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  • Emotional Support During COVID-19 #Lockdown Just a Phone Call Away7 April 2020, 3:01 pm
    The effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching and this unprecedented global crisis may affect us physically and financially, and can impact our emotional wellbeing. UKZN’s Employee Wellness Programme for staff members and their immediate families is operational during the national Covid-19 #lockdown period. The service includes 24-hour telephonic counselling with a qualified counsellor; guidance ...
  • Migration Linked to Mortality Rate in HIV Positive Pregnant Women in KZN3 April 2020, 9:32 am
    A collaborative study, recently published in the prestigious journal Plos Medicine and conducted amongst scientists from UKZN/Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), the United States and the United Kingdom has linked migration to a high rate of mortality amongst HIV positive women, up to a year after giving birth. The findings of this study are significant [...]Read More...
  • Data@breakfast Goes Online to Share Information on COVID-1930 March 2020, 11:07 am
    It was a logical step for UKZN Pro Vice-Chancellor for Big Data and Informatics, Professor Francesco Petruccione, to turn to the online world so as to continue with his monthly data@breakfast seminar series during the national COVID-19 lockdown.  With the use of the online “zoom” webinar tool, some 200 participants – each sitting in the [...]Read More...
  • Counter Coronavirus Measures Must Target Poor and Marginalised27 March 2020, 1:11 pm
    Click here for isiZulu version A new virus not previously been identified in humans arrived on the scene towards the end of last year – novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In the wake of this being revealed, the World Health Organization (WHO) swiftly declared a public international health emergency [...]Read More...
  • Law Professor Promotes Access to Justice in Conflict and Comfort Zones!27 March 2020, 1:10 pm
    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 [...]Read More...

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  • NWU engineers rising to the Covid-19 challenge7 April 2020, 12:34 pm
    NWU engineers rising to the Covid-19 challenge The world, and now more recently our nation, is faced with difficult times as the recent Covid-19 pandemic turns life as we know it upside down. A team at the Faculty of Engineering from the North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with other experts involved in this unsettling battle, is rising to the challenge to support our government in ...
  • Let the NWU help you cope during lockdown3 April 2020, 3:43 pm
    Let the NWU help you cope during lockdown Have you been constantly anxious, having panic attacks or feeling depressed since South Africa went into lockdown due to Covid-19? Has the loss of everyday social connections left you frustrated, angry and demotivated with a general low mood? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the social distancing and lockdown of the country could have af...
  • NWU students shine at SAICA exams31 March 2020, 10:32 am
    NWU students shine at SAICA exams Students from the North-West University again showed why superlatives follow its chartered accounting programme like a shadow when the latest South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA) ITC results were released on Friday 27 March. Along with the release of the Namibian ICAN results, students from the NWU scored exceptionally well in what is t...
  • Teaching and learning go online as NWU takes education to people30 March 2020, 8:42 am
    Teaching and learning go online as NWU takes education to people The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted teaching-learning activities in South Africa and across the globe. It also challenges how we think about education and assessment, in general. “Disruptions are opportunities to reflect on assumptions made about teaching, learning and learners,” says Prof Robert Balf...
  • NWU honours outstanding lecturers13 March 2020, 9:51 am
    NWU honours outstanding lecturers The North-West University (NWU) celebrated its best-of-the-best lecturers during its Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony (TEA). This annual event took place on 12 March at the Snowflake venue in Potchefstroom. Dr Deon van Tonder of the Faculty of Education received the coveted Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA).  Deon is the deputy-director...
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