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R5m Absa Bursary Came in the Nick of Time for Chetty

R5m Absa Bursary Came in the Nick of Time for Chetty

When third-year Bachelor of Law (LLB) student Jaidene Chetty received an SMS from the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) on Thursday, 27 July 2017, informing her that she had been awarded a study bursary from Absa, she was beside herself with excitement as this meant relief for her parents who had long been struggling to afford […]

Basic and Higher Education Meet at the UNIZULU Inaugural Principals Seminar

Basic and Higher Education Meet at the UNIZULU Inaugural Principals Seminar

This afternoon (Friday, 28 July 2017), the University of Zululand held an informative Inaugural Principals Seminar at the Protea Hotel in Empangeni where the University and school principals engaged on issues relating to education. Attended by high school principals from within the King Cetshwayo District Municipality, the seminar was organised by UNIZULU’s Communications and Marketing […]

Joining the Fight Against Gender-based Violence

Joining the Fight Against Gender-based Violence

According to Statistics South Africa, one in four South African women is physically abused by a close intimate partner. The statistics also show that over 18 million South African children have suffered physical abuse. In response to these overwhelming statistics, the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) collaborated with the University’s […]

Be Local but Think Global: Siba Urges Students

Be Local but Think Global: Siba Urges Students

It was a mind-blowing experience for UNIZULU students as celebrity chef, Siba Mtongana visited the University on Friday last week (21 July 2017). Hosted by the University’s Consumer Science Department, the visit was held at the KwaDlangezwa Campus and featured mini competitions, an awards ceremony as well as a motivational talk by Siba, the Queen […]

What Staff and Students Have to Say About Mandela Day

What Staff and Students Have to Say About Mandela Day

Today, 18 July 2017, the world celebrated Mandela Day (or Nelson Mandela International Day). The annual international day is held in honour of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the late South African anti-apartheid icon who was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, philanthropist and former President (of SA). Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as […]

UNIZULU Gives Back in Honour of Mandela’s Legacy

UNIZULU Gives Back in Honour of Mandela’s Legacy

In commemoration of Mandela Day, the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) visited the iKhaya likaBaba children’s home, Perkins Estate Felixton, south of Empangeni, a donation consisting of various items was made. The home, which houses 20 children aged between 8 months and 13 years, was founded for abandoned babies but has transitioned to be a children’s […]

Promoting Health Education and HIV/AIDS Awareness at UNIZULU

Promoting Health Education and HIV/AIDS Awareness at UNIZULU

In a bid to advance health education as well as awareness about sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis as well as other health and social conditions affecting young people in higher education, the Student Services Department (SSD) at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) hosted the First Things First campaign. Held on Monday, 20 February […]

Curbing the Scourge Plagiarism

Curbing the Scourge Plagiarism

In a bid to fight the detrimental effects of plagiarism, the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) embarked on the Plagiarism Awareness Week campaign last week which involved both staff and students. Hosted by the University’s Research and Innovation office –  the campaign kicked off on Monday, 5 June 2017, and ended on Friday, 9 June 2017. […]

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