UKZN Academic and Scientist Elected Vice-Chair of Adult and Child Lung Health Section

Paediatric pulmonologist, researcher and Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at UKZN Professor Refiloe Masekela has been elected Vice-Chair of the Adult and Child Lung Health Section (ACLH) by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The union, established in 1920 as the first of its kind, has been instrumental over

Junior Doctors Receive the Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards

UKZN’s Dr Zama Dlamini is the winner and Dr Sphindile Tini the runner-up in the inaugural Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards for the class of 2020. The awards recognise final-year Medical students who epitomise the academic, legendary and altruistic life of the late Professor Bongani Mayosi. UKZN was one of several universities that participated

Psychiatry Lecturer Awarded Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health

Psychiatry lecturer at UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Dr Khanyo Ngcobo has been awarded the Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health. The Atlantic Fellows programme is based at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at the Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin in Ireland in partnership with the University of California in San Francisco

CHS Welcomes New Dean and Head of School of Health Sciences

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Khathutshelo Percy Mashige is the new Dean and Head of the School of Health Sciences at UKZN. ‘I am proud and ecstatic,’ said Mashige. ‘I felt I was in with a chance of being appointed but was a bit anxious and apprehensive about it.’ He aims to encourage and

Bels Gym Supervisor Wins Gold

UKZN’s Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (Bels) gym supervisor, Ms Zamile Nduli was crowned a wellness fitness champion at an IFBB LIVING Legends at the Station Urban Event in Durban. This qualified her for an invitation to Arnold Classic Africa 2021 – Multiple Sport Festival, Art and Lifestyle Expo, scheduled to take place from 14

CHS Hosts Virtual Long Service and Retirees Ceremony

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a virtual Long Service and Retirees Awards ceremony to celebrate the commitment and dedication of staff to UKZN. The event was held on the cloud-based video conferencing service of Zoom with all guests having custom snack boxes delivered to their homes to enjoy at the end of the

Tricia Naicker Flies the UKZN Flag High… Once Again!

Click here for isiZulu version The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, has been awarded the 2020 Raikes Medal by the South African Chemical Institute. The medal acknowledges a member of the Institute, under the age of 40, whose original chemical research performed in South Africa shows outstanding promise, as

Nursing Students Tackle Drug Abuse in Austerville

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s second-year Nursing students conducted an intervention programme aimed at making a positive contribution in the fight against drug abuse in Austerville, Durban, as part of their Community Nursing module. The students presented their programme at Fairvale Secondary School where they briefed Grade 9 learners about the dangers of taking

Students Bring Occupational Therapy Closer to the Community

In collaboration with Durban Green Corridors, final-year Occupational Therapy students at UKZN offer wellness programmes, rehabilitation, developmental milestones and educational programmes at the Inanda Wilderness Park in Durban. All activities take place outdoors, enticing people to venture outside and enjoy being in nature. This five-year community outreach project is spearheaded by Ms Chantal Christopher, an

UKZN Academics Contribute to Policy Briefs on Staying Fit during COVID-19

Click here for the isiZulu version UKZN academics have helped provide input for two policy briefs aimed at giving guidance to governments and civil societies in Africa on the critical need for people to stay physically active during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. When it became clear there was a need to develop plans, policies