UKZN Staff Members Recognised for Long Service

Long serving staff members in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science were recognised for their contribution to the University at functions held on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses. A total of 42 staff were honoured – 17 for 15 years’ service, 14 for reaching their quarter century at the University, and a further three

UKZN College Donates over 100 Toys to ECR’s Toy Story Campaign

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) has donated over 100 toys to the East Coast Radio (ECR) Toy Story campaign that gives gifts to underprivileged children in government hospitals, orphanages and children’s homes across KwaZulu-Natal. Collection boxes were set up in CAES offices on the Westville, Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses and everyone was encouraged

Research Symposium Promotes Biodiversity Conservation and Management

The annual Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) Research Symposium presented an opportunity for students conducting research as part of the partnership between eThekwini Municipality (EM) and UKZN to present their work and to hear from invited guests about climate change and biodiversity in a management context. D’RAP bridges the science-action gap and advances knowledge in biodiversity conservation

Crop Science PhD Candidate Wins Best Presentation Award at WaterNet Symposium

Mr Hillary Mugiyo, a PhD candidate in the Discipline of Crop Science at UKZN, received first prize for his oral presentation at the 20th WaterNet/Water Research Fund for Southern Africa (WARFSA)/Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP-SA) Symposium. Mugiyo was among a number of staff and students from UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) to attend the symposium in

Award for Student Presentation on Catalysis of Biodiesel By-Products

Master’s candidate in the School of Chemistry and Physics, Mr Aaron Folkard received the Clariant award for the best student oral presentation at the Catalysis Society of South Africa’s (CATSA) 30th annual conference held in Cape Town. He was recognised for his presentation on the conversion of a biodiesel by-product to several more valuable chemicals using a catalyst. The conference

Biochemistry Lecturer Participates in Genetic Engineering Information Exchange

PhD candidate and Development Lecturer in the Discipline of Biochemistry, Ms Seipati Mokhosi, participated in an information sharing and exchange meeting on second generation genetic engineering technologies hosted in Cape Town by the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in collaboration with the Third World Network (TWN). The ACB, a Johannesburg-based non-governmental organisation, has engaged in biosafety discourse on the

Ukulinga Research Farm Part of Global Study

Ukulinga Research Farm at UKZN is the only research site in Africa that forms part of a research network recently featured in Nature Communications, in an article that described the first ‘global-scale experiment to realistically determine the available nitrogen in grasslands on six continents.’ Professor Kevin Kirkman from Grassland Science at UKZN is one of the

Showcasing Research While Celebrating Industry Partnerships

Research and innovation to improve and contribute to society is the main foundation of the work of the School of Engineering’s five Disciplines, and was the focus of the Engineering Research Expo and Industry Awards at the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus. The Research Exposition was established to showcase the research and innovation