19 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 17
Ms Luntu Hlatshwayo.

Political Science Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude!

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A long, hard road came to a highly successful end for Ms Luntu Hlatshwayo when she graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree summa cum laude from UKZN.

Master of Arts graduates with their supervisor Professor Cheryl Stobie.

Four English Studies Students achieve MA Degrees

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Students Ms Michelle Naudé, Ms Tracy Webb, Ms Paige Frankson and Ms Robyn Wilkinson were elated to graduate with their Masters in Arts from UKZN.

Ms Vimbayinashe Chibambo.

People Skills Pointed the Way for Malawian Student

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Inherent good people skills pointed the way for Malawian Ms Vimbayinashe Chibambo’s tertiary education studies which resulted in her graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Ethics) degree from UKZN.

Gender Studies Graduates.

Third Cohort of Masters Students to Graduate from Exciting Interdisciplinary Programme

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Seven master’s students from the Gender, Religion and Health Programme (an exciting interdisciplinary programme launched in 2013) recently graduated with their Masters in Theology (Gender and Religion) or Master of Arts (Gender and Religion) degree in a programme managed by Professor Sarojini Nadar and Dr Fatima Seedat at the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics.

Mr Sanele Mhlungu proposed to his girlfriend Ms Nosipho Nguse during her Graduation ceremony. A surprised Nguse accepted, shedding tears of joy.

Engagement Thrills for Humanities Graduate

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Humanities graduates and their friends and families got a little something extra during a recent Graduation ceremony.

Dr Sia Rees.

PhD Graduate’s Research Focuses on Anorexia Nervosa

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Understanding anorexia nervosa had been a challenge for Psychologist Dr Sia Rees so she decided to set the eating disorder as the focus of her doctoral research which culminated in her being awarded a PhD.

Ms Samantha Chareka.

Graduate Focuses on Medical Record Research

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Ms Samantha Chareka of Zimbabwe graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences in Health Research Ethics but is now worried about getting employment.

Mr Thandokuhle Masina, Mr Sibongiseni Cebekhulu, Mrs Nokukhanya Satimburwa, Dr Phumlani Myende and Ms Sthembile Gabuza.

Master’s in Education Graduates Salute their Supervisor

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Four students, who graduated with Masters in Education degrees, paid tribute to their supervisor, Dr Phumlani Myende.

Professor Vitallis Chikoko (Father), Dr Rita Chikoko (Mother) and their daughters Vimbai and Nyaradzo.

A House Full of Graduates

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‘The reason I pursued my PhD was because I wanted to inspire my children and encourage them to follow in my footsteps. It makes me feel fulfilled and so proud now knowing I have a house full of graduates!’

Ms Kimberley Allenspach.

Social Sciences Student has Sights Set on Getting into Film Making

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Ms Kimberley Allenspach graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree but is now keen to pursue a career in the TV and movie industry.

Ms Monique Schoeman.

BA Student Aimed Really High … and Got There!

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Ms Monique Schoeman set herself the challenge of getting her BA degree summa cum laude and did just that.

Mr Vikani Msimanga.

Learners need to be Involved in School Governance, According to Researcher

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School governance and the understanding of it by learner governors were at the core of research by Mr Vikani Msimanga, Head of Department at Ephangweni Primary school in Estcourt.

PhD graduates (from left), Dr Phindile Dlamini, Dr Subeshini Moodley, Dr Sandra Pitcher and Dr Anusharani Sewchurran.

School of Arts Academics Celebrate PhD Achievement

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Four academics within the School of Arts - Dr Subeshini Moodley, Dr Phindile Dlamini, Dr Sandra Pitcher and DR Anusha Sewchurran - graduated with PhDs from UKZN.

Pastor Kester Onor.

Nigerian Pastor and Army Veteran Graduates with PhD

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Pastor Kester Onor of Nigeria received his PhD in Social Sciences for research he did on the United States African Command and Human Security in Africa.

Dr Pranitha Bharath.

Doctoral Goal Set 20 Years Ago Realised

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Primary school teacher for the past 26 years, Dr Pranitha Bharath, graduated with a PhD in Education from UKZN, saying: ‘I am happy, relieved and amazed!’

Ms Manoko Mogoroga.

Suicidal Behaviour in SA Police Services Subject of Master’s Degree Research

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Suicidal behaviour in the South African Police Services (SAPS) was the subject of research for a master’s degree by Ms Manoko Mogoroga, a Lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Dr Siphetfo Dlamini.

Former SRC Member Graduates with PhD in Political Science

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Former UKZN SRC member Dr Siphetfo Dlamini, who now works in the Office of the KwaZulu-Natal Premier, graduated with a PhD in Political Science.

Dr Paulette Naidoo.

UKZN Psychologist’s Ground-Breaking PhD study on Student Counsellor Identity

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UKZN Student Support staff member at the College of Law and Management Studies, Dr Paulette Naidoo, broke new ground by uncovering the complexities that South African psychologists face as they try to negotiate tensions between the Higher Education context and the psychology profession.

Ms Fikisiwe Mngadi and Mr Sizwe Hadebe.

Student Funding Office Staff Members Graduate

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Dedication, hard work and patience paid off for two staff members from the College of Humanities Student Funding office, Ms Fikisiwe Mngadi and Mr Sizwe Hadebe, who graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and a Bachelor of Social Science degree respectively.