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Read all about it! We launch In-Depth magazine, UKZN’s newest corporate publication offering

We had a vision – to create a publication that would highlight the identity and greatness of UKZN by digging deeper into the pockets of excellence situated all over the University. While we do well in terms of positive media exposure, we wanted to do justice to the people – and developments – that continuously […]

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Dr Adeyemi Esther

Prolonged consumption of diets rich in high fat can have severe metabolic and reproductive health consequences for consumers and their ‘diet unexposed’ children. This was the finding of Nigerian-born Dr Adeyemi Esther who was awarded a PhD in Health Sciences (Physiology) from UKZN. Her study investigated the impact of maternal high fat diet (HFD) consumption […]

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Dr Dusty-Lee Donelly and Dr Lindiwe Maqutu.

School of Law lecturers Dr Dusty Donelly and Dr Lindiwe Maqutu have graduated with Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Law. Donnelly was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree summa cum laude in 1999 and began her legal career in the then male-dominated world of shipping.  After more than a decade of experience as a legal […]

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UKZN Commemorates Youth Day 2021

The 16th of June is commemorated in South Africa as the Youth Day. It was sparked by the youth of 1976 who were marching against the use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in schools across South Africa. Today, South Africans pay tribute to the students of 1976. Also, we recognise the role they […]

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Ms Charlotte Dube will graduate with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy despite being tragically killed in a violent taxi incident on 10 April 2021, a month before her graduation ceremony. […]

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Dr Felix Apiribu was awarded a PhD in Nursing for his research on Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence against HIV Positive Women Following Status Disclosure: A Phenomenological Study in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. […]

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Antibiotic Resistance in CoNS earns Student a Doctoral Degree-Jonathan

Dr Jonathan Asante was awarded a PhD in Medical Microbiology for his study titled: Molecular and Genomic Analysis of Clinical Multidrug-Resistant Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci from the uMgungundlovu District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. […]

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Siyabonga Ndlela

PhD Chemistry graduate Siyabonga Ndlela helped his grandmother sell fruit and snacks to commuters at a taxi rank in Newcastle from the time he was in Grade 3 until matric. […]

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Growing up roaming the hallowed halls of Mechanical Engineering at UKZN where his father was employed as an academic and being constantly surrounded by his dad’s robots and rockets, master’s graduate Tyrone Bright’s curiosity for how things work began at a young age. […]

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UKZN Grad

Of the 10 313 graduands being awarded degrees and diplomas during the 2021 UKZN Autumn virtual Graduation ceremonies, 382 will graduate cum laude and 149 summa cum laude – with women making up 68% of the top achievers! […]

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