First year classical pianist student Mr Lindokuhle Mbothwe has won the Marc Raubenheimer Memorial Scholarship – a prestigious nationwide award open to all young classical pianists in South Africa.
UKZN alumnus Mr Bonwa Mbontsi is a recipient of the prestigious 2019 JOMBA! Eric Shabalala Dance Champion Award, in honour of the memory of Eric Mshengu Shabalala who tragically passed away in 2011. He shares the award with fellow Pietermaritzburg dance-maker Ms Tegan Peacock.
UKZN Music student Ms Nosihe Zulu presented a solo concert at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on the Howard College campus and also launched a new musical venture.
The Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) in the College of Humanities and eThekwini Municipality will host the 21st JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience at various venues in and around Durban from 27 August to 8 September 2019.
The Ikusasa Lethu African Music and Dance touring ensemble performed at the 45th International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference hosted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Film and media studies lecturer in the School of Arts Mr Mzwandile Makhanya has been nominated for a 2019 Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela Film and Television Award in the Best Student Film category.
Durban vocalist and UKZN staffer Ms Thulile Zama, who recently completed her BA (Honours) degree at UKZN, will perform at the Jazzy Rainbow club in Durban on July 27
Masters student in Fine Arts at the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) on the Pietermaritzburg campus Ms Ingrid Adams showcased her first solo exhibition: Beyond at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban.
Fine Arts PhD student at the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) on the Pietermaritzburg campus Ms May Okafor has received the 2019 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award from the African Critical Inquiry Programme.
UKZN alumnus Mr Linda Sikhakhane, who is also a well-known jazz musician, joins the likes of Tom Ford and Bradley Cooper as an alumnus of the New York-based The New School in the United States after being sponsored by Pacinamix – a cutting-edge PR firm.