UKZN Researchers Call for Africa to Invest more in Earth Sciences

Click here for isiZulu version Economic Geology lecturer Dr Lauren Hoyer has been interviewed by SAFM about an article she co-wrote with two colleagues titled: Why African Countries Must Invest More in Earth Sciences. Her co-authors were postdoctoral researcher Dr Michelle North and senior lecturer Dr Warwick Hastie. Their article, highlighted on the online media

Webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa

More than 336 delegates from all around the world participated in a webinar on Groundwater for Water Security in Africa organised by the Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR) at UKZN. The event contributed to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) programmes and activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of member states to

DSI-NRF Funds HIRAX Dark Energy Telescope

Following an intensive and rigorous review process involving international experts, the National Research Foundation (NRF) approved funding of R35 million for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) to be built as a guest instrument on the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (SARAO) site in the Karoo. The new equipment will bolster the country’s ability

UKZN Hosts First Virtual Parents’ Day

UKZN held its first virtual Parents’ Day to welcome first-year students and their parents to the 2021 academic year. In his welcome address, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku, thanked parents and students for choosing to study at the ‘most transformed of the research intensive universities in the country with the mandate to develop the

PhD Student Appointed to KZN Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council

Click here for isiZulu version PhD student in Geography and Environmental Management and Hindu youth leader, Ms Tashmica Sharma has been appointed by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs to represent the South African Hindu Maha Sabha on the KZN Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council chaired by the Honourable Premier

School of Engineering Receives Donation from Generous Benefactor

UKZN’s Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) has been generously gifted electronic equipment that belonged to the late Mr Sean Kimmerling. The equipment was gathered by Kimmerling during years of hard work and passion for his electronics vocation. His sister, Mrs Theda Gray, and a family friend, Mr Brian Hudson – both alumni

Transforming the School of Engineering’s Curriculum for 4th Industrial Revolution

UKZN’s School of Engineering (SOE) is transforming its undergraduate curriculum in a world already significantly impacted by the 4th Industrial Revolution. The SOE aims to empower its graduates to influence the economic advancement of South Africa and help shape society for the new norms. We are currently at the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR),

Passion for Food Security Breeds Practical Results

Click here for isiZulu version PhD student Marylyn Christian says what she loves most about researching plant breeding is that her projects have a purpose and can be applied to industry. Christian, currently completing her doctoral studies in plant breeding under the African Centre for Crop Improvement on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus, is researching the efficiency

Hybrid Rocket Built by UKZN Team Smashes African Altitude Record

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s much anticipated Phoenix hybrid rocket test flight at the world-class Denel Overberg Test Range in the Western Cape was a resounding, record-breaking success. The successful flight took place on 8 March when a gap in the weather provided suitable launch conditions and the Phoenix-1B Mk IIr vehicle soared to

UKZN Hosting Virtual Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology

UKZN’s InQubate will host the 2021 WIPO-South Africa Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology being held online from 17 May to 26 May. The event is being organised jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy and the Department of Science and Innovation through the National Intellectual Property Management Office and the Companies