Mmeli Decius Gwebu

Mmeli Decius Gwebu

OPINION PIECE: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

OPINION PIECE: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

“Creating hope Through Action” An estimated 703,000 people a year take their life around the world. For every suicide, there are likely 20 other people making a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide. Millions of people suffer intense grief or are otherwise profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviors. Each suicidal death is a public […]

OPINION PIECE: World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

OPINION PIECE: World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Foetal alcohol syndrome is one of the disorders from the group of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. It occurs to the baby who is exposed to alcohol before birth or when a mother consume alcohol while is pregnant. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to known cause of birth defects. This may include risks of miscarriages, low […]

OPINION PIECE: World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day

OPINION PIECE: World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day

Since 1999, each year at nine (9) minutes past nine (9) on the ninth (9) day of the ninth (9) month, the World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Day is commemorated to raise awareness of the need for women to avoid drinking alcohol while they are pregnant. The problem of foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is associated […]

OPINION PIECE: International Literacy Day

OPINION PIECE: International Literacy Day

Literacy can be broadly defined as having adequate competencies in reading and writing to enable one to communicate effectively in a broad array of situations. It is the bedrock upon which lifelong learning is constructed. Whilst traditionally literacy has been construed as a set of reading, writing and numeracy skills, in current societies literacy has […]

The communication and adoption of Indigenous Knowledge and African ethical approaches during the vaccination drive for COVID-19 in South Africa

The communication and adoption of Indigenous Knowledge and African ethical approaches during the vaccination drive for COVID-19 in South Africa

The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) recently hosted a Vice Chancellor’s webinar themed: “The communication and adoption of Indigenous Knowledge and African ethical approaches during the vaccination drive for COVID-19 in South Africa”. Dr Toyin Adetiba, the lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies facilitated the […]

Leadership Workshop for Nurse Managers’ Around KwaZulu-Natal

Leadership Workshop for Nurse Managers’ Around KwaZulu-Natal

The Department of Nursing Science at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) recently hosted a leadership workshop of nurse managers around KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Themed: Resilient Leadership: Learning from Crisis”. The workshop was birthed in 2019, before covid-19. The first workshop was conducted In Pietermaritzburg (PMB) for the Southern side of KZN, this is the second workshop […]

Land is living, water is life and women are both combined

Land is living, water is life and women are both combined

Women are like land and water to me. You can’t separate the two. Without land; there’s no living and Without water; there’s no life. Until women are seen as these sources, respected and placed in position of leadership. Mother earth will continue suffering. We need to realize a world where women’s place is not in […]

Dr Reddy’s message for the Women’s Month

Dr Reddy’s message for the Women’s Month

Genuine role model women are not concerned about having a superficial impact or about being popular or wearing the most liked person badge.  Rather, they understand the difference between leaving behind an inheritance or a legacy.  Why leave an inheritance when it fades away with time. Or when it is all spent – then there […]

The Department of Social Work wishes the university community a happy women’s month.

The Department of Social Work wishes the university community a happy women’s month.

We celebrate the many successful women and women leaders who have shaped our profession and who serve our communities’ most vulnerable members. It was an absolute coincidence that a few months ago, the department conceptualised a men’s dialogue series. Our inaugural event happened at the start of women’s month, on Thursday the 4th of August […]

#REALISING WOMEN’S RIGHTS FOR AN EQUAL FUTURE

#REALISING WOMEN’S RIGHTS FOR AN EQUAL FUTURE

A message that I thought I should share with all the creatures living on this God created land, is that of LOVE. In his book named: ISILWANE, THE ANIMAL, an African seer, healer, Sangoma and medicine man, from the nation of AmaZulu, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a human being of LOVE, teaches us that: “In olden […]