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
UKZN academic part of ground-breaking language research
Professor Jochen Zeller, Associate Professor in Linguistics in the College of Humanities, is part of an international research team, led by experts from the University of Birmingham and the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin, that discovered that iconic vocalisations can convey a much wider range of meanings more accurately... Read more
UKZN Anthropology Student publishes English study guide
PhD student in Anthropology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Ms Gugulethu Zondi published her first English study guide called ‘Dried Ink 101 English Study Guide’. The Guide uses simple terminology to explain the building blocks of English which consists of sections relevant to each educational phase; language and... Read more
CWUR ranking : UKZN in top 2.5% globally
The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has released its 2021-22 Global 2000 List. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) features as one of the top 2.5% universities out of 19,788 worldwide. This puts UKZN in fourth place in South Africa and Africa. The Center for World University Rankings –... 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
Master of Arts student in isiZulu Studies Mr Mongezi Bolofo recently published a French-IsiZulu Manual of Conversations. This is a first of its kind book where French meets isiZulu. Bolofo collaborated with Dr Michel Lafon, a retired scholar of African languages. ‘The book also has an introduction to isiZulu... 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
UKZN Vice-Chancellor appointed as Chair Of The Frontline Aids Board of Trustees
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is proud to announce the appointment of Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Nana Poku as Chair of the Frontline Aids Board of Trustees, with effect from June this year. The appointment runs concurrently with Professor Poku’s position as Vice-Chancellor of the University. Frontline AIDS is the... 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

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