07 April 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 13
Distinguished Teachers’ Award Recipient Dr Cecile Gerwel-Proches celebrating her achievement with her students.

Distinguished Teachers’ Award Recipient in a League of Her Own

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Lecturer, masters and doctoral candidate supervisor, researcher and author as well as Leadership Studies Programme Co-ordinator, multi-talented Dr Cecile Gerwel-Proches, received a UKZN Distinguished Teachers’ Award...

MBA summa cum laude graduate Mr Ashley Haridas.

MBA Summa Cum Laude for Transnet Engineer

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Professional Engineer and Acting Technical Director of Ports and Terminals at Transnet Capital Projects (TCP), Mr Ashley Haridas, has been awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree summa cum laude.

Dr Felistas Zimano.

Doctoral Graduate handled New Born Baby and Studies in Her Stride

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Having a baby while doing research which involved travelling through southern African countries was something Management and Public Administration doctoral graduate Dr Felistas Zimano took in her stride.

After all, she says, having a baby during her studies ‘was not new to me as I have had a child during all my degrees leading up to my PhD. But this was a bit different because of the extensive travelling involved. I had no option but to take her along to the data collection sites and international conferences when she was barely four months old.’

Master of Commerce Graduate Ms Nkonzo Mhlongo.

Promoting LED in Rural Communities a Driving Force for MCom Graduate

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For Master of Commerce in Leadership graduate Ms Nkonzo Mhlongo exploring and testing developmental models aimed at promoting local economic development in rural communities is her contribution to the improvement of South Africa’s struggling economic growth.

Dr Farai Maunganidze.

PhD Unlocks Graduate’s Potential

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Doctoral graduate Dr Farai Maunganidze’s thesis investigated how professions and professional work in a variety of fields have been changing over time in Zimbabwe.

The thesis was titled: “The Changing Nature of Professional Work in Zimbabwe: Comparative Case Studies of Lawyers, Engineers and Chartered Accountants”.

Cum laude graduates celebrating their success.

UKZN Boosts South Africa’s Accounting Profession!

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The future of South Africa’s Accounting sector is much brighter thanks to the efforts of eight Bachelor of Commerce Accounting students who graduated cum laude from UKZN.

Master of Commerce graduates Ms Renitha Chetty and Mr Zahir Sayed.

Using Research to Improve Customer Service a Priority for Two SARS Employees

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For South African Revenue Services (SARS) colleagues Mr Zahir Sayed and Ms Renitha Chetty acquiring a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies qualification was not only about broadening their knowledge but also an opportunity to contribute to the advancement of customer service.

Dr Bongani Ndlovu.

Protest Marches Subject of Research for Doctorate

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UKZN PhD graduate Dr Bongani Ndlovu’s research investigated marches to protest against poor service delivery.

Ndlovu tackled this contentious topic in his dissertation titled: “Strategic Leadership as an Approach to Promote Service Delivery by Local Government in South Africa”.

Mr Malibongwe Nyathi.

Link Between Increasing Energy Prices and SA’s Exchange Rate Explored in Thesis

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The relationship between increases in energy prices and the accompanying long-term impact on the exchange rate of an energy dependent country such as South Africa was explored in Master of Commerce...

Ms Nonhlahla Mbambo with her supervisor Dr Fayth Ruffin.

Research on Domestic Violence Leads to Community Outreach

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Court Manager and Master of Public Administration graduate Ms Nonhlahla Mbambo plays a role in fighting the scourge of domestic violence in her community by contributing knowledge to streamline the administrative processes involved in such cases.

Doctor of Business Administration Graduate Dr Orthodox Tefera.

Doctor of Business Administration Graduate to use Qualification as a Stepping Stone into Academia

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When Doctor of Business Administration graduate Dr Orthodox Tefera came to South Africa 20 years ago as anInformation Systems Manager for the pre-opening teams of the Sandton...