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18 June

KZN Dolphins Triumph at Blind Cricket SA Tournament

front row standing – from left: Mr Manny Mothilal (BCSA Treasurer); Mr Gift Zungu; Mr Siphelele Khalala; Mr Tebogo Moloisane (Vice-Captain); Mr Cameron Sewell (Captain); Mr Khulekani Myeni; Mr Ndumiso Nyawose (President of KZN Hollywoodbets Dolphins and National BCSA Co-Ordinator); …

12 June

C2 NRF Rating for UKZN’s Economics Professor

Professor Harold Ngalawa. C2 NRF Rating for UKZN’s Economics Professor Economics expert, Professor Harold Ngalawa from the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF), is now a C2 NRF-rated researcher. The ratings are awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) …

30 May

2024 Gynae-Oncology Update Aims to Make Impact in Women’s Health

Scenes from the KwaZulu-Natal Gynae-Oncology Update. 2024 Gynae-Oncology Update Aims to Make Impact in Women’s Health UKZN’s Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology hosted the 2024 KwaZulu-Natal Gynae-Oncology Update giving healthcare professionals, researchers and clinicians from around the country the opportunity …

30 May

Innovating for the Future: UKZN’s New Design Lab

Professor Tom Walingo officially opens the new Design Lab in the Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. Innovating for the Future: UKZN’s New Design Lab UKZN’s Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) has launched its new Design …

27 May

UKZN Launches Aerospace Systems Research Institute

Seen at the launch is UKZN’s ASRI team with members of University management, guests and academics from the Discipline of Mechanical Engineering. UKZN Launches Aerospace Systems Research Institute UKZN made history recently when it officially launched the Aerospace Systems Research Institute (ASRI) …

24 May

Master’s in Clinical Psychology Awarded Cum Laude

Cum laude master’s graduate, Ms Lorelle Pillay. Master’s in Clinical Psychology Awarded Cum Laude Ms Lorelle Pillay was awarded her Master of Social Science in Clinical Psychology cum laude for her research entitled, An Exploration of Young Women’s Menstrual Experiences in the African …

24 May

Lifting the Lid on Life Insurance Fraud

Dr Nomathamsanqa Mthethwa. Lifting the Lid on Life Insurance Fraud Life insurance fraud is a growing phenomenon in South Africa, with a number of recent court cases highlighting its chilling consequences. Dr Nomathamsanqa Mthethwa was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy …

20 May

Bollywood Theatre in Durban the Theme of PhD Study

A novel study by Dr Verne Munsamy looks at Bollywood and “Indianness”. Bollywood Theatre in Durban the Theme of PhD Study Dr Verne Munsamy’s PhD thesis, Exemplifying South African “Indianness” through a Bolly-World Experience: Staging Bollywood Theatre in Durban, South Africa traces the …

20 May

Lifelong Dream Realised

Proud PhD graduate, Dr Kirschnee Naidoo. Lifelong Dream Realised Love all, serve all. These core values instilled in Dr Kirschnee Naidoo as a child by her loving parents led her to a career in psychology. Currently in clinical practice, Naidoo …

20 May

PhD Focuses on Workplace Bullying

Dr Ashlesha Singh with her parents, Mr Vees Singh and Mrs Rhona Singh. PhD Focuses on Workplace Bullying Dr Ashlesha Singh’s desire to make a meaningful difference in the workplace and become an anti-bullying ambassador earned her a PhD in …

14 May

Statistical Modelling of AIDS Epidemic Scores PhD

Dr Adenike Soogun celebrates earning her PhD in Statistics from UKZN. Statistical Modelling of AIDS Epidemic Scores PhD Statistical and Spatial Modelling Geared Towards Achieving UNAIDS Indicators in an HIV Hyperendemic Area of KwaZulu-Natal, was the focus of research for …

13 May

Master’s in Administration for Former UKZN Chancellor

UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku, caps former UKZN Chancellor, Dr Zweli Mkhize, who graduated with a Master’s in Administration. Master’s in Administration for Former UKZN Chancellor From graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) …

13 May

Engineer Attains MBA Cum Laude Despite Challenges

Mr Msizi Nzama, who graduated cum laude for his MBA with his sons, (left) Mr Langalethu Nzama and (right) Mr Andile Nzama. Engineer Attains MBA Cum Laude Despite Challenges Mechanical Engineer and cyclist from Umlazi, Mr Msizi Nzama was awarded his Master of …

09 May

Six Bachelor of Optometry Students Graduate Cum Laude

Five of the six students who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Optometry degree. Six Bachelor of Optometry Students Graduate Cum Laude Six students from UKZN have achieved academic excellence by graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Optometry. The students: Ms …

07 May

PhD for Pre-diabetes Researcher

Dr Angezwa Siboto who graduated with a PhD in Human Physiology. PhD for Pre-diabetes Researcher Dr Angezwa Siboto, a Laboratory Technician at Nelson Mandela University (NMU), said she was elated to graduate with her PhD in Human Physiology from her alma …

29 April

Inaugural Lecture Envisages a Genderless Society

Professor Shakila Singh. Inaugural Lecture Envisages a Genderless Society The School of Education’s Professor Shakila Singh’s inaugural lecture was entitled No Gender, No Violence. Drawing on her research, Singh invited her audience to imagine a genderless world and its benefits. …

26 April

UKZN Launches First Autism Consciousness Campaign

Scenes from the autism event. UKZN Launches First Autism Consciousness Campaign The Autism Awareness Campaign, #Commemorating Autism, organised by School of Education, UKZN’s Community Engagement Academic Leader, Associate Professor Angela James, focused on the knowledge, practices and intervention parents, teachers, …

26 April

Open Day Draws Thousands of Prospective Students

Highlights from the University’s Open Days. Open Day Draws Thousands of Prospective Students The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted its annual Open Day, welcoming eager learners and their families to both the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses. The event saw an impressive …

26 April

Webinar Commemorates Human Rights Day

Panelists at the webinar clockwise from left: Professor Zahra Ali, Professor Saths Cooper, Mr Oupa Ngwenya, and Ms Kekeletso Khena. Webinar Commemorates Human Rights Day UKZN in partnership with Umtapo Centre – a social justice organisation that promotes sustainable development, …

08 April

Inaugural Lecture Focuses on Green Energy Transition

Professor Amir Mohammadi. Inaugural Lecture Focuses on Green Energy Transition The inaugural lecture by Professor Amir Hossein Mohammadi of the School of Engineering focused on energy transition from fossil fuels to green hydrogen as part of a strategy to tackle …

08 April

UKZN Academic Earns Master’s Degree in England

Ms Thobile Sibiya. UKZN Academic Earns Master’s Degree in England Quick-witted and accomplished, UKZN staff member Ms Thobile Sibiya, has been awarded a Master’s degree with merit in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of Nottingham in England. Sibiya …

05 April

Health Education Expert Leads Innovative New Unit

Health Education Expert Leads Innovative New Unit Health Education Expert Leads Innovative New Unit Professor Veena Singaram has been appointed head of the newly-established Health Professions Education Unit in the College of Health Sciences (CHS). Singaram began her journey in …

04 April

UKZN Professor Honoured With 2024 Meienhofer Award

Professor Fernando Albericio. UKZN Professor Honoured With 2024 Meienhofer Award The Boulder Peptide Society based in the United States (US) has honoured UKZN Professor Fernando Albericio with the 2024 Meienhofer Award in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in peptide …

04 April

UKZN Student Batting and Bowling Up a Storm

Romashan Soma Pillay. UKZN Student Batting and Bowling Up a Storm At just 19 years old, Romashan Soma Pillay is fast making his mark in the cricketing world – he plays as an all-rounder for South Africa’s under-19 cricket team …

27 March

New Impis Supporters’ T-Shirt Launched

Highlights from the launch of the new supporters’ rugby t-shirt at the Howard College campus. New Impis Supporters’ T-Shirt Launched UKZN’s Rugby team, the Impis, launched their new supporters’ t-shirt at the Howard College campus on 1 March. The Varsity …

20 March

Bee Expert Sheds Light on Insects’ Self-Medication

A Bombus terrestris bee, one of the species mentioned in the paper for its self-medication behaviour. Bee Expert Sheds Light on Insects’ Self-Medication Associate Professor Michael Lattorff in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences is the senior author of an open-access paper published …

20 March

ASRI’s Rocket Engineers Take to the Global Stage

UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Institute (ASRI) team at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech 2024 Conference in Orlando, Florida. ASRI’s Rocket Engineers Take to the Global Stage A team of students and staff from the Aerospace Systems …

19 March

UKZN Receives Siyaphumelela Network Award

From left: Dr Alan Amory, Siyaphumelela Leader (Saide); Mrs Jenny Glennie, Executive Director (Saide); Mr Abdulbaqi Badru and Mr William Moses, Managing Director: Education (Kresge Foundation). UKZN Receives Siyaphumelela Network Award The international Siyaphumelela Network Award was bestowed on UKZN …

19 March

PhD Student Among Top 50 Most Memorable Women

Ms Simangele Mkhize. PhD Student Among Top 50 Most Memorable Women PhD candidate in UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership, Ms Simangele Mkhize has been recognised as one of the top 50 most memorable women by Feature magazine in 2023. Her …

19 March

Public Governance Academic Addresses Conference in Kenya

Public Governance Academic Addresses Conference in Kenya Emeritus Professor Purshottama Reddy of UKZN’s School of Management, IT and Governance co- presented a paper at the 2024 annual International Institutes of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) annual Conference in Mombasa, Kenya. Themed International …

04 March

Thuthuka Bursaries for UKZN BCom Accounting Students

Thuthuka Bursary Fund recipients during Orientation Week. Thuthuka Bursaries for UKZN BCom Accounting Students UKZN’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) has welcomed 17 Thuthuka Bursary Fund (TBF) recipients into its Accounting programme following a rigorous review process by …

29 February

UKZN Remains Among the Best in SA and Africa

URAP has ranked UKZN among the top universities in the country. UKZN Remains Among the Best in SA and Africa The University of KwaZulu-Natal remains among the top universities in South Africa and the continent according to the latest academic …

29 February

UKZN Hosts 2024 Parents’ and Orientation Days

UKZN received a whopping 160 000 applications for 2024. UKZN Hosts 2024 Parents’ and Orientation Days UKZN started off the academic year by hosting a virtual Parents’ Day and Orientation Days. Speaking at the virtual Parents’ day event, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for …

26 February

Meet UKZN’s Director of Student Health Services

Dr Chauntelle Bagwandeen, UKZN’s newly appointed Student Health Services Director. Meet UKZN’s Director of Student Health Services Dr Chauntelle Bagwandeen, a public health specialist in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) has taken on the vital role of Director of …

20 February

UKZN Scoops Economic Activation Office Award

The announcement of the National Economic Activation Office Awards. UKZN Scoops Economic Activation Office Award The collaboration between InQubate and the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) aimed at cultivating entrepreneurship at UKZN is yielding results, with the …

18 December

Luthuli Lecture Examines Customary Law in SA Legal System

A painting of Albert Luthuli unveiled before (from left): Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize, Mr Londani Ngubane, Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo, Professor Mxolisi Mchunu, Mr Irwin Langeveld and Advocate Vusi Khuzwayo. Luthuli Lecture Examines Customary Law in SA Legal System The 17th Annual …

14 December

KZN Blind Cricket Hosts Inaugural Heritage Cup

KwaZulu-Natal Society for the Blind cricket team. KZN Blind Cricket Hosts Inaugural Heritage Cup In a ground-breaking initiative that harmonised sport with culture, the KwaZulu-Natal Blind Cricket community recently hosted the inaugural KZN Blind Cricket Heritage Cup, coinciding with South …

12 December

Conference Celebrates Statistics by the Sea

UKZN’s Women in Analytics, from left: Ms Arusha Desai, Professor Delia North, Dr Nombuso Zondo, Dr Danielle Roberts and Ms Nina Grundling. Conference Celebrates Statistics by the Sea The South African Statistical Association (SASA) – in partnership with UKZN – …

12 December

International Music Icons Deliver Masterclass at UKZN

Scenes from the School of Arts Masterclass. International Music Icons Deliver Masterclass at UKZN Melodious international musicians, Chris Walker and Regina Belle, dropped by for a masterclass with UKZN students and staff as part of their international music tour to …

12 December

Academic of the Year Award for UKZN Professor

Academic of the Year, Professor Micheline Naude. Academic of the Year Award for UKZN Professor Academic Leader in Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance, Professor Micheline Naude has won an Academic of …

11 December

Workshop Aims to Examine the IsiZulu National Corpus

From left: Mr Khumbulani Mngadi, Dr Nokukhanya Ngcobo, Professor Elsabẽ Taljard and Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa at the Corpus Workshop. Workshop Aims to Examine the IsiZulu National Corpus The University Language Planning and Development Office (ULPDO) hosted a two-day IsiZulu Corpus …

05 December

UKZN Medical School Honours its Living Legends

From left: Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, Professors Girish Mody, Busi Ncama, Ncoza Dlova, Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Salim Abdool Karim. UKZN Medical School Honours its Living Legends UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine recognised four members of its alumni community …

01 December

Public Lecture Unpacks Why HR Needs Disruptive Innovation

Professor Steve McKenna. Public Lecture Unpacks Why HR Needs Disruptive Innovation The Discipline of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (HRM/IR) in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) hosted a public lecture on the theme Shift: Why …

27 November

UKZN Goes for Gold at the 2023 MACE Excellence Awards

Farmers, facilitators, and staff from the Farmer Support Group celebrate the achievements of small-scale farmers at Zamani Garden, Msinga during the 2023 Food and Nutrition Fair. UKZN Goes for Gold at the 2023 MACE Excellence Awards The University of KwaZulu-Natal …

27 November

Farmer Support Group Celebrates Successes in Msinga Communities

Farmers, facilitators, and staff from the Farmer Support Group celebrate the achievements of small-scale farmers at Zamani Garden, Msinga during the 2023 Food and Nutrition Fair. Farmer Support Group Celebrates Successes in Msinga Communities UKZN’s Farmer Support Group (FSG), a community development, …

22 November

SSMSCS Spearheads Matric Final Stretch Programme in PMB

Highlights from the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science community outreach project. SSMSCS Spearheads Matric Final Stretch Programme in PMB In a heart-warming display of dedication to education and community service, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science …

22 November

UKZN Nursing Students Uplift the Elderly

Nursing students organised an intervention programme at The Association for The Aged (TAFTA). UKZN Nursing Students Uplift the Elderly Second-year Nursing students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal organised a remarkable intervention programme at The Association for The Aged (TAFTA), a …

20 November

Flying the UKZN Flag High in Australia

Professor Yuben Moodley. Flying the UKZN Flag High in Australia It has only been a few weeks and yet there has been an overwhelming response of submissions since the Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine, Professor Ncoza …

15 November

UKZN’s Nursing Discipline Hosts Successful Research Seminar

Third-year Nursing students with their lecturers. UKZN’s Nursing Discipline Hosts Successful Research Seminar UKZN’s Nursing Discipline hosted its highly anticipated annual research seminar with third-year students from various affiliated hospitals presenting innovative research projects to showcase their dedication and commitment …

15 November

Celebrating World Anatomy Day 2023

Celebrating World Anatomy Day on the Westville campus. Celebrating World Anatomy Day 2023 Clinical Anatomy Discipline staff and undergraduate and postgraduate students wearing brightly coloured T-shirts with the inscription Anatomy Alive, filled the quad on UKZN’s Westville campus to raise …

13 November

Lecture at MA’AT Institute on the Southern Hemisphere

From left: Mr Mkhulu Nsingiza, Dr Nontobeko Buthelezi, Dr Sibonsile Zibane, Professor Johannes Smit and Professor Vivian Ojong. Lecture at MA’AT Institute on the Southern Hemisphere In line with UKZN’s vision to be the Premier University of African Scholarship, the …

10 November

Suicide in the Spotlight at Webinar

Free eye screening at Ster-Kinekor, Gateway. Suicide in the Spotlight at Webinar The Decriminalisation of Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Africa: Implications for Prevention, Human Rights and Dignity was the title of a webinar hosted by UKZN in partnership with …

09 November

Rugby World Cup Makes UKZN Alumni Stronger Together!

Highlights from the Alumni Relations Rugby World Cup live-streaming sessions. Rugby World Cup Makes UKZN Alumni Stronger Together! In the spirit of the Rugby World Cup, the UKZN Alumni Relations Office recently hosted alumni for an exhilarating Rugby World Cup …

09 November

UKZN Academic Addresses BRICS Think Tank Roundtable

Dr Nelly Vuyokazi Sharpley. UKZN Academic Addresses BRICS Think Tank Roundtable UKZN’s Dr Nelly Vuyokazi Sharpley spoke on recovery efforts and addressing development pitfalls following the COVID-19 pandemic during the South African BRICS Think Tank (SABTT) Roundtable, hosted at the …

09 November

International Award for Innovative Prostate Cancer Therapy

Professor Mike Sathekge (left), President-elect of the World Association of Radiopharmaceuticals and Molecular Therapy; Professor Mariza Vorster and Dr Richard Henkelmann of ITG Isotope Technologies, Garching. International Award for Innovative Prostate Cancer Therapy UKZN’s Head of Nuclear Medicine Professor Mariza …

08 November

Nursing Students Attend Nutrition Workshop

Nursing students carrying out an exercise at the HEALA nutrition workshop. Nursing Students Attend Nutrition Workshop The Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) conducted an informative nutrition workshop for second-year Nursing students at UKZN. HEALA is known for its campaigns that advocate …

07 November

Vision Screening Marks World Sight Day

Vision screening highlights. Vision Screening Marks World Sight Day In commemoration of World Sight Day on 12 October, UKZN’s Disability Support Unit (DSU) in partnership with the College of Health Science’s School of Optometry hosted free eye screening for students …

07 November

Alumnus Thrives at South African Medical Research Council

Professor Willene Holness (front row, centre) with Justice Anne McKeig (back row, centre) and colleagues at the Minnesota Supreme Court. Law Professor Nominated for Prestigious International Programme Associate Professor in the School of Law Willene Holness was nominated by the …

06 November

Alumnus Thrives at South African Medical Research Council

Dr Yusentha Balakrishna. Alumnus Thrives at South African Medical Research Council Recent Statistics PhD graduate, Dr Yusentha Balakrishna works as a Specialist Statistician within the Biostatistics Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). Balakrishna’s work involves collaborating …

06 November

Fellowship Programme Bridges Gaps in Paediatric Care

APFP Fellows with Director of the APFP, Dr Lawrence Mubaiwa (seated second from left) and HOD of Paediatrics and Child Health, Professor Refilwe Masekela (seated, centre). Fellowship Programme Bridges Gaps in Paediatric Care UKZN’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) is …

03 November

UKZN’s Heart Beats Green and Gold

UKZN celebrates the Springboks as the Rugby World Cup champions. UKZN’s Heart Beats Green and Gold UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division (CRD) hosted a screening of the Rugby World Cup final to show support for the Springboks. Staff and alumni donned …

03 November

New Equipment Boosts Treatment of Urologic Diseases

Mr Michael Nyman showcasing the new equipment at St Aidan’s Mission Regional Hospital. New Equipment Boosts Treatment of Urologic Diseases St Aidan’s Mission Regional Hospital, which forms part of the King Edward/St Aidan’s Hospital Complex, is the first public sector …

02 November

UKZN Alumni Lunch “Get-togethers” a Hit in KZN!

UKZN alumni and Alumni Relations staff members. UKZN Alumni Lunch “Get-togethers” a Hit in KZN! UKZN’s series of alumni lunch “get-togethers”, which are proving incredibly successful and popular, will continue in the eThekwini area and spread to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands …

01 November

Inaugural Lecture Explores Supply Chain Management Beyond 4IR

Supply Chain Management expert and researcher, Professor Micheline Naude. Inaugural Lecture Explores Supply Chain Management Beyond 4IR Historical and future overviews of supply chain management were explored at the recent virtual inaugural lecture presented by Professor Micheline Naude from the …

31 October

Co-Authorship in Research Contributes to SAs Education System

From left: Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Dr Ntokozo Mkhize-Mthembu and Dr Makie Kortjass. Co-Authorship in Research Contributes to SAs Education System School of Education academics, Dr Ntokozo Mkhize-Mthembu and Dr Makie Kortjass’s co-authorship of the paper titled: Drawing as a Method …

30 October

A Trailblazing Journey in Solar Flare Prediction

Master’s student Mr Mangaliso Moses Mngomezulu delves into the world of space science, with the study of Solar Flare Predictions. A Trailblazing Journey in Solar Flare Prediction In the growing world of computer science, there are individuals whose relentless pursuit …

27 October

Top Ranking for UKZN Honorary Professor

Professor Sushant Ghosh. Top Ranking for UKZN Honorary Professor Professor Sushant Ghosh, an honorary professor in UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, has been ranked in the top 2% of cited researchers in the world. Stanford University recognised …

27 October

Fighting Cancer Together

Shavathon and blood stem donor drives. Fighting Cancer Together In a world where community involvement and support for those in need play a pivotal role, the UKZN Corporate Relations Division collaborated with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and …

25 October

New Book on the Personal Journey of The Spiritual Medic

Dr Tivana Chellan continues to inspire greatness with her book, The Spiritual Medic. New Book on the Personal Journey of The Spiritual Medic UKZN Medical alumnus, Dr Tivana Chellan, who graduated cum laude last year, has published a book titled: The Spiritual Medic. Chellan …

25 October

School of Chemistry and Physics Build Team Spirit

Staff from the School of Chemistry and Physics at their teambuilding session. School of Chemistry and Physics Build Team Spirit UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics recently held its annual team building event which saw staff from the Howard College, …

23 October

STEAM Rocket Event Ignites Young Minds

UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Institute excites young learners. STEAM Rocket Event Ignites Young Minds UKZN’s Aerospace Systems Research Institute (ASRI) presented a STEAM rocket event at Hilton College, hosted by non-profit company I-Innovate in collaboration with the Vula Foundation and …

20 October

Promoting Deaf Awareness

Deaf Awareness Month Campaign. Promoting Deaf Awareness UKZN’s Audiology Department hosted its annual Deaf Awareness Month Campaign on the Howard College campus. The campaign was organised by final-year Audiology students under the guidance of Audiology lecturer Dr Zandile Shezi. Deaf …

19 October

Concert in Support of GBV and Sexual Abuse Victims

Performers at the concert. Concert in Support of GBV and Sexual Abuse Victims UKZN’s Medical School campus HIV and AIDS Support Unit hosted the Darkness and Light concert in collaboration with Friends of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and …

18 October

Charting the Course in a Health Sciences Career

From left: Ms Nandisile Elaine Ntshangase, Ms Suzanne Stokes, Mrs Vanessa Chetty, Mr Mzwandile Mdletshe and Mr Bongumusa Gumbi. Charting the Course in a Health Sciences Career Acceptance into a College of Health Sciences (CHS) programme at UKZN is extremely …

17 October

UKZN Professor Presents at the TXM@25 Conference

The TXM@25 Conference Group. UKZN Professor Presents at the TXM@25 Conference UKZN Professor David Spurrett presented a paper at a conference in Boulder, Colorado in the United States, in honour of The Extended Mind (TXM), a 25-year-old study by Professor …

17 October

Medical Sciences Reaches Out to Primary School

SLMMS staff engaging learners at the Grade 7 Career Day. Medical Sciences Reaches Out to Primary School A team of academics from UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (SLMMS) left learners at Phoenix Heights Primary School fascinated about …

16 October

Humanities Institute Hosts PhD Writing Retreat

Participants in the PhD writing retreat. Humanities Institute Hosts PhD Writing Retreat The Humanities Institute within UKZN’s College of Humanities hosted a PhD writing retreat for holders of scholarships from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) …

16 October

“Listen with Your Eyes, Speak with Your Hands”

Performers and co-ordinators of the 2023 Listen with Your Eyes, Speak with Your Hands programme. “Listen with Your Eyes, Speak with Your Hands” In a captivating and enlightening engagement that celebrated Deaf culture through a unique blend of poetry, music, …

13 October

ULPDO Hosts 5th Biennial Language Research Symposium 2023

Highlights from the Language Research Symposium. ULPDO Hosts 5th Biennial Language Research Symposium 2023 The University Language Planning and Development Office (ULPDO) collaborated with the Discipline of African Languages to host the 5th Biennial Language Research Symposium on the Howard College …

13 October

Public Lecture on BRICS Plus Dispels Misconceptions

Ambassador at Large: Asia and BRICS at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Professor Anil Sooklal. Public Lecture on BRICS Plus Dispels Misconceptions A public lecture delivered by Ambassador at Large: Asia and BRICS at the Department of International …

12 October

Lecturer Publishes isiZulu Book on Teenage Pregnancy

Scenes at the launch of Ibhengele Lesethembiso. Lecturer Publishes isiZulu Book on Teenage Pregnancy The launch of isiZulu book, Ibhengele Lesethembiso by senior lecturer in Social Work at UKZN Dr Maud Mthembu was attended by representatives of government and non-governmental organisations from …

11 October

A Father’s Love and the Red Gown

In his red gown, Dr Sicelo Cyril Shabalala. A Father’s Love and the Red Gown Inspired by his late father’s wish to become the first in his family to graduate with a PhD and don the coveted “red gown” proved …

10 October

Female Underwater Hockey Player Bags LLM Degree

Underwater hockey player and LLM graduate, Ms Tatton Bouras. Female Underwater Hockey Player Bags LLM Degree Graduating with her Master of Laws degree in Labour Studies and serving as the Vice-Captain of the KwaZulu-Natal Female Hockey team are goals topping …

09 October

Pioneering Sustainable Solutions for Clean Water

Mrs Esther Nnaeme designs a low-cost and innovative solar distiller. Pioneering Sustainable Solutions for Clean Water In a world where access to clean and safe drinking water remains a pressing global concern, individuals like Mrs Esther Nnaeme shine as beacons …

05 October

UKZN’s Medical Sciences Honours Roadshow

Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences School staff and final-year students at the Honours Roadshow. UKZN’s Medical Sciences Honours Roadshow The School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (SLMMS) hosted its annual roadshow to encourage final-year Medical Sciences students to further …

05 October

Evolution of Women in Leadership Conference

South African story teller, writer, playwright and actress Dr Gcina Mhlophe (second from left) with guests at the Evolution of Women in Leadership Conference in Durban. Evolution of Women in Leadership Conference UKZN’s Extended Learning division leapt at the opportunity …

03 October

Royal Society Fellowships for UKZN Scientists

Professor Kogie Naidoo and Professor Vincent Nyamori. Royal Society Fellowships for UKZN Scientists Two leading UKZN scientists have been honoured with Fellowships by the Royal Society of South Africa (RSSAf) for their outstanding contributions to furthering science in the country. …

03 October

UKZN InQubate Propelling Student Creativity

From left: Mr Njabulo Mbatha, Ms Thembalethu Shange, Mr Mzwanele Memani and Mr Sibonelo Mchunu. UKZN InQubate Propelling Student Creativity UKZN InQubate hosted its third ENSPIRE’D Talks at the Edgewood campus in September. ENSPIRE is an Entrepreneurship Skills Programme which …

02 October

Global Recognition for PhD Study on Hearing Loss

Dr Okikioluwa Aladeyelu graduated with a PhD in Clinical Anatomy for his research on hearing loss among the South African youth. Global Recognition for PhD Study on Hearing Loss Dr Okikioluwa Aladeyelu was awarded a PhD in Clinical Anatomy for …

29 September

MSc Optimises Collection Strategies in the Banking Industry

Mr Creolin Pillay. MSc Optimises Collection Strategies in the Banking Industry MSc Statistics graduate, Mr Creolin Pillay melded his passion for statistics with a vision to improve South Africa’s financial sector. His dissertation was titled: Optimising Collections Strategies in the …

29 September

Building the African City of the Future

Dr Frazer Smith graduated with a PhD in Civil Engineering. Building the African City of the Future PhD graduate Dr Frazer Smith’s thesis, Building the African City of the Future Using More Ecologically Sustainable Materials, with a Focus on the …

28 September

Statistics PhD Models Forest Growth at Mondi

Dr Morries Chauke with his mother, Mrs N’wa-July Elizabeth Chauke. Statistics PhD Models Forest Growth at Mondi Any student would agree that a doctoral degree is the pinnacle of academic achievement and that obtaining one is no mean feat. Behind …

28 September

High Achiever’s PhD Surveys the Universe

Dr Warren Naidoo’s PhD explored how to use future astronomical surveys of the universe to place constraints on its nature. High Achiever’s PhD Surveys the Universe Dr Warren Naidoo’s research in cosmology delved into the profound mysteries of the universe, …

28 September

Married and Capped in Record Time

Dr Nivisti Singh at Graduation (left) and at her wedding. Married and Capped in Record Time Dr Nivisti Singh graduated with a PhD in Microbiology for her study on the development of sustainable processes for biofuel production, which could offer …

26 September

Master’s Degree Studies Score Graduate Job Promotions

MCom in Management graduate, Ms Ayanda Nongogo. Master’s Degree Studies Score Graduate Job Promotions A Master of Commerce in Management graduate’s academic journey earned her more than a qualification – it also got her job promotions! ‘A lot of doors started to …

26 September

Research Explores Dangers of “Sharenting” on Children

LLM in Child Care and Protection graduate, Ms Raylene Meth. Research Explores Dangers of “Sharenting” on Children Master’s degree in Child Care and Protection graduate Ms Raylene Meth researched the impact “sharenting” through social media has on the rights and protection …

22 September

Not Even Financial Pressure Could Stop this Graduate!

Dr Moses Nyathi celebrating with his family (from left) Mr Sindiswa Nyathi, Ms Nomhle Sithole, Mrs Nomsa Nyathi (mom), Mr Zedekia Nyathi (dad) and Ms Buhlebenkosi Nyathi. Not Even Financial Pressure Could Stop this Graduate! Doctor of Business Administration graduate Dr …

22 September

SA Artist’s Experiences Focus of Master’s Study

A jubilant Ms Tsholofelo Mapisa celebrates her graduation. SA Artist’s Experiences Focus of Master’s Study South Africa’s Indie music scene takes centre stage in Ms Tsholofelo Mapisa’s master’s study as she delves into the nuances of her debut album, Becoming employing an …

22 September

Understanding and Intervening in “Extended Bullying”

Dr Suhana Jacobs explores bullying in physical and cyber spaces in PhD study. Understanding and Intervening in “Extended Bullying” Young adult survivors’ experiences of bullying, both in physical and cyber spaces, has emerged as a concerning societal issue, according to …

21 September

PhD Study Investigates Violence in Alcohol Establishments

Dr Nkosingiphile Mbhele with his daughter, Qhawekazi. PhD Study Investigates Violence in Alcohol Establishments An incident in Cape Town involving violence in the entertainment industry sparked Dr Nkosingiphile Mbhele’s interest, leading him to conduct a study that has earned him …

21 September

Opening Evening – Lucky Draw Winners Benefit

Winners at UKZN’s Extended Learning Open Evening (from left) Ms Khanyisile Nene, Mr Sabelo Wiseman Mbatha and Ms Zamaswazi Luswazi. Opening Evening – Lucky Draw Winners Benefit The management and leadership field is fast growing requiring a lot of change …

21 September

UKZN Hosts Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference

Highlights from the 2023 Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa (APSSA) Conference hosted by UKZN. UKZN Hosts Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference Change is the only constant in the world of pharmaceutical sciences… the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of …

20 September

UKZN Student Attends Symposium in Bangkok

PhD student, Ms Siddharthiya Pillay. UKZN Student Attends Symposium in Bangkok For PhD student at UKZN’s School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) Ms Siddharthiya Pillay, working for an organisation that oversees civil society on a global scale is a lifelong …

20 September

Law School Hosts Webinar for University of Venda

Medical Jurisprudence students virtually visit the UKZN School of Law to learn about research prospects in Medical Law. Law School Hosts Webinar for University of Venda The School of Law virtually hosted Mr Edward Lubisi, a Medical Jurisprudence lecturer at …

20 September

Mobility Agreement Signed with Leiden University

Professor Vivian Ojong (left) and Professor Maheshvari Naidu. Mobility Agreement Signed with Leiden University UKZN’s School of Social Sciences has finalised a student mobility agreement with Leiden University in The Netherlands. Dean and Head of School Professor Vivian Ojong and …

15 September

The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre – A Cultural Haven

The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, its team and performers. The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre – A Cultural HavenBY: . Nestled on the Howard College campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Arts, lies the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (EST). Founded in 1981 by …

15 September

Lifetime Achievement Award for UKZN Law Professor

Professor David McQuoid-Mason with Ms Ntsako Msomi, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Senior Corporate Counsel. Lifetime Achievement Award for UKZN Law Professor Professor David McQuoid-Mason has received an ALM Law.Com International African Legal 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from the …

15 September

Why Celebrate Heritage Month?

Dr Gugu Mazibuko. Why Celebrate Heritage Month? September in South Africa is celebrated as Heritage Month — a time for reflection about our past. Heritage is often defined as our legacy, what we live with in the present and what …

13 September

Scholarship Recipient Soars for the Sky

Ms Kelisha Pandaram the proud holder of the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship is congratulated by Professor Sandile Songca, DVC: Teaching and Learning. Scholarship Recipient Soars for the Sky ‘Being awarded the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship boosts my confidence and reinforces …

13 September

Swimming and Academics in Unison for Scholarship Recipient

Recipient of the Prestige Sports Scholarship Mr Gabriel Nortje is congratulated by Interim Senior Director: Student Services, Professor Ntombifikile Mazibuko. Swimming and Academics in Unison for Scholarship Recipient Qualifying for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and graduating with a Bachelor …

13 September

‘Never Lose Sight of Your Goals’

Ms Jordan Buys (left) with Professor Fikile Mazibuko, Interim Senior Director: Student Services. ‘Never Lose Sight of Your Goals’ U19 South African netball player Ms Jordan Buys, who has been awarded a Sports Scholarship says that her journey at UKZN …

13 September

A Ticket to Study in the UK

UKZN scholarship awardee, Ms Nokuzola Mbona (left), with Professor Sandile Songca, DVC: Teaching and Learning. A Ticket to Study in the UK Being awarded an Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship will enable Ms Nokuzola Mbona to fulfil her dream of studying …

13 September

An Eye on the Bigger Picture

An Eye on the Bigger Picture An Eye on the Bigger Picture ‘When one pursues a purpose, it no longer becomes about each situation, challenge or day, but how these fit into the bigger picture of who one is and …

08 September

UKZN Rugby Makes History in the Province

The UKZN Durban women’s rugby team claimed a 45-0 win over Varsity College at the Murray Cup final, scooping the game and tournament. UKZN Rugby Makes History in the Province UKZN Durban (women’s team) recently beat Varsity College at the …

08 September

UKZN Hosts Awareness Campaign on Gender-Based Violence

Highlights from the GBV awareness campaign. UKZN Hosts Awareness Campaign on Gender-Based Violence A startling 10% of all reported rape cases involve young women in Higher Education. Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande cited this alarming statistic at …

07 September

Master Class on Leading and Following with EQ

Professors Cecile Gerwel Proches (left) and Macdonald Kanyangale. Master Class on Leading and Following with EQ Professors Cecile Gerwel Proches and Macdonald Kanyangale from the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) held a master class for the Black Management Forum (BMF) …

07 September

Women in Business Symposium

Professor Thea van der Westhuizen (fourth from left) with UKZN academics, students and alumni Women in Business Symposium In celebration of Women’s Month, the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury invited students, academics and alumni from UKZN’s School of Management, IT and Governance (SMIG) …

06 September

Nomfundo Moh Kicks Off Promotional Tour at UKZN

Nomfundo Moh promotes her new album at UKZN. Nomfundo Moh Kicks Off Promotional Tour at UKZN Afro-pop singer, songwriter and UKZN alumnus Nomfundo Moh is on a tour to promote her new album, Ugcobo. Ugcobo, which follows her debut album Amagama featuring chart-topping hits …

06 September

Heading Up Poultry Farming on the North Coast

Mr Mduduzi Daniso was placed third in the iLembe Chamber Entrepreneur competition. Heading Up Poultry Farming on the North Coast After graduating with his Social Work degree, UKZN alumnus Mr Mduduzi Daniso faced the harsh reality of unemployment. Despite being …

01 September

UKZN Institutes a GBV Investigations Section

Mrs Zinhle Dlamini (left) and Mrs Delisile Saunders are investigators prioritising GBV cases at UKZN. UKZN Institutes a GBV Investigations Section UKZN has established a specialised gender-based violence (GBV) investigations section within Risk Management Services (RMS) to give priority to …

01 September

UKZN Gym Supervisor Scores Gold in Bodybuilding

Ms Zamile Nduli with her gold medal. UKZN Gym Supervisor Scores Gold in Bodybuilding In an impressive demonstration of determination and skill, gym supervisor at UKZN, Ms Zamile Nduli scored a gold medal at the KwaZulu-Natal Open Bodybuilding Championship 2023 …

01 September

Enactus UKZN Triumphs at National Exposition

Dr EThe Enactus UKZN team at the Enactus South Africa National Exposition 2023.mma Johnston. Enactus UKZN Triumphs at National Exposition In a testament to the power of combining academic excellence, entrepreneurship and community service, Enactus UKZN received eight awards at …

30 August

UKZN’s Professor Gert Kruger Honoured with Fellowship

Professor Gert Kruger. UKZN’s Professor Gert Kruger Honoured with Fellowship A luminary figure in UKZN’s Pharmaceutical Sciences discipline, Professor Gert Kruger, has been made a Fellow of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI) for 2023. Kruger’s nomination for the Fellowship …

25 August

UKZN Celebrates Legacy of Professor Fatima Meer

Speakers and audience at the Fatima Meer Lecture. UKZN Celebrates Legacy of Professor Fatima Meer The extraordinary life of South African human rights activist, academic, author, prisoner and sociologist Professor Fatima Meer was commemorated at the second annual memorial lecture …

25 August

UKZN Celebrates Legacy of Professor Fatima Meer

STEM MentHer programme launched at UKZN. UKZN Launches STEM MentHer Programme Eleven female Grade 12 learners in KwaZulu-Natal were given a launch pad to pursue careers involving Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at an inaugural STEM MentHer induction ceremony …

25 August

UKZN Music Duo N’den Release Debut Album

Vocalist, Thulile Zama (right) and pianist, David Smith. UKZN Music Duo N’den Release Debut Album N’den, a duo featuring vocalist Thulile Zama and pianist David Smith of the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, have released their debut album, Sisingathiwe. …

18 August

UKZN Hosts its First General Career Fair

Scenes at the inaugural UKZN general career fair for students. UKZN Hosts its First General Career Fair The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted its first combined Career Fair over three days on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses, respectively. The …

14 August

UKZN’s Touch Hand Garners Industry Support

UKZN’s Touch Hand team from left: Mr Siyabonga Masiza, Mr Laveshen Naidoo, Mr Asanda Ngubane, Professor Riaan Stopforth, Mr Siphosethu Khuzwayo, Mr Nkosingiphile Khuzwayo, and Dr Daniel Kirkman. UKZN’s Touch Hand Garners Industry Support An assistive technology project pioneered by …

03 August

Study Identifies Supplement to Reduce COVID-19 Symptoms

Co-Investigators, Associate Professor Jaclyn Mann (left) and Dr Bernadett Gosnell. Study Identifies Supplement to Reduce COVID-19 Symptoms A year-long double-blind randomised control study at UKZN identified a supplement to help ease mild or moderate COVID-19. The study was undertaken by …

28 July

Audiologists Scoop Prestigious Award

Drs Zandile Blose (left) and Ayanda Gina. Audiologists Scoop Prestigious Award UKZN Audiology academics, Drs Zandile Blose and Ayanda Gina received an award for the best oral presentation at the 6th UK and Ireland Implementation Science Research Conference. The conference, which …

28 July

Soil Scientist Listens to Whispers from the Soil

Professor Pardon Muchaonyerwa. Soil Scientist Listens to Whispers from the Soil UKZN soil scientist Professor Pardon Muchaonyerwa used his inaugural lecture to outline his strategies to improve agricultural productivity, organic waste management and climate change resilience. Muchaonyerwa is a Full …

28 July

Celebrating UKZN’s Living Legends

From left: Professor Saraladevi Naicker, Dr Mathume Joe Phaahla, Professor Ephraim Thibedi Mokgokong and Professor Ncoza Dlova. Celebrating UKZN’s Living Legends UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine has recognised three living legends for their outstanding contributions to healthcare and their significant …

20 July

UKZN Bags Three “SA Science Oscar” Awards!

From left: Professor Onisimo Mutanga, Professor Andrew Green and Professor Jeff Smithers. UKZN Bags Three “SA Science Oscar” Awards! UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has won three of the prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards for …

20 July

UKZN Lecturer Recognised by African Film Making Agency

Ms Abulele Njisane. UKZN Lecturer Recognised by African Film Making Agency UKZN lecturer in Cinema Studies Ms Abulele Njisane has been selected by the African film-making agency, Realness, as an industry professional for the second edition of the Southern Africa-Locarno …

13 July

Promoting Excellence in Maths and Science Education

In an effort to promote excellence in mathematics and science education, Mthethwamatics partnered with the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal to host a Teach The Nation (TTN) Mathematics and Be a Scientist online programme …

13 July

Alumnus Explores Complexity of Science Communication

As part of a training project to guide emerging scientists and writers in the art of investigative environmental journalism and science reporting, a young marine scientist educated at UKZN has won recognition for a story on the improvement of science communication, published in the Daily Maverick and the Good Things Guy website …

07 July

Remarkable Plant Varieties Developed for Africa

TARISOR1 and TARISOR2 – which are two new sorghum varieties with high yields, Striga resistance and FOS compatibility – have been developed by the ACCI and the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute. Remarkable Plant Varieties Developed for Africa Researchers at UKZN's …

30 June

UKZN Student Called Up for Springbok Rugby 7s

Architectural Studies student Ms Sisanda Ndlela has done UKZN proud! UKZN Student Called Up for Springbok Rugby 7s Third-year Bachelor of Architectural Studies student Ms Sisanda Ndlela has been called up to play for the Springbok Womens 7s. The 23-year-old …

23 June

Fighting Student Food Insecurity Through Sandwich Drive

Members of the UKZN SRC help distribute sandwiches to students. Fighting Student Food Insecurity Through Sandwich Drive The UKZN Food Security Programme (UKZN-FSP) is taking proactive steps to address student food insecurity through the Sandwich-A-Day initiative that runs across all …

15 June

UKZN and uMsunduzi Museum Unite for a Better Africa

UKZN international students at uMsunduzi Museum. UKZN and uMsunduzi Museum Unite for a Better Africa Celebrating Africa Day, the uMsunduzi Voortrekker Museum and UKZN's College of Humanities joined together to help bring greater prosperity to the continent, under the theme …

15 June

Walking the Talk for Dementia on the Camino

Ms Wendy Weidner (left) of Alzheimer's Disease International with Global Atlantic Fellows, Dr Khanyo Ngcobo of UKZN and Ms Stefania Ilinca (right). Walking the Talk for Dementia on the Camino UKZN's Dr Khanyo Ngcobo completed an international pilgrimage of hope …

15 June

UKZN Researchers Named as Science Oscars Finalists

UKZN researchers, from left: Professor Onisimo Mutanga, Professor Andrew Green, Professor Jeff Smithers and Professor Francesco Petruccione. UKZN Researchers Named as Science Oscars Finalists Four UKZN academics at the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science have been named as finalists …

09 June

IEC Research Seminar Reveals Voter Trends for KZN

Mr Glen Mashinini, IEC Commissioner. IEC Research Seminar Reveals Voter Trends for KZN The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) hosted a research seminar in partnership with UKZN to reveal voter trends for KwaZulu-Natal. IEC Operations Manager, Mr Scelo Duma, who chaired the …

08 June

Women Breaking Barriers Through Science

Highlights from the Women in Science luncheon hosted by the School of Chemistry and Physics. Women Breaking Barriers Through Science The UKZN School of Chemistry and Physics hosted a remarkable Women in Science Luncheon on 24 May 2023 at SmartGrid, under the …

06 June

UKZN Gears Up for Mandela Day

Mandela Day needlework team. UKZN Gears Up for Mandela Day As Mandela Day draws closer, Professor Angela James, UKZN School of Education Academic Leader in Community Engagement, is working hand-in-hand with Ms Susan Eslick, 67 Blankets Mandela Day South Africa …

06 June

UKZN Academics Secure R26.5 Million to Settle Student Debt

Clockwise from left: Professor Sultan Khan, Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh and Dr Gerelene Jagganath. UKZN Academics Secure R26.5 Million to Settle Student Debt Click here for isiZulu version A UKZN multidisciplinary team of academics from Criminology and Forensic Studies, Anthropology, …

06 June

From Cleaner to Honours Graduate

A proud Ms Sithembile Mngwengwe. From Cleaner to Honours Graduate A cleaner at UKZN, Ms Sithembile Mngwengwe, has graduated with a BCom Honours degree in Human Resources Management. Mngwengwe completed her matric in 1998 at Albini High School in Durban …

06 June

Volleyball Round-Up

UKZN teams won gold and bronze at the KZN Winning Nations Opening Volleyball Tournament. Volleyball Round-Up UKZN Volleyball is off to a great start in 2023 with our senior female teams scooping gold and bronze podium finishes at the KZN …

06 June

Continue to Fight Gender-Based Violence!

Attending the 19th Victoria and Griffiths Mxenge Memorial Lecture are (from left): Mr Raj Badal, Justice Thoba Poyo-Dlwati, Advocate Shamila Batohi, Dr Mark Hay, Ms Deborah Samuel, and Professor Warren Freedman. Continue to Fight Gender-Based Violence! Violence should not be …

06 June

Professor's Star Shines Brighter

UKZN academic, Professor Shenuka Singh. Professor's Star Shines Brighter This is very exciting, but I also feel humbled to be recognised at such a prestigious level at another university, said Professor Shenuka Singh of her appointment as Professor Extraordinary in …

06 June

Cellular Biologist is a Distinguished Teacher

Distinguished Teacher, Dr Dalene Vosloo (second from left) with mum, Mrs Tienei van Heerden, husband Professor Andre Vosloo, and son Mr Ryan Vosloo. Cellular Biologist is a Distinguished Teacher Dr Dalene Vosloo has joined the ranks of UKZN's Distinguished Teachers …