1:10
UKZN
Tuesday

UKZN begins research project with The Ocean Cleanup

The project to tackle the Umgeni River plastic pollution problem will span three years, mapping plastic pollution hotspots and fluxes in the river and along the Indian Ocean coastline.

Graduate with disability attains master’s degree in medical sciences summa cum laude
Mikyle David investigated the concentration of adipsin and C9 in HIV-associated preeclampsia.
Jun 4, 2021
1:50
University of KwaZulu-Natal
4 Jun

Graduate overcomes battle with depression

Prince Dlamini struggled with depression during his studies, but persevered to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude.

1:30
Theshaya Naidoo
3 Jun

Graduate bags 16 distinctions

Theshaya Naidoo is also a social media influencer and runs three businesses while studying for a law degree at UKZN.

2:40
Dr Vuyiseka Dubula
3 Jun

Activist graduates with PhD for research on Aids

Dr Vuyiseka Dubula graduated with a PhD in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Cum laude for dental therapy graduate
Fanele Mthethwa graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Therapy last week.
Jun 2, 2021
First class Bachelor of Physiotherapy awarded posthumously
University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate Charlotte Dube was tragically killed in a violent taxi incident in April this year.
Jun 1, 2021
UKZN’s Oldest 2021 Autumn Graduate
Bonginkosi Mshengu is the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s oldest graduate, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honour's degree in Political Science last week.
Jun 1, 2021
Optometry graduate sets her sights on helping less privileged
Zaakirah Moola was awarded a Bachelor of Optometry summa cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal on 26 May.
May 31, 2021
Three Chetty sisters graduate together
The Chetty family celebrates the graduation of 22-year-old twins Odell and Odette, along with older sister Yvette.
May 28, 2021
UKZN Autumn graduation by numbers
The virtual graduation ceremonies are being broadcast by the university until 28 May.
May 27, 2021
5:10
University of KwaZulu-Natal
24 May

Nipping housing problems in the bud

The perpetual mushrooming and burgeoning of informal settlements across cities is extremely distressing to the planning fraternity of the democratic South Africa.

9:20
Ismail Mahomed
21 May

The freedom to make art is taken up by the need to protest

Artists occupied the offices of the National Arts Council for almost 60 days to bring attention to the mismanagement and maladministration of a R300 million Presidential Economic Stimulus Plan that was intended to resuscitate the arts economy.

3:00
HIV
20 May

Could a common bacteria protect women in SA from HIV?

A study is launching this week in the Umlazi township, KwaZulu-Natal, in which young women will receive a novel treatment aimed at lowering HIV risk.

1:20
University of KwaZulu-Natal
18 May

UKZN Anthropology student publishes English study guide

Gugulethu Zondi, PhD student in Anthropology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, published her first English study guide called ‘Dried Ink 101 English Study Guide’.

2:00
UKZN
May 10, 2021

UKZN sociologist nominated for Amazing Women International Award

UKZN clinical sociologist Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan was nominated for the My Pink Stilettos Amazing Women International Award.

4:20
University of KwaZulu-Natal
May 7, 2021

African-born women publish breakthrough research in space physics

A study by Dr Judy Stephenson, Dr Zama Katamzi-Joseph and Tsige Atilaw has been published in the peer-reviewed journal 'Polar Science'.

3:00
UKZN
May 6, 2021

UKZN professor on Scopus Top African Researchers List

Professor Viranjay M Srivastava has been placed 23 in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering category and 194 in all subjects.

2:50
UKZN
May 4, 2021

UKZN hosts virtual autumn graduation ceremony

The university will confer a total of 10 313 degree certificates, 7 399 of which will be awarded to undergraduate recipients and 2 914 to post-graduate students.

CWUR Rankings: UKZN in top 2.5% globally
The Centre for World University Rankings has released its 2021-22 Global 2000 List, with UKZN in fourth place in SA and Africa.
Apr 29, 2021
1:20
UKZN
Apr 28, 2021

UKZN PhD student publishes autobiography about living with a disability

Political sciences PhD student Gugu Mjilo's book paints a picture about the lives of people with disabilities, especially those in rural areas.

1:20
Jennifer Sheokarah
Apr 14, 2021

Education student launches first children’s book

UKZN student Jennifer Sheokarah recently launched her first children’s book: 'The Abandoned Bicycle'.

1:30
Centre for Creative Arts Director
Apr 12, 2021

Centre for Creative Arts Director receives National Order of Merit Award

Dr Ismail Mahomed was presented with the National Order of Merit award, bestowed on behalf of the President of the French Republic, highlighting great services rendered to France.

2:50
Christophe Mérieux Prize
Apr 9, 2021

French ambassador bestows Christophe Mérieux Prize on Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Professor Abdool Karim was awarded the prize for her work in the field of infectious diseases in developing countries.

2:20
UKZN
Apr 8, 2021

Remembering SA heroes who fought for human rights

Human rights deserve more than a day of recognition, being so much a part of our daily lives.

2:50
UKZN
Apr 7, 2021

UKZN transformation targets on track

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has maintained its status as one of the most transformed universities in South Africa, according to recently released statistics.

1:30
UKZN
Apr 6, 2021

Alumnus raises money to upgrade school, support learners

UKZN alumnus and long-distance runner Nontu Mgabhi has raised R1.7 million to provide Khiphinkumzi Primary School in Mtubatuba with five classrooms.

1:50
KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council
Apr 1, 2021

PhD student appointed to KZN Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council

Tashmica Sharma is a PhD student in geography and environmental management, and a Hindu youth leader.

3:50
UKZN
Mar 31, 2021

UKZN vice-chancellor appointed chair of Frontline AIDS Board of Trustees

UKZN vice-chancellor and principal, Professor Nana Poku, said now more than ever the world needs re-energised and refocused commitment to eliminating Aids as a global public health threat.

Top-rated UKZN researcher celebrates 50 years in academia
In celebration of Professor David McQuoid-Mason’s legacy, UKZN will launch an investment fund to disburse bursaries to financially deserving LLB students who excel in human rights law.
Mar 16, 2021
UKZN introduces new architecture post-graduate degree programmes
The university is offering a one-year master’s degree in architecture for applicants who hold a Bachelor of Architecture degree or a post-graduate Diploma in Architecture.
Mar 15, 2021
3:10
Ashiq Pramchand
Mar 12, 2021

Exploring tales and adventures in medical school

Final-year medical student Ashiq Pramchand has published his first book: 'The Great Medical Student Odyssey – Tales and Adventures in Medical School'.

3:30
Phoenix-1B Mk IIr vehicle
Mar 11, 2021

UKZN students smash African hybrid rocket altitude record

The Phoenix-1B Mk IIr vehicle soared to a new high altitude mark for hybrid rockets, beating the previous African record of 10.3km.

UKZN welcomes 2021 cohort of first-year students
Orientation Week for all new first-year students will take place from 23 March to 26 March.
Mar 10, 2021
1:00
Tivana Chellan
Mar 9, 2021

UKZN medical student appointed president of SAMSA

Tivana Chellan, a fifth-year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery student, has been elected national president of the South African Medical Students Association.

1:40
UKZN
Mar 8, 2021

Msizi Chatbot launched

UKZN has developed the chatbot to enhance the student and visitor experience for 2021 online registrations.

1:50
IsiZulu
Mar 5, 2021

Innovative book on isiZulu orthography launched

The book was launched by UKZN’s University Language Planning and Development Office and the Pan South African Language Board.

2:00
Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award
Mar 2, 2021

Humanities academic wins Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award

The Caribbean Philosophical Association bestowed the award on Professor Rozena Maart, who won for her contribution to literature and philosophy.

3:30
Vulinhlanhla Mchunu
Mar 1, 2021

Driven to engineer SA’s aerospace future

UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Group in the School of Engineering is developing the next generation of rocket scientists to propel SA’s space industry forward.

2:20
A1 NRF rating
Feb 26, 2021

A1 NRF rating for UKZN scientist

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Professor Steve Johnson has obtained an A1 rating from the National Research Foundation.

UKZN shocked at protestors' reckless behaviour
A fake news call is being made by some students that anyone with a matric certificate can pitch up and register at the university.
Feb 24, 2021
UKZN Executive disappointed by outcome in negotiations with students
UKZN Executive Management reiterates it has considered and conceded to most of its students’ issues, but cannot afford any further financial concessions that will jeopardise the sustainability of the institution.
Feb 22, 2021
2:00
UKZN
Feb 18, 2021

UKZN academic wins Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award

Academic within the College of Humanities Professor Rozena Maart has won the 2021 award for her contribution to literature and philosophy.

2:30
Dr Haroun Patel
Feb 17, 2021

UKZN study recommends laparoscopic nephrectomy as standard of care for nephrectomy in SA

The study examined the feasibility of LN versus open nephrectomy in resource constrained developing world hospitals.

4:00
Time of the Writer
Feb 16, 2021

Time of the Writer virtual festival announces dates and theme

The 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival will be hosted virtually on the festival's social media channels from 15 to 21 March.

UKZN SRC fundraises for students in need
The University of KwaZulu-Natal SRC has embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise R3 million to assist in reducing student financial debt.
Feb 9, 2021
UKZN online registration 2021
All 2021 registration processes will be completed online and from remote locations.
Feb 8, 2021
5:10
HIV-1 genomes
Dec 3, 2020

HIV genome study published

Over 1 000 HIV-1 genomes were produced in record time in SA to understand how drug resistance has developed to a new and potent antiretroviral treatment.

3:40
Pollution Research Group
Dec 1, 2020

Pollution Research Group reborn as WASH

The group has been formalised as a research centre in the UKZN, now known as the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Research & Development Centre.

3:10
UKZN
Nov 30, 2020

UKZN and UNIZULU researchers discover proteins to fight parasitic disease

Dr Thandeka Khoza and Prof Khajamohiddin Syed collaborated on research of three new classes of detoxification proteins from a human pathogen that causes a serious gastrointestinal disease.

1:40
2020 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture
Nov 27, 2020

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to deliver memorial lecture

The UN under-secretary general and executive director of UN Women will deliver the 2020 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture.

3:00
Dr Ntobeko Mchunu
Nov 5, 2020

From humble beginnings to qualified aquaponics expert

Dr Ntobeko Mchunu was awarded a PhD in Bioresources Systems at UKZN’s virtual graduation ceremony.

2:50
Dr Ayanda Meyiwa
Nov 4, 2020

Young scholar makes his mark in maritime sector

A Doctor of Philosophy was conferred on Dr Ayanda Meyiwa during the UKZN’s Spring Graduation Ceremony.

3:20
Pamela Joseph
Nov 3, 2020

Master baker is now a master chemist too

Independent Media Home Chef Supreme Cookie Competition winner Pamela Joseph graduated with a master of science degree in organic chemistry from UKZN.

3:30
Thandeka Yasmeen Ndaba
Nov 2, 2020

Master's study explores experiences of women in terms of sexual pleasure

Thandeka Yasmeen Ndaba received a cum laude master’s degree in gender studies.

2:00
Dr Prinavin Govender
Oct 30, 2020

Birthday present degree for PhD graduate

Dr Prinavin Govender graduated with a PhD in education from UKZN, and celebrated his birthday the next day.

1:30
UKZN
Oct 26, 2020

UKZN ranks 332 in latest Best Global Universities rankings

The university placed fourth out of 57 institutions in Africa and ranked number 61 out of 250 institutions for space science, based on research performance in the field.

2:10
Bioanalysis Rising Star Award
Oct 22, 2020

UKZN scientist scoops international award

Dr Sooraj Baijnath, an honorary research fellow in UKZN’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has won the international Bioanalysis Rising Star Award.

2:30
UKZN
Oct 21, 2020

UKZN hosts virtual spring graduation ceremony

The university will be conferring a total of 1 781 degree certificates on 30 October.

3:10
#JerusalemaDanceChallenge
Oct 20, 2020

UKZN eye staff dance to Jerusalema victory

The combined dance effort involving the medical staff was done in support of a vision to eradicate cataract blindness, as well as to highlight the scourge of gender-based violence.

Police arrest UKZN fire suspects
Two arrests have been made, and more are expected soon, in connection with the torching of the UKZN Oval building in the early hours of Sunday, 11 October.
Oct 19, 2020
Physical activity saves lives
The COVID-19 pandemic drives the need for a policy brief on physical activity for health in Africa.
Oct 15, 2020
2:30
UKZN
Oct 6, 2020

UKZN staffer gets international grant for HIV study

Dr Sinaye Ngcapu, honorary lecturer at UKZN and scientist at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in SA, was awarded the National Institutes of Health R01 grant.

UKZN launches Intern Mentorship Programme
UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine unveiled an Intern Mentorship Programme, in partnership with Investec.
Oct 5, 2020
1:40
Mail & Guardian
Oct 2, 2020

Medical student honoured by Mail & Guardian

Sixth-year medical student Kapil Narain is among the 200 young South Africans honoured by the Mail & Guardian newspaper.

2:20
UKZN
Sep 21, 2020

UKZN and DUT join forces to tackle COVID-19

The universities have come together to identify bioactive compounds from South African plants that could potentially be effective in the treatment against SARS-CoV-2.

ENACTUS UKZN ranked top 16 on ENACTUS worldwide network
As national champions, ENACTUS UKZN not only represents UKZN on a global level, but South Africa as well.
Sep 18, 2020
2:30
Helen Clark-Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Award
Sep 15, 2020

UKZN’s Andy Gray receives international award

Gray won the annual Helen Clark-Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Award.

1:20
UKZN
Sep 8, 2020

UKZN among top 400 universities worldwide

This achievement places the University of KwaZulu-Natal in fourth position among South African universities.

2:20
UKZN’s Department of Psychology
Aug 28, 2020

UKZN academics create video on healthcare worker anxieties related to COVID-19

The video is the product of a collaboration between UKZN’s Department of Psychology, an adult education specialist and the Centre for Rural Health.

Response to media query – UKZN return to campus of students under lockdown level two
Under lockdown level two, a further one-third of the UKZN student cohort will be invited to return by the end of September 2020.
Aug 26, 2020
4:20
Top 10 Under 30
Aug 21, 2020

UKZN engineer among African space industry's Top 10 Under 30

Kai Broughton, a PhD candidate and propulsion engineer in the Aerospace Systems Research Group, has been named among the African space industry’s Top 10 Under 30 by the Space in Africa news agency.

1:50
Zico Mthethwa
Aug 18, 2020

Digital arts student shortlisted for Yogi Sip Young Creators Network competition

Zico Mthethwa is one of the artists who stands a chance to design Yogi Sip’s packaging for 2021 as well as a cash prize of R20 000.

Policing through violence in SA's lockdown
The College of Humanities at UKZN will host a public webinar on the topic of 'Policing through violence in SA's lockdown: Citizen rights vs police responsibilities'.
Aug 12, 2020
New strategies for new times
Understanding and responding to gender-based violence in a time of COVID-19 and beyond.
Jul 17, 2020
Why the Mayosi report matters for every higher education institution
The report covers a range of challenges confronted by Professor Bongani Mayosi, culminating in his passing away through his own hand in July 2018.
Jul 2, 2020
Helping children to cope with their fears about COVID-19
The College of Humanities public webinar will discuss the stigma and fear that breeds from poor knowledge, and interventions to address it.
Jul 1, 2020
2:50
Business
Jun 29, 2020

UKZN secures a rapid tester for COVID-19

The College of Health Sciences has received the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast pcr) to conduct rapid testing for COVID-19.

4:20
Business
Jun 26, 2020

Quantum techniques could revolutionise IT

The research reveals quantum computing could enhance machine learning tasks, such as pattern recognition in the analysis of extremely large datasets.

Macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 pandemic in SA
SA should not have undertaken a one-size-fits-all lockdown of the economy at the end of March, according to Macroeconomics Research Unit economists at the UKZN.
Jun 25, 2020
Confirmed students permitted to return to UKZN campuses under level three lockdown
The first cohort of students under level three lockdown will return to campus on Monday, 29 June, under stringent regulations.
Jun 24, 2020
11:40
Business
Jun 23, 2020

UKZN academics serve on COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee

Nine of the university's academics in the College of Health Sciences are guiding health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, and the National Health Department in their response to the virus.

3:10
Business
Jun 22, 2020

UKZN's new pedagogy facilitated through online learning

There is a shift away from top-down lecturing and passive students to a more interactive, collaborative approach.

4:00
Business
Jun 19, 2020

UKZN boasts youngest SARChI Chair in inclusive cities

Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu (35), became the first SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities in South Africa.

4:20
Business
Jun 18, 2020

Study reveals serious health consequences for those living near waste disposal sites

A group of international scientists collaborating on a study found that people residing close to waste disposal sites reported a number of chronic clinical conditions.

2:30
Business
Jun 17, 2020

Who is the right 'man' for the job?

Countries such as Taiwan, Germany and New Zealand - all with female leaders - have, through quick and decisive action based on scientific evidence, managed to control the rampant spread of the coronavirus.

Response to 16 June movement on illegal occupation of residences
It is highly irresponsible and dangerous to public health for any group of citizens to plan to act in this way, says the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Jun 15, 2020
5:50
Business
Jun 15, 2020

Exploring personal experiences, feelings, events during COVID-19 pandemic in SA

The true meaning and intensity of this new dependency on technology becomes more ingrained with each passing day.

7:40
Business
Jun 12, 2020

Academic voices: COVID-19 propels new digital era in South African higher education institutions

The 'new normal' might look nothing like the pre-COVID-19 crisis for South African higher education institutions.

1:40
Business
Jun 8, 2020

Medical graduand overcomes funding challenges

Ntokozo Maphanga persevered to realise her dream of graduating with an MBChB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

1:10
Business
Jun 5, 2020

MBChB student graduates summa cum laude

Ahmed Sameer Ikram will graduate with an MBChB summa cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

2:00
Business
Jun 4, 2020

Stroke survivor to graduate with Bachelor of Social Sciences degree

Despite being paralysed on the left side of her body, Nokubonga Sithole went on to complete her studies and will graduate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

1:10
Business
Jun 3, 2020

Father and son celebrate graduation together

Dane Arumugam and his son, Jadrian, will both receive post-graduate degrees at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's 2020 virtual graduation ceremony.

2:30
Business
Jun 2, 2020

Graduate calls for African music and dance programmes in high schools

Silindile Shazi is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts honour's degree cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal today.

1:10
Business
Jun 1, 2020

UKZN's youngest graduate still in her teens

At 19, Clermentine Ngidi will graduate with a Bachelor of Social Science degree.

4:30
Business
May 29, 2020

77 year old to graduate with BA degree

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will host a virtual ceremony for its graduation class of 2020 on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 13:30.

2:40
Business
May 27, 2020

UKZN hosts virtual graduation ceremony

The University of KwaZulu-Natal will host a virtual ceremony for its cohort of graduands on Friday, 29 May, at 1:30pm.

Findings and recommendations of the investigation into the COVID-19 outbreak at Netcare St Augustine's Hospital, led by UKZN team
Findings and recommendations of the investigation was led by a UKZN team comprising Dr Richard Lessells, Professor Yunus Moosa and Professor Tulio de Oliveira.
May 21, 2020
Roll-out of data, laptops to students to implement online teaching and learning
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has rolled out free data bundles to its students to enable the implementation of its online teaching and learning strategy.
May 20, 2020
3:10
Business
May 19, 2020

Performing arts lecturer wins 'African Voices Changemakers' award by CNN

Dr Lliane Loots and the Flatfoot Dance Company have been named one of this year's "African Voices Changemakers".

Call to protect African countries amid inappropriate off-label use of drugs to treat COVID-19
Professor Fatima Suleman said African countries must consider implementing a prescription monitoring scheme to help COVID-19 patients being treated with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.
May 18, 2020
5:50
Business
May 15, 2020

FLAIR Fellowships a boost for three UKZN researchers

Dr Clinton Veale, Dr Jaclyn Mann and Dr Samuel Iwarere are among 30 early career researchers in Africa to receive support from the FLAIR programme.

COVID-19: Education's moment of enlightenment
With so much disruption and fragility around us, now is an ideal time to reflect on the meaning and purpose of life, and adapt education for an emerging world.
May 14, 2020
12:30
Business
May 13, 2020

A crisis within a crisis: Impacts of COVID-19 on food and nutrition security for smallholder farmers

The impacts of COVID-19 on food and nutrition security for smallholder farmers are substantial.

2:30
Business
May 12, 2020

Excessive screen gazing may cause digital eye strain

Too much time staring at a screen can cause digital eye strain, previously known as computer vision syndrome, says UKZN lecturer in the Discipline of Optometry, Dr Alvin Munsamy.

3:10
Business
May 11, 2020

UKZN partners with Aurum Institute to boost COVID-19 testing in impoverished areas in KZN

UKZN partners with the Aurum Institute to boost COVID-19 testing in impoverished areas in KwaZulu-Natal.

4:30
Business
May 8, 2020

UKZN academics create video to deal with fear and anxiety during COVID-19

UKZN academics have created a video to deal with fear and anxiety during COVID-19.

Lockdown and protecting against COVID-19: A mammoth social marketing challenge
Organisations and governments across the globe have had the mammoth task of putting together social marketing strategies to achieve a behaviour change among citizens.
May 7, 2020
Can the South African govt monitor your whereabouts during COVID-19 pandemic?
In a state of disaster, in these unprecedented times, these monitoring measures are both lawful and reasonable.
May 6, 2020
The cruel and crude effect of lockdown on a family: inter-provincial travel to a funeral
Karel Van Heerden was unable to get a temporary exemption from certain of the lockdown regulations to travel to his grandfather's funeral.
May 5, 2020
Caution, compensation and COVID-19: Facilities on the frontline
Employers have a legal obligation to protect healthcare employees from potential infection while they are carrying out their duties.
May 4, 2020
5:50
Business
Apr 30, 2020

Business rescue: economic remedy for COVID-19?

A company that successfully implements business rescue will be able to avoid the negative impacts of closure, save some or all of its jobs and continue to operate.

Dimensions of the impact of COVID-19 on small and micro businesses in SA
By the time government woke up to the need to include the micro traders in its assistance plans, the first wave of spending had passed.
Apr 29, 2020
10:10
Business
Apr 28, 2020

Is absolute free speech a plague in the time of coronavirus?

Fox News presenters' failure to provide truthful coverage of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic could be considered as constituting "a clear and present danger" to its viewers, to Americans, and to people around the world.

3:40
Business
Apr 24, 2020

Quantum computing master's graduate smashes academic silos

Qualified actuarial scientist Amira Mahomed Abbas has now graduated cum laude with an MSc in physics, specialising in quantum computing.

3:30
Business
Apr 23, 2020

Chemical sisters graduate with flying colours

Gillean Fraser has graduated with an MSc in chemistry cum laude, and her sister Stephanie has graduated summa cum laude with a BSc chemistry honour's degree.

3:00
Business
Apr 22, 2020

PhD graduate investigates chemical compounds with antibacterial promise

Dr Neha Manhas used the concept of molecular hybridisation to develop new Schiff bases of quinazoline-4-ones.

4:00
Business
Apr 21, 2020

PhD examines use of human wastewater to grow horticultural crops

Dr Shirly Magwaza earned her PhD in Horticultural Science by evaluating the feasibility of using human excreta-derived materials as nutrient sources for hydroponic production of horticultural crops.

COVID-19: Scientists launch fundraising campaign to support the analysis of COVID-19 data in real-time
Scientists launch a fundraising campaign to support the analysis of COVID-19 data in real-time.
Apr 21, 2020
UKZN, together with Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), investigates impact of COVID-19 on health workers
The University of KwaZulu-Natal's College of Health Sciences has teamed up with the Human Sciences Research Council to conduct the survey.
Apr 20, 2020
6:30
Business
Apr 17, 2020

Order in disorder

Let us take this opportunity to develop the skills to become truly effective leaders, says Professor Cecile Gerwel Proches, associate professor at UKZN's Graduate School of Business and Leadership.

6:20
Business
Apr 16, 2020

Leadership, trust and managing a virtual workforce in the times of COVID-19

Novel crises are recurring events in human history and defining moments for businesses of all sizes.

10:30
Business
Apr 15, 2020

Summa Cum Laude graduate, current post-graduate student at UKZN, Romaana Muhammad, shares her tips on surviving lockdown as a student

Summa Cum Laude graduate and current post-graduate student at UKZN, Romaana Muhammad, shares her tips on surviving lockdown as a student.

3:10
Business
Apr 14, 2020

CCMS part of coronavirus digital comic: 'Don't Panic'

PhD student in the School of Arts, Damien Tomaselli, together with some of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society staffers, are part of the digital comic.

2:10
Business
Apr 9, 2020

UKZN COVID Researcher: Open data analysis in epidemiology helps control outbreaks

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Big Data and Informatics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Prof. Francesco Petruccione recently hosted a breakfast seminar titled "COVID-19 Genomics and Epidemiology".

3:50
Business
Apr 7, 2020

The plight of final year medical students - navigating through COVID-19 nationwide lockdown

At UKZN, academics are uploading all material onto online platforms, but medical students are missing out on crucial practical learning.

2:20
Business
Apr 6, 2020

UKZN drama students create COVID-19 educational video

The educational performance piece was initiated by lecturers Dr Miranda Young-Jahangeer and Ongezwa Mbhele.

2:10
Business
Apr 2, 2020

Migration linked to mortality rate in HIV positive pregnant women in KZN

The study has linked migration to a high rate of mortality among HIV positive women, up to a year after giving birth.

5:10
Business
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak also a town planning issue

Government should target areas of extreme poverty through health interventions and the provision of proper water and sanitation services.

7:00
Business
Mar 30, 2020

[email protected] goes online to share information on COVID-19

Professor Francesco Petruccione is continuing with his monthly seminar series during the national COVID-19 lockdown.

First confirmed case of COVID-19 at UKZN
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has registered its first confirmed case of the coronavirus.
Mar 24, 2020
4:10
Business
Mar 18, 2020

UKZN commences early mid-term break as COVID-19 cases grow

In a bid to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and protect its staff and students from the virus, the University of KwaZulu-Natal has begun an early mid-term break.

UKZN responds to COVID-19 - suspends academic programme, postpones graduation 2020
The University of KwaZulu-Natal suspends its academic programme and postpones graduation 2020.
Mar 16, 2020
1:40
Business
Mar 13, 2020

UKZN's research trajectory propels it to the top

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has secured the top spot in SA for total published research outputs and total weighted actual research outputs for 2018.

UKZN among first in Africa COVID-19 university intervention
The University of KwaZulu-Natal will launch a Campus Health 'War Room' in a bid to join international efforts to fight the deadly Coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 4, 2020
UKZN alumni donate R1m towards historical debt, registration fees
The Convocation Executive Committee of the UKZN donated R1 million towards the 15% required for the registration fees from students.
Feb 28, 2020
3:10
Business
Feb 27, 2020

SA-UK collaboration to strengthen research capacity in KZN

A cross-continent collaborative project between the UK and SA has been awarded a R5 million grant from the British Council's Newton Fund.

6:20
Business
Feb 24, 2020

UKZN: Disruptions will not dictate our future

When compared to other public institutions in SA, the UKZN registration and historic debt processes are among the most enabling for students, says vice-chancellor Professor Nana Poku.

3:20
Business
Feb 24, 2020

Humanities hosts Dube Memorial Lecture

The College of Humanities hosted the annual JL Dube Memorial Lecture at the UNITE building on the Howard College campus.

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Feb 21, 2020

Humanities academic translates Golden Melodies from Hindi cinema into isiZulu

Humanities academic Dr Gugulethu Mazibuko has launched her new book, 'Imizwilili' (Golden Melodies), which features 20 popular Hindi film songs translated into isiZulu.

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Feb 20, 2020

UKZN launches centre for kiwifruit research

The project, which includes developing new cultivars, is a partnership between industry and academia that will share resources and expertise.

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Feb 19, 2020

KZN's top two matriculants make UKZN their university of choice

Aaron Naidu has registered for a BSc degree majoring in data science, while Shweta Harilal will be studying towards her MBChB (medicine).

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Feb 18, 2020

A-rating for UKZN's peptide expert

Professor Fernando Albericio, a researcher in the School of Chemistry and Physics, has obtained an A2 rating from SA's National Research Foundation.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses, all colleges
Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.
Feb 17, 2020
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Feb 14, 2020

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

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Feb 13, 2020

UKZN: A call for perspective on our issues and a request for creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

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Feb 7, 2020

Top matriculant comes to UKZN

Aaron Naidu has registered at UKZN for a BSc degree majoring in data science.

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Feb 4, 2020

Clinical virologist appointed head of department at UKZN

Dr Nokukhanya Msomi was named head of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences.

Teenager excels despite challenges she faced as a country girl
Thandazile Ngubane matriculated with three distinctions, which earned her acceptance into the dental therapy programme at UKZN.
Feb 4, 2020
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Jan 30, 2020

Top KZN matriculant joins university of choice - UKZN

Shweta Harilal attributed her exceptional results to "long hours dedicated to studying and practising maths over and over again".

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Jan 29, 2020

UKZN scientists make it onto African Academy of Science's top 40 list

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

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Jan 28, 2020

Prestigious Wellcome Trust Award for UKZN's mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

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Jan 20, 2020

KZN teacher educators jet off to study at Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

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Jan 8, 2020

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

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Jan 7, 2020

Medical students present their innovative solution to a panel of international experts in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.

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Nov 11, 2019

L'Or'eal-UNESCO for Women in Science grants for UKZN scientists

Dr Yogandree Ramsamy and Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana are among seven women to be awarded research grants from the L'Or?al-UNESCO for Women in Science South African National Programme.

UKZN School of Engineering Research and Innovation Exposition
The University of KwaZulu-Natal's School of Engineering Research and Innovation Expo will place on 8 November.
Nov 4, 2019
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Oct 23, 2019

UKZN students develop a taste for technology of 3D food printing

The Mechanical Engineering Open Day at the University of KwaZulu-Natal was held at the Unite School of Engineering Building, Howard College Campus.

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Oct 14, 2019

UKZN School of Engineering celebrates accreditation from ECSA

The Engineering Council of South Africa conferred continued accreditation with no deficiencies and no concerns until 2024.

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Oct 10, 2019

ASSAf membership for UKZN academics

Six academics from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were among 23 of the country's scholars and scientists inaugurated as members of the Academy of Science of SA.

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Oct 3, 2019

UKZN makes the cut in Times Higher Education subject rankings

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been placed in the 401+ band of the Times Higher Education Arts and Humanities subject rankings.

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Sep 20, 2019

UKZN neurosurgeon on a mission to treat movement disorders

The UKZN Discipline of Neurosurgery based in Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital once again leads with innovation in the field of neurosurgery in the province by developing its own "Functional Neurosurgery."

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Sep 17, 2019

PhD graduate tackles strike participation at Transnet port terminals

A 67-year-old UKZN lecturer and retired HR practitioner, Dr Bongani Mkhize, has graduated with a PhD in Social Sciences for research that analysed strike participation at Transnet port terminals in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Sep 16, 2019

UKZN confers honorary doctorate on former public protector

The honorary doctorate was awarded to Professor Thuli Madonsela in recognition of her tireless dedication to the South African Constitution.

UKZN hosts Spring Graduation ceremonies (11-12 September 2019)
The University of KwaZulu-Natal will confer degrees on 1 977 graduands, 60% of them women.
Sep 10, 2019
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Sep 9, 2019

UKZN will not tolerate gender-based violence

The University of KwaZulu-Natal joined the country in expressing outrage and condemnation of the horrific cases of violence against women and children which continue to persist.

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Aug 22, 2019

Eminent scientist recognised for his research in breastfeeding

Child health expert and UKZN Emeritus Professor Hoosen Coovadia is ranked 10th on the Web site Expertscape's list of the world's top experts on breastfeeding.

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Aug 21, 2019

Standard Bank Top Women Awards nod to UKZN SARChI chair

Professor Colleen Downs was named a finalist for a Standard Bank Top Women Award in the category of Top Woman in Science.

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Aug 20, 2019

UKZN lecturer a finalist in SAICA competition

Auditing lecturer and researcher Hlengiwe Ndlela (32) is a finalist in SAICA's Top 35 Under Thirty5 competition and also runs a mentorship programme for schoolgirls.

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Aug 19, 2019

Accidental scientist tackles food insecurity

Mbali Gwacela from the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences says this field is bursting with possibilities.

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Aug 15, 2019

Food gardens planted at Mtubatuba school for Mandela Day

UKZN alumni and Enactus members donated their time and seedlings, compost, etc to help the Mtubatuba community develop gardens at the school.

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Aug 14, 2019

UKZN features prominently in largest university rankings

The Centre for World University Rankings has placed UKZN in the top four best universities in South Africa, and in the top 500 globally.

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Aug 13, 2019

Embracing excellence is not an option; it's an imperative

For SA to thrive in a time of globalisation, digitisation and increased competition, excellence must be the cornerstone of all our socio-economic endeavours.

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Aug 12, 2019

Durban International Film Festival award winners announced

The awards ceremony, held at the Elangeni Hotel, honoured filmmakers for being the nation's conscience and for uniting Africa through film.

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Aug 8, 2019

Special award for Durban International Film Festival

The university won the MEC Special Award at this year's Simon "Mabhunu" Sabela Film and Television Awards at the Playhouse Theatre for its Durban International Film Festival.

Good governance ensures credibility in a globally competitive market
Higher education and training is crucial for the development of a country's economy, technological advancement and for the enhancement of human capital.
Aug 7, 2019
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Jul 19, 2019

UKZN Campus to Campus a celebration of a healthy lifestyle

University staff, students and alumni are reminded to take part in the UKZN Campus to Campus 10km race and 5km fun run on Sunday, July 28.

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Jul 18, 2019

Tribute to Johnny Clegg - Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

It is with sadness that we received the news of the passing of world-renowned music legend Dr Johnny Clegg, a true son of Africa.

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Jul 17, 2019

Social sciences academic receives C2 Rating from the National Research Foundation

Senior lecturer in Sociology at UKZN, Dr Kathryn Pillay, has been awarded a C2 Rating by the National Research Foundation.

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Jul 16, 2019

UKZN graduate recognised among Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans

Dr Sphumelele Ndlovu, one of the Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans for 2019, was recognised in the category of Science and Technology.

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Jul 15, 2019

Linguistics expert at UKZN appointed vice-president of African Association for Lexicography

The director of UKZN's Language Planning and Development Office, Professor Langa Khumalo, has been appointed vice-president of the African Association for Lexicography.

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Jul 12, 2019

Law graduate makes top 200 young South Africans list

Lerisha Naidu, a UKZN alumna and a partner at Baker McKenzie, made it onto the prestigious list in the Business and Law category.

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Jul 9, 2019

UKZN's youngest dean makes P-Rating history

Professor Thabo Msibi is the first black South African scholar in Education to be awarded a prestigious P-Rating by the National Research Foundation.

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Jul 8, 2019

UKZN Enactus on the road to nationals

Enactus members presented the student organisation's Sack Space concept in which vegetables are grown in vegetable sacks, known as vertical farming.

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Jul 8, 2019

UKZN celebrates Africa Day

Guests from the governments of Lesotho, China and Mauritius, and international students and staff, attended the event on Howard campus, themed Leaving No One Behind.

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Jul 4, 2019

THE Young University Rankings lists UKZN number one in Africa

The University of KwaZulu-Natal has secured the number one spot in Africa on the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

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Jun 26, 2019

UKZN humanities academic wins Ed Bruner Book Prize

Professor Sabine Marschall's book, Tourism and Memories of Home, explores journeys to former and imaginary homes for migrants, exiles, refugees and diaspora groups.

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Jun 25, 2019

Conference validates contribution of traditional birth attendants

The conference enabled TBAs to share their skills, experience and work challenges, and to protect, promote and develop indigenous knowledge systems.

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Jun 24, 2019

UKZN supports #CrazySocks4Docs campaign

The campaign shows solidarity for medical professionals and students living with depression and other mental challenges.

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Jun 21, 2019

UKZN alumna wins SAMA Record of the Year

House musician Holly Wasserfall, aka Holly Rey, a media and communication honour's graduate, won the SAMA for her song, Deeper.

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Jun 20, 2019

UKZN academic awarded two international fellowships

The first fellowship awarded to Dr Tivani Mashamba-Thompson will help fund her current research project; the second provides leadership training.

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Jun 19, 2019

Multimillion-rand research award to UKZN's scientists for cutting-edge study

The R12.8 million grant will fund the implementation of a three-year multidisciplinary global health research study on first-episode psychosis.

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Jun 18, 2019

Deputy minister of higher education, science and technology supports UKZN runners at Comrades Marathon

Deputy minister of higher education, science and technology Buti Manamela showed his support for Team UKZN in the lead-up to the marathon.

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Jun 13, 2019

All things 'creepy crawly' at award-winning UKZN Royal Show stand

The UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science stand at the annual Royal Agricultural Show, in Pietermaritzburg, won a silver medallion.

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Jun 12, 2019

UKZN rises against hunger

The university collaborated with Rise Against Hunger Africa and SAICA to pack 10 000 meals for pre-schools and families in need in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Jun 11, 2019

Cutting-edge science harnessed to seek SA healthcare solutions

The Afrocentric Precision Approach to Control Health Epidemics Flagship project was unveilied recently at the UKZN.

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May 27, 2019

Huge cash injection for lung cancer control

Phase two of the College of Health Sciences programme received a R40 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.

Social work academic to receive international award
Professor Johannes John-Langba is the first African to receive the award, from Howard University, in recognition of his educational leadership.
May 24, 2019
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May 23, 2019

UKZN student off to play in FIFA Women's World Cup in France

Midfielder Kholosa Biyana was chosen as part of the national women's soccer squad, Banyana Banyana, to represent SA in France next month.