Graduate Calls for African Music and Dance Programmes in High Schools
Passionate about music, the performing arts and a dream to build an arts centre in her hometown of Gamalakhe near Port Shepstone, Ms Silindile Shazi is thrilled to be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The first in her... Read more
Father and Son Celebrate Graduation Together
Dane Arumugam and his son, Jadrian, will both receive postgraduate degrees at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) 2020 virtual graduation ceremony. Arumugam, who is the Finance Manager at UKZN’s College of Humanities, completed a PhD in Higher Education and Jadrian, an Honours degree in Industrial Psychology. Jadrian says his... Read more
Stroke Survivor to Graduate with Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree
Displaying resilience in the face of adversity – In spite of suffering a stroke that paralysed the left side of her body, Ms Nokubonga Sithole went on to complete her studies and will graduate with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal today. Sithole was... Read more
Medical Graduand Overcomes Funding Challenges
Despite facing grave financial challenges, Ms Ntokozo Maphanga persevered to realise her dream of graduating with an MBChB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In her third year of studies Maphanga was financially excluded from the University because she could no longer afford her tuition fees. She worked to pay... Read more
UKZN’s youngest graduate still in her teens
Nineteen-year-old, Ms Clermentine Ngidi is the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) youngest graduate for 2020. She will have a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree conferred on her at the University’s virtual graduation ceremony taking place at 13:30. Ngidi says the absence of a physical graduation ceremony hasn’t dampened her spirits:... Read more
77-year old to graduate with BA
At 77, Dr Ittamar Avin is the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) oldest graduate this year.  Avin, a former UKZN lecturer, will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He will be one of 9 963 graduands to be honoured at a virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, 29 May 2020. He... Read more
UKZN hosts virtual graduation ceremony
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will host a virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 13:30. The decision to host a virtual graduation has been made in accordance with the national lockdown and social distancing regulations to safeguard all South Africans from... Read more
International film premiere for UKZN student
The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) Master of Arts student Ms Kayleigh Gemmell is set to have her animated film The Next Few Months premiere at the first virtual Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Her film is one of four to be selected from South Africa. Annecy is a competition between cartoon films... Read more
Excessive Screen Gazing May Cause Digital Eye Strain
Too much time staring at a screen during lockdown can cause digital eye strain previously known as computer vision syndrome, says UKZN lecturer in the Discipline of Optometry, Dr Alvin Munsamy.       ‘If you consider that a computer is not the only electronic device we use today then digital eye... Read more
Arts student premiers her animated film at the first virtual Annecy International Film Festival
The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal`s (UKZN`s) Master of Arts student Ms Kayleigh Gemmell is set to have her animated film The Next Few Months premiere at the first virtual Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Her film is one of four to be selected from South Africa. Annecy is a... Read more

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