Month: August 2017

Students Inspired by Veteran Actor and Isibaya’s “Jola”

Students Inspired by Veteran Actor and Isibaya’s “Jola”

As part of Women’s Month celebrations, the University of Zululand’s Department of Creative Arts held a stirring event which saw veteran actress Gcina Olifant from South African popular drama Isibaya giving a public lecture to the aspiring actors on Women in the Creative industry. Students left the occasion motivated and inspired by the actress’s career […]

University Readiness Begins at High School Level: CAO

University Readiness Begins at High School Level: CAO

On Thursday, 24 August 2017, the Central Applications Office (CAO) held its Annual General Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Durban. The meeting was attended by various education stakeholders; among these being Mr Dewald Edward Janse van Rensburg, Registrar at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU). CAO processes the applications of all first-time entry undergraduate candidates […]

UNIZULU Continues Its Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

UNIZULU Continues Its Fight Against Gender-Based ViolenceUNIZULU Continues Its Fight Against Gender-Based ViolenceThe University of Zululand (UNIZULU) is optimistic and dedicated to the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) that is currently hard-hitting South Africa. As a result, the University is steadfast in its mission to continue fighting gender-based violence. UNIZULU’s Student Services Department (SSD), in […]

UNIZULU Women Urged to “Be Bold for Change”

UNIZULU Women Urged to “Be Bold for Change”

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) recently held its Women’s Day celebrations in honour of the incredible women who have changed the course of history for the better throughout the ages as well as its female staff who work hard in ensuring that the University continues to deliver on its mandate of providing quality education to […]

Teaching a Noble Profession: Teachers Reminded

Teaching a Noble Profession: Teachers Reminded

Last week, the University of Zululand held its inaugural Life Orientation Teachers Seminar which was meant as an exercise for the University to meaningfully connect and engage with LO teachers who have much influence in the lives of learners, especially where career choices are concerned. The two-day event was held in the Ugu District (Margate […]

UNIZULU Engages with School Educators

UNIZULU Engages with School Educators

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) recently invited high school educators and principals to its first Principals Seminar. The aim of this Principal Seminar is to connect with schools as well as provide educators with adequate information regarding entry requirements, course outlines as well as other beneficial information for the prospective first year student. Faculties as […]

Helping Learners Plan for their Careers

Helping Learners Plan for their Careers

On 27 July 2017, Mr Mduduzi Manana, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, launched the Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign in Mpumalanga. The Deputy Minister invited various universities including UNIZULU to exhibit and assist future matriculants in making the best career choices. The Deputy Minister visited three schools in the Mkondo District of […]

Ntokozo’s Hard Work Earns Her Absa Bursary

Ntokozo’s Hard Work Earns Her Absa Bursary

Ntokozo’s Hard Work Earns Her Absa BursaryNtokozo Zungu, 20, comes from a rural area called Nongidi in iZingolweni, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South Coast. She and her three siblings were raised by their single mother who was a domestic worker. Theirs is a hand-to-mouth lifestyle and though Zungu is grateful for all her mother managed to provide for […]

Absa Bursary a Lifeline for LihleAbsa Bursary a Lifeline for Lihle

Absa Bursary a Lifeline for LihleAbsa Bursary a Lifeline for Lihle

Completing matric in 2015 was a bittersweet moment for 19-year old Lihle Mabuyakhula because while she was elated to have reached this important milestone, she was disheartened because her father- who was unemployed at the time- could not afford to pay for her higher education. With her application to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme […]

R5m Absa Bursary Came in the Nick of Time for Chetty

R5m Absa Bursary Came in the Nick of Time for Chetty

When third-year Bachelor of Law (LLB) student Jaidene Chetty received an SMS from the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) on Thursday, 27 July 2017, informing her that she had been awarded a study bursary from Absa, she was beside herself with excitement as this meant relief for her parents who had long been struggling to afford […]

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