Month: November 2020

Leadership in Perilous Times

Leadership in Perilous Times

University of Zululand (UNIZULU) students were offered some pearls of wisdom regarding leadership skills and qualities by Advocate Thembi Bokako during a recent student webinar titled “Leadership in Perilous Times”. Adv. Bokako, who is an alumna of the university, was invited as the guest speaker. Outlining the purpose of the day, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Institutional Support […]

Professor Mathews Mthembu

Professor Mathews Mthembu

He was born and raised in rural Manguzi, KwaMhlabuyalingana, near the borders of Mozambique. Coming from an underprivileged background such as his may be a scapegoat for many who lack the zeal to follow their dreams. Luckily, this was not the case for Prof Mthembu (41). He endured numerous hurdles which could have easily wiped […]

Puleng Nontobeko Biyela

Puleng Nontobeko Biyela

Date & Place of birth    :              The 7th of January 1986 at Empangeni. I grew up at eNseleni Study History                  :              In 2003, Biyela  obtained her  senior certificate with merit at John Ross College. In 2007, she completed her 4 year BSc Industrial degree at UNIZULU. Her highest qualification is a PhD in Physics […]

Discovery of Proteins to Fight Parasitic Disease

Discovery of Proteins to Fight Parasitic Disease

Researchers at  the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)   have collaborated on research that details their discovery of three new classes of detoxification proteins from a human pathogen that causes a serious gastrointestinal disease. Professor Khajamohiddin Syed from UNIZULU and Dr Thandeka Khoza from UKZN and conceived of this research after […]

Thami Mathe

Thami Mathe

Date &  Place of birth     : 21 May 1969 at Benedictine Hospital in Nongoma Study History                  : Mathe started his  lower primary education at Hlabisa Lower Primary School in 1976 where he got promoted from Sub B to Standard One in one year when he displayed exceptional performance. In 1979, he went on to […]

Cedric Lloyd Melusi Wandile Goba

Cedric Lloyd Melusi Wandile Goba

Date and place of birth : 18 January 1965, Krugersdorp Study history : I matriculated in 1984 from Kagiso Senior Secondary School, obtained my Secondary Teacher’s Diploma certificate at the Soweto College of Education in 1987 and earned a BA degree in Communication Science from UNIZULU in 1992. Upon joining the SABC in 1994, as […]

Students to benefit from UNIZULU and Rosatom & Schelkovo Agrohim MOU

Students to benefit from UNIZULU and Rosatom & Schelkovo Agrohim MOU

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) recently signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with Russian based agricultural company Schelkovo Agrohim and nuclear energy company Rosatom with a view of breeding a cohort of graduates with a specialised skillset that is relevant for the science, technology and agricultural sectors. To append the signatures on behalf of the two […]

Dr Pragasen Mudali

Dr Pragasen Mudali

Date and place of birth: 08 June 1984, Tongaat Study history:    PhD Computer Science (UNIZULU), awarded in 2017 MSc Computer Science (UNIZULU), awarded in 2008 BSc Hons Computer Science (UNIZULU), awarded in 2006 BSc Data Communications Technology (UNIZULU), awarded in 2005 Publications:                    Available at https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=by8FVgIAAAAJ&hl=en Occupation history:        Acting Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning, […]

Oldest, grandest book of human knowledge

Oldest, grandest book of human knowledge

Opinion Piece by PROFESSOR DEV TEWARI   WHAT is a book? As per the Merriam Webster dictionary, a book is a written or printed work bound in covers. Rigved qualifies for a definition of a book. First, it’s written in praise of gods and goddesses and basic guiding principles for human welfare. Second, it is […]

UNIZULU Hosts Erasmus+ SUCSESS Project Webinar.

UNIZULU Hosts Erasmus+ SUCSESS Project Webinar.

The Department of Recreation and Tourism recently hosted a webinar where a panel discussion on the results of the research conducted as part of the EU-funded Erasmus+ SUCSESS project took place. The Erasmus+ SUCSESS project is a three-year collaboration between six universities in South Africa, Finland and the United Kingdom (UK). It is aimed at […]

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