UKZN Student in Line for Prestigious National Comedy Award

UKZN student Kwanda Radebe (24) is in the running for the South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Award in the “Audience Choice Award” category in which members of the public vote for their favourite comedian. Regarded as the “Oscars” for comedians in South Africa, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards were started by comedian John Vlismas and Whacked

UKZN InQubate and CAES Acquire Strategic Dube Trade Port Agrizone Bid

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN InQubate and the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) are about to embark on a highly strategic project with the Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC), in association with one of its business zones, the Dube AgriZone, Africa’s first integrated perishables supply chain and the most technologically advanced future farming platform

Super Highway of Innovation Seminar Empowers Students

The School of Chemistry and Physics together with UKZN InQubate recently held a seminar on the Westville campus titled Super Highway of Innovation, which focused on the 4th industrial revolution, intellectual property, commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Targeted at postgraduates, the goal of the seminar was to offer advice and give a head start to those keen to turn opportunities into businesses.

Sparking Innovation Breakfast on UKZN’s Medical School Campus

The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)-funded KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) recently hosted its second Durban Spark Innovation breakfast featuring UKZN’s A-rated scientist Professor Fernando Albericio as the keynote speaker. The breakfast series of presentations, held in partnership with Stanford University in the United States, is aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Durban.

UKZN Students Welcomed at Orientation 2018

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s 2018 Orientation events, recently held on all five campuses, saw large crowds of excited students attend, eager to learn about what the University had to offer. Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Stephen Mutula addressed first year students at the Student Union Building at the Howard

Honouring Excellence in Research

Top researchers at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) were acknowledged at the annual Research Dinner on UKZN’s Westville campus. In his keynote address, CEO of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Thulani Dlamini shared his thoughts on the critical role of inclusive innovation as a necessary element for sustainable growth and prosperity.

“Waste to Art” Presents Vision for a Sustainable Future

The University of KwaZulu-Natal hosted a unique cocktail themed fashion show titled “Waste to Art” at the KZNSA Art Gallery in November. Engineers are not normally associated with high fashion, but such was the case as sassy young UKZN Engineering students sashayed down the catwalk. They were dressed in stylish and eco-friendly designs created out

Water Sanitation Specialist Group Deputy Chairmanship for UKZN Academic

Dr Konstantina Velkushanova, a Senior Research Associate in the Pollution Research Group (PRG) at UKZN, was recently appointed Deputy Chair of the International Water Association (IWA) Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) Specialist Group (SG) at the group’s official launch during the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Tokyo. ‘The NSS specialist group is there to fill in a new niche in the

School of Engineering Top Academic Staff & Students Honoured

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s School of Engineering recently hosted its Engineering awards luncheon to celebrate outstanding research output and academic performances of its staff and students. The official welcome and main address at the event was delivered by Professor Jules-Raymond Tapamo, the acting Dean and Head of School. In his address, Professor

IBM Prize for UKZN Postdoc Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Maria Schuld was lauded at the IBM Qiskit best paper award competition recently. The researcher from UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology was named as a runner up in the competition for her paper Implementing a Distance-Based Classifier with a Quantum Interference Circuit. The paper was published in Europhysics Letters and was co-authored by Mr Mark Fingerhuth and Professor Francesco Petruccione.