School of Built Environment & Development Studies

High achievers from the School of Built Environment & Development Studies. Clockwise from left: Ms Eliza Solis-Maart, Ms Lerato Moshoeshoe, Mr Mcebo Mafoyana and Mr Daniel Daruty De Grandpre
High achievers from the School of Built Environment & Development Studies. Clockwise from left: Ms Eliza Solis-Maart, Ms Lerato Moshoeshoe, Mr Mcebo Mafoyana and Mr Daniel Daruty De Grandpre.

The School of Built Environment and Development Studies recently hosted its 2018 Student Achievement Awards function on the Howard College campus.

The event honoured high academic achievers from the disciplines of architecture, community development, housing, development studies, planning and population studies.

Students were recognised for their outstanding performances in achieving an average mark of 85% and above in their studies.

Dean of the School Professor Ernest Khalema congratulated the students saying: ‘The calibre of work you produce is a testament to your input and dedication.’ He encouraged them to continue to excel.

Second year housing student Ms Lerato Moshoeshoe was both excited and proud to receive her award for academic excellence. ‘This recognition by the School acknowledges hard work, commitment and dedication to studies. This motivates me to work even harder.’

She advised other students to ‘work at your own pace but remember to always strive to achieve your goals’. Moshoeshoe plans to complete her degree and work as a professional planner.

Dr Egerton Hingston attended the event to accept an academic excellence and merit award on behalf of his daughter, Danita, who was unable to attend.  ‘I am very proud of Danita,’ said Hingston. ‘She values the importance of education and worked hard to excel in her studies. I am glad  UKZN recognises students in this way. It encourages them to do better.’

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Ms Zandile Msimango

Masters student lands top Project Management Job

Masters student in Community Development Ms Zandile Msimango has landed a top position in Project Management at Ilitha Research and Management Consultants. She will be responsible for research, project planning and management for some of the company’s clients, enabling her to put her skills to good use and to lay the foundation to achieve her goals.

Professor Brian Kearney and Ms Michele Jacobs with some of the drawings and work from the UKZN architecture archives that feature in The Berea Style publication.

UKZN Architecture drawings and work feature in The Berea Style

Curator of the UKZN Architecture library archives Ms Michele Jacobs and Emeritus Professor in the architecture discipline Brian Kearney recently exhibited prints of original and measured drawings of a vast array of KwaZulu-Natal buildings done by UKZN students and other architects.

From left: Mr Juan Solis (UKZN), Mr Lawrence Ogunsanya (UKZN), winner Mr Siyabonga Khuzwayo and Mr Chris Mungle (Corobrik Sales Manager, eThekwini).

UKZN students win top architectural awards

Architecture student Mr Siyabonga Khuzwayo was named winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award. He received R10 000 in prize-money, with Master’s student Mr Kireshen Chetty taking the second prize of R8 000, and Mr Mthokozisi Sibisi receiving R6 000 for third place. A further R6 000 was awarded to Mr Mbuso Msipho for the innovative use of clay masonry in his building design.