12 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 10
From left: DVC for the College of Humanities Professor Cheryl Potgieter, Honorary Graduate Dr Vasudevan Gounden, Professor Paulus Zulu and UKZN Vice-Chancellor Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.

Humanitarian and Peacemaker Receives Honorary Doctorate from UKZN

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Founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Dr Vasudevan Gounden, was recently honoured by UKZN with a Doctorate of Social Science for his humanitarian work and leadership in conflict resolution in trouble torn countries like Burundi, Madagascar, the DRC, Somalia and South Sudan.

Talented pianist Ms Rashalia Pather.

Top UKZN Student Pianist Awarded Bachelor of Music Degree

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Talented pianist Ms Rashalia Pather, who graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree is one of the top students in the 40-year history of the School of Arts.

Ms Jayshree Viranna.

Student Overcomes Disability to Graduate with Honours Degree

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‘I worked hard to get my degrees because I want to be known for something more than a person with a disability,’ said Ms Jayshree Viranna who received a BA honours degree from UKZN.

Ms Sibongile Moyo.

Media’s Role in Informing Public about Ebola Explored

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Zimbabwean national Ms Sibongile Moyo’s research for her Master of Arts degree involved how the general public understood the eNCA news channel’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak.

Mrs Vinotha Moodley.

UKZN Staffer Reaches for her Dream … and Graduates!

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College of Humanities Student Support Services staff member and mature student, Mrs Vinotha Moodley, has graduated with a degree in Psychology.

Ms Victoria Mutambara and Dr Mlungisi Ngubane.

Social Science Students Secure Degrees Through Hard Work

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Ms Victoria Mutambara was awarded a master’s degree while Dr Mlungisi Ngubane secured his PhD during a UKZN Graduation ceremony.

Ms Mbalenhle Dube graduates with a Master’s Degree in Population Studies.

Master’s Graduate Focuses on Homelessness

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Homelessness was the focus of Ms Mbalenhle Dube’s Master’s Degree in Population Studies.

Dr Rajabu Chipila, Dr Seguang Makoae and Dr Ketlalemang Maimane were all awarded PhDs

Three PhDs awarded in the African Languages Discipline

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Three students in the African Languages Discipline within the School of Arts in the College of Humanities have been awarded doctorates.

Ms Nondumiso Ntshangase.

Juvenile Offenders Subject of Master’s Research

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Ms Nondumiso Ntshangase recently graduated with a Master’s in Criminology degree awarded for her research into the implementation of the Khulisa Social Solution’s diversion programmes in KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha.

UKZN Boasts First Black Woman with PhD in Town Planning

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UKZN’s College of Humanities celebrated the graduation of Dr Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha - the first Black woman to be awarded a doctorate in the Discipline of Town Planning at the University.

Ms Ayanda Tshabalala.

Women’s Use of Skin Bleaching Creams Examined

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‘As a young Black woman, I’ve always seen education as the key to empowerment and independence.’

Dr Makho Nkosi with her grandson Mr Michael Nyawose.

BA Graduate Overcome with Joy at Graduation

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Bachelor of Arts student Mr Michael Nyawose was overjoyed after being capped at the College of Humanities Graduation ceremony, saying he saw his degree as an instrument to break a cycle of poverty that has dogged his life.

Ms Sinekekelwa Khumalo with her supervisor Professor Maheshvari Naidu.

Male Circumcision Central to Woman’s Master’s Degree

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Ms Sinekekelwa Khumalo graduated with a MASocSc (cum laude) in Anthropology with her research concentrated on male circumcision.

Mrs Nelisiwe Mnguni with her supervisor Professor Maheshvari Naidu.

Nurse Graduates with Master’s Degree

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Nurse and senior student, Mrs Nelisiwe Mnguni (49), who graduated with a Master’s in Anthropology (MASocSc) degree, has proved to be an inspiration to her children by taking up postgraduate studies so late in her career.

Ms Nobuhle Moyo.

Nutrition for HIV/AIDS Sufferers in Zimbabwe Central to Graduate’s Research

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Research on nutrition for people living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe led to Ms Nobuhle Moyo graduating with a Master’s degree in Development Studies.

Ms Princess Sibanda.

Arts Graduate Raises LGTBI Awareness in Zimbabwe through Research

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Zimbabwean Ms Princess Sibanda worked among a group of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex (LGTBI) people in her home country in pursuit of her Master’s in Drama and Performance Studies degree which she was awarded during a UKZN Graduation ceremony.

DVC and Head of the College of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter with Mr Molaodi Wa Sekake.

Student Activist Graduates with Social Sciences Degree

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Graduating with a Bachelor of Social Science degree, majoring in Sociology and Labour Studies, was a proud and humbling moment for student activist, Mr Molaodi Wa Sekake.

Mr Siyanda Zulu.

BA Degree - the First Step on a Long Road

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Mr Siyanda Zulu, who faced various challenges during his studies for a BA degree, felt exhilarated when he walked on to the stage to be capped.