21 April 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 19
UKZN Fellow, Professor Philippe Denis.

UKZN Humanities Academic Honoured at Graduation

BY: .

Professor Philippe Denis was recently honoured at a UKZN Graduation ceremony when he was made a Fellow of the University.

BA Honours summa cum laude graduate, Ms Claire Keyworth.

Fantasy, Fairy Tales and Female Heroes Feature in Summa Cum Laude Research

BY: .

A fascination with Disney Princess films led to summa cum laude BA Honours in Media and Cultural Studies graduate Ms Claire Keyworth’s thesis...

Registry Manager for UKZN, Ms Tamantha (Tammy) Frankland.

UKZN Registry Manager Graduates Cum Laude with Thesis on Mandela

BY: .

Registry Manager for UKZN, Ms Tamantha (Tammy) Frankland, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree cum laude from the College of Humanities producing a thesis which examined how Nelson Mandela was represented...

General Constantine Chiwenga graduates with his PhD.

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander graduates with PhD from UKZN

BY: .

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga recently graduated with a PhD in Ethics from the College of Humanities.

A BA Honours in Media and Cultural Studies graduate, Ms Nokulunga Ngobese.

Research Focuses on Improving Community Newspaper

BY: .

A Senior Journalist working on the Echo community newspaper in Pietermaritzburg, Ms Nokulunga Ngobese, graduated with a BA Honours in Media and Cultural Studies.

Ms Farah Sader, who graduated with a BA Honours in Media and Cultural Studies.

Media Student Overcomes Lung Surgery Setback to Graduate with Honours

BY: .

Having a lung removed was a severe setback for Ms Farah Sader but she overcame her health difficulties and graduated with a BA Honours in Media and Cultural Studies.

Newspaper Reporter, Mr Amil Umraw.

Domestic Violence Examined in Study

BY: .

Newspaper Reporter Mr Amil Umraw graduated with a BA honours in Media and Cultural Studies with research titled: “The Beaten Ones – A Study of the Online Responses to Mark Easton’s The Violence Behind Closed Doors”.

Dr Yves Vanderhaeghen.

Former Deputy Editor of The Witness Graduates with a PhD

BY: .

Former Deputy Editor of The Witness newspaper and currently its Film and Book Reviewer, Dr Yves Vanderhaeghen, has graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy from UKZN.

Dr Mlungisi Vilakazi.

71-year-old Graduates with a PhD in Theology

BY: .

I am so excited about graduating with my PhD. There are no words to describe the feeling, says 71-year-old, Mr Mlungisi Vilakazi, who was awarded a PhD in Theology.

Media student, Ms Mellisa Rufaro Muchena.

Media Student Graduates Cum Laude

BY: .

Ms Mellisa Rufaro Muchena recently graduated with a BA Honours cum laude in Media and Cultural Studies degree from UKZN’s College of Humanities.

Ms Eunice Ntombifuthi Xaki with her Lecturer Mr Sithembiso Ngubane.

58-year-old Graduates with National Professional Diploma in Education

BY: .

Ms Eunice Ntombifuthi Xaki was all smiles at the UKZN Graduation ceremony held recently on the Westville campus where she graduated with a National Professional Diploma in Education in Vocational Training (NPDE VT).

PhD Graduates (from left) Drs Nicole Mamotte, Zaynab Essack and Catherine Slack.

Issues Around the HIV Vaccine Trials Explored in PhD Studies

BY: .

PhD Psychology degrees were awarded to students Dr Catherine Slack, Dr Zaynab Essack and Dr Nicole Mamotte, who are associated with the HIV Vaccines Ethics Group and the UNAIDS African AIDS Vaccines Ethics group.

Mr Lincoln Michell, graduate Ms Maria Michell and their son Mr Justin Michell.

Hard Work Earns Blind Student a Masters Degree

BY: .

An interest in disability issues and a need to raise awareness about them, proved to be the recipe for success for Ms Maria Michell, who recently graduated with her Masters in Psychology degree.

Dr Eliza Getman graduated with her PhD from the Gender and Religion Studies programme.

Graduate’s Research Examines Experiences of Anglican Church Clergywomen

BY: .

Alternative experiences of clergywomen in decision-making positions within the Anglican Church in Southern Africa were explored in a PhD thesis.

Family Affair: Dr Shakti Ramson, his daughter Varshani and his brother Prasidh recently graduated from UKZN.

It’s All in the Family!

BY: .

A father, his daughter and his brother all graduated from UKZN this year!

College of Humanities’ Professional staff with DVC and Head of the College of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter (back row, fourth left).

UKZN Staff Wear Traditional African Attire for Graduation

BY: .

The College of Humanities Professional staff recently wore traditional African clothing (clothes and beaded accessories) for the College’s Graduation ceremony in celebration of UKZN being the Premier University of African Scholarship.