […]

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The Hydrogen Intensity Real-Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) has completed its Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) testing of the HIRAX correlator at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Switzerland. The correlator was built by Swiss Partners at ETH Zürich (ETH-Z) and Université de Genève (UniGe), in collaboration with Canadian partners at the University of Toronto […]

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I had begun to believe that my family and I would not contract the virus. After all, I had looked after hundreds of patients with COVID-19, successfully treated a large number (although losing some in the process), worked with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and the National Department of Health from […]

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Honouring Helen Joseph, Lilian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Wiliams-De Bruyn, UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies got their green fingers busy! On the balmy last day of August, the CLMS quartet, including Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian McArthur, third-year Law student CLMS SRC Representative Mr Bathandwa Mki, School of Law lecturer Adv […]

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