UCLA Representatives Visit Bethesda Hospita
Colleagues from the University California – Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States visited Bethesda Hospital in Ubombo in northern KwaZulu-Natal as part of a growing relationship between the UKZN Family Medicine Department and UCLA. Bethesda Hospital is a centre for the training of family medicine registrars and for... Read more
Workshop on assessing learning in Higher Education
Academics from UKZN and other institutions attended an Extended Learning workshop recently titled: Assessing Learning in Higher Education. The workshop facilitated by Dr Saras Reddy, Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in the Discipline of Higher Education Studies at the School of Education, was part of the University Education Induction... Read more
UKZN student becomes KZN’s first African neurologist
Having completed his registrar training at UKZN, Dr Mahlubonke Dlwati, is KwaZulu-Natal’s first African neurologist. Born and raised in All Saints in the rural outskirts of Engcobo in the Eastern Cape, Dlwati is currently based in the Neurology Department at Grey’s hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Speaking about his accomplishment, Dlwati... Read more
UKZN gains One Young World Ambassador
UKZN student, Mr Kwazini Zulu, can now add the title of One Young World Ambassador to his list of accolades. The former Enactus President – who is a Marketing and Supply Chain postgraduate student in the College of Law and Management Studies – is also a freelance leadership and... Read more
UKZN Sociologist recognised as a KZN Woman of Wonder
Clinical Sociologist Dr Mariam Seedat-Khan from the UKZN School of Social Sciences, was recently honoured as one of the 50 KZN Women of Wonder. This is the second-year in which 50 inspiring women from KwaZulu-Natal are honoured, by Panache Promotions and Events, for making a difference in the lives of others and... Read more
UKZN Mechanical Engineering team lifts off at BRICS Future Skills Challenge
During the recent Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Council meeting, South Africa hosted a BRICS Future Skills Challenge in Johannesburg. The challenge involved exploring skills for present and future work, particularly transforming and emerging skills in the digital, manufacturing and engineering, and transport sectors. Teams consisting of members from... Read more
UKZN students help combat water scarcity
The newly-formed Operation Songamanzi Student Organisation (OSSO) recently held its first seminar focusing on water scarcity in the country. The guest speaker at the event, held at the Pietermaritzburg campus on 12 October, was Dr Susan Risko from the UKZN Center for Water Resource Research. She shared insights on Integrated Water Resource Management... Read more
UKZN Sociologist certified by Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) sociologist from the School of Social Sciences, Dr Mariam Seedat-Khan was recently accredited by the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). She is now one of only 25 certified Clinical Sociologists in the world, making her one of three women in South Africa to... Read more
UKZN entrepreneurs venture to Hydroponic Farming
The University of KwaZulu-Natal ENSPIRE programme is proud to introduce another ground-breaking and innovative project that is set to make a difference in the lives of South Africans. The ENSPIRE programme is a UKZN InQubate instigated developmental programme, whose aim is to support entrepreneurial ideas and skills, personal growth... Read more
Awards for multi-talented doctor
UKZN final-year ENT/Head and Neck Surgery Registrar, Dr Nadia Karrim, recently scooped two titular awards; the first being the 100 Mandela’s of the Future and the second being the Inspiring Fifty award. The 100 Mandela’s of the Future award was designed by News24 to identify a new generation of... Read more