18 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 16
Honorary Graduate, Dr Michel Sidibé.

UKZN Awards Honorary Degree to UNAIDS Executive Director

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The Executive Director of UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS), Dr Michel Sidibé, received an honorary Doctor of Administration degree from UKZN for his contribution in the fight against AIDS.

Umtshezi Municipality Mayor, Mr Bongani Dlamini graduating with his Masters in Public Administration.

Master’s Degree for Estcourt Mayor

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The need for practical and theoretical skills vital for a community leader to tackle developmental challenges faced by the community is what motivated the Mayor of Estcourt, Mr Bongani Dlamini, to complete a Masters in Public Administration degree.

Master of Commerce cum laude graduate, Mr Mandla Mvubu celebrating his achievement with his mentor , Dr Fayth Ruffin.

Environmental Sustainability a Passion for Master’s Cum Laude Graduate

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Growing up in the rural community of Mgai in the Ugu district municipality on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, brought with it socio-economic inequalities which required master’s cum laude graduate, Mr Mandla Mvubu, and his family to live off the land in many respects.

The future looks bright for Law Summa cum laude graduates.

LLB ‘First Step to Successful Careers’ for Summa Cum Laude Graduates

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Top Law student achievers, Ms Bronwen Cox, Ms Diann Bishunanth, Ms Lavanya Pillay, Ms Angelique Barroso, Ms Simone Gray and Ms Priyanka Naidoo are excited about the doors their academic excellence will unlock for them.

Dr Fayzel Omar.

PhD Graduate Aims to use Newly Acquired Knowledge to Help Grow the Banking Sector

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Taking into consideration the ever evolving nature of the banking industry, Nedbank Retail’s KZN Regional General Manager, Dr Fayzel Omar, is confident his PhD in Business Administration will empower him with the knowledge he requires to keep abreast of the latest developments in the banking sector.

Dr Pravina Oodith.

Research on Consumer Behavioural Practices Shares Valuable Insights on Poverty Alleviation

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Doctoral graduate and Marketing and Supply Chain Management Lecturer, Dr Pravina Devpersadh Oodith’s research on consumer behavioural practices and poverty alleviation gives insights into how the goal of poverty alleviation can be achieved.

Mr Andile Biyela.

Strengthening KwaZulu-Natal’s LED a Priority for Masters in Leadership Graduate

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Local Economic Development (LED) consultant Mr Andile Biyela is looking forward to using his newly acquired knowledge to improve his approach towards addressing LED issues in Municipal Planning and Economic Development.

Dr Nikita Singh.

Research Explores the Survival and Sustainability of NPOs from a Systems Dynamics Perspective

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Leadership Studies doctoral graduate, Dr Nikita Singh’s research was concentrated on the sustainability and survival of non-profit organisations during the global economic downturn.

Dr Craig Brannan.

Research Based Doctoral Study Examined ‘Impact of Shame’

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PhD in Leadership Studies graduate, Dr Craig Brannan, says UKZN is one of the few universities in the world allowing for a purely research based doctorate.

MBA cum laude graduates, Ms Sumeshnee Naidoo and Mr Navin Maharaj.

MBA Qualification Empowers Graduates for Success

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For Master of Business Administration (MBA) cum laude graduates, Mr Navin Maharaj and Ms Sumeshnee Naidoo, the learning experience gained through completing the qualification has not only resulted in their personal development but has also refined their strategic skills which are crucial for career growth.

Dr Sakhile Zondi.

Research Evaluates Quality of Municipal Service Delivery

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The need for municipalities to deliver quality service delivery which is a basic human right for all South African citizens was explored in the thesis of Doctor of Administration, Dr Sakhile Zondi.

Dr Kenneth Moodley.

PhD a Knowledge-Broadening Experience for Graduate

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Senior Supply Chain Manager, Dr Kenneth Moodley, believes his Doctorate in Business Administration will play a valuable role in enhancing his leadership and management skills.

Dr Vikinduku Mnculwane.

Research Prioritises Effective Public Policy Implementation

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The link between lack of service delivery in the public service and ineffective policy implementation was explored in research by Doctor of Administration graduate, Reverend Vikinduku Mnculwane.

Distinguished Teacher, Ms Rosemary Quilling receiving her award from Chancellor Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Distinguished Teachers’ Award Recipient a Class Above the Rest

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Law and Management Studies academic, Ms Rosemary Quilling, was one of the proud recipients of a UKZN Distinguished Teachers’ Award at this year’s Graduation ceremony.

Summa cum laude graduates, Ms Rhea Harripersadh and Mr Yatheal Jeebodh.

Summa Cum Laude Graduates ready to up their Skills in the Supply Chain Field

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Bachelor of Commerce Honours summa cum laude graduates, Ms Rhea Harripersadh and Mr Yatheal Jeebodh, aim to use their qualification to enhance their expertise in supply chain.

Dr Dorothy Farisani with her supportive family.

PhD study examines Corporate Criminal Liability in South Africa

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Associate professor of Law at Unisa, Professor Dorothy Farisani, was awarded a doctorate for her study of Corporate Criminal Liability in South Africa.

Mr Daniel Robb.

Research into Tax Pays Dividends for Master of Laws Graduate

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Tax is an important source of revenue and with it economic development for every country, hence Master of Laws cum laude graduate, Mr Daniel Robb’s research which analyses the differences of the taxation of dividends tax in South Africa and Mauritius, contributes valuable knowledge to this field.

Dr Winnie Martins celebrating with family.

Community Empowerment at the Heart of Socio-Legal Research

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UKZN’s Director for Community Justice and Development (the former Centre for Criminal Justice), Dr Winnie Martins, produced a master’s thesis of such high quality it was upgraded to doctoral status.

Dr Dhanesh Rampersad.

Doctorate Gives Graduate an Edge Over Competitors

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Using the skills and knowledge obtained through his Doctorate in Business Administration Dr Dhanesh Rampersad aims to maintain a competitive edge over his competitors in the automotive industry.

Dr Khalida Akbar.

Law and Management Studies Graduate is ‘Thrilled’ with her Doctoral Qualification

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For adrenalin junkie, Dr Khalida Akbar, shark cage diving and sky diving are little thrills compared to the feeling of graduating with her PhD at the young age of 26.

The future looks bright for GSB&L’s Young Researchers.

Business School’s Young Researchers ready to Contribute to the Growth of LED

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The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDi) celebrated the graduation of eight of its young researchers.

Dr John Amolo.

Leadership Doctoral Graduate Focused on Entrepreneurial Inclination of Students

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The thesis of PhD in Leadership graduate, Dr John Amolo, was titled: “Institutional and Learning Impact on Student Entrepreneurial Inclination at the University of KwaZulu-Natal”.

Dr Kwazi Majola.

Gender Equality at Local Government Level the Focus of Doctoral Research

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The representation and participation of women in decision making processes in municipalities in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal was central to PhD graduate Dr Kwazi Majola’s research.

Dr Terrence Hlongwane.

Effective Municipal Management a Priority for PhD Graduate

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Infrastructure Development Manager at uMgungundlovu District Municipality, Dr Terrence Hlongwane, aims to use his Doctorate in Business Administration to enhance the district’s service delivery strategies.

Mr Marco Nel.

Research Explores the Position of Voluntary Human Shields under International Humanitarian Law

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An opportunity to address the gap in knowledge concerning military situations involving women and children under international law is what motivated LLM summa cum laude graduate, Mr Marco Nel, to choose voluntary human shields as his research topic.

Dr Mbuyiseni Ntuli.

Research Shares Insights on how KZN Municipalities can Improve their Decision Making Processes

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The worrying reality of the Auditor-General of South Africa’s constant negative findings about decision-making processes by KwaZulu-Natal municipalities motivated Doctor of Business Administration graduate, Dr Mbuyiseni Ntuli, to explore how this could be turned around.

Mr Olivier Nsanzabaganwa.

Rwandan Graduate Focuses on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Challenges

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Mr Olivier Nsanzabaganwa, an Independent Medico-legal Consultant from Rwanda, graduated with a Master of Laws for his thesis titled: “The Clinical and Human Rights Challenges Pertaining to HIV/AIDS and TB Co-Infection in South Africa.”