09 April 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 14
Masters in Education graduate, Ms Funani Shezi.

Hardworking Educator Triumphs Despite Adversity

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It was the triumphant culmination of a long hard road for Ms Funani Shezi when she graduated with a Master’s degree in Education.

Ms Raeesa Ismail, summa cum laude Master’s in Education graduate.

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Puts Education in the Spotlight

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Ms Raeesa Ismail, who researched pre-service science teacher education in 2012 with a particular focus on Indigenous Knowledge Systems, graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s degree in Education (Science Education).

Ms Zanele Jele, graduates with an Honours degree in Gender Studies.

Abuse of Women Central in Honours Graduate’s Research

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Ms Zanele Jele’s passion for the study of gender- based violence has resulted in her graduating with an Honours degree in Gender Studies.

PhD graduate in Gender studies, Mr Tawanda Makusha with his daughter, Tadiwa.

Thesis Explores Role of Fathers in Child Rearing

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PhD graduate in Gender studies, Mr Tawanda Makusha, researched the different dimensions of a father’s involvement in bringing up children.

Professor Michael Samuel with Ms Aruna Ankiah Gangadeen.

Mauritius PhD cohort student graduates

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Ms Aruna Ankiah Gangadeen, who graduated from UKZN with a PhD in Education, is the first PhD graduate among a group of more than 30 who are part of a programme emanating from a 2011 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) and the School of Education.

The Mjwara family with graduates Nomalungelo Hlophe (front row, second left), Ms Yolanda Mjwara (front row, first right) and their grandmother Agnes Mjwara (centre).

Graduation Celebration for Mjwara Family

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Ms Nomalungelo Hlophe and her niece, Ms Yolanda Mjwara, graduated together from UKZN. Hlophe received a Bachelor of Social Science degree and Mjwara a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Ms Nokubonga Mazibuko (centre) with her fiancé, Mr Naledi Ngidi (left) and her supervisor Dr Maheshvari Naidu (right).

Honours Degree to be Followed by Matrimony for Cum Laude Graduate

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Ms Nokubonga Nokwanda Mazibuko was raised by her unemployed aunt under harsh conditions in the Folweni Township in the Umbumbulu area.

Ms Bongiwe Vilakazi with her Master’s in Education.

Graduate Suffers Mild Stroke During Studies

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Despite suffering a minor stroke during her studies, Ms Bongiwe Vilakazi graduated with a Master’s in Education degree.

Rising star, Ms Thabile Buthelezi.

For the love of African Music and Dance

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An unwavering passion for African Music and Dance (AMD) was the impetus for musician and choreographer Ms Thabile Buthelezi who was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Drama Performance Studies degree at a UKZN Graduation ceremony.

Vice-Chancellor of the Great Zimbabwe University, Professor Rungano Jonas Zvobgo addresses a Graduation audience.

Humanities Graduates Advised to be Role Models

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‘Tonight’s ceremony is the consummating moment of what I believe has been a solid and productive partnership between the University, parents, spouses and industry in nurturing and developing human capital for this country and the region.’

Pianist Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane graduated cum laude with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance.

Master’s Student Graduates on a Musical Note

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A passion for music and the Arts led to pianist Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane graduating cum laude with a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance.