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Top genetics student scoops two scholarships
Earlier this year, Honours student Ms Amica Corda Muller-Nedebock scooped two Merck Awards for Best Third Year Genetics and Microbiology student. Before that she had received the Dean’s Commendation award for three years in a row and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude. In the first... Read more
UKZN Awards Academic and Sports Achievements
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has awarded prestigious scholarships and bursaries worth a combined total of more than R156 million to 5294 top achieving students at the University during the University’s Annual Scholarships Awards Ceremony held at Westville campus’s Main Hall on 23 August. The awards are in recognition... Read more
UKZN graduate selected for international programme
School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) alumni Mr Cameron Sookhoo paid tribute to UKZN’s Supply Chain Department for providing him with the inspiration, dedication and motivation needed to pursue his career with confidence. Graduating with an Honours degree in Supply Chain Management, Sookhoo was selected in his final... Read more
Feisty UKZN lecturer secures PhD in agricultural engineering
UKZN lecturer Dr Alaika Kassim, who graduated with a PhD in Agricultural Engineering, is extremely passionate about her research. The aim of her PhD study was to develop a small-scale in-field integrated post-harvest citrus treatment unit for kumquat fruit to alleviate green and blue mould. The unit condenses the processes... Read more
UKZN Boasts Youngest Dean in South Africa
At age 34, Professor Thabo Msibi of the College of Humanities is the youngest Dean in South Africa. Msibi was recently appointed the Dean and Head of the School of Education at UKZN. Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana congratulated Msibi saying, ‘His appointment aptly coincides with our Department’s clarion call... Read more
Student wins first prize in Corobrik architectural awards
UKZN Architecture student Jean-Pierre Desvaux de Marigny has won the R50 000 first prize in the Corobrik architectural awards competition. De Marigny, who described winning as ‘a great feeling’, says he is delighted his work was recognised and achieved first place. ‘It was truly an amazing experience and I feel honoured... Read more
Chemistry lecturer to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
A lecturer in the School of chemistry and physics, Dr Nolwazi Nombona, will attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June. Nombona, selected for the trip by the African Academy of Science (AAS), joins fellow UKZN representative Dr Mark Williams-Wynn, who is being sent by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).... Read more
Cum laude masters graduate encourages students to persevere through disadvantage
Sabelo Shezi of the Discipline Of Bioresources Engineering has received his master’s degree cum laude in bioresources systems – an achievement made all the more significant because of the challenges he had to overcome. Shezi is originally from the rural KwaHlathi area near Ladysmith where subsistence farming is a widespread practice.... Read more
Academic successes of UKZN student leaders celebrated
UKZN celebrated the academic successes of student leaders at a gala dinner on the Westville campus. Former SRC President on the Pietermaritzburg campus and former head of ministry at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, Thokozani Magwaza, commended the students on their achievements. Magwaza, who holds a BSocSci... Read more
UKZN signs agreement with international business school
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UKZN and an international education institution based in Mauritius, Amity Business School, has been finalised. The MoU was signed earlier this year and the director of the school in Mauritius, Dr Dhananjay Keskar, visited UKZN to discuss and complete the agreement. UKZN’s Dr... Read more

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