15 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 14
Dr Norman Chivasa celebrated his big moment with his wife and his supervisor, Dr S Kaye.

PhD Study Examines Peace Building by Communities

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Many African countries are plagued by conflict and wars and this prompted Dr Norman Chivasa to conduct research into conflict resolution and peace studies earning himself a PhD from UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies.

Ms Sikhulile Gama.

Postgraduate Diploma for Aspiring Maritime Economist

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Ms Sikhulile Gama’s dream of becoming a maritime economist may soon become a reality after being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Studies.

Bachelor of Commerce cum laude graduates celebrating their achievements.

Top Achievers Hope to Help Relieve Shortage of Chartered Accountants

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A group of UKZN Bachelor of Commerce cum laude graduates aim to use the confidence of being top performers to help address the shortage of Chartered Accountants in South Africa.

Summa cum laude graduates Ms Iman Moosa and Ms Jyoti Maharaj.

Girl Power Abounds in Bachelor of Commerce Summa Cum Laude Graduates

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For Bachelor of Commerce summa cum laude graduates, Ms Iman Moosa and Ms Jyoti Maharaj, finishing top of their class is validation that hard work and dedication are the perfect recipe for success.

Ms Mbhalenhle Mbhele and Ms Zesuliwe Zondo raising the bar for women in the maritime sector.

Maritime Studies Transforms Lives of Young Women

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Two young Black women who graduated with Postgraduate Diplomas in Maritime Studies from UKZN were unanimous in their praise of the field of study.

Dr Annie Singh.

Law PhD Graduate’s Research a Valuable Contribution to a Transformative Constitutional State

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Law doctoral graduate, Dr Annie Singh, hopes to help contribute to the better understanding of how people interpret laws in a transformative constitutional state through her research titled: “The Impact of the Constitution on Transforming the Process of Interpretation in South Africa”.

Ms Andrea Mellon.

Law Graduate uses Research to Contribute in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

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Ms Andrea Mellon’s passion to contribute to the fight against human trafficking led her to pursue a Masters in Law degree with the aim of broadening her understanding of the human trafficking industry and the roles and responsibilities of both the State and Non-Government Organisations in human rights protection.

Mr Khulekani Khumalo.

Research Explores Role of Law in Curbing Violation of Bystanders’ Rights During Violent Protests

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Violence which usually accompanies protest action in South Africa and the consequent violation of the rights of non-protesters, motivated Masters of Laws cum laude graduate, Mr Khulekani Khumalo, to search for a remedy to the rampant violation of the rights of bystanders during violent protests.

Ms Abongile Swana celebrating her achievement with her father Mr Makhosandile Swana.

Educating the Community about Consumer Rights a Priority for Law Graduate

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Seeing the stress her father suffered after his salary was docked because of the actions of an unscrupulous debt collector and the impact it had on her family’s livelihood motivated Masters of Law graduate, Ms Abongile Swana, to concentrate her research on Emoluments Attachment Orders (EAOs) as a debt collection mechanism and the irregularities observed in them.

Mr Michael Strauss.

Masters Study Explores HIV Counselling and Testing Preferences

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Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Centre (HEARD) Research Fellow Mr Michael Strauss has been awarded a Master of Commerce in Economics degree.

Ms Leshern Devnarain.

Master’s Study Investigates Minimum Wage Laws in South Africa

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Concerns about the high levels of unemployment in South Africa prompted Ms Leshern Devnarain to put the spotlight on laws regulating the minimum wage in the country for her masters thesis.

From left: Mr Chadley Allkins, Ms Sanaya Meherjina and Mr Thasvir Maharaj were in high spirits after graduating with their Bachelor of Business Science degrees cum laude.

Bright Future Ahead for Bachelor of Business Science Cum Laude Graduates

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Academically talented Bachelor of Business Science cum laude graduates, Mr Chadley Allkins, Mr Thasvir Maharaj and Ms Sanaya Meherjina, are looking forward to using their qualification to unlock their potential.