Month: June 2021

Talking MPC with Dr Brooks

Talking MPC with Dr Brooks

The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering recently hosted a webinar during which Dr Kevin Brooks gave a talk entitled: “All models are wrong but some are useful – Model Predictive Control (MPC) in Industry”. From the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Dr Syamala Krishnannair took the initiative to arrange […]

UNIZULU hosts an African Webinar Series honouring Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

UNIZULU hosts an African Webinar Series honouring Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

“The wheel of progress revolves relentlessly and all the nations of the world take their turn at the field-glass of human destiny. Africa will not retreat! Africa will not compromise! Africa will not relent! Africa will not equivocate! And she will be heard! Remember Africa!” – Robert Sobukwe. The University of Zululand hosted one of […]

Democracy, Language and Inclusive Education in the African Context

Democracy, Language and Inclusive Education in the African Context

Kwesi Kwaa Prah University of Zululand Kwadlengezwa Introduction Democracy is ultimately more an ideal, a principle, than a formally constituted and historically fixed formula of government. To varying degrees and extents, it has featured in different societies at different points in history. In our times, the desirability of democracy as an overarching principle of social […]

FACULTY OF ARTS WOMEN IN RESEARCH (FAWiR)LAUNCH ACCELERATES GROWTH FOR WOMEN IN ACADEMIA

FACULTY OF ARTS WOMEN IN RESEARCH (FAWiR)LAUNCH ACCELERATES GROWTH FOR WOMEN IN ACADEMIA

“We are part of highly distinguished women in society, we are out there to represent and shine as few women are making strides in higher education” those were the remarks of Shalo Mbatha, the Programme Director during the FAWiR launch. FAWIR was launched amidst much funfare as this capacity building programme within the  Faculty of […]

Expert Opinion: A reminder of our individual and collective responsibility to nature and the environment

Expert Opinion: A reminder of our individual and collective responsibility to nature and the environment

There is significant research that shows that environmental change leading to climate change is real and anthropogenic activities have played no less role in that transformation. This is one of the reasons why in 1972, the United Nations General Assembly chose the 5th of June as World Environment Day, to amplify the need for environmental […]

Celebrating International Albinism Awareness Day

Celebrating International Albinism Awareness Day

On 13 June, the world celebrates International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD). The day is observed by millions of people across the world to raise awareness about the inherited genetic condition.   Moreover, the purpose of this day is to stand in solidarity with people living with albinism through their triumphs and challenges. It is a […]

EXPERT OPINION: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

EXPERT OPINION: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Every year, June 15 is internationally recognised as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The aim of this day is to raise awareness of the elderly as a vulnerable group in society. The South African Council for the Aged highlight that older persons are all too often the victims of severe maltreatment. Covid 19 and the […]

UNIZULU Celebrates Africa Day with Riveting Performance and Lecture

UNIZULU Celebrates Africa Day with Riveting Performance and Lecture

Africa Day aims to celebrate and recognise the triumphs of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its conception on May 25, 1963, in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the development that Africa has made while reflecting upon the mutual encounters that the continent faces in an international […]

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