The Importance of Communication Skills
Never underestimate the importance of communication skills. This post reviews 10 scientific studies in varied areas of life. Each study underscores how important communication skills are and highlights the surprising benefits of using communication skills effectively. My neighbor’s son just started his first year of college with a required... Read more
Zutari assists UCT to become a net zero water university by 2050
Implementation of a Sustainable Water Management Strategy developed by Zutari will result in a reduction of 429 ML of the annual municipal water demand at UCT by 2050, equivalent to over 170 Olympic-sized swimming pools In working towards its goal of being a net zero water campus by 2050,... Read more
UKZN Academics with a Passion for Paediatric Palliative Care
UKZN Honorary lecturers in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr Julia Ambler and Ms Tracey Brand have spearheaded paediatric palliative care through their organization- Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children. Umduduzi which was established in 2013, is a non-profit organization in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) offering compassion,... Read more
Jazz meets Poetry in virtual concert featuring Jaedon Daniel and Page
In collaboration with iSupport Creative Business, the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts and Centre for Jazz and Popular Music presents a monthly series of performances supported by Concerts SA. The latest virtual concert features pianist Jaedon Daniel and his band and poet Page. Tickets will be... Read more
Bursary roadshow to support Loeriesfontein learners
A bursary application and registration drive has kicked off in Loeriesfontein, to help Grade 12 learners and community membersover the next couple of weeks. Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm’s 2021 bursary applications are now open.To help learners and community members interested in pursuing further studies, a communitysupport... Read more
UKZN Academics Honoured by ASSAf and SAYAS
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is proud to announce that academics, Professor Petra Brysiewicz, Professor Thirumala Govender and Professor Kavilan Moodley are among 31 of South Africa’s leading scholars and scientists inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) while UKZN’s Professor Lembe Magwaza has been selected as... Read more
Helgaard Steyn Prize 2020
Die Dao van Daan van der Walt has been named the winner of the Helgaard Steyn Prize 2020. This prize has been awarded annually since 1987, and is given alternately on a four-year cycle in four disciplines – painting, literature, sculpture or musical composition. This year’s prize, R650 000 in... Read more
African Bioacoustics Conference brings together researchers studying animal sound and hearing
Why is sound important to fishes? What are the latest insights into bird hearing and perception, and is there any meaning to a baby’s cries? These are only three of the interesting topics to be discussed at the second African Bioacoustics Conference (ABC) to take place online from 2... Read more
Academic brings new perspective to history of abaThembu
A WSU academic’s chronicling of the abaThembu tribe’s history and evolution over an almost 300-year period from the 16th to the 19th century afforded the scholar the opportunity to acutely scrutinize the most defining moments in the tribe’s history. Through his book, titled: “A History of the AbaThembu People from Earliest... Read more
UJs new School of Management set to elevate commercial professions in SA under the reign of Prof Adri Drotskie
The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) new School of Management, within the College of Business and Economics (CBE), is set to elevate commerce professions in South Africa. The School, under the leadership of recognised business strategist, Professor Adri Drotskie, is combing the innovation strengths of the Department of Business Management, the Department of... Read more

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