Building Research Capacity for Sustainable Ecosystem-Based Management

The South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) recently played host to a three-day British Council Researcher Links Workshop funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and National Research Foundation and managed by the British Council. The workshop aimed to build research capacity for sustainable ecosystem-based management (EBM) of estuaries and coasts. The workshop was

Science in Action for High School Learners

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) recently held its fun and interactive “Be a Scientist for a Week” programme aimed at Grade 10, 11 and 12 pupils. Held on the Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses, the event was attended by over 70 scholars from across KwaZulu-Natal who interacted with staff and students and learned about the

Kulungiselelwa Ukuphumelela ku-International Physics Olympiad

Click here for English version UDkt Mervlyn Modley weSikole Sekhemistri neFiziksi (i-SCP) useqede iviki elola amakhono ethimba labafundi abahlanu baseNingizimu Afrika abenza ibanga le-12 eliyoncintisana ku-49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) ese-Libson, e-Portugal, zingama-21 kuya ku 29 kuNtulikazi. Lo mncintiswano ofaka izizwe ezahlukahlukene, ongenelwa ngokumenywa kuphela, waqala ngonyaka wezi-1967 ngezizwe ezinhlanu zobumbano zaseMpumalanga ezifaka ne-Poland njengabaphathi bomncintiswano.

A Sweet Reward for UKZN Bee Keeper

Click here for isiZulu version In his first year of bee keeping, Mr Brian Karlsen, a technician in the Controlled Environment Facility (CEF) at the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), received a first prize at the 2018 Royal Show for his skills in the field. Karlsen had been interested in bee keeping for several years and after finding

UKZN InQubate and CAES Acquire Strategic Dube Trade Port Agrizone Bid

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 on the continent. The project

Geography Seminar Series Explores KZN Land-Cover Project

The Discipline of Geography in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) recently hosted Mr Mark Thompson of GeoTerraImage at a seminar – the first in a series – on the topic of the most recent KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial Land-Cover dataset generation. The seminar series is being organised with GeoTerraImage, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the Geography discipline through Dr Romano Lottering.

Undergrad Science and Engineering Students Exposed to Exciting World of Astronomy

High performing Science and Engineering undergraduate students from across South Africa attended a radio astronomy workshop in Durban hosted by UKZN, in association with the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO). The workshop showcased exciting developments in astronomy with the aim of encouraging students to pursue master’s and PhD degrees in this field; thereby helping

UKZN Researcher Awarded SA Research Chair in Climate Change and Waste Management

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Cristina Trois has been awarded a National Research Foundation (NRF) / Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) for Climate Change and Waste Management. ‘Our sincere congratulations go to Professor Trois on her appointment,’ said Professor Albert Modi, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

Fulbright Scholarship for UKZN Marine Geology Expert

Professor Andrew Green of Geological Sciences has received a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program (FVRSP), enabling him to conduct research in marine geology in the United States for three to nine months. The FVRSP aims to strengthen academic programmes or curricula at the scholar’s home institution. ‘This is the most prestigious fellowship awarded in science and receiving it will

Saving the Planet by Turning Waste to Wealth

Click here for isiZulu version Waste to Wealth is an exciting initiative between UKZN’s Engineering Hub for the African City of the Future (Afrihub) and recycling company, Planetcare (Pty) Ltd. Launched at a cocktail party at Howard College’s Centenary Building by renowned artist, Ms Coral Bijoux, the venture aims to sensitise students to the perils