Year: 2021

World Arthritis Day 2021

World Arthritis Day 2021

12 October World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and is celebrated each year on 12 October. People with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) from around the world can join together to make their voices heard on this day. Although 12 October is the official World Arthritis Day, this […]

International Day of the Girl Child 2021

International Day of the Girl Child 2021

11 October Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the […]

Teachers are cut from a different cloth

Teachers are cut from a different cloth

Only a few things in my life are certain: people who consume maas (sour milk) with sugar are not to be trusted; family supersedes everything but the almighty; and teachers are underrated superheroes. The last statement could easily be considered biased, especially since it has been written from the perspective of an individual whose paternal […]

OPINION PIECE : Celebrating teachers

OPINION PIECE : Celebrating teachers

On the 5th October every year the world celebrates World Teachers’ Day, a teacher’s role is multifaceted. It goes beyond the classroom education by the way of influencing, inspiring and motivating learners towards achieving success. He/she plays diverse roles to shape on child’s learning achievement and behaviour. The primary role of a teacher is to […]

UNIZULU RESEARCHERS SOLVED THE SIX DECADES OLD MYSTERY OF THE EVOLUTION OF ELECTRON TRANSFER PROTEINS

UNIZULU RESEARCHERS SOLVED THE SIX DECADES OLD MYSTERY OF THE EVOLUTION OF ELECTRON TRANSFER PROTEINS

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) researcher in collaboration with international researchers from the USA and Europe (Germany and Poland) have now solved the six decades old mystery of the evolution of these electron transfer proteins using ferredoxins as an example. Electron transfer proteins such as iron-sulfur cluster proteins are believed to have evolved early during […]

Connecting through COIL Webinar

Connecting through COIL Webinar

Participants from around the world joined a University of Zululand (UNIZULU)-hosted webinar titled “COLLABORATIVE ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LEARNING” (COIL) In Higher Education. This webinar was hosted by the Department of Nursing Science. The co- presenters for the day were Dr Penny Orton who has been embedding COIL/VE across a university for 5 years and her recent […]

EXPERT OPINION: Our Language; Our Heritage

EXPERT OPINION: Our Language; Our Heritage

The late academic and author Dr Mbulelo Mzamane – who was designated by former President Nelson Mandela as “one of South Africa’s greatest intellectuals” – once asked what soon proved to be a controversial question “What is South African about the South African education system?” This is, but one, of the questions that we – […]

Community Engagement Webinar

Community Engagement Webinar

Community Engagement Webinar – Engaged Scholarship and Scholarship of Engagement, differences and Similarities The Community Engagement office hosted its third virtual webinar on Friday the 18th September. In her welcome address, Professor Mabusela addressing the attendees, she noted that, this will be a nice engagement and discourse where the academics are going to be able […]

UNIZULU hosts Rape and suicide webinar

UNIZULU hosts Rape and suicide webinar

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. The pastoral care unit at the University of Zululand hosted a webinar on rape and suicide. This webinar took place on Tuesday 21st September. Bishop Makhanya explained that the UNIZULU Vice Chancellor Professor Xoliswa Mtose, at […]

UNIZULU hosts First year Engineering Students Seminar

UNIZULU hosts First year Engineering Students Seminar

The teaching and learning Centre at the university of Zululand organized a seminar for first year students. The Engineering Student Seminar event themed “Training future engineers today” was a comprehensive programme designed to introduce and orientate first-year students to the different industries and unique aspects of life working as engineers. It was aimed also at […]

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