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The UKZN community has assisted 23 staff members affected by a fire at Umgudulu Road, an informal settlement in Reservoir Hills in Durban. Staff at the Department of Student Residence Affairs (DSRA), and the Campus and Risk Management Services divisions lost all their possessions after the devastating fire ravaged their community in August this year. […]

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The Human Resources Division at UKZN organised a five-part teaching and learning workshop series for academic staff. Hosted virtually, the workshop was held in November, providing staff with the tools and skills needed to actively engage with students during online lectures. Director of Human Resources Development Mrs Busisiwe Ramabodu says the online teaching and learning […]

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Professor Salim Abdool Karim opened the PRIS 2020 online symposium with a talk about the current state of Covid-19 infections in SA and its implications for 2021. South Africa currently has the highest number of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases in Africa recording over 700,000 cases and 19,000 deaths by the end of October. Although the South […]

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A-rated National Research Foundation researcher Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies has in two years co-authored two books dealing with distinctly different topics in which he is acknowledged as an expert both in South Africa and internationally. In 2019, he edited and co-authored: Street Law and Public Legal Education: A collection of […]

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UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) is delving into what things will look like in 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic at its annual Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS), with Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and co-chair of the South African COVID-19 […]

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UKZN student Vishekh Ramdaas (24) and his brother, Vikshay (28) have teamed up to produce a song titled Won’t You that is featuring on the East Coast Radio Top 40 countdown. Vishekh  is currently completing his degree in Music and Marketing at the University. The duo, known as Ramdaz, used the COVID-19 pandemic to push […]

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Emeritus Professor Poobhalan Pillay of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) has written an e-book, 1000 Mathematics Olympiad Problems, to help pupils from Grade 7 to Grade 12 improve their mathematics skills. Compiled for the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), Pillay spent more than 8 000 hours working on problems for the publication classified according to difficulty […]

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Professors Andrew Green and Andrew Cooper of the Discipline of Geological Sciences at UKZN are among the authors of a paper published in Nature Climate Change that refutes recent suggestions that half the world’s sandy beaches could become extinct by the end of the 21st century. The international team of coastal scientists from the United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Australia, New […]

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Mr Miguel Castañeda-Zárate, a Mexican TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) funded PhD candidate in the School of Life Sciences (SLS), has published results from his research in Current Biology, a journal with an impact factor of 9.601. In the paper, he and his two co-authors – also from the SLS – present a discovery that […]

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