Virology Lecturer Appointed Associate Professor

Pathologist, Professor Raveen Parboosing of the Discipline of Virology in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, has been appointed Associate Professor. ‘I am passionate about discovering innovative ways to treat viral infections,’ said Parboosing. ‘My aim is to use my appointment to facilitate and strengthen research collaborations, locally and internationally and to increase

Anaesthetics Acknowledges Top Student

UKZN’s Discipline of Anaesthetics extended its congratulations to Miss Ra’eesa Mohamed Yunus for obtaining the highest marks in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care and winning the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists [SASA] Horace Wells Medal for the Best Anaesthetics Student for 2019. Yunus, who is a fifth-Year MBChB student at the Nelson R Mandela School of

KZN’s Top Two Matriculants Make UKZN Their “University of Choice”

KwaZulu-Natal’s top two achievers in the 2019 NSC matric exams have placed their faith in UKZN. Mr Aaron Naidu has registered for a BSc degree majoring in Data Science, whilst Ms Shweta Harilal will be studying towards her MBChB (Medicine). The pair is part of 136 first entry undergraduates who achieved seven or more As in

UKZN Launches First COVID-19 University Intervention in Africa

UKZN is set to launch a ground-breaking Campus Health “War Room” to support international efforts to fight the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To bolster these efforts, the University has created an email address: and the hashtag: #ukzncovid19 for staff and student queries. A hotline will also be established to communicate with its stakeholders about the virus. The

SA-UK Collaboration to Strengthen Research Capacity in KZN

A collaborative project between the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa (SA) has been awarded a R5 million grant from the British Council’s Newton Fund. The project will see the development of a world-class masters and doctoral training programme through a joint partnership between UKZN, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and the Africa Health Research

CHS Inaugural Research Day Showcases Cutting-Edge Research

The College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) inaugural Research Day provided a platform for professors and high impact researchers to share their research. ‘This event showcases research by our professors and high impact researchers,’ said CHS Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Busisiwe Ncama. ‘Researchers should take cognisance of the fact that the research they do should change the

Best Paper Award for PhD Student

Telemedicine PhD student, Mr Michael Addotey-Delove received the best paper award at the Success and Failures of Telemedicine (SFT) Conference held on the Gold Coast in Australia. ‘It is very refreshing to see that my hard work has been noticed and celebrated by my peers and practitioners, industry players and experts in the field,’ said

Student Leadership and EQ Development Workshops

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a series of development workshops on the Howard College campus for leadership students. The series comprised a one-day Emotional Intelligence (EQ) workshop for the Medical student leadership and a two-day leadership workshop for Nursing students. The aim of the workshops was to explore and enhance current leadership capabilities

Motivating Young Achievers to Make the Best Choices

UKZN, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (DoE), ran Leadership and Career Development Seminars for top-performing Grade 12 learners at quintile one to three schools in Hluhluwe and Durban. Welcoming the learners, Ms Hazel Langa of UKZN, said the main goal of the seminars was to enlighten the high achievers on career choices

Excellent Attendance at Master of Medicine Orientation

More than 112 potential registrars in the School of Clinical Medicine, the School of Laboratory Medicine and the School of Nursing and Public Health attended the College of Health Sciences’ (CHS) Master of Medicine (MMed) orientation function sponsored by Investec. The event brought together key role players, including the Department of Health (DoH) and UKZN’s Student