The work of South African Research (SARChI) Chair in Ecosystem health and biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Professor Colleen Downs is a touchstone for efforts to conserve South Africa’s only endemic parrot species: the Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus).
Drs Brett van Niekerk and Trishana Ramluckan delivered a plenary presentation in conjunction with Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling (Stellenbosch University) at the annual ITWeb Security Summit, which was held online. Their presentation was titled, Multi-disciplinary Teams to Counter State-backed Cyber Attacks: Experiences from an International Cyber Challenge, and was based on the lessons learned
Graduates of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Andrew Clark and Mr Michael Waltham are taking the Computer Science skills that they honed at the University to the world of virtual reality, where they have established themselves as indie game developers and are working on a new one-versus-one auto battler game fused with
UKZN has teamed up with The Ocean Cleanup – a Dutch non-profit organisation that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic – to investigate the mechanisms of plastic pollution in the Umgeni River and its transportation through all seasons. The project will span three years (2021 to 2024), mapping plastic pollution hotspots
UKZN Statistics students have scooped the lion’s share of bursaries and scholarships on offer from the South African Statistical Association (SASA). SASA makes awards available annually to outstanding students studying Statistics at third-year and honours levels. Out of the six awards on offer nationally, four went to students from UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and
The study of an epoch when stars first formed in the universe earned Ms Tankiso Moso an MSc in Applied Mathematics cum laude.
A burning desire to improve the lot of small-scale farmers like his parents inspired Dr William Suvi to pursue a career in plant breeding. Suvi hails from Mngeta village in Kilombero district in the Morogoro region in Tanzania. ‘My family were peasants cultivating rice, maize and other crops like sweet potato and vegetables,’ he said.
The ability to monitor and evaluate implemented projects is particularly crucial for employees in the public sector, as their activities affect the lives of those in their surrounding communities. Civil servants need to have a relationship of trust with the community they serve. In community development, good intentions are not enough; accountability is necessary to
Having graduated with his Honours degree in Mathematics summa cum laude, Mr Ntokozo Khuzwayo came back for more. This year he earned his Master’s – again, with distinction! ‘I was motivated to do my MSc at UKZN because of its reputation in research and because it has one of the best experts in my chosen field,
‘I was a UKZN fan since I was in high school,’ says newly capped Dr Thobeka Gumede. ‘My grandmother was a domestic worker in Westville and every time we went to her workplace she would say: “One day you will be a student at UKZN.” And here I am today!’ Gumede graduated with a PhD