Ms Noluthando Gasa.

Birthday ‘Present’ Degree for UKZN Ujamaa Centre Staffer

It was a double celebration for staff member at UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre Ms Noluthando Gasa who graduated and celebrated her birthday at the same time. The visually impaired Bachelor of Theology graduate says she struggled to fund her studies. ‘I had received a scholarship from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics and although it

The LGBTI virtual contextual Bible study collaboration.

UKZN hosts LGBTI Virtual Contextual Bible Study

The Gender and Religion Programme and the Ujamaa Centre within UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics partnered with Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) to host a virtual Contextual Bible Study with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people from across South Africa that are engaging in lived realities during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Heidi Matisonn

Is Absolute Free Speech a Plague in the Time of Coronavirus?

As I write this, the US has recorded its 40 565th COVID-19 death (and 764 265th infection), and South Africa (SA) its 54th death (and 3 158th infection) (www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). Given their populations (as of January 2020), of 331 million and 57 million respectively, the US’s mortality rate is 129 times that of SA’s.

Advocate Mahomed Vahed (centre) with UKZN students and lecturer Dr Heidi Matisonn (back row, far right).

Young Leaders Academy Workplace Readiness Programme

Students from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics participated in the Young Leaders Academy (YLA) Workplace Readiness Programme led by the CEO of Iqraa Trust Dr Mahmoud Youssef-Baker, and YLA’s Advocate Mahomed Vahed.