SAMRO Bursary recipients from left: Ms Lihle James, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Nomfundo Zuma and Ms Slindile Dlamini.

Prestigious Music Bursaries for Humanities Students

Nine students from the College of Humanities are proud recipients of the 2018 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Bursaries for study in music performance. The students- Ms Lihle James, Ms Nomfundo Zuma, Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo, Ms Gugu Shange, Ms Slindile Dlamini, Ms Yolokazi Maroyana, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Nosihe Zulu and Ms Nothando Mashaba- each received

Scholarships Committee Chair, Professor Bala Pillay (right), congratulates Mr Matthew Bedderson, a Sports Scholarship recipient, on his swimming achievements.

Humanities Student Excels at Swimming, Wins gold at SA Championships

First-year Social Sciences student, Mr Matthew Bedderson, scooped two gold medals and one silver at the South African Senior National Swimming Championships held in Port Elizabeth recently. He won the gold medals in the 50m and 200m Breaststroke events and a silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke in the SA Youth Category which is for

Education staffers honoured at celebratory lunch for achieving their PhD’s.

Celebrating Staff Achievement

The School of Education at UKZN recently hosted a celebratory lunch for five of its staff members who graduated with doctoral degrees. The lunch, held at the Makaranga Lodge near Hillcrest, was facilitated by the Dean and Head of the School, Professor Thabo Msibi, who believes that staff need to be lauded for their academic achievements and excellence.

Humanities Student Wins Budget Vote Writing Competition

Master’s in Social Sciences (Politics) student, Mr Thembelani Mazibuko, made UKZN proud when he was chosen as one of four winners in the 2018 Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Budget vote article writing competition. The competition tasks entrants with writing an essay on one of four set topics in the run-up to the

Professor Ayub Sheik facilitates a workshop for Matric teachers at the KwaMashu Teachers Centre.

Education Academic hosts workshop for Matric teachers

As part of a community outreach initiative, Professor Ayub Sheik, a lecturer from the School of Education facilitated workshops for Matric teachers. These were held at the KwaMashu Teachers Centre and New Germany Primary School.  Matric Drama was also workshopped by Emeritus Professor, Dennis Shauffer. Full Article Education Academic hosts workshop for Matric teachers

From left: Prof David Spurrett, Prof Kwok Pui Lan; Prof Charlene van der Walt; Prof Lilian Siwila and Dr Federico Settler.

College of Humanities hosts first Gender, Religion & Sexuality Conference

The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) in the College of Humanities recently hosted the first Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Africa conference. The conference, held at the Pietermaritzburg campus, brought together more than 65 religion, gender and sexuality scholars and activists from around the global South who presented papers and performances. Full Article College of Humanities

UKZN staff and students seen with DCS representatives during an orientation session.

Department of Correctional Services holds Orientation Session for Criminology and Forensic Studies Students

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) recently hosted an Experiential Learning Orientation Session for UKZN’s criminology and forensic studies student volunteers at the Howard College Theatre. Representatives from the department, Mr Azwihangwisi Nesengani, Mr Kagiso Mmutlane and Ms Magdeli Matji, facilitated the orientation session. The aim of the orientation was to provide an overview of

Visual Arts Student Exhibits Work at Jack Heath Gallery

Master of Arts student Ms Caroline Birch exhibited her work at the Jack Heath Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. Birch’s work comprises paintings, drawings and two installations in which she used innovative materials and experimental techniques, such as silk-screening onto sheets of dried wood glue. ‘This body of artwork, together with my dissertation, constitute my submission for

Under the Stars in Honour of Story Teller Gcina Mhlophe

First year UKZN Drama and Performance Studies students recently showcased a production of Under the Stars at the Open Air Theatre on the Howard College Campus in honour of African storyteller Dr Gcina Mhlophe, who was in the audience. The students performed their interpretation of some of Mhlophe’s magnificent stories as part of the DRAMA101 course, which

UKZN Students win International Architecture Award

Masters in Architecture students Mr Vahin Parmananda and Mr Mthokozisi Sibisi have won the prestigious 14th Annual Saint-Gobain Multicomfort house student contest held in Dubai. The students competed against representatives from other international universities, winning the coveted title and cash prize, for their design called Solar Creek Community, which is a climate-driven approach to creating sustainable