UKZN Humanities Academic appointed on Panel of Experts on Transport
Ms Londeka Ngubane, of the School of Applied Human Sciences, was recently appointed by the Minister of Transport Dr Blade Nzimande to serve on a Panel of Experts in relation to Transport that he will be launching soon. Said Nzimande, ‘I am pleased about the expertise Londeka brings to... Read more
Phoenix-1B sounding rocket test launch “a learning experience”
Despite the unsuccessful test launch of the Phoenix-1B sounding rocket, the project still remains important to South African engineering. The Phoenix Hybrid Sounding Rocket Programme seeks to develop a series of indigenous sounding rockets to serve the needs of the South African and African scientific research communities. There are... Read more
UKZN Architecture students scoop awards in design competition
Third year UKZN architecture students Ms Katelyn Gopaul and Mr Kreolin Naicker recently scooped first and second place at the inaugural D’Urban Rise Inner City School Architectural Competition winning R10 000 and R5 000 respectively at the Durban ICC. The competition was created by Women’s Property Network (WPN) with collaboration from... Read more
Thuthuka Bursaries for UKZN BCom accounting students
After a rigorous review process by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) has welcomed 15 Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) recipients into its Accounting programme. The Thuthuka Bursary programme is a transformation initiative of accountants aimed at encouraging previously disadvantaged... Read more
SACDA appoints UKZN SAEF Dean as Vice-Chairperson
The Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor Mabutho Sibanda, has been appointed as Vice-Chairperson of the South African Commerce Dean’s Association (SACDA). SACDA is a networking body that brings together deans of commerce from all... Read more
UKZN Clinical taining for Seychellois Dentistry students
Nineteen final-year Dental Therapy students from the Seychelles received clinical training during a two-week sojourn at UKZN hosted by the Dentistry Discipline. The students were qualified dental therapists who are part of a special collaboration between UKZN and the National Institute of Social Studies in the Seychelles to upgrade... Read more
UKZN in prestigious international university ranking
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has done it again; making the cut in yet another prestigious university international ranking list. In the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies Rankings 2019, the University of KwaZulu-Natal made it into the list of 100 best universities in emerging economies; securing 49th place. UKZN was bested by... Read more
Registration Continuing Smoothly at UKZN
The process of registrations – which is continuing smoothly on all UKZN campuses -has begun as the University gears up for the start of lectures. Student Academic Administration Director, Mr Bruce Banda, said even though there were system challenges in the beginning of registrations, it is now continuing without... Read more
UKZN Athletics Club kicks Off 2019 Comrades preparations
Fresh into 2019 and the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Athletics Club is set to be the first athletics club in the country to kick off preparations for the 2019 Comrades Marathon through its Comrades Marathon Tester aimed at preparing Comrades Marathon runners both mentally and physically. Held in partnership with... Read more
UKZN PhD candidate attends Pan-African Soil Challenge in Ghana
Mr Misheck Musokwa, a PhD candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently attended the Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) High-Performance Computing (HPC) training programme at the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in Accra, Ghana. PASCAL, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research with training through the ForschungszentrumJülich and... Read more