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UKZN Autumn Grad by Numbers
Of the 10 313 graduands being awarded degrees and diplomas during the 2021 UKZN Autumn virtual Graduation ceremonies, 382 will graduate cum laude and 149 summa cum laude – with women making up 68% of the top achievers! The virtual Graduation ceremonies – all starting at 11h00 – will be broadcast by the University... Read more
Education student launches first Children’s book
PhD in Education student, Ms Jennifer Sheokarah recently launched her first children’s book called The Abandoned Bicycle. The book is about a little boy, Jevon, who finds an old bicycle at the beach which, seemingly, has magical powers, whenever he rides it. Sheokarah started writing at a young age... Read more
Exploring the Tales and Adventures in Medical School
Final year medical student with a passion for medical writing has just published his first book, titled ‘The Great Medical Student Odyssey- Tales and Adventures in Medical School.’ A biography of Ashiq Pramchand’s journey at UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, the 194 page book illustrates the incredible... Read more
Matric Upgrade Centres NOT affiliated to UKZN
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is in no way affiliated to any of the large number of ‘Matric Upgrade Centres’ that tend to surface every year at the time of the release of the National Senior Certificate matric results. On their various social media platforms, these Centres seek to... Read more
Jazz Lecturer Launches Fifth Album
UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has released his fifth album titled iHubo Labomdabu, a solo piano set featuring music composed during the lockdown period. ‘This album is informed by an imagination of my personal life experiences, political climate and imposed lifestyle,’ said Mashiloane. ‘The music tells of social... Read more
Humanities Academic Awarded Prestigious VC Research Award
Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies has been awarded the prestigious UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and the international reputation she has earned in her discipline. ‘I am very excited about the award. I would not have made... Read more
DUT’S bay curbside job seeker scores job opportunity
Community support, perseverance and hard work have landed Durban University of Technology (DUT) Mechanical Engineering graduate, Vukile Gumede a job at a mining company in Durban. The 23-year-old from Mtubatuba drew attention of strangers two months ago when he stood for days at a busy intersection in Richards Bay,... Read more
110 years of DUT City Campus
Steeped in history, Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) City Campus this year turned a 110 years old. The landmark building which has stood the test of time celebrated its centenary in 2010. With the contribution of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the City Campus Restoration Project took place.... Read more
UKZN suspends 2021 reopening
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has postponed the reopening of its campuses on 4 January 2021. The district municipalities where our campuses are located has been declared COVID-19 hotspots and hence our campuses will remain closed for all on-campus activities (excluding essential services) until 18 January 2021. It is hoped... Read more
UKZN to host Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS)
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will showcase top student research projects at the annual College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS) on 10 & 11 December 2020. Professor Salim Abdool-Karim, Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa... Read more

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