Month: March 2021

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The recognition of human rights is the bedrock of our constitutional democracy. It embodies the triumph of our freedom over struggles against social, economic and political injustice.  As one of the most progressive canon of rights the world over, it is no mean feat to ensure that our constitutionally inherent rights are adequately protected. Indeed, [...]

Prospective Teacher Aspires to Motivate the Youth

Prospective Teacher Aspires to Motivate the Youth
Nkululeko Thabiso Dladla, first-year Bachelor of Education student, is living proof that being a product of deep rural education need not be a hindrance for any individual’s progress. Owing to his unwavering focus on his studies, the 18-year old from Sahlumbe, a rural area in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, left a mark in his high school after [...]

Academics Ponder Idea of a Centre for African Thought at UNIZULU

Academics Ponder Idea of a Centre for African Thought at UNIZULU
The establishment of a centre for African thought at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) is a concept that is both possible and indispensable. However, several constitutional factors would need to be considered for it to successfully serve its purpose, academics noted during a recent webinar. Titled “The Idea of a Centre for African Thought at [...]

Water Month

Water Month
March is water month, celebrations contribute to the global advocacy around World Water Day, led by UN-Water, on 22 March. In 1993, the United Nations designated 22 March as World Water Day with a focus on the importance of fresh water and to raise awareness of the billions of people living without access to clean [...]

EXPERT OPINION: Human Rights

EXPERT OPINION: Human Rights
Understanding and Promoting Human Rights Culture at the Workplace By Dr Mafuku Tholaine Matadi Senior Lecturer in Law department. The significance of human rights at the international and domestic level cannot be understated.  The United Nations (UN) describes human rights as those rights that are inherent in our nature and without which one cannot live [...]

Tribute for King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu

Tribute for King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu

Oh Great Rhino, Rest now – Tribute for King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu(Son of BhekuZulu kaSolomon) The University of Zululand mourns the sudden passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu.The University has twice conferred honorary doctoral degrees on the King as a fitting affirmationof His Royal Majesty’s sterling roles as a nation builder‚ wise leader, philanthropist and […]

International Day of Mathematics

International Day of Mathematics
  The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on 14 March all countries are invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces. The 14th March was chosen as the date for IDM because it was already celebrated in many [...]

A Day to Honour Women’s Achievements

A Day to Honour Women’s Achievements
The 8th March marks International Women’s Day, which is especially dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while also mobilising for the acceleration of gender parity. The theme for this year was “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of United Nations [...]

Observing Rights, Restoring Dignity

Observing Rights, Restoring Dignity
Human Rights Day is commemorated yearly on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. Naturally, the entire month of March has become synonymous with human rights awareness. This year, we commemorate human rights month under the theme: “The year of unity, [...]

All Systems Go for UNIZULU Registration Period

All Systems Go for UNIZULU Registration Period
The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) 2021 registration period, which commenced today (Monday, 1 March 2021), is progressing as anticipated.   In line with the Covid-19 regulations, and to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infections through interactions between students and staff, all students will be registering online this year. Students are therefore discouraged to come to [...]
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