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SA-UK Collaboration to Strengthen Research Capacity in KwaZulu-Natal

A cross continent collaborative project between the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa (SA) has been awarded a R5 million grant from the British Council’s Newton Fund. The project will see the development of a world-class Master’s and doctoral training programme through a joint partnership between UKZN, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), and the Africa […]

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Humanities Hosts Dube Memorial Lecture

In partnership with the John Langalibalele Dube Institute, the College of Humanities hosted the annual JL Dube Memorial Lecture at the UNITE building on the Howard College campus. Executive Director of UN Women and former Deputy President of South Africa, Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, delivered the lecture. UKZN Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku noted that the JL […]

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UKZN Scholarship Yields More Results

Dr Manqoba Zungu is the fifth Talent Excellence and Equity Acceleration Scholarship (TEEAS) recipient to be appointed as a lecturer at UKZN and the second recipient of this scholarship to become a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences. Zungu, who holds a PhD in Biological Sciences, said that he aspired to become a lecturer […]

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UKZN’s Thuthuka Bursary Fund Programme Welcomes Future CAs

UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) has welcomed 25 new Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) recipients to its Accounting programme. With the existing 15 recipients who are now in their second-year, a total of 40 students are part of the programme. The TBF is a transformation initiative that aims to encourage previously disadvantaged African […]

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German Exchange Programme for Social Work Students

Six UKZN Social Work students were in Germany on an exchange programme for two weeks. The students were Ms Nosipho Funeka, Ms Thenjiwe Mlotshwa, Ms Nosipho Ngema, Ms Kwena Tlhaku, Mr Ntuthuko Mabuyakhulu and Mr Siphelele Mosea. The programme is part of the Internationalisation for Building Competencies Project (IFBC) – a partnership between UKZN, Facchochschule […]

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Hydrology PhD Candidate Benefits from Academic Visit to the UK

UKZN Hydrology PhD candidate, Mr Mlungisi Shabalala, has returned from a two-month academic visit to the United Kingdom which, he says, reaffirmed the value of the education he has received. The visit was part of the new Advanced Academic and Professional Development Programme run by the Institute of Natural Resources (INR) in partnership with the International Water Security […]

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UKZN a Centre for Kiwifruit Research

UKZN is now a centre for innovative research that will contribute to the country’s nascent kiwifruit industry as a result of a new project being led by Professor Samson Tesfay in the Discipline of Horticultural Science. Research at the University will investigate the optimum time for picking Golden Kiwis, establish the correct storage temperatures for harvested […]

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DHET Urges Staff and Students to Prioritise their Health and Wellness

The Higher Education and Training Health, Wellness and Development Centre, known as Higher Health has urged staff and students, especially first-year students, to make their personal health and wellness a priority.   In a communique sent to all public universities and TVET colleges, Higher Health CEO Dr Ramneek Ahluwalia said that the mission of his office […]

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UKZN`s First-Years Enroll for 2020

With over 106 000 applications received for first-time undergraduate study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and only 9 043 (spaces) available, the University is abuzz with first-year students as they begin their journey in higher education. Following the National Senior Certificate (NSC) result published on Tuesday, 7 January 2020, final firm offers have been made […]

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