Lekgotla Promotes African Entrepreneurship Through Technology

The Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Lekgotla and Studentpreneurs’ Indaba was held virtually in the context of COVID-19. Arranged under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and Universities South Africa (USAf), the five-day gathering from 14 to 18 September brought together academics and students from South Africa

Navigating Online Teaching and Learning

The shift from classroom to online teaching necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has required that academics adjust to change, calling for new sets of skills and capabilities, compounded by working from home, which comes with its own challenges. With this in mind, UKZN’s Human Resources Division hosted a workshop to explore new skills and capabilities

UKZN Professor Shares Insights at International Seminar in Kenya

An academic in the School of Management, IT and Governance’s Discipline of Public Governance, Professor Fayth Ruffin, has attended two events in Nairobi in Kenya at the invitation of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) of the African Union. Ruffin provided feedback on the launch of the African Governance Report and also presented a paper

Public Governance Academic Earns National Teaching and Learning Excellence Award

Professor Fayth Ruffin earned a 2019 Council on Higher Education (CHE) Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award. The Adjudicatory Panel was comprised of academics from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, North West University, UKZN, University of Venda, University of Western Cape,

Seminar Series Interrogates Local Government Research Findings

Creating a Greater Impact through a Credible Research Agenda in the Local Government Sector was the title of a seminar hosted by the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) in collaboration with the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA). The primary objective of the seminar was to communicate research findings to

Colloquium Explores Decoloniality and Decolonising Management and Organisational Knowledge

Driving conversations about decolonising concerns within management academia and practice was the aim of the recent Paper Development Workshop and Colloquium on Decolonising Management and Organisational Knowledge hosted by UKZN’s School of Management, Information Technology and Governance. The two-day Colloquium, which featured a plenary discussion and a workshop and paper presentation session, was spearheaded by

Postgraduate Student Publishes a Book

Postgraduate student in Governance and Chief Director in the Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Ms Halima Khunoethe has published a book. The Smarter Municipality: Against The Ills of Local Government presents case studies of the challenges experienced by many municipalities and reflects on the errors that have been made in responding

Team Building Promotes Open Communication to Improve Service Delivery

Academics and professional support staff in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance participated in an interactive outdoor team building event at the Durban Watersport Club aimed at improving staff efficiency and communication. Attended by just over 60 staff members, the event aimed to promote UKZN’s REACHT values and to encouraged staff to integrate

College of Law and Management Celebrates Staff Achievements

The College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS) hosted a lunch to honour staff members who graduated with PhDs, to recognise Distinguished Teachers Award recipients Dr Msizi Mkhize and Professor Fayth Ruffin, and to celebrate the milestone of the College graduating 71 doctoral candidates – the largest number in a single year in its history!