UKZN student produces a R-evolutionary dream art installation
With more than 27 years’ experience in the arts and education fields, current  Masters in Art study student Coral Bijoux has completed a body of art as an installation at the Westville campus plant nursery. Bijoux works independently as an artist and curator as well as an implementer and manager of creative... Read more
Winners announced in the ‘Aspire, Higher’ competition
Game-changing ideas emerge to help turn the tide on HIV infections and enhance sexual and reproductive health in young women Wits Business School (WBS), Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and its Durex brand, Gilead, and UNAIDS are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural ‘Aspire, Higher’ sexual health innovation competition.... Read more
Report shows promising South African labour market
Labour demand is on the rise, as is job search activity. These are the notable trends in the South African labour market during June, according to the latest CareerJunction Index (CJI) Executive Summary report which was released yesterday. The report, powered by comprehensive data gathered from the Career-Junction website,... Read more
Durban Doctor achieves 2 Gold Medals in Specialist Physician Examinations
UKZN’s Dr Raeesa Bhorat, a senior registrar in the Department of Internal Medicinebased at King Edward VIII hospital, was recently awarded two gold medals for her outstanding achievement in the Fellowship of the College of Physicians (FCP) examinations. High achiever Bhorat took first place in the examination written by... Read more
Appointment of DVC Research and Innovation
The University Management has a great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Mashupye Ratale Kgaphola – DVC Research and Innovation effective from 01 July 2020. Professor Kgaphola holds a B.Sc (Hons) and Ph.D. in Bio-Organic Chemistry from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Amongst his notable... Read more
UKZN secures a rapid tester for Covid-19
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN has secured an advanced instrument called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) valued at $10 000 to conduct rapid testing for Covid-19. The instrument was donated by the Gift of the Givers following a request made by UKZN researchers, Professor Anil Chuturgoon,... Read more
UKZN academic is youngest SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Lecturer, Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu (35), was recently appointed as the first SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities in South Africa. The Chair is co-funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and South African Cities Network. This is also the first Chair in the Built Environment Cluster... Read more
UKZN Student hosts podcast called Unravel
The University of KwaZulu-Natal`s (UKZN) Drama and Media studies student Ms Nokuthula Khwela hosts her own podcast called Unravel on Spotify and Captive FM that aims at addressing societal challenges that she feels is constantly swept under the rug. Since being on the airwaves in just over two weeks,... Read more
The macroeconomics impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in SA
Compiled by: Christian Tipoy, Ntokozo Nzimande, Malibongwe Nyathi, Harold Ngalawa, Simiso Msomi and Adebayo Kutu on behalf of the Macroeconomics Research Unit, UKZN South Africa should not have undertaken a wholesale one-size-fits-all lockdown of the economy that commenced on 26 March 2020 in response to the spread of the... Read more
PhD Explores Ethical and Legal Issues Associated with the Use of Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Legal academic Dr Sheetal Soni’s mission as an expert in Bioethics, Medical and Reproductive Technology Law is to explore how law and science can work together to address complex issues in this niche field. Her PhD study, Spare-part Sisters and Bred-to-order Brothers: an Ethical and Legal Analysis of Preimplantation... Read more

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