Health Economics at the Core of PhD Thesis
Lecturer Dr Josue Mbonigaba’s keen interest in Health Economics culminated in him being awarded a PhD for his study titled: “The Cost-Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS Interventions in South Africa”.
Growing up in a disadvantaged community at Thornybush Location in Umzimkulu did not deter newly-appointed Postdoctoral Fellow of the College of Law and Management Studies Dr Vangeli Gamede from realising his dream to obtain a PhD.
Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship graduate Ms Gnanam Pillay’s research into social entrepreneurship in KwaZulu-Natal aims to address social issues such as unemployment and inequality through empowering the youth to become self-sufficient and independent.
For PhD in Human Resource Management graduate Dr Obianuju Okeke-Uzodike doing a doctoral degree had not been in her plans but experiencing the life of an academic at the side of her husband – Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Social Sciences, Professor N Okeke-Uzodike - made her realise the qualification was the key needed to unlock her potential.