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Honours Student’s Turtle Research Experiences Published by News Organisations

A UKZN Marine Biology honours student’s experiences while doing research on the impact of climate change on sex ratios of turtle hatchlings has been published by journalism training agency Roving Reporters and online newspaper the Daily Maverick. Ms Natalie dos Santos did the research at Bhanga Nek in northern KwaZulu-Natal in 2019 and earlier this […]

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Music Alumnus Zakes Bantwini Accepted at Harvard

Click here for isiZulu version Award-winning South African House musician and UKZN Music alumnus Mr Zakhele Madida, known on stage as Zakes Bantwini, has been accepted into the prestigious Harvard University Business School in the United States. Madida will study the business of entertainment, music and sports at Harvard. ‘I’m turning 40, I’m going to […]

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The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) has been ranked third in South Africa based on a survey conducted between March and May this year by the Professional Management Review (PMR) of South African Accredited Business Schools. A total of 18 business schools took part with UKZN scoring 8 out of 10 to secure […]

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UKZN Brings Open Day to the Public

UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has not let the national COVID-19 lockdown stand between it and its customers.  Instead, it has moved its Open Day online! Traditionally the University hosts its annual Open Day in May, for scholars interested in studying at the institution.  Over two Saturdays, a carnival atmosphere prevails on the […]

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Local Musician Graduates with a BCom Degree

Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Economics and Marketing majors is a step in the right direction for Estcourt-born songwriter, guitarist and YouTuber, Ms Angel Mazibuko. While the love of music was ignited by her parents at an early age, she felt it was important to pursue Business Studies in order to run […]

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Graduate Feels Equipped to Take on Leadership Roles

Ms Sonke Magadlela, who graduated from UKZN with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, says she learned a lot about human behaviour during her studies and now feels equipped with the necessary skills to take on leadership roles in her community.  Magadlela – funded through a bursary from the Silibona Education Trust – paid tribute […]

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Stroke Victim Graduates with Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree

Despite suffering a stroke that paralysed the left side of her body, Ms Nokubonga Sithole graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. She was admitted to hospital after the stroke in October 2018, received treatment and was discharged to begin her recovery at home. Despite very limited movement on her left side, she resumed […]

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Lecturer Awarded PhD in Nursing

Dr Nomaxabiso Mooi’s PhD study examined enteral nutritional therapy practices, availability and implementation of related guidelines in adults within district hospitals and primary healthcare centres, with the goal of developing an implementation model relevant to the South African context. ‘The number of patients who should not be admitted to the intensive care unit, but rather be […]

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Study Explores Long-Term Effect of Pre-Eclampsia on the Brain

Dr Olayemi Ijomone’s research study found that a history of pre-eclampsia predisposes the mother and her offspring to a higher risk of long-term neurological complications/deficits later in life through neuroinflammation. The study, which was conducted at UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, earned her a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (Optics and […]

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Military Man Earns Cum Laude Master’s Degree

Mr Ntuthuko Zungu graduated with a Master’s degree cum laude in Biochemistry after an unconventional academic journey, which included two years of service in the South African National Defence Force’s SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) branch through its Military Skills Development System (MSDS). Zungu’s parents funded his first year at UKZN but lacking funds for […]

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