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Medical graduate receives Bongani Mayosi award
Mr Lindani Mkhabela who graduated with his MBChB is the recipient of the prestigious Bongani Mayosi Award. ‘I’m very humbled to receive this award, given the level of excellence that Professor Mayosi demonstrated in the medical field and in academia,’ he said. The Bongani Mayosi Foundation was established to... Read more
Leading architect Paul Mikula receives honorary doctorate
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Architecture, Dr Paul Mikula was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Architecture from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) at a graduation ceremony held at the UKZN Westville campus on 10 May 2023. Mikula was deeply committed to the preservation and... Read more
GBV suffering of women of foreign descent in Durban
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) graduate Dr Venencia Nyambuya received a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies for her research which focused on documented and undocumented women of foreign descent challenging gender-based violence (GBV) in Durban amid xenophobia. According to Nyambuya, violence and the abuse of women present an alarming... Read more
UKZN graduate obtains PhD in record time
Not only is Dr Damien Kunjal celebrating graduating with his PhD in Finance at the age of 26, he also adds completing this qualification in the record time of two years to his list of achievements!  ‘Whilst many people complain that their PhD journeys were daunting, my experience was a really... Read more
UKZN celebrates another successful rocket launch at the Overberg testing range in Arniston
On 14 March, the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Aerospace Systems Research Institute (ASRI) Space Propulsion Programme, successfully test-launched its Phoenix 1 D hybrid rocket demonstrator. The Phoenix 1 D was carrying experimental sensors and cameras as part of the mission.  ASRI, the former Aerospace Systems Research Group (ASReG), funded by... Read more
UKZN Centre for Visual Art hosts student exhibition
Third-year and select postgraduate students from the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) are showcasing work they created during their first semester at the Jack Heath Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.   Although much of the work focuses on identity, each student approached their subject in different ways with the various themes and... Read more
Deaf zoologist earns PhD in first for conservation sciences, UKZN
‘This is a one-of-a-kind case for UKZN inspiring greatness!’ These words by Professor Albert Modi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, reflect the pride the institution feels in conferring a PhD in Biology on its very first deaf doctoral graduate, Dr Nancy Barker.... Read more
Pianist Burton Naidoo shares music from upcoming release ‘Sometime Before’
iSupport Creative Business, supported by Concerts SA, presents performances by pianist Burton Naidoo and poet Luleka Mhlanzi. This concert is organised in collaboration with UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts and Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, will take place at Alliance Francaise in Durban on Thursday 27 January. The... Read more
Trombone player Kgethi Nkotsi set to release debut project ‘Maswitsi’ in KZN
The first concert, organised in collaboration with UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts and Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, will take place at Alliance Francaise in Durban on Saturday 18 December, doors open at 6 pm and tickets are available on Webtickets for R60. The second concert will take... Read more
Experiences of African residents in Durban’s Cato Manor
UKZN history lecturer Dr Mphumeleli Ngidi researched experiences of African residents who lived in Durban’s Cato Manor for his PhD in Social Sciences. The area, popularly known as Mkhumbane, was impacted by the Group Areas Act of 1950 – it was one of several multi-racial communities where people were... Read more

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