12 April 2014
Volume: 2
Issue: 20
MBA summa cum laude pass for Mr Praneel Nundkumar, CFO of the Durban Chamber of Commerce.

Durban Chamber Executive Graduates with an MBA Summa Cum Laude

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For MBA summa cum laude graduate and Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Chief Operations and Financial Officer, Mr Praneel Nundkumar, studying for an MBA at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership...

Rhodes Scholars Mr Ntokozo Qwabe and Ms Seham Areff.

Law Students and Rhodes Scholars Graduate Summa Cum Laude

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Inspiring Greatness is not just a tag line but a way of life for UKZN Law students and recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship, Ms Seham Areff and Mr Ntokozo Qwabe, who graduated summa cum laude to add to their impressive achievements.

Former President of UKZN Enactus, Mr Sesethu “Sethu” Sidzamba, has graduated with a BAdmin degree in Public Administration and Supply Chain Management.

Former President of UKZN Enactus Graduates with BAdmin Degree

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Former President of UKZN Enactus, Mr Sesethu “Sethu” Sidzamba, has graduated with a BAdmin degree in Public Administration and Supply Chain Management.

Maintaining law and order on campus - Mr Manoj Hardeo.

MBA Study Investigates Security Services at UKZN

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UKZN Traffic Coordinator Mr Manoj Hardeo’s passion for better security services at UKZN has led him to investigating perceptions of students regarding security services at UKZN.


Law School Produces Graduates of the Highest Calibre

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The commitment by UKZN’s Law School to excellent, effective, ethical and socially relevant legal education has again produced an impressive batch of summa cum laude graduates.

Dr Paul Green celebrating his achievement with his wife and children.

PhD Opens Doors for Graduate’s Academic Growth

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Durban University of Technology’s Head of the Finance and Information Management Department (Midlands campus), Dr Paul Green, says pursing a PhD has been the most rewarding and challenging experience of his academic life.

Dr Ann Strode.

Prompting Social Justice through Research a Priority for PhD Law Graduate

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Doing research for her PhD allowed Law academic Dr Ann Strode an opportunity to address the issues of women and child abuse, exploitation and other social ills.

Mr Karl Blom graduated with his LLM cum laude.

Postgraduate Qualification Unlocks Student’s Potential

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The decision to pursue postgraduate studies after his LLB yielded excellent results for Law student Mr Karl Blom who graduated with his LLM cum laude through research he did into laws pertaining to oil pollution from offshore installations with the hope of...

Aspirant entrepreneur Ms Taskeen Mohammed of Cupcake Couture PTY (LTD).

Aspirant Entrepreneur to Use Qualification to Unlock Her Potential

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Young entrepreneur and Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship student Ms Taskeen Mohammed celebrated continuing her family legacy of academic excellence by graduating with a distinction on 10 April.


Six Bachelor of Law Students Graduate Cum Laude

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Six “very proud” UKZN Bachelor of Law students have graduated cum laude – the result of ‘hard work and dedication’.

From left: Executive member of Convocation, Ms Thembeka Dlungwane; MEC Mr Madala Masuku; and DVC for the College of Health Sciences, Professor Rob Slotow.

Mpumalanga’s Finance MEC Graduates Cum Laude

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The need to broaden his knowledge of Local Economic Development (LED) for the development and sustainability of municipalities in Mpumalanga, motivated the province’s Department of Finance MEC Mr Madala Masuku to pursue studies towards a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies (MCom) at UKZN.

Law academic Dr Shannon Bosch was awarded a PhD.

UKZN Academic Graduates with PhD in Male Dominated Field

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The School of Law’s Academic Leader for Research and Higher Degrees Dr Shannon Bosch graduated with a doctoral degree in the male-dominated field of the Laws of War/International Humanitarian Law.

Ms Siphiwe Vilakazi.

PG Diploma a Gateway to a Brighter Future for Committee Officer

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Ms Siphiwe Vilakazi, Committee Officer from the College of Law and Management Studies has been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Management during one of UKZN’s Graduation ceremonies in April.

Judge Kenneth Mthiyane (centre) with Professors John Mubangizi and Managay Reddi.

Law Graduates Motivated to Strive for Success

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The Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Honourable Mr Justice Kenneth Mthiyane encouraged young people to use their newly acquired knowledge as a tool to fight the challenges arising from unemployment, lack of skills...

Graduate trio Mr Magashen Naidoo, Mr Sagaren Govender and Andile Gqaji.

Graduate Trio Passionate about Service Delivery

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Public Sector Managers and Master in Commerce: Leadership Studies graduates Mr Sagaren Govender, Mr Magashen Naidoo and Mr Andile Gqaji are ready to implement the skills they have obtained from their qualifications on leadership from UKZN to improve the lives of South African citizens.

Professor Cosmas Ambe.

Graduates Urged to be Ethical Leaders

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Professor Cosmas Ambe, Head of the Nedbank Chair in Accountancy, University of Limpopo, delivered an inspiring Graduation address to graduands of the College of Law and Management Studies on 10 April during one of UKZN’s Graduation ceremonies.

Ms Levashni Moodley obtained an MBA cum laude.

Graduating Cum Laude is the Cherry on Top for MBA Graduate

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The process of planning a wedding can be overwhelming for any bride but add studying for an MBA to the mix then that’s a sure fire recipe for a stressful situation demanding a careful balancing act!

Dr Ayanda Vilakazi celebrating with his wife Malindi and daughter Nombuso.

UKZN Alumnus adds a Doctorate to Impressive Academic Qualifications

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‘People always ask me why I have studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal since 1994 and have never changed universities.

PhD in Public Administration graduate Dr Thembekile Ntshakala (left) with her supervisor Dr Thokozani Nzimakwe.

Humble Beginnings and Commitment a Recipe for Success, Says Graduate

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Realising that irrespective of upbringing, a person can achieve anything and see their dream come true is what motivated Dr Thembekile Ntshakala to complete her studies and graduate with a Doctoral dgree in Public Administration.

Mr Ntokozo Qwabe.

From Humble Beginnings to Top Achiever for Summa Cum Laude Graduate

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When Mr Ntokozo Qwabe started his LLB degree in 2007 he was just a youngster from the rural area of Oyaya in Eshowe with his parents’ hopes of him becoming the first person to graduate in his family weighing heavily on his shoulders.