09 May 2024
Volume: 12
Issue: 9
UKZN’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku, caps former UKZN Chancellor, Dr Zweli Mkhize, who graduated with a Master’s in Administration.

Master’s in Administration for Former UKZN Chancellor

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From graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from the erstwhile University of Natal in 1982, to serving UKZN as the second Chancellor from 2009 to 2017, graduating again at the age of 68 is no mean feat for Dr Zweli Mkhize who was awarded a Master of Administration at a Graduation ceremony in May.

Ms Zinhle Khumalo.

Disability is Not a Barrier

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Growing up with a disability or in a difficult environment should not be a barrier for people to achieve their dreams, says wheelchair-bound Ms Zinhle Khumalo who graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (HRM) with distinction.

Dr Suhayfa Bhamjee.

Doctoral Research Advocates for Euthanasia Law Reform

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Physician-administered euthanasia (PAE) and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) are considered murder in South Africa. Law academic and PhD graduate Dr Suhayfa Bhamjee’s research proposes a legal framework which empowers patients and doctors, while respecting the right to life, dignity, autonomy, and the rule of law.

Master in Childcare and Protection cum laude graduate, Ms Megan Gedye.

LLM Research Zooms in on Substance Abuse and the Child’s Best Interests

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Substance abuse is a major problem in South Africa, with negative consequences for families. This motivated lawyer and Master in Childcare and Protection cum laude graduate, Ms Megan Gedye to explore the feasibility of introducing family drug treatment courts into the Children’s courts.

Proud supervisor Professor Donrich Thaldar with Master’s in Medical Law graduates Ms Noluthando Khuluse, MsTheshaya Naidoo and Ms Senamile Sishi (clockwise from left).

Masters in Medical Law Graduates Explore the Niche Area of Health Law and Ethics

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Under the supervision of Professor Donrich Thaldar who chairs the Health Law & Ethics Research Interest Group, Master’s in Medical Law graduates Ms Noluthando Khuluse, Ms Senamile Sishi, Mr Raamaansh Maharajh and Ms Theshaya Naidoo’s research explores the complex relationship between healthcare and law.

Medical doctor, Ansermeah Maseeha was conferred a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies at the recent UKZN Autumn Graduation ceremonies.

Medical Doctor Obtains PhD in Leadership Studies

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Medical doctor, Ansermeah Maseeha’s PhD study in Leadership Studies aimed to identify strategies to address the multi-level issues and long-standing challenges confronting the South African public healthcare system.

Hats off to UKZN Economics lecturer Dr Simiso Msomi who graduated with a PhD in Economics.

Double Celebration for PhD Graduate

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Economics lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Dr Simiso Msomi was excited to graduate with his PhD during his birthday month.

Municipal Official Dr Ayanda Makhaye.

uMngeni Municipality Changemaker Graduates with PhD in Public Administration

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Addressing challenges that hinder Local Economic Development (LED) from improving the quality-of-life of uMgungundlovu District Municipality residents is what drives Dr Ayanda Makhaye.

Master’s in Business Law graduate Mr Nareshnan Pillay.

Age is Not a Defining Factor

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His brave decision to pursue a Master’s in Business Law and Practical Legal Training at the age of 52 after taking a voluntary severance package due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the telecommunications industry is paying off for graduate, Mr Nareshnan Pillay.

Mr Vincent Piki.

Spotlight on Legal Frameworks Governing Marine Plastic Pollution

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Global concern regarding the deadly consequences of plastic waste pollution for the marine environment motivated Master of Laws in Maritime Law graduate, Mr Vincent Piki to critically analyse the legal frameworks governing plastic pollution, with a focus on microplastics at the global and national level.

UMzimkhulu Municipal Manager, Dr Andile Ngqoyiya, graduated with a Doctorate in Administration.

PhD Study Hones in on Local Government Leadership

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Municipal Manager at uMzimkhulu Local Municipality, Dr Christopher Andile Ngqoyiya graduated with a Doctor of Administration.

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies graduate, Ms Slindile Charity Khanyile.

Master’s for Award-Winning Journalist

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Journalist and co-founder of Likhanyile Media Group, Ms Slindile Charity Khanyile was awarded a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies for her dissertation, An Exploratory Study of the Financial Sustainability of Philanthrojournalism in South Africa.

Ms Noresha Govender.

Graduate Hones in on Food Safety Through Master’s Research

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How safe is our food? This is the question that Master of Business Law graduate, Ms Noresha Govender aimed to answer through her research on food safety in South Africa.

MBA graduate, Mr Sithembiso Gigaba.

KZN Film Commission Under the Spotlight

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‘Management of cost and time overruns is crucial in ensuring the success of project plans in South Africa and globally. Every organisation should thus ensure that cost and time for all projects are well-managed.’ So said Mr Sithembiso Gigaba who was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Age is nothing but a number for Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies graduate, Ms Jacqueline Grant.

Goals Delayed but Not Denied

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Fifty-three-year-old aspiring academic, Ms Jacqueline Grant graduated with her Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies. Grant worked in the accounting and property industry for more than 25 years before embarking on her academic journey in 2015.

Dr Masibulele Phesa.

A Year of Realised Dreams for PhD Graduate

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Two months after a fulfilling trip to Harvard Business School, Chartered Accountant (CA), registered auditor and senior lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Dr Masibulele Phesa has graduated with a Doctor of Accountancy.

A family celebration for DBA graduate Dr Vanessa Gregory and her husband Gareth pictured with their daughters Hazel Rose and Ruth Grace.

UKZN Academic Completes PhD in Memory of her Mom

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Senior lecturer in Financial Accounting at UKZN, Dr Vanessa Gregory described her journey to obtain a Doctorate in Business Administration as challenging yet inspiring.