Alumnus Pens WHO Bulletin Editorial

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN alumnus, multi-award-winning youth leader, One Young World ambassador, medical doctor, and activist, Dr Kapil Narain was selected to publish an editorial in the official journal of the World Health Organization (WHO), The Bulletin. The journal is ranked 7th out of 193 journals in the field of public, occupational and environmental health

Study Shows Improvement in South African Children’s Physical Activity

A study co-led by Professor Rowena Naidoo from UKZN’s Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences found that South African children’s overall physical activity has improved. The recently released Healthy Active Kids South Africa (HAKSA) 2022 report card indicates that it moved up to a B-grade, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, placing the country well

PhD Student’s Paper Published in Prestigious Journal

PhD candidate in Public Health Medicine at UKZN Ms Zakia Salod has published an article in a Q1 journal, Vaccines. Her PhD research focuses on the intersection between reverse vaccinology and artificial intelligence. Salod’s scoping review paper, titled Mapping Potential Vaccine Candidates Predicted by VaxiJen for Different Viral Pathogens between 2017-2021 – A Scoping Review provides an overview

Blind Cricket Makes History

In collaboration with UKZN, Blind Cricket South Africa (BCSA) hosted the T20 National Tournament for the first time. The main aim of the tournament was to select the national squad that will travel to India in December for the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup. Six to eight matches were played daily at different venues. The

Professor Shenuka Singh’s Inaugural Lecture

‘I am glad to present this lecture in front of my mother who instilled in me the value of investing in life-long education.’ These were the words of UKZN’s Professor Shenuka Singh, Full Professor in the Discipline of Dentistry, at her inaugural lecture. Singh is also an appointed member of the National Health Research Ethics

Optometry Kits Worth R750 000 Donated to Optometry Discipline

The Gift of the Givers Foundation, in partnership with the Caring Sisters Network (CSN), have donated 25 Optometry kits valued at R30 000 each to the Optometry Discipline to loan out to students who cannot afford to buy their own. The donation process, which was overseen by UKZN Foundation’s Donor Relationship Manager, Mr Tebelo Kokoropo, was initiated by

Sports Day to Celebrate Ladysmith School’s 33rd Anniversary

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’S Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS) Discipline assisted the Inkanyezi Special School in Ladysmith organise a 123-Awareness and Sports Day to celebrate the founding of the school 33 years ago. The day began with a march along the main streets of Steadville, led by the school’s drummies, followed by

Prioritise Your Eyes!

UKZN’s third-year Optometry students helped mark World Sight Day at an Eye Care Awareness event in KwaMashu, Durban. The students together with their lecturer Dr Zama Xulu-Kasaba and representatives of the Phumlani Dube Foundation, USAWA, Essilor and other partners, conducted eye screenings at the KwaMashu Indoor Sports Centre. To honour the global theme, I Pledge

Prestigious Emerging Researchers Award for UKZN Academic

UKZN senior lecturer and researcher Dr Andile Khathi has received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Excellence Award for Early Career / Emerging Researchers in the Life Sciences. The presentation was made to Khathi during the NRF Awards ceremony at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. The NRF makes the award – which includes