School of Built Environment & Development Studies

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.

Msimango said that, as a young mother, it is not easy to strike a balance between work and her studies. ‘Work can be quite stressful but it is all part of the growing process. I have never had an easy life so I have gotten used to certain hardships and I have come to understand that sometimes change is required for growth to happen,’ she said.

Her current research focuses on health-related issues, particularly the emotional issues faced by cancer patients and the  emotional support services available to them at public hospitals in eThekwini Municipality.

Msimango considers education as the key to a successful life. ‘Finding a job is hard. It is important for the youth to market themselves to the right people, grab every opportunity that comes their way and maintain a positive mindset and outlook on life. Do everything you can in order to succeed,’ she advised.

Ms Zandile Msimango
Ms Zandile Msimango
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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.

Participants at the Centre for Civil Society Training Day.

Activists Undergo Training through Centre for Civil Society

The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) held a workshop for activists facilitated by
CCS Community Scholar Ms Mzamo Zondi and Director at Sensys Training Ms Nina Sen.