12 April 2017
Volume: 5
Issue: 19
Dr Lilly Phiri (left) and Dr Sophie Mahloane who were awarded their PhDs posthumously.

PhDs Awarded Posthumously to Two Dedicated UKZN Students

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Two UKZN students Dr Lilly Phiri and Dr Sophie Mahloane were awarded their PhDs posthumously during UKZN’s 2017 Graduation ceremonies.

Ms Husnaa Bayat was awarded her Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree cum laude.

#FeesMustFall Protests Focus of Research by BA Honours Graduate

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“Framing Photography: An Analysis of Police-Student Interactions on Instagram during #FeesMustFall protests”, was the title of research done by Ms Husnaa Bayat, who graduated with a cum laude Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.

Graduates from the Educational Leadership, Management and Policy discipline with their supervisor, Dr Thamsanqa Thulani Bhengu (third left).

High Number of Post-Doctoral Graduates in ELMP Discipline Once Again!

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The Educational Leadership, Management and Policy (ELMP) Discipline within the School of Education has excelled again, graduating more than 30 masters and doctoral students.

Dr Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor who was awarded a PhD degree in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies from UKZN.

Happy Day for Graduate Who Receives PhD in Conflict Transformation

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Dr Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor was all smiles after UKZN awarded him his PhD in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies.

Ms Nompumelelo Dlamuka graduated cum laude for her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.

Semiotic Analysis of #FeesMustFall Protest Rewards Journalist with BA Honours Degree

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A semiotic analysis of the #FeesMustFall protest on Instagram during October 2015 resulted in a sub-editor at The Witness newspaper in Pietermaritzburg, Ms Nompumelelo Dlamuka, being awarded her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree cum laude.

Dr Bongiwe Zulu graduated with a PhD in Education.

Teacher Learning Communities, focus of PhD Study

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Deputy Principal of the Little Flower Combined School in Ixopo, Dr Bongiwe Zulu, graduated with a PhD in Education earned for her study titled: “Teacher Learning: A Case Study of Two Teacher Learning Communities in KwaZulu-Natal”.

Bachelor of Arts Honours cum laude graduate, Ms Liezel Fourie with her mom, Sylvia.

9/11 Documentary Films Used for Honours Research

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The 9/11 terror attacks in the United States in 2001 were the subject of Ms Liezel Fourie’s research for her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree which she was awarded cum laude.

Dr Michelle Stewart graduates with her PhD.

Doctoral Graduate Full of Desire to do Further Creative Work

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It is an immense relief to finally graduate but there’s also an eagerness to produce more creative work, says Dr Michelle Stewart, a Digital Arts lecturer at the Centre for Visual Art in the School of Arts, who has been awarded her PhD.

Ms Sinenhlanhla Ngubane with her mom Thandi and sister Mvelo.

All About Being a "Good” Zulu Woman!

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“Being a ‘Good’ Zulu Woman. An Investigation of a Female UKZN Student’s Self-Perception of ‘Zuluness’”, was the title of Ms Sinenhlanhla Ngubane’s thesis for her Master of Arts degree.

Mr Mzwandile Makhanya graduated with a Masters of Arts degree.

Food Security Documentary Film Created for MA Degree

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Mr Mzwandile Makhanya graduated with a Masters of Arts cum laude for research in which he used the participatory mode of documentary film-making for knowledge exchange and empowerment, focusing on household food security in the uMgungundlovu district of KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Sunday Paul C. Onwuegbuchulam graduates with his PhD in Political Science.

Doctoral Research Examines Role of Faith Based Organisations in Poverty Alleviation in KZN

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Research into the role and place of faith based organisations (FBOs) in poverty alleviation in KwaZulu-Natal, earned Dr Sunday Paul C. Onwuegbuchulam his PhD in Political Science from UKZN.

UKZN staff member Dr Phindile Mayaba who graduated with a PhD in Psychology.

UKZN Academic Graduates with PhD in Psychology

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UKZN staff member Ms Phindile Mayaba graduated with her PhD in Psychology for research that used a Bakhtinian analysis for the cultural and linguistic appropriateness of the individual scale for Zulu-speaking pupils.

Mr Melusi Mntungwa graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.

Research Examines how UKZN uses Social Media to Encourage Donations from Alumni

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‘This is a bittersweet time for me as my mother is no longer around to see these achievements. She passed away shortly after I graduated with my first degree.’ So said Mr Melusi Mntungwa after graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.