Scholarship for Pure Mathematics Masters Student

Masters Mathematics candidate Mr Ntokozo Khuzwayo has won a Talent Equity and Excellence Acceleration Scholarship, awarded to Black South African students who achieve academic excellence and aim to follow a career in academia. The prestigious award, funded by UKZN, enables the University to grow the next generation of academics. Khuzwayo, the only South African student on the

Prestige Sports Award for UKZN Sailor

BSc Mechanical Engineering first-year student and yachtsman Mr Jethro Brophy-Tintinger is the recipient of a 2019 UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship, awarded for outstanding achievement in sport at provincial, national or international level. Durban boy born and bred, Brophy-Tintinger has always loved the beach and the glorious weather the city offers. ‘Durban’s climate and closeness to

Prestigious Award for Astrophysicist’s Masters Thesis

The thesis Ms Chevarra Hansraj presented for her master’s degree has been selected as the best in the area of Sciences and Applied Sciences at UKZN in 2018, winning her an award from the SA Association for the Advancement of Science. The Association presents only one such award – the S2A3 medal – to each university in

Genetics Student Awarded Prestigious Doctoral Research Scholarship

Doctoral student Ms Cwengile Chumisa Dweba has been awarded the UKZN Doctoral Research Scholarship. Dweba had a long standing love for mathematics and life sciences, particularly in the genetics section, so in 2010 when the time came to choose a degree, she registered for a BSc in Genetics and has not looked back since. The

It All Adds up for Maths Boffin

Mr Devin Pelser is a top achiever. He got the highest marks for Maths and Physical Science in his matric year at Maritzburg College and at UKZN he completed his undergraduate degree in Maths and Computer Science summa cum laude going on to do his honours in Mathematics which he also achieved summa cum laude. Pelser, who is

Electrical Engineering Student Wins 2019 Frene Ginwala Scholarship

BSc Electrical Engineering undergraduate student Ms Londiwe Ntombela received a Frene Ginwala Scholarship at UKZN’s 2019 Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Ntombela of Nquthu, who completed her matric at the Maceba Secondary School in Hlathi Dam, recalls being torn between a career in aeronautical engineering or becoming a pilot. Her passion for engineering, coupled with inspiration and

Top Award for Fine Scholar

Being one of the top three performing undergraduate students at UKZN has earned Mr Shimon Corcos the University’s 100th Anniversary Scholarship. No stranger to being an award winner, Corcos’s stand-out academic performances began in Malvern Primary School where he earned the Dux, Good Fellowship and Principal Awards. At St Benedict’s High School, he was able

Impressive Academic Performance Reaps Benefits

An impressive academic performance at UKZN in 2018 resulted in Mr Ricardo Aaron Pillay being one of the top five first-year undergraduates in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science who each won a Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship. After breezing through his primary and secondary education, Pillay received the approximae accessit award at Greenbury Secondary School in

BSc Student Aiming for High Honours

Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship recipient Mr Kiaran Pillay, who is in the second year of study for his BSc degree, says he is determined to graduate summa cum laude. Pillay was one of the top five first-year students in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science at UKZN to receive the scholarship Pillay, who matriculated with good

Scholarship Came as a Surprise to Student

‘Receiving the scholarship is a great motivation for me. I never expected anything like this but it motivates me to study harder and to keep doing well academically,’ says Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship winner, Mr Lulama Mcebi. The scholarship is awarded to five top-ranked undergraduates proceeding from first-year to second-year of study in each of