UKZN Social Work Lecturer publishes isiZulu COVID-19 Children’s book
Social Work lecturer Dr Maud Mthembu from UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences recently led a team that wrote an isiZulu children’s book about COVID-19 titled:Uhambo lwami ngesikhathi sekhovithi- My journey during COVID-19. The book uses illustrations and child-centred language to tell the story of Nsimu, a 10-year-old child... Read more
UKZN Students Smash African Hybrid Rocket Altitude Record
UKZN’S much-anticipated Phoenix hybrid rocket test flight at the world-class Denel Overberg Test Range in the Western Cape has been a resounding success. The successful flight took place on 8 March when a gap in the weather provided suitable launch conditions. The Phoenix-1B Mk IIr vehicle soared to a... Read more
UKZN introduces new architecture postgraduate degree programmes
As of the 2021 academic year – UKZN will be offering a one-year master’s degree in Architecture for applicants who hold a Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture. A two-year, part-time master’s degree is also offered to applicants who hold a Bachelor of Architectural Technology... Read more
Matric Upgrade Centres NOT affiliated to UKZN
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is in no way affiliated to any of the large number of ‘Matric Upgrade Centres’ that tend to surface every year at the time of the release of the National Senior Certificate matric results. On their various social media platforms, these Centres seek to... Read more
UKZN Academic wins Nicolás Guillén Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Rozena Maart, academic in the School of Social Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has won the 2021 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to literature and Philosophy, awarded by the internationally renowned Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA). Batista was a poet of social... Read more
UKZN Study Recommends Laparoscopic Nephrectomy as Standard of Care for Nephrectomy in SA
It is possible to implement laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) as the standard procedure for nephrectomies in South Africa, according to the results of a study conducted by UKZN honorary lecturer, Dr Avikar Singh, and colleague, Dr Ronald Urry of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa. The study, with... Read more
Jazz Lecturer Launches Fifth Album
UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has released his fifth album titled iHubo Labomdabu, a solo piano set featuring music composed during the lockdown period. ‘This album is informed by an imagination of my personal life experiences, political climate and imposed lifestyle,’ said Mashiloane. ‘The music tells of social... Read more
Humanities Academic Awarded Prestigious VC Research Award
Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies has been awarded the prestigious UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and the international reputation she has earned in her discipline. ‘I am very excited about the award. I would not have made... Read more
UKZN plans phased-in return of students to the university – 2021
The global threat of COVID-19 continues to be with us, requiring the University to adopt an approach of abundant caution in returning students to limited campus activities. This approach aims to ensure that many of the measures to help minimise the health risks remain in place for the protection... Read more
UKZN SRC fundraises for students in need
The SRC at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has embarked on a fundraising campaign that aims to fundraise R3 million to assist in reducing the student financial debt of students whose family income is below R350 000 and those students whose family income is between R350K and R600K. The... Read more

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