UKZN’s Oldest Graduate’s Tale of Grace and Great Triumph
Dr Elizabeth Martiny graduated with a PhD in Religion and Theology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. At 71-years-old, she is the oldest graduate from the University.
Ms Kayleigh Paige Gemmell graduated summa cum laude with Honours in Bachelor of Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) for research that looked into notions of hyperrealism, a concept that is actively explored through the animated medium and championed by animation industries such as Walt Disney Studios.
Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mr Steve Tai Oladosu, graduated cum laude with Masters in Social Sciences (Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for research that looked into the role of the church in building peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 2001 to 2016.
Displaying a passion for film and the film industry, Ms Vyonne Hohls focused her research on how women have been represented in Hollywood film musicals, earning her a Masters in Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
School Principal Mr Muhammad Reza Ebrahim graduated with a Masters in Education. Ebrahim’s dissertation explored the potential contribution of Jalaludin Rumi’s (1207-1273) work to Freirean emancipatory adult education.