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Migration Linked to Mortality Rate in HIV Positive Pregnant Women in KZN

A collaborative study, recently published in the prestigious journal Plos Medicine and conducted amongst scientists from UKZN/Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), the United States and the United Kingdom has linked migration to a high rate of mortality amongst HIV positive women, up to a year after giving birth. The findings of this study are significant […]

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Data@breakfast Goes Online to Share Information on COVID-19

It was a logical step for UKZN Pro Vice-Chancellor for Big Data and Informatics, Professor Francesco Petruccione, to turn to the online world so as to continue with his monthly data@breakfast seminar series during the national COVID-19 lockdown.  With the use of the online “zoom” webinar tool, some 200 participants – each sitting in the […]

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Counter Coronavirus Measures Must Target Poor and Marginalised

Click here for isiZulu version A new virus not previously been identified in humans arrived on the scene towards the end of last year – novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In the wake of this being revealed, the World Health Organization (WHO) swiftly declared a public international health emergency […]

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Law Professor Promotes Access to Justice in Conflict and Comfort Zones!

Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies has been in Somalia assisting the local Ministry of Justice and Judiciary resolve differences in opinions about the country’s Legal Aid Act – which he drafted – as well as clarifying the role of paralegals there. Soon after his return to South Africa, McQuoid-Mason travelled to […]

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UKZN Commences Early Mid-Term Break as COVID-19 Cases Grow

In a bid to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect its staff and students from the deadly virus, the University of KwaZulu-Natal has commenced an early midterm break, effective yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 17 March 2020). In a nutshell, this means that staff – save for those deemed as “essential” – will work […]

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Information and updates on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) recognises the concerns regarding the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and continues to closely monitor the ongoing national and international cases. The situation is changing rapidly, and our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. We are planning for several […]

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UKZN Launches First COVID-19 University Intervention in Africa

UKZN is set to launch a ground-breaking Campus Health “War Room” to support international efforts to fight the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To bolster these efforts, the University has created an email address: covid19@ukzn.ac.za and the hashtag: #ukzncovid19 for staff and student queries. A hotline will also be established to communicate with its stakeholders about the virus. The […]

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UKZN Coronavirus War Room Set for Launch

The threat of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) is compelling motivation why we, as a University, need to constantly be alert and put in place pro-active and pro-response mechanisms to combat diseases and illnesses. The rampant COVID-19 pandemic has already spread to six continents and there are no signs that it is being brought under control. […]

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Coronavirus Origins and Transmission Debated at Seminar

Professor Tulio de Oliveira of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) led a seminar at UKZN on the origins and transmission of the deadly coronavirus currently plaguing about 36 countries and territories around the world. The seminar examined how prepared South Africa is to respond effectively should there be an outbreak of the […]

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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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