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UKZN and DUT join Forces to Tackle COVID-19 through Medicinal Plant Research
Scientists from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have come together to identify bioactive compounds from South African plants that could potentially be effective in the treatment against SARS-CoV-2. The first phase of the research project titled, ‘Identification of potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors from... Read more
Durban International Film Festival announces DIFF Award Winners during the closing night
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), is hosting the Durban International Festival (DIFF) from 10 to 20 September 2020. This year, for its 41st edition, the festival presented a programme of close to 60 feature films, documentaries and short films alongside exciting industry programme: isiPhethu. The... Read more
ENACTUS UKZN ranked top 16 on ENACTUS worldwide network
UKZN’S ENACTUS team placed in the Top 16 at ENACTUS World Cup 2020. This is a huge achievement as the team has now positioned UKZN on the top 1% globally when it comes to social entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable impact by ENACTUS teams in higher institutions. As National Champions,... Read more
UKZN’s Andy Gray receives International Award
UKZN’s Mr Andy Gray, won the annual Helen Clark-Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (JoPPP) Award for Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research together with Birna Trap, Denmark and Paul Newton, University of Oxford. The trio is being presented with the award based on the scientific merit of their work,... Read more
Bringing genres together in another edition of Music Unlocked Sessions
The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN) and iSupport Creative Business are proud to present Naftali, Qadasi and Maqhinga and Natalie Rungan’s Tribute to Tania Donjeany. The online concert will take place as part of the regular Unlocked Music Sessions on Wednesday 16 September at 6 pm, and... Read more
UKZN to Develop an Endoscopic Laboratory for Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has received R 4 Million sponsorship from leading endoscope manufacturer, Karl Storz Endoscopy to fund the development of a state-of-the-art endoscopic laboratory for the UKZN Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. UKZN academic, Dr Suran Ramphal who is a consultant and the Head of the... Read more
UKZN among Top 400 universities worldwide
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been ranked among the top 400 best performing universities in the world according to the latest 2020/2021 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. UKZN was placed in the 351-400 band, the first time that we have achieved this feat. It marks a significant improvement from... Read more
Professor Naicker scoops another prestigious award
The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, was recently awarded the 2020 Raikes Medal by the South African Chemical Institute. The medal acknowledges a member of the Institute, under the age of 40, whose original chemical research shows outstanding promise, as adjudged by publications... Read more
Durban International Film Festival programme aims to “Shift Paradigms”
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), will host the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) from 10 to 20 September 2020. This year, for its 41st edition, the festival curated a film programme that speaks to the historical injustices, and the different ways in which healing and... Read more
UKZN return to campus of students under lockdown level 2
In keeping with the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) guidelines under level 2 of the lockdown, the University of KwaZulu-Natal is currently preparing for the next phase of the staggered return of students to campus. Under lockdown level 2, a further one third (1/3) of the UKZN student cohort... Read more

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