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UKZN Student – A Finalist in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Competition
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student entrepreneur, Ms Trianne Amarchund has made it to the finals of the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) national Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Challenge to be held in Pretoria in November where she will be competing with her counterparts from other provinces. Amarchund was placed first in... Read more
Young talents selected to take their musicals to the professional stag
The Centre for Creative Arts, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in collaboration with the Mandela Bay Theatre Complex, are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Cabaret And Beyond festival. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Ntlantla Swana from Gqeberha and singer, pianist and musical theatre performer Leah Mari from... Read more
UKZN appoints South African business and transformation leader Reuel Khoza as its new Chancellor
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza, an experienced business and transformation leader, and acclaimed author, as its new Chancellor. Dr Khoza is a distinguished thought leader, an astute businessman and a renowned voice at the forefront of transformation in the... Read more
Centennial Celebrations for Bright Patriarch
The Bright family is toasting the 100th year of alumnus Mr William Thomas (Bill) Bright, born on the 13 August 1921 to a century of life that has seen him joining the Allied efforts in World War 2 and escaping Nazi imprisonment, assisting with the construction of the Sani... Read more
Keynote speech Dr Stella Nyanzi opens 25th Poetry Africa Festival
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) opened the 25th edition of the Poetry Africa Festival hosted virtually on its social media channels until Saturday 16 October. Poetry Africa curator Siphindile Hlongwa welcomed more than 800 viewers to the festival’s opening today at 11 am. “The Covid-19... Read more
High Hopes for UKZN Soccer Under Coaching of Ex-Bafana Bafana and Bundesliga Star
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) wants its soccer programme to be rated among the top three in South African university circles and newly-appointed head coach – Durban-born ex-Bafana Bafana and German Bundesliga player Delron Buckley (43) – says he will give his all to help achieve that. Buckley also... Read more
UKZN first University in Africa to receive honorary ISOCARP Bronze Membership
The School of Built Environment and Development Studies within the College of Humanities has been awarded honorary Bronze Membership by the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). UKZN is the first university in Africa to receive this since the establishment of ISOCARP 57 years ago. This Bronze... Read more
HIRAX Correlator to Enable New Cosmological Discoveries
The development of the Hydrogen Intensity Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) Correlator, a new component to the HIRAX radio interferometer is set to bring cosmologists one step closer to conducting ground-breaking science experiments in the field of dark energy and Fast Radio Bursts (FRB’s). The HIRAX radio interferometer of closely... Read more
Appointment of UKZN Academic as World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) Regional Vice
It is with great pleasure that the University of KwaZulu-Natal announces the appointment of Professor Johannes John-Langba as World Federation for Mental Health – Regional Vice President – Africa. Professor Langba currently serves as the Academic Leader of Research and Higher Degrees in the School of Applied Human Sciences... Read more
Doctoral Study Finds High Fat Diet Can Have Severe Consequences
Prolonged consumption of diets rich in high fat can have severe metabolic and reproductive health consequences for consumers and their ‘diet unexposed’ children. This was the finding of Nigerian-born Dr Adeyemi Esther who was awarded a PhD in Health Sciences (Physiology) from UKZN. Her study investigated the impact of... Read more

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