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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
UKZN press books win NIHSS awards
UKZN Press proudly congratulates its authors on winning National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) 2021 Awards. Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018, edited by MakhosazanaXaba, was joint winner in the category – Best Non-Fiction – Edited Volume, while Wentworth: The... 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
Professor David McQuoid-Mason celebrates 50 years in academia
The University of KwaZulu-Natal congratulates Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies on achieving the exceptional teaching milestone of 50 years in academia at UKZN. The College of Law and Management Studies has planned various activities during 2021 that will honour and celebrate his many achievements over... Read more
UKZN Social Work Lecturer publishes isiZulu COVID-19 Children’s book
Social Work lecturer Dr Maud Mthembu from UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences recently led a team that wrote an isiZulu children’s book about COVID-19 titled:Uhambo lwami ngesikhathi sekhovithi- My journey during COVID-19. The book uses illustrations and child-centred language to tell the story of Nsimu, a 10-year-old child... Read more
UKZN introduces new architecture postgraduate degree programmes
As of the 2021 academic year – UKZN will be offering a one-year master’s degree in Architecture for applicants who hold a Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture. A two-year, part-time master’s degree is also offered to applicants who hold a Bachelor of Architectural Technology... 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
UKZN Academic wins Nicolás Guillén Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Rozena Maart, academic in the School of Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has won the 2021 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to literature and Philosophy, awarded by the internationally renowned Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA). Batista was a poet of social... Read more
UKZN Study Recommends Laparoscopic Nephrectomy as Standard of Care for Nephrectomy in SA
It is possible to implement laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) as the standard procedure for nephrectomies in South Africa, according to the results of a study conducted by UKZN honorary lecturer, Dr Avikar Singh, and colleague, Dr Ronald Urry of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa. The study, with... Read more

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