UKZN Student Excelling in Technology and Entrepreneurship Space

UKZN BCom student Ms Ntandokazi Buthelezi is passionate about using the power of technology, leadership and entrepreneurship to serve and impact communities positively. Buthelezi is currently in her final-year of her study specialising in information systems and technology. ‘I was raised by my grandmother who continuously instilled in me the value of a woman having

UKZN Academic Examines Challenges Faced by Higher Education Institutions During COVID-19

Challenges Faced by Higher Education Institutions When Migrating from the Traditional to the Digital Classroom During COVID-19, was the title of a paper presented by Professor Vannie Naidoo of UKZN’s School of Management, Information Technology and Governance at the Association of African Universities (AAU) 15th Quadrennial General Conference of African University Leaders. The online conference, themed

UKZN Academics Publish Book to Help Navigate the e-World

Click here for isiZulu version A new book titled Global Trends in Management, IT and Governance in an e-World has been published by UKZN academics Dr Upasana Singh, Professor Purshottama Reddy and Professor Maxwell Phiri of the School of Management Information Technology and Governance (SMIG) together with the Head of Research at the Open University

Three-Minute Thesis Competition!

The College of Law and Management Studies (CLMS) has hosted a Three-Minute Thesis (3-MT) competition for its PhD students. The contest will also take place later this year in UKZN’s other Colleges with all the winners and runners-up then going forward to compete for a place in a national competition. UKZN was invited by the

UKZN Academic a Panellist at the Logistics Cluster Global Meeting

Professor Vannie Naidoo from the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance was involved in a panel debate on the opportunities in the interaction between digitisation and localisation in a framework of capacity strengthening in humanitarian logistics, at the bi-annual Logistics Cluster Global Meeting hosted by the World Food Program. She was joined by two

UKZN Academics Co-Edit Book on Local Government Policy Responses to COVID-19

Click here for isiZulu version Two senior academics in the School of Management, IT and Governance Professor Purshottama Reddy and Professor Henry Wissink have co-edited a book on COVID-19 with Dr Paul Kariuki, the Executive Director of the Democracy Development Programme (DDP). The book, which is titled: The Covid-19 Pandemic in South Africa: A Review of

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,