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GSB&L Achieves Second Highest Ranking for SA Business Schools

UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) has been ranked second overall in the Professional Market Research Africa (PMR).africa annual national survey of Accredited Business Schools offering MBA degrees in South Africa. Out of the 18 business schools rated in 2019, UKZN’s GSB&L was placed second with a mean score of 8.15 out of […]

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Prestigious American Geophysical Union Award for UKZN Researcher

Click here for the isiZulu version Professor Andrew Green of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) is to receive an award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) that recognises his research in ocean sciences. The Africa Award for Research Excellence in Ocean Sciences will be presented to Green at a ceremony in […]

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Improving Maize Yield Through Genetic Diversity

Mr Zawadi Angomwile Mwaikonyole, a crop production officer in Tanzania’s Mafia District Council, graduated with his Master’s degree in Plant Breeding through the Improved Masters in Cultivar Development for Africa (IMCDA) programme at UKZN. His research focused on the genetic diversity of maize inbred lines and evaluated early maturing hybrids under low and optimum nitrogen.  Using molecular […]

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UKZN Mourns the Death of Deputy Minister: Mineral Resources and Energy

The University Community is deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Ms Bavelile Hlongwa. Early reports indicate that she was among three other people who stopped to render assistance at an accident scene when they were killed. Much of her life was characterised with the spirit […]

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UKZN Confers Honorary Doctorate on Former Public Protector

UKZN conferred an Honorary Doctorate on former Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela in recognition of her tireless dedication to the Constitution, for being a fearless advocate for social justice and for her contribution to the betterment of the South African society through the promotion of democracy. Madonsela said she views this accolade as a form […]

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PhD Graduate Tackles Strike Participation at Transnet Port Terminals

A 67-year-old UKZN lecturer and retired HR practitioner, Dr Bongani Mkhize, has graduated with a PhD in Social Sciences for research that analysed strike participation at Transnet port terminals in KwaZulu-Natal. As a former Human Resource Manager at Transnet for 10 years, Mkhize’s study was motivated by his own observations and experiences of strikes and […]

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Spring Graduation 2019

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will be hosting the annual UKZN Spring Graduation Ceremonies on 11 and 12 September 2019 at the Sports Centre on the UKZN Westville Campus. The ceremonies are held mostly for graduands who have completed their studies between April and August each year. UKZN will confer degrees on 1977 graduands, 60% […]

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UKZN Will Not Tolerate GBV

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has reiterated its stance on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) – joining the country in expressing outrage and condemnation at the horrific cases of violence against women and children which continue to persist. Mr Ashton Bodrick, the Executive Director of Corporate Relations said the University supports Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Nana Poku’s notion […]

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NO to GBV: UKZN Students Respond to the Call

In response to the rape and murder of University of Cape Town (UCT) student, Ms Uyinene Mrwetyana; the murder of Ms Jesse Hess, a University of the Western Cape student who was killed alongside her grandfather; and the murder of four children at the hands of their father; UKZN students have held marches and night vigils […]

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