Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies is on The Planner’s Women of Influence 2021 List announced on International Women’s Day. Magidimisha-Chipungu was among those selected from 270 nominations world-wide for the list in The Planner which is the official magazine of the Royal Town Planning Institute in the United Kingdom.
Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies has been awarded the prestigious UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements and the international reputation she has earned in her discipline. ‘I am very excited about the award. I would not have made it without the conducive environment UKZN
Academic in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Ms Nompumelele Nzimande will serve as the Chair of the Census 2021 National Advisory Committee (NAC). ‘I am a member of the SA Statistics Council, which is responsible for the production and use of official statistics in the country. I chair the council’s Population and
Student Mr Ubaidullah Fazel Ellahi of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies was selected as South Africa’s ambassador at the World Youth Forum – a model Arab Africa summit held annually in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. The forum engages youth globally in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives
The School of Built Environment and Development Studies within the College of Humanities hosted a World Planning Day virtual event under the theme The Paradox of Planning Implementation across the Globe. This was a pre-congress event for the 56th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) Virtual World Planning Congress on the Post-Oil City. The
UKZN academic Professor Pranitha Maharaj launched her book titled: Health and Care in Old Age in Africa at a virtual event. Maharaj is the DST/NRF South African Chair in Economic Development in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies. She not only edited the book but also co-authored several chapters with colleagues in Africa.
Masters student in Development studies Mr Nqubenhle Mbokazi has been awarded the prestigious Kader Asmal Fellowship to pursue his postgraduate studies at the University College Cork in Ireland for 12 months.
Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu (35), has become the first SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities in South Africa.
The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies hosted a webinar on South Africa’s Covid-19 Response and Political Leadership.
Intern at the Africa Health Research Institute in the Public Engagement Department Ms Ayanda Mkhize graduated with a Master’s degree in Population Studies following her research into contraceptive use by women in rural KwaZulu-Natal.