News

The latest news

UKZN Hosts SAFSAS Summit

In an effort to strengthen collaboration and identify best practices in student affairs and services in Higher Education Institutions, University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Student Support Services in the College of Health Sciences, led by Dr Saloschini Pillay, hosted and co-ordinated this year’s Southern African Federation for Student Affairs and Services (SAFSAS) Summit held at the Coastlands […]

Read More…

“Waste to Art” Presents Vision for a Sustainable Future

The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a unique cocktail themed fashion show titled “Waste to Art” at the KZNSA Art Gallery in November. Engineers are not normally associated with high fashion, but such was the case as sassy young UKZN Engineering students sashayed down the catwalk. They were dressed in stylish and eco-friendly designs created out […]

Read More…

Education Experts from Iowa State Contribute to Professional Development

The Improved Masters in Cultivar Development for Africa (IMCDA) programme in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently hosted Dr Judith Levings and Iowa State University’s (ISU) Dr Greg Miller. Levings, a Professional Learning Community (PLC) specialist and Miller, who is from the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies in the School of Education at Iowa State University (ISU) spent […]

Read More…

PhD Candidate Attends Pan-African Soil Challenge in Ghana

Mr Misheck Musokwa, a PhD candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently attended the Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) High-Performance Computing (HPC) training programme at the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in Accra, Ghana. PASCAL, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research with training through the ForschungszentrumJülich and its competence centres, aims to initiate […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

Education Student Receives Prominent Awards

Ms Shongani Dladla, a third-year Education student is the proud recipient of the prestigious UKZN Distinguished Leadership Award which rewards and recognises students with outstanding academic achievement together with excellence in community engagement or exceptional university service as reflected in the University’s vision, mission and goals. She was recognised recently for her poetic genius by […]

Read More…

UCLA Representatives Visit Bethesda Hospital

Colleagues from the University California – Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States visited Bethesda Hospital in Ubombo in northern KwaZulu-Natal as part of a growing relationship between the UKZN Family Medicine Department and UCLA. Bethesda Hospital is a centre for the training of family medicine registrars and for the rural block medical students to […]

Read More…

Best Artiste Award for UKZN Lecturer

UKZN Jazz lecturer, Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane, was named Best Artiste in South African Jazz at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). He was also nominated in the Best Male Artist in Southern Africa category. Mashiloane was in Accra in Ghana to attend the awards ceremony on 24 November 2018. AFRIMA is designed to promote the […]

Read More…

New Chemistry Facility Opened on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg Campus

UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) on the Pietermaritzburg campus has officially opened a new building housing its Chemistry Postgraduate Research Facility which has the capacity to accommodate 70 postgraduate students in state-of-the-art laboratories and offices. The R30-million facility was funded mainly by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). According to Dean and Head of the […]

Read More…

Workshop on Assessing Learning in Higher Education

Academics from UKZN and other institutions attended an Extended Learning workshop recently titled: Assessing Learning in Higher Education. The workshop facilitated by Dr Saras Reddy, Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in the Discipline of Higher Education Studies at the School of Education, was part of the University Education Induction Programme and was held at the […]

Read More…