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!

UKZN Academic and Researcher Speaks at Sustainable Development Conference in Italy

UKZN’s Professor Betty Mubangizi spoke at the opening plenary session of the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) held in Rome. Mubangizi is the National Research Foundation (NRF) – Department of Science and Technology (DST) Research Chair in Sustainable Local (Rural) Livelihoods in the College of Law and Management Studies within the School of

Masters Student Represents UKZN at Prestigious International Conference

Master of Commerce in Marketing Management student, Mr Bayabonga Zulu attended Africa’s largest ever CEOs and thought leaders conference – Leaderex 2019 – in Johannesburg. The conference was attended by about 2 000 delegates representing more than 10 countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, the United States, India, The Gambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and Morocco. The aims

UKZN Represented at International Marketing Conference

Associate professor at the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance Professor Debbie Ellis and three of her former students and MCom (Marketing) graduates, Ms Shana Axcell, Ms Shree Maharaj and Ms Treneya Reddy recently presented papers at two of the most prestigious marketing conferences in the world. Two papers were presented at the Academy