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Masters for UKZN educator triumphs over advertising
Ms Sandhia Ganesh, a full-time English teacher at a boys’ school in KwaZulu-Natal, is graduating with a master’s degree in Gender Studies. Ganesh is an advocate for life-long learning, evident within her own journey. It has always been her ambition to further her academic studies and considers her latest... Read more
RSSAf honours UKZN’s Prof Vincent Nyamori
The Royal Society of South Africa (RSSAf) has honoured Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Material Science Vincent Nyamori with a Fellowship (FRSSAf) for his outstanding contributions to furthering science in South Africa. Nyamori is committed to the profession of chemical sciences, where his scientific research has accrued distinction and... Read more
UKZN-based Africa Health Research Institute secures R1,6 bn
Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) based in the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is delighted to announce a R1,6 bn ($90,9m) award from Wellcome Trust. The seven-year grant will support AHRI’s pioneering scientific research toward achieving its vision, which is the optimal health and well-being of under-resourced populations. Located at the... Read more
UKZN launches Discover Me SA study
UKZN’s College of Health Sciences is excited to announce the launch of the Discover Me South Africa study. This innovative study aims to enrol up to 100,000 individuals from the local population of Durban, South Africa. To enable this study, we are collaborating with Omnigen Biodata, Inkosi Albert Luthuli... Read more
UKZN master’s graduate with cerebral palsy explores human trafficking
Nkululeko Muthwa, who uses a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, was thrilled to graduate with his Masters’s in Social Sciences for his research that looks at South Africa’s ability to combat human trafficking. Due to his physical impairment, Muthwa required full-time assistance at his residence on campus. Muthwa’s mother Tina... Read more
UKZN scoops three awards at ‘Science Oscars’ of SA
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has won three of the acclaimed National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards for the 2022-2023 cycle.  The (NSTF)-South32 Awards – dubbed the ‘Science Oscars of South Africa’ were presented at a glitzy ceremony held concurrently in Johannesburg... Read more
Study unravels social constructs of fatherhood in SA
In contrast to a perceived prevailing opinion in South Africa that fathers are generally unwilling to take responsibility for their children, a Master’s degree study found that most showed a desire and willingness to be involved in their offspring’s lives. This was the finding of research done by Mr... Read more
UKZN’s youngest graduate this Autumn is 20 years old
Just 20 years old and already a University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) graduate – Mr Sifundo Mthembu is the youngest of his peers, graduating with a Bachelor of Social Science degree. Mthembu recalls being the youngest in his class during his high school days and constantly working hard. “I was... Read more
Doctor Bhekizizwe Zeblom Kanqama Zulu in acceptance of the conferring of his honorary degree by the UKZN
I am humbled and very delighted to be the recipient of this honorary doctoral degree today. This gesture expressed towards me is not something that I take lightly as if it is something that is an everyday occurrence. I also have an understanding that this recognition comes as a... Read more
Summa cum laude rocket man is well-grounded
Knowing how things work and what makes them work has fascinated BSc Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude graduate Mr Jordan Silver from a young age. From getting into trouble for disassembling and not really getting the reassembly of precious birthday and Christmas gifts right during his younger years, to spending endless... Read more

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