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Volume 1  |  Issue 1  |  6 November 2019

Message from the Executive Director

Professor Anesh Singh
Professor Anesh Singh
Executive Director
UKZN Foundation

Dear Reader

It gives me great pleasure to launch the first edition of our online newsletter Philanthropy@UKZN which replaces our print newsletter Development Brief. As a good corporate citizen, the UKZN Foundation is moving more and more into electronic communication and publication. We are rapidly doing away with printed materials, except where print is essential, in order to preserve the natural environment.

The name change was initiated by the senior management team of Umgeni Water who felt “Development” in the previous newsletter was ambiguous as it could be referring to development of software, community development or human resources development. Within the context of fundraising, “development” is an appropriate term. However, as we wish to appeal to a wider audience, Philanthropy@UKZN was chosen as it reflects the content and context of our newsletter which is to share news of philanthropic activity at the University.

We will be keeping the format simple with a maximum of six articles per issue and more media rich content which includes hyperlinks to other articles, and short videos. Another new feature is that we will produce some articles in IsiZulu giving life to the University language policy.

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In this Issue

Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) supporting skills development and research in KZN

The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) places strong emphasis on skills development and research on economic development. Click here for the isiZulu version

PPS Growing Graduate Professionals

The PPS Foundation aim has been to facilitate access to tertiary education for disadvantaged South African youth and grow the number of graduate professionals.

Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund supports aspirant legal professionals

The Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund is committed to the enhancement of standards of legal education in South Africa, particularly for aspirant entrants into the legal profession.

UKZN Farmer Support Group reaching rural communities in KZN

UKZN’s Farmer Support Group has been actively involved with rural communities, especially with women and youth in Msinga, in northern KwaZulu-Natal through the support of donor, DKA Austria.

Upcoming Events

16 Days of Activism Against Violence on Women - Fundraising Talk

Please join the UKZN Foundation as we stand together during the 16 Days of Activism against Violence on Women.  With the recent spate of gender based violence in the workplace, in places of learning and society at large, Vanessa Govender’s story talks of the hurt, the anger, the pain and the humiliation of being a victim of GBV in the workplace.  

25 Nov 2019 | 17h30 for 18h00

UNITE, Howard College Campus,UKZN

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Previous Events

Women's Day Lunch

The University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation hosted a fund raising lunch to raise funds for Gender Based Violence awareness at the University. A diverse group of panellists shared their views on GBV in the workplace.

As part of the treat, a typical Barnyard lunch was served and the afternoon ended with the high energy musical “Smash Hit Radio”. Proceeds from the sale of tickets was donated to the GBV Forum at UKZN to raise awareness amongst staff and students about the fight to eradicate the incidence of GBV at UKZN and in society.

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