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UKZN scoops three awards at ‘Science Oscars’ of SA
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has won three of the acclaimed National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards for the 2022-2023 cycle.  The (NSTF)-South32 Awards – dubbed the ‘Science Oscars of South Africa’ were presented at a glitzy ceremony held concurrently in Johannesburg... Read more
UKZN’s youngest graduate this Autumn is 20 years old
Just 20 years old and already a University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) graduate – Mr Sifundo Mthembu is the youngest of his peers, graduating with a Bachelor of Social Science degree. Mthembu recalls being the youngest in his class during his high school days and constantly working hard. “I was... Read more
Excitement builds ahead of the MANCOSA mid-year graduation ceremonies
As we approach the second half of the year, the excitement starts to build up at tertiary institutions as they prepare for their Mid-Year Graduation Ceremonies. “We cannot underestimate the achievements of these graduates,” says Professor  Kiveshni Naidoo, Academic Director at MANCOSA. She adds that these achievements are significant... Read more
Doctor Bhekizizwe Zeblom Kanqama Zulu in acceptance of the conferring of his honorary degree by the UKZN
I am humbled and very delighted to be the recipient of this honorary doctoral degree today. This gesture expressed towards me is not something that I take lightly as if it is something that is an everyday occurrence. I also have an understanding that this recognition comes as a... Read more
MANCOSA alumni set to showcase his talent at Harvard
Rorschach Innovation Services, a company headed up by MANCOSA alumni Niall Naidoo, has won the recently held pan-African Honoris at Harvard Entrepreneurship Competition. Naidoo will be jetting off to Harvard University in the USA on 22 March to participate in the Africa Business Conference 2023. The Honoris at Harvard... Read more
Summa cum laude rocket man is well-grounded
Knowing how things work and what makes them work has fascinated BSc Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude graduate Mr Jordan Silver from a young age. From getting into trouble for disassembling and not really getting the reassembly of precious birthday and Christmas gifts right during his younger years, to spending endless... Read more
MUT lecturer awarded PhD in medical biochemistry
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Mangosuthu University of Technology’s (MUT) Faculty of Natural Sciences, Dr Ayanda Magwenyane, said it was a dream come true to graduate with a PhD from UKZN. His study employed a molecular dynamic simulation approach to explore heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) as an anti-cancer... Read more
Two Graduate top of the class – Medical biochemistry
The top two Bachelor of Medical Science Honours students in Medical Biochemistry are cum laude graduates, Ms Avishka Chewpersad and Ms Aaliyah Mangerah.  ‘I had a long-term goal of studying Medicine but was never accepted into Medical School during my undergrad years. Getting back into studying, I needed to prove to myself and... Read more
Public health professional bags 6th degree
‘I am extremely proud of this great achievement,’ said Dr Sabina Medal Govere who graduated with a PhD in Public Health. ‘The PhD journey was a test of my perseverance and commitment and I am glad I prevailed. My aspiration is to become an epidemiologist focusing on policy evaluation... Read more
Meet UKZNs top medical student
Saib’s MBChB was conferred on 8 May, accompanied by cheers and applause from the audience, especially his peers and lecturers at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine. Also graduating summa cum laude was his girlfriend, study buddy and life partner, Dr Sameera Alli. ‘All glory and gratitude is to God for... Read more

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