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Workshop Explores Virtual Classroom Startup

The School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) recently hosted a workshop on setting up a virtual classroom, led by Community Development lecturer, Dr Zifikile Phindile Shangase. The workshop on Virtual Classroom Africa was a collaboration project between BEDS and the English Department at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Botswana (UNIBO). The project is funded by […]

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SACDA Appoints UKZN SAEF Dean as Vice-Chair

The Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor Mabutho Sibanda, has been appointed as Vice-Chairperson of the South African Commerce Dean’s Association (SACDA). SACDA is a networking body that brings together deans of commerce from all South African universities to discuss a […]

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PhD Scholar Studying in England thanks to Prestigious Fellowship

PhD candidate, Ms Refilwe Mofokeng, of the School of Life Sciences is spending two months at the University of Birmingham working with UKZN alumnus, Dr Holly Nel on the science surrounding microplastic pollution thanks to a prestigious Fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Mofokeng, who recently met Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex while the royal was on a visit […]

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Clinical Training for Seychellois Dentistry Students

Nineteen final-year Dental Therapy students from the Seychelles received clinical training during a two-week sojourn at UKZN hosted by the Dentistry Discipline. The students were qualified dental therapists who are part of a special collaboration between UKZN and the National Institute of Social Studies in the Seychelles to upgrade the existing skills of health professionals. […]

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‘Golden Girl’ flying UKZN and SA Flags High in the USA!

PhD candidate Ms Mbali Vilakazi is representing South Africa and UKZN at the Golden Key Honour Society Leadership Summit which opens in Chicago in the United States this Friday (15 February). The 26-year-old mother, wife and published author from Uvongo on KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast said she was extremely proud and grateful to attend the summit […]

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Importance of Impactful Research Promoted at Annual Research Day

UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) hosted its annual Research Day in partnership with the Research Office at the College of Law and Management Studies. The event is a strategic initiative aimed at contributing towards increasing research output within the School. Academic Leader: Higher Degrees and Research, Professor Josue Mbonigaba, in his welcome […]

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School of Engineering Welcomes Top Matric Achievers

The School of Engineering in UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science welcomed top KwaZulu-Natal matriculants into the class of 2022. The bright-eyed acquisitions are: Mr Rylan Odayan of Star College – eight distinctions; Ms Samishka Amichund of Scottburgh High School – seven distinctions; Ms Kriti Lalla of Westville Girls’ High School – eight distinctions; […]

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UKZN Celebrates World Town Planning Day

A World Town Planning day commemoration conference was presented by UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) and the South African Planning Institute (SAPI KZN). Every year on 8 November, Town Planners around the world celebrate the day presenting an opportunity to look […]

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Decolonising Knowledge and Power

The Decoloniality Summer School, as part of the UKZN Flagship Capacity Building and Training programme, was offered in collaboration with the Centre of Study and Investigation for Decolonial Dialogues (CSIDD), El Mirador de Colón, Barcelona, Spain. Organised by Dr Saajidha Sader in collaboration with Professor Ramon Grosfoguel, the week-long interdisciplinary course aimed at enhancing the […]

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UKZN Carpentries Club Takes Off!

The Big Data and Informatics Research Flagship and the UKZN Carpentries Club hosted two workshops on Research Data and Computer Literacy towards the end of last year (2018) on the Westville campus. Funded through UKZN’s capacity development programme, the Data Carpentry workshop focused on data organisation using spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine and data analysis […]

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