Month: February 2021

Revelling Mother Language Day

Revelling Mother Language Day
The 21st February is celebrated globally and aims to bring awareness to cultural and linguistic diversity. On International Mother Language Day, South Africans are being encouraged to honour their identities. In 1999 UNESCO declared 21 February as International Mother Language Day. The date was chosen because it commemorates the students killed during a protest in [...]

HUWAEI IDEAHUB DONATION TO ACCELERATE TEACHING AND LEARNING AT UNIZULU

HUWAEI IDEAHUB DONATION TO ACCELERATE TEACHING AND LEARNING AT UNIZULU
The benefits of digital technology shouldn't just be available to those who can afford it. Huawei's mission is to expand the benefits of technology to everyone, everywhere. To achieve this they have developed a digital inclusion strategy that focuses on three areas: technology, applications, and skills. This fits with the University’s of Zululand strategic goal [...]

Diminishing of inequalities to progress social justice

Diminishing of inequalities to progress social justice
Since 2009, every 20 February has been the United Nations observance known as “World Day of Social Justice”. The purpose of the day is to focus on the plight of social injustice throughout the world and to press for improvements and solutions. World Day of Social Justice recognises the need to promote efforts to tackle [...]

Women have a place in Science

Women have a place in Science
February 11th marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. In honour of the day, the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) has seen it befitting to share an example of an outstanding woman scientist [...]

Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo

Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo
The Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa is a judge in the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the second-highest judicial post in the Republic of South Africa, after the Chief Justice.  The first Deputy President of the Constitutional Court was Ismail Mahomed. In 1997 he became Chief Justice, and was replaced by Pius Langa, [...]

Water and Sustainable Development from a South African Perspective

Asit K. Biswas My relations with South Africa started during the apartheid years. I was invited in 1976 by the then President of CSIR to give a keynote lecture at their annual meeting in Johannesburg. In 1978, I was invited to speak at the opening ceremony of the 60th anniversary of the University of Stellenbosch. [...]

Biological monitoring gets meaningful only when accompanied with physico-chemical surveys at shallow hydrothermal vents

Abstract: Marine hydrothermal vents (HVs) are unique extreme environments that provide a better understanding of evolutionary conditions of the early earth as well as projected global and climate change scenarios in marine systems (e.g., low pH due to high carbon dioxide and sulfite compounds, high temperature and turbidity, high loads of toxic chemicals such as [...]

The Jazz Man is no More! A Rhapsody of Gratitude to Dr Sam Phillips

The Jazz Man is no More! A Rhapsody of Gratitude to Dr Sam Phillips
When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground - As the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zululand we are weeping, as we have been violently weaned off our grandfather actor, producer and director and mentor, Dr. Sam Phillips, whose passing cuts deep in our hearts. Dr. Sam Phillips’s death is [...]

Tribute to Dr. Sibongile Khumalo (24 September 1957 – 28 January 2021)

Tribute to Dr. Sibongile Khumalo (24 September 1957 – 28 January 2021)

Barely a few days ago, Prof Masoga, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and I were going through our yearly plan, and we spent a few minutes chatting about how we are going to host the Khabi Mngoma Memorial Lecture. We both agreed we needed to get in touch with Mme Sibongile, as I […]

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