Chemistry Lecturer Among Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans

Senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP), Dr Mzamo Shozi is among the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans (YSA) for 2020 in recognition of his work in catalysis and organometallic chemistry. The YSA programme recognises South Africans in the fields of arts and entertainment; business, entrepreneurship and tourism; civil society; education; environment; film and media;

Chemistry Lecturer Among Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans

Click here for isiZulu version Senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP), Dr Mzamo Shozi is among the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans (YSA) for 2020 in recognition of his work in catalysis and organometallic chemistry. The YSA programme recognises South Africans in the fields of arts and entertainment; business, entrepreneurship and tourism; civil society;

Television Show Features UKZN Researchers’ Work with Snakes

An eight-part television series titled Snake Season, produced by People°sWeather for their DStv channel 180 focusing on weather, environmental and lifestyle news, features two researchers from the School of Life Sciences (SLS) who are working with local reptile and amphibian expert Mr Nick Evans. Head of the Conservation Genetics Lab in the SLS, Dr Sandi Willows-Munro, and postdoctoral researcher Dr

College Student Support Services Internship Produces Qualified Psychologists

Click here for isiZulu version The Student Support Services (SSS) Division in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) is celebrating the qualification of 10 of their former interns as psychologists, with a further four due to qualify soon. This is the only College SSS division at UKZN to host an internship programme that is accredited by the

Chemistry Lecturer Represents Africa on International Chemical Biology Society Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Clinton Veale of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been appointed to serve as the African regional co-coordinator for the membership outreach and services committee of the International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) – a role that will see him contribute to growing the society’s footprint on the continent. Veale – a senior

Wonder Women in Science Virtual Event a Resounding Success

About 600 people registered for this year’s Wonder Women in Science (WWIS) webinar, which celebrated achievements of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s (CAES) five “Wonder Women”. The individuals – one from each of the College’s Schools – shared their stories of entering and achieving in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Held every year

Dietetics Professor Champions the Science of Food

To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign, highlighting women who are passionate about their fields, are pioneering innovative research and development, and are examples to women following in their footsteps towards careers in Science, Technology, Engineering

Professor Participates in Plant Breeding Guide International Launch

Professor Hussein Shimelis, Professor of Plant Breeding and South African Sugarcane Research Institute Chair of Crop Science is part of an international Demand-Led Breeding (DLB) team that recently held an online launch of product profiles(PP) as a useful guide for plant breeding practitioners. The DLB project was created as part of efforts to transform African agriculture in the area

Agricultural Management Student a Finalist in Tertiary Pageant

First-year Bachelor of Agricultural Management student, Ms Nosipho Memela is a top 10 finalist in the Miss and Mr SA PRE-Tertiary 2020 modelling pageant, a national event that aims to empower young people. The pageant, arranged by a modelling brand, was founded by former Mrs South Africa semi-finalist and model Mrs Mbalenhle Molefe Mkhize, who achieved a

Research on Fig Extract for Diabetes Treatment Among Journal’s Most Cited

Professor Shahidul Islam of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Life Sciences (SLS) has been recognised for authoring one of the Top 10 most cited articles in the Journal of Food and Drug Analysis last year. The article explored the effects of fig (Ficus carica) extract on enzyme activity in metabolic syndromes. Islam, an expert in