NUX is the official student newspaper of the University of KwaZulu Natal. Founded in 1934, it is the oldest student publication in South Africa! The name originated from the acronym for the Natal University Campus Chronicles (NUCCs), which was transformed into ‘NUX’ by homophony and rotation of the C’s. It was used by students who were against the apartheid regime, to express their views and opinions. Today, NUX is a means of informing the UKZN community of what’s happening on the campuses, and in the world around them. NUX is the voice of UKZN’s students and they are encouraged to share their ‘varsity experiences, motivate each other, and make the world aware of their gripes.

The newspaper is primarily funded by the university; it covers printing costs and other minor expenses. 5000 copies of NUX are distributed across all campuses of the University of KwaZulu Natal free of charge. Eight 12-page issues are produced each year and its content is created almost entirely by UKZN students, from writing articles right through to the tabloid’s design. NUX is distributed once a month and read by both staff and students of the University of KwaZulu Natal. It’s run completely by registered students of the ‘varsity who volunteer their time to produce the paper, and further funding is made through advertising and fundraisers.

In 2011 Nux decided to launch its very own official online website. Due to the popularity of its already active Facebook page, Nux's move into the digital future is an exciting moment in Nux history. Not only highlighting the invaluable experience offered to future Nux members, but also showing the universities ability to offer ground breaking opportunities to its student body.

The Nux's Executive body sits on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus and is totally editorially independent of the university and CSRC. 

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TEL: (033) 260 5774

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