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FCAL Academics Unpack Issue of Decolonisation During Workshop

FCAL Academics Unpack Issue of Decolonisation During Workshop

The Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law (FCAL) debuted its leg of the Workshop on Node for African Thought series on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. This is a series of workshops that are being held for academics in the University of Zululand’s (UNIZULU) four faculties, with the aim of reinforcing the institution’s position to cement […]

Young Women Reminded of Importance of Owning Their Brand During Women’s Dialogue

Young Women Reminded of Importance of Owning Their Brand During Women’s Dialogue

“Owning one’s brand” emerged as the overarching message during the Women’s Dialogue held on Thursday, 11 April 2024 at the King Bhekuzulu Hall in the University of Zululand’s (UNIZULU) KwaDlangezwa Campus. The dialogue was co-organised by the Pastoral Care Unit and Transformation and Social Inclusion Office with the intent of instilling in young women the […]

Postgraduate Students Gain Research-related Insights During Induction

Postgraduate Students Gain Research-related Insights During Induction

Under the theme “Nurturing a Vibrant Postgraduate Environment,” the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) recently held a postgraduate induction at King Bhekuzulu Hall. This induction was intended to welcome incoming postgraduate students and provide them with the knowledge they need to start their studies in both the academic and social environments. Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and […]

SWiP Workshop Emphasises Essence of African Languages

SWiP Workshop Emphasises Essence of African Languages

The SWiP project in collaboration with the Department of African Languages and Culture at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) hosted a successful two-day Wikipedia workshop. Themed “Preserving Languages and Open, Free, and Accessible Knowledge for All,” the workshop provided a theoretical overview of Wikipedia while also offering practical training on how to create, edit, translate […]

EXPERT OPINION: Unveiling the Human Rights Landscape in South Africa – Overcoming Obstacles and Mapping a Path for Progress

EXPERT OPINION: Unveiling the Human Rights Landscape in South Africa – Overcoming Obstacles and Mapping a Path for Progress

As South Africa marks Human Rights Day on March 21st, it is not just a time for celebration, but also sober reflection on the journey towards justice and equality. This day commemorates the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, a tragic event that spotlighted the brutality of apartheid and galvanised the fight for human rights. However, the […]

Workshop on Digital Transformation Framework Proves Fruitful

Workshop on Digital Transformation Framework Proves Fruitful

Digital transformation is about change, not technology. This was the general consensus during the recent educational and interesting two-day Digital Transformation Framework workshop. This workshop was organised by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, Professor Vuyokazi Nomlomo, and was held at the Bon Hotel in Richards Bay. It aimed to provide a […]

Department of Creative Arts Collaborative Play Project Makes HSS Awards Long List

Department of Creative Arts Collaborative Play Project Makes HSS Awards Long List

The Department of Creative Arts at the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) is ecstatic after receiving news about ALLY “The Algorithm”: An edutainment based on Cyberbullying in the Zululand region making the first cut (long list) of the 9th Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Awards. An initiative of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social […]

Discussion During Workshop on A Node for African Thought Highlights Importance of Epistemic Freedom

Discussion During Workshop on A Node for African Thought Highlights Importance of Epistemic Freedom

The topics of insurgency pedagogy and re-membering elements of our identity that were dismembered through coloniality emerged as key take-homes during yesterday’s (Thursday, 7 March 2024) roundtable discussion of day two of the Workshop on A Node for African Thought. The discussion was sparked by presentations delivered by Professor George Moyo, Director of the Richards […]

UNIZULU Choir Launches Two Upcoming Albums

UNIZULU Choir Launches Two Upcoming Albums

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU) Choir has once again raised the profile of the University. It has recorded not one, but two studio albums, titled “uMkhonto ka Shaka” and “In Collaboration With”, which will be released on multiple digital music platforms on Friday, 1 March 2024. These two records were launched this evening (Friday, 23 […]

MOU with Russian Institution Set to Bolster Research and Innovation

MOU with Russian Institution Set to Bolster Research and Innovation

The University of Zululand (UNIZULU), on Monday, 12 February 2024, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) situated in Russia. The signing ceremony took place on the KwaDlangezwa Campus in the presence of a Russian delegation comprised of MEPhI and Rosatom staff and select UNIZULU Executive and senior management […]