2020 WWIS Webinar

WWIS Virtual Event a Resounding Success Close to 600 people registered for this year’s Wonder Women in Science (WWIS) webinar that celebrated the achievements of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s (CAES) five Wonder Women, one from each of its Schools, who shared their stories of choosing and excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and

Lorika Beukes

A Fascination with the Microscopic Drives Research This article spotlight falls on Dr Lorika Beukes, a principal microscopy technician at UKZN’s Microscopy and Microanalysis Unit (MMU) where she has worked since 2013. Beukes began her foray into the sciences with childhood dreams of becoming a veterinarian, progressing from a youngster fascinated with insects and snakes found in

Suna Kassier

Dietetics Professor Champions the Science of Food Professor Suna Kassier, Academic Leader of Teaching and Learning in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Dietetics and Human Nutrition is an expert in the field of public health, where she focuses on infant and young child nutrition, obesity, body image and

Joy Adu

Engineer Dreams of Improving Perceptions and Use of Water Dr Joy Tuoyo Adu is a lecturer in Civil Engineering and an expert in water quality modelling and wastewater engineering, and dreams of changing the way water is used and preserved for present and future generations. Adu – a recipient of a Nuffic Award to study

Bongiwe Mshengu

Dreams of a New Passion for Science in Africa Dr Bongiwe Mshengu, a senior tutor in the School of Chemistry and Physics and in UKZN’s Science Access Programme, dreams of a day when she will see an African child appreciating and relating to the science underpinning everyday life, and hopes to be remembered as an

Hloniphile Sithole Mthethwa

Speaking the Language of Mathematics Dr Hloniphile Sithole Mthethwa, a lecturer in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, believes that mathematics is a language of its own that we all use daily without realising it, and that, far from being something to fear, it is a language one can become fluent in with

2019 WWIS Breakfast

UKZN’s WWIS Inspire at Breakfast Celebration To mark National Science Week and National Women’s Month, UKZN hosted the third annual Wonder Women In Science (WWIS) breakfast at the Coastlands Hotel in Durban. It was attended by the University’s five “Wonder Women”, staff and students, 70 high school science learners, business representatives, and the media. Amazon

Zahra Kader

Receiving Signals from the Stars To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign. The women are described as passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are making waves in the field of science. Ms Zahra Kader is a

Seipati Mokhosi

Science Rebel’s Career Inspired by Cinema To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign. The women are described as passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are making waves in the field of science. One of the candidates

Annegret Stark

Building a Bioeconomy on Sugar Cane​ To commemorate National Science Week and National Women’s Month, the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is honouring its female scientists through a Wonder Women in Science campaign. The women are described as passionate, pioneering and persistent heroines who are making waves in the field of science. One of those ‘Wonder