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UKZN Centre for Visual Art hosts student exhibition
Third-year and select postgraduate students from the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) are showcasing work they created during their first semester at the Jack Heath Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.   Although much of the work focuses on identity, each student approached their subject in different ways with the various themes and... Read more
Deaf zoologist earns PhD in first for conservation sciences, UKZN
‘This is a one-of-a-kind case for UKZN inspiring greatness!’ These words by Professor Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, reflect the pride the institution feels in conferring a PhD in Biology on its very first deaf doctoral graduate, Dr Nancy Barker.... Read more
DUT students make it into the regional finals of the Huawei ICT Competition
Three Durban University of Technology (DUT) students have been selected to compete in the Huawei ICT Competition Regional Finals which is to be held online, next month, February 2022. Dickson Hove, Wendy Nhleko and Dumisani Sibanda will be competing with 12 teams from various countries in the Southern African... Read more
Experiences of African residents in Durban’s Cato Manor
UKZN history lecturer Dr Mphumeleli Ngidi researched experiences of African residents who lived in Durban’s Cato Manor for his PhD in Social Sciences. The area, popularly known as Mkhumbane, was impacted by the Group Areas Act of 1950 – it was one of several multi-racial communities where people were... Read more
Doctoral research investigates cyberstalking in Tanzanian university
Cyberstalking in Tanzanian universities was the subject of research by Dr Angela Kavishe, who was awarded a PhD in Sociology for the study, supervised by Professor Maheshvari Naidu. ‘Cyberstalking is a kind of online harassment characterised by the persistent pursuit and monitoring of a victim performed by a determined... Read more
Top Achiever Beats Covid-19 and Graduates with a Law Degree Cum Laude
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) cum laude graduate, Ms Dharini Rangasamy has graduated Cum Laude despite the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. “My family and I contracted Covid-19 last year and I unfortunately endured Long Covid for most of the last semester of my... Read more
UKZN appoints South African business and transformation leader Reuel Khoza as its new Chancellor
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza, an experienced business and transformation leader, and acclaimed author, as its new Chancellor. Dr Khoza is a distinguished thought leader, an astute businessman and a renowned voice at the forefront of transformation in the... Read more
High Hopes for UKZN Soccer Under Coaching of Ex-Bafana Bafana and Bundesliga Star
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) wants its soccer programme to be rated among the top three in South African university circles and newly-appointed head coach – Durban-born ex-Bafana Bafana and German Bundesliga player Delron Buckley (43) – says he will give his all to help achieve that. Buckley also... Read more
International Hotel School Launches Rebuild KZN Scholarship Fund
Innovative fund offers stricken Durban youth up to 50% scholarships for August intake The International Hotel School (IHS) has announced a R3 million scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to potential learners impacted by the recent unrest. All students who enroll at the Durban campus for the July 2021... Read more
Development of African Languages in Higher Education
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is proud to announce the establishment of the ‘Boosting the use of African Languages in Higher Education: A Qualified Organised Nationwide Development Strategy for South Africa’ (BAQONDE) project. The University has undertaken this endeavour in collaboration with universities in South Africa and Europe and is... Read more

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