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  • International Mother Tongue Day Celebrated18 March 2019, 8:51 am
    The African Languages Cluster in UKZN’s School of Arts hosted the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources’ (SADiLaR) celebration of International Mother Tongue Day on 1 March. SADiLaR is part of the South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap in the Department of Science and Technology and the celebration was held to mark UNESCO’s International Year [...]Read More.....
  • MEC Sihle Zikalala Engages with EDTEA Sponsored Students18 March 2019, 8:45 am
    The Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) in the College of Law and Management Studies hosted an engagement between the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), Mr Sihle Zikalala and students sponsored by the Department. The EDTEA and the GSB&L have entered into a collaborative agreement to train local economic [...]Read More...
  • Female Surgeons Making Inroads in Male-Dominated Operating Rooms15 March 2019, 9:34 am
    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-fem...
  • TIBA Initiative Makes Inroads14 March 2019, 9:27 am
    Launched a year ago, the College of Health Sciences’ Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) Initiative has made great progress in the community and within the College. The initiative is part of a multidisciplinary research programme involving nine African countries collaborating with the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom to tackle infectious diseases. To [...]Read More...
  • Research Investigations Shared at Food Symposium12 March 2019, 9:47 am
    UKZN and representatives from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) hosted a one-day research symposium in Durban for the Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) programme – a large international, interdisciplinary research partnership. The inter-institutional project – funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Our Planet, Our Health...

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  • Magtig, pragtig for CLES research chair18 March 2019, 9:33 am
    Magtig, pragtig for CLES research chair “Magtig, pragtig!” Prof Refilwe Phaswana-Mafuya exclaims, quoting her favourite Afrikaans teacher from school. “He always used to say that when he was very impressed and today it is my turn,” explains the North-West University’s (NWU’s) deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation. The reason for her excitement...
  • NWU applauds best-of-the best lecturers15 March 2019, 9:01 am
    NWU applauds best-of-the-best lecturers The North-West University (NWU) celebrated its star lecturers during its Institutional Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony (ITEA). This annual event took place on 14 March at the Snowflake venue in Potchefstroom. Prof Juaneé Cilliers of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Prof Alfred Brunsdon of the Faculty of Theology walked aw...
  • Condolences from the NWU: Passing of Prof Anis Mahomed Karodia1 March 2019, 2:27 pm
    Condolences from the NWU: Passing of Prof Anis Mahomed Karodia The North-West University (NWU) community mourns the loss of Prof Anis Mahomed Karodia. Prof Anis lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, 27 February. His contribution to South African politics, social issues, education, agriculture, and veterinary science and research has been an astounding journey against all odds. Diagno...
  • NWU official Academic Opening: The best is yet to come20 February 2019, 12:18 pm
    NWU official Academic Opening: The best is yet to come In 2019 the North-West University (NWU) will experience essence of consolidation and development in terms of its research, innovation, teaching-learning and community engagement. This is the message from Prof Robert Balfour, deputy vice-chancellor for teaching and learning, as delivered during the official Academic Opening ceremonies of ...
  • Faculty of Law celebrates Bill of Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child19 February 2019, 8:33 am
    Faculty of Law celebrates Bill of Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law will host several events throughout 2019 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bill of Rights and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The first of these exciting events is an awareness march on 26 February ...

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