Dear Graduating Class of 2020 I am pleased to announce that UKZN will be hosting a virtual Graduation Ceremony on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 13h30. In these difficult times a virtual graduation ceremony allows us to honour your academic achievements as well as provide you and your loved ones with a graduation experience. To […]

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Professor David McQuoid-Mason of UKZN’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies has been in Somalia assisting the local Ministry of Justice and Judiciary resolve differences in opinions about the country’s Legal Aid Act – which he drafted – as well as clarifying the role of paralegals there. Soon after his return to South Africa, McQuoid-Mason travelled to […]

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Fourth-year students from UKZN’s Nursing Discipline commemorated Autism Month in April by participating in several awareness events hosted by Action in Autism – a non-profit organisation which raises awareness about autism and provides early learning intervention for children diagnosed with it. The students participated in support groups for parents of autistic children and were also […]

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UKZN’s Student Governance, Leadership and Development (SGLD) Unit recently held its first annual Leadership Alumni Colloquium, aimed at providing mentorship to the current UKZN student leadership.  The colloquium, held on UKZN’s Westville campus, will create a platform for all willing student leaders to engage with alumni from the University, who themselves were former leaders and […]

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Seasoned conflict resolution practitioner with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Mr Kwezi Mngqibisa addressed students at a public lecture to commemorate Human Rights Day on the Howard College campus.  Titled: Contemporary Conflicts: A Rights-Based Approach towards Management, the lecture explored lived realities in South Africa and the mechanisms that can […]

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Under the leadership of its new Head, Dr Rajhmum Madansein, UKZN’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is transforming its once male-dominated theatre rooms into diverse environments. Making headlines last year, the Department also produced South Africa’s first African female cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Lindiwe Sidali. In a rare break with tradition, a recent procedure involved an all-female team […]

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More than 30 new School of Nursing and Public Health Research Master’s and PhD students attended an induction day aimed at helping them ease into life as research students as well as introducing them to key personnel in the School. The programme consisted of several sessions designed to ensure a positive start to a research […]

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13 March 2019 Following two days of intense negotiations and engagement, yesterday the Executive Management and the Student Leadership reached agreement on the following issues: Special examinations Admission to postgraduate studies Readmission after exclusion Support to readmitted students Progression rule for Legal Studies Academic exclusions Financial assistance for postgraduate students Financial assistance for NSFAS appeals […]

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Professor Johannes Smit of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), recently organised a seminar conducted by Professor Ulrich Berner (Bayreuth University, Germany) on the topic of Richard Wagner, and Syncretism in Religion. It took place in the context of a research project on “Sacred Space in Durban and Beyond”, carried out mainly by Dr […]

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