15 April 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 13
Ms Thabile Buthelezi who graduated with an Applied Ethnomusicology (Honours) degree cum laude.

Graduate meets Zulu King during Research on Reed Dance

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Meeting King Goodwill Zwelithini was a highlight of research completed by well-known performer, Ms Thabile Buthelezi, for her Applied Ethnomusicology (Honours) degree which was she awarded cum laude at a recent UKZN Graduation ceremony.

Dr Saritha Beni graduates with a PhD in Education.

Academic Triumph in Adversity for Durban Educationist

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Research which focused on how foundation phase teachers interpret and implement the Natural Science Curriculum within the Life Skills programme earned a determined Durban woman her PhD in Education.

Drs Dhanasagaran (Sagie) and Rubandhree (Ruban) Naicker graduate with PhD’s in Education.

Husband and Wife Duo Graduate with PhD’s in Education

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Husband and wife duo Drs Dhanasagaran (Sagie) and Rubandhree (Ruban) Naicker proudly celebrated each other’s academic achievements when they both graduated with their PhD’s in Education from UKZN recently.

MA graduate Mr Zamani Msomi with his supervisor, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa.

Language policy investigation part of cum laude graduate’s thesis

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Mr Zamani Msomi graduated with an MA cum laude degree with research centred on an investigation into the language policy in schools in the Mafukuzela Gandhi district.

Mr Lucky Swele.

Music Student Graduates with Jazz Diploma

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Musician Mr Lucky Swele of Limpopo believes the Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music he was awarded by UKZN is the launch pad for his career.

Mr Nhlosenhle Mpontshane with his proud mom Professor Nompumelelo Zondi.

Student Wears Mom’s Academic Gown, Graduates with same Degree

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Mr Nhlosenhle Mpontshane recently graduated with his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from UKZN whilst wearing his mother’s academic gown.

Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo graduates with his Honours in Applied Ethnomusicology.

Role of South African Revolutionary Songs Explored by Graduate

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Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo recently graduated from the College of Humanities with his Honours in Applied Ethnomusicology. His research looked at the role of revolutionary songs in different communities and contexts...

Mother and daughter - Chibwe with her mother Doris Akombelwa during a Westville campus Graduation Ceremony.

Mother and daughter graduate from UKZN

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It was a double celebration for the Akombelwa family as both Ms Doris Akombelwa and her daughter, Chibwe, graduated from UKZN.

Masters in Arts cum laude graduate, Mr Alan Muller.

Writer Imraan Coovadia Subject of Graduate’s Research

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For Mr Alan Muller getting his Masters in Arts degree cum laude was a logical step in crafting a career in the world of words, books, and knowledge.

Dr Sipho Buthelezi received his PhD in Public Policy from UKZN.

Former Security Guard Capped Doctor of Public Policy

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Dr Sipho Buthelezi started his working career as a security guard in Louwsburg in northern KwaZulu-Natal using the three years he spent in the job to wisely plan the way forward to a better life.

From left: Dr Thabo Msibi, Professor Gregory Kamwendo, Guest Speaker Dr Oomandra Nath Varma, College of Humanities Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Professor Cheryl Potgieter and Professor Pholoho Morojele.

UKZN lauded for its leadership in Africa

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The quality of thinking and relevance of graduates’ knowledge will be compromised if not enough attention is paid to the development of indigenous knowledge and research capacity through post graduate work, said the Director of the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE), Dr Oomandra Nath Varma.

Bachelor of Arts: Music graduate, Ms Nozuko Nguqu.

Love for African Music and Dance Spurs Student on to Graduate

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BA Music graduate Ms Nozuko Nguqu was introduced to music fundamental theory when she attended the Bartel Arts Trust (BAT) Centre’s Live Band Development for Band Leaders event in Durban in 2010.

From left: Mr Sifiso Magubane, Dr Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Dr Daisy Pillay, Ms Fatima Malek, Ms Leighandri Pillay and Mr S’phiwe Madondo.

Cum laude Masters for students from Memory and Teacher Development Studies project

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Four Masters Students from the School of Education who participated in the Memory and Teacher Development Studies research project recently graduated cum laude.

Ubuciko The Art group members when they graduated from the College of Humanities.

Music Trio Graduates Together

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Three Music students, who are not only in a music group but are also good friends, could not hide their excitement when they graduated together from UKZN’s College of Humanities.