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Masters graduates explored community development issues in research
A desire to play a role in improving health-related matters in communities spurred the research of two graduates – Zandile Msimango and Bridget Msomi – who were awarded master’s degrees in Community and Development. Msimango says her interest in health-related issues began after exposure to chronic illnesses such as... 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
First Graduate of New MSc Degree Passes with Flying Colours
“Graduation is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Completing my master’s degree was one of the best decisions I have ever made,” said Ms Giselle Pillay, who will graduate cum laude with a Master of Science in Engineering in Waste and Resource... Read more
School of Law Raises R18 Million in Research Funding
An innovative legal research project led by Professor Donrich Thaldar of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Law has been awarded R18 million in funding by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is the world’s largest public funder of health-related research, supporting research worldwide that... 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
UKZN Ranked Top THE Young University in SA
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been listed No. 1 in South Africa and 61st out of the 475 universities world-wide on the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings. A total of 68 countries/regions featured in the 2021 rankings, which list the world’s best universities that are... Read more

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