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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies’ (BEDS) annual awards ceremony at the Howard College Theatre recognised top performing undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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Master of Housing student and former Howard College SRC President Ms Kuhlekonke Ntuli won the prestigious KZN National Achievement Award in Leadership during the KZN Young Achievers Awards (KZNYAA) held at the Durban ICC. The award recognises her community contributions at provincial, national and international levels.
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Operations Manager in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Dr Phumelele Zakwe presented her research at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) Conference on Higher Education, Community Engagement and Governance.
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UKZN in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) screened the student-centred documentary film: Ready or Not! Black Students’ Experiences of South African Universities.
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When Dr Sanele Mbambo was awarded his PhD in Town and Regional Planning from UKZN, he became the first South African graduate to achieve the degree in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Mr Sthembiso Pollen Mkhize graduated with a Masters in Population Studies degree for his research which provided insight into the use of sexual health services by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in Durban.
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The socially constructed meaning of ukujola casual relationships and how they fuel the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, were examined in research conducted by Dr Themba Mgwaba for his PhD in Development Studies from UKZN.
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An interest in family dynamics led to Ms Nokwanele Mhlongo doing research on the effect of absent fathers on families and child care responsibilities.
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Academics from the College of Humanities Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan (School of Education) and Dr Mvuselelo Ngcoya (School of Built Environment & Development Studies) have been recognised by UKZN for excellence in teaching. They both received the Distinguished Teachers’ Award (DTA) during a graduation ceremony.
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Dr Hangwelani Magidimisa-Chipungu of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, participated in the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Planning for Transition conference, held in Venice, Italy.
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Architecture student Ms Gugulethu Sithole is passionate about community engagement and has embarked on a student-led conversation for change campaign to empower young black women on campus.
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Architecture student Ms Priyanka Roopnarain won second place in the category "Technical Alternatives" under 'Student' in the International Image Festival, held in Mexico.
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Masters in Population Studies student Mr Kwanda Radebe will host his first one-person comedy showcase called Born Free at 19h00 on 26 July at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on the Howard College campus.
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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) held a Career Development and Employment Skills Workshop for its students on the Howard College campus.
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A photographic exhibition titled Students’ Reflection In and Of Higher Education Spaces: Post-Apartheid was held recently by South African Architecture lecturer Mrs Bridget Horner.
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Architecture students Mr Mohammed Shah and Mr Neeshailin Naicker walked away with first prize at the South African Saint-Gobain Multi Comfort Student Contest. UKZN entered for the first time last year and won first prize in Dubai.
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize and academics Professors Ernest Khalema, Maheshvari Naidu, Nobuhle Hlongwa and Nogwaja Zulu recently met with Dr Saleem Badat of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation to discuss their research projects that were made possible through funding from the Foundation.
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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies in partnership with the residents of Quarry Road West (QRW) informal settlement and the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology hosted a photovoice exhibition showcasing photographs taken by residents as part of a broader Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood: Reimagining Urban Planning Project.
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Operations Manager in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Dr Phumelele Zakwe, graduated with her PhD in Business Administration.
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UKZN staff member Dr Zifikile Phindile Shangase received a PhD in Public Health for her study on the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients with regard to smoking; the barriers to cessation among current smokers with DR-TB and hospital staff’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices with regard to smoking.
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Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Dr Judith Ojo-Aromokudu, graduated with her PhD in Architecture. Her research focused on what informs the spaces created in informal settlements and how residents live and carry out their daily activities within these spaces.
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