04 April 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 9
Mr Malibongwe Nelson Majola who graduated with an Honours degree in Community and Development Studies.

Student Battles Epilepsy and Hemiplegia During Honours Degree Studies

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An excited and proud Mr Malibongwe Nelson Majola recently graduated with his Honours degree in Community and Development studies.

Ms Thembalethu Shangase graduates cum laude with a Master’s degree in Population Studies.

Marriage Aspirations and Attitudes to Premarital Child Bearing the Focus of Masters Research

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An ecstatic Ms Thembalethu Shangase graduated with a Master’s degree cum laude in Population Studies for research titled: “Investigating Marriage Aspirations and Attitudes Towards Premarital Child Bearing: A Case Study of Unmarried Female Zulu-Speaking Students at Two Durban Universities”.

UKZN staffer and proud Bachelor of Arts Honours graduate Ms Nombuso Dlamini.

Retired Catholic Priests Focus of Honours Research

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Retired Roman Catholic priests are generally satisfied with their lives, their ministry and their living situations, however, they have concerns about loneliness, failing health, limited savings, and becoming a burden on others.

Professor Maheshvari Naidu (centre) with her Master of Social Science graduates, Ms Silindile Zulu (right) and Mr Melusi Dlamini (left).

Masters Students Graduate Despite Great Odds

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After overcoming great odds and personal challenges, Ms Silindile Zulu and Mr Melusi Dlamini graduated with Master’s degrees in Social Science.

Ms Ayanda Ndlovu graduated with a Master’s degree in Population Studies from UKZN.

Condom Use Among Young People Research Topic for Graduate’s Master’s Degree

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The use of condoms during sexual intercourse among young people was the subject of research for Ms Ayanda Ndlovu who graduated from UKZN with a Master’s degree in Population Studies.

Mandy Cobbing, a qualified Pharmacist, graduates with a Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music.

The Chemistry of Pharmacy… and All That Jazz!

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A Pharmacist by day and a Musician by night - Ms Mandy Cobbing is able to enjoy the two careers she loves.

Ms Lulama Mabaso graduates with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from UKZN.

Graduate Lauds UKZN for Excellent Education

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Bachelor of Social Science graduate Ms Lulama Mabaso says UKZN was and always will be her university of choice!

Mrs Josephine Hapazari who graduated cum laude with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences.

Masters Research Examines Impact of Economic Empowerment Programmes on Poverty Reduction and Gender Equality

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The rural Manonyane community in Lesotho was the focus of attention for research by Mrs Josephine Hapazari, who graduated cum laude with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from UKZN.

Ms Taygen Edwards graduates cum laude with her Master’s degree in Population Studies.

Masters Graduate Focuses on Health-Seeking Behaviour in SA

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Masters in Population Studies cum laude graduate Ms Taygen Edwards chose the topic of health seeking behaviour for her thesis because she is passionate about reducing inequalities in a country where she says a large portion of the population are still subject to discrimination and exclusion.

From left: Twins Parrol and Penuel Adam graduated with their Bachelor’s degree in Community Development while Mpilonde and Mpilonhle Ncube graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Pair of Twins Graduate with Degrees from UKZN

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Twins Parrol and Penuel Adam have graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Community Development while Mpilonde and Mpilonhle Ncube graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Ms Makhosazana Wiese who graduated with a Master’s degree in Development Studies.

Impact of Child Support Grant in Rural Areas Studied for Master’s Degree

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Ms Makhosazana Wiese graduated with a Master’s in Development Studies degree earned through research which explored the impact of the Child Support Grant within a rural context.

Graduates celebrating with their supervisor, Mr Vincent Myeni, after being awarded Master’s degrees in Housing and Town & Regional Planning.

Graduates Celebrate Being Awarded Master’s Degrees in Housing and Town and Regional Planning

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Eleven students graduated with Master’s degrees in Housing and Town & Regional Planning.

Mr Liberty Mambondiani graduates with a Master’s degree in Population studies.

Death of Sister Motivated Graduate to Research Reproductive Cancer

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Losing his sister to cancer spurred Mr Liberty Mambondiani to focus his Master’s degree in Population Studies research on reproductive cancer in the hope of making more people aware of the disease.

Mr Siyanda Zulu graduates with his Bachelor of Practical Music.

Music Student Graduates Amidst Obstacles and Hardships

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Musical Director Mr Siyanda Zulu of KwaDukuza believes the Bachelor of Practical Music awarded by UKZN, is the starting point for his career.

Ms Xolile Nontuthuko Kunene graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences.

Principal Programme Officer Graduates with Master’s Degree in Public Policy

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Principal Programme Officer at the College of Health Sciences, Ms Xolile Nontuthuko Kunene, has graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Policy.

From left: PhD graduates Dr Joseph Makanda, Dr Nokwanda Nzuza, Dr Abigail Benhura and Dr Evans Shoko, supervised by Professor Maheshvari Naidu (centre).

Anthropology Professor Graduates Four PhDs

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Professor Maheshvari Naidu of the College of Humanities is extremely proud of the four doctoral students who graduated under her supervision.

Dr Antony Chikutsa received his PhD in Population Studies.

Research into Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Zimbabwe

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The implications – for both men and women – of the upscaling of medical male circumcision in Zimbabwe were examined by Dr Antony Chikutsa during research for his PhD in Population Studies.