Alumni Magazine #5_July 2020_single pages web



13 UJFM scoops Best

COVID-19 1 Reimagining the world after COVID-19 1 Data and delusion after COVID-19 2 Covid 19 and the Emerging World Order 2 Creating tomorrow: The “Ethics in 4IR” Episode

Station Imaging award in virtual 2020 Radio Awards

4 UJ creates open-source, affordable ventilators as COVID-19 cases rise 5 UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies looks at economic fallout of COVID-19 7 COVID-19 social distancing is tried and tested best practice - UJ mathematicians 8 UJ Library develops 3D printed face shields to fight COVID-19 9 New documentary shows hazards of COVID-19 lockdowns for global poor 11 Prof Saurabh Sinha: Inclusive online education and innovation in COVID-19 period and the Fourth Industrial Revolution era INSIGHTS 15 5G and claims of its danger to human health: Myth, fact or something in between 19 UJ is readying Industry for the Fourth Industrial Revolution 23 Iran-South Africa relations explored in high-powered CACS seminar 24 UJ and Germany step up student mobility cooperation 25 UJ’s medical school starts its journey to fruition THE SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING 26 With SAICA/UJs 100% online courses, CAs are future proof 29 UJs CA candidates achieve 92% pass rate in SAICA 2019 exams 30 Bonginkosi Kalipa: UJ student’s farming project clinched a top spot at 2019 Student Leadership Summit 31 PGDip student James Chang named ‘one of the finest’ at GradStar SA Awards 33 Ronel Jooste: The courage to put dreams and plans into action 35 Dion Mhlaba: Soaring like an eagle GRADUATIONS 37 Prof Boitumelo Molebogeng Diale: A message from the UJ Convocation President” 37 UJ goes virtual for 2020 graduations 38 Matthew Slabbert: The most exciting challenge is not yet knowing 39 Shene de Rijk: Increasing the Reach of Helpful Mental Healthcare 41 Tayla Zurfluh: Changing the world one foot at a time 43 Dylan Durieux: Applied mathematicians are at the forefront of 4IR and Covid-19 44 John Generalis: Artists and their work are the measures of a healthy democracy 46 Mafor Penn: Embracing changing education in a changing world 48 Ronny Tebeta: A modern scientist looking to change the world 50 Yorgo Yiannakis: Technology changes law 51 Megan Geldenhuys: Nursing’s “Butterfly Effect” 52 Khesa Pitso: Aquatic health for the future sustainability of essential industries

21 Prof Tshilidzi Marwala: SA must have a stake in developing AI technology

32 Mpho Mookapele, SAICA Top 35-Under-35 winner

Sven Botha: Defining my own Limitations 54

Editorial Team

In this edition, you will find some of UJ’s recent success stories, that is why the magazine is called ALUMNI IMPUMELELO, which means success in IsiZulu. Through this publication we take time to celebrate some Illustrious Alumni, Events, Research and graduates. We invite you to follow us on social media and update your contact details on the UJ website. This will allow us to re-connect with you and for you to share in UJ’s journey. This journey includes positioning UJ as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

From left: Mr Lubuto Kalenga, Prof Kinta Burger, Mr Nell Ledwaba, Dr Tinus van Zyl

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