02 April 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 10
UKZN lecturer, Dr Judith Ojo-Aromokudu, graduated with a PhD in Architecture.

PhD Research Tackles Informal Settlements

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Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Dr Judith Ojo-Aromokudu, graduated with her PhD in Architecture. Her research focused on what informs the spaces created in informal settlements and how residents live and carry out their daily activities within these spaces.

Ms Minenhle Nxumalo who graduated with her Master's in Development Studies degree.

Female Informal Traders’ Experiences Under Microscope

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Ms Minenhle Nxumalo was all smiles when she graduated with her Master's in Development Studies degree. Her research focused on the perspectives and experiences of female traders in securing their livelihoods in Warwick Market, the challenges they face, their daily working conditions and their reasons for trading.

Master's in Housing graduate, Ms Sinethemba Zungu.

Sinethemba Zooms in on Land Reform Post-Settlement Support Challenges

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Ms Sinethemba Zungu received her Master's in Housing for her research on Post-settlement Support Challenges of Land Reform Housing Beneficiaries: A Case Study of the Oakford Priory Housing Project‘I have prodigious interest in the land reform programme, and my curiosity as to why it has not been impactful in South Africa is what led me to this research topic.’

Mr Bongani Ndimande who graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Rising Music Star Graduates with BA Degree

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Up-and-coming Hip Hop artist, Mr Bongani Ndimande graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree. He is passionate about music, having started his musical journey three years ago.

Mr Thando Masiko, Honours in Media and Cultural Studies graduate.

Academic View on Those who Pursue their Passion

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Mr Thando Masiko was awarded an Honours degree in Media and Cultural Studies. His dissertation recorded the inspiring stories and testimonies of individuals who pursue their passion.

Dr Isaac Khambule, PhD in Development Studies graduate.

PhD Assesses Role of Local Economic Development Agencies

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Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Dr Isaac Khambule was awarded a PhD in Development Studies for his study on the role and effectiveness of local economic development agencies in improving the prospects of local economies.

Ms Hazel Ncube with her mother, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, KZN Cogta MEC.

Proud Moment for MEC as Daughter Graduates

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Ms Hazel Ncube, daughter of MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Mrs Nomusa Dube-Ncube, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts honours degree.

PhD graduate and Music lecturer, Dr Andrew Warburton.

PhD a Feather in Renowned Pianist’s Cap

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Music lecturer and renowned pianist Dr Andrew Warburton graduated with his PhD in Music for his thesis on Towards a personal interpretation of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in E, Op.109.

Dr Majahamahle Nene Mthethwa who received his PhD in Architecture.

PhD Explores Afrocentric Placemaking and Architecture in Contemporary Urban Built Form

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UKZN staff member Dr Majahamahle Nene Mthethwa received his PhD in Architecture for his study on collectively accepted makings of Afrocentric sources that would inspire Afrocentric placemaking and architecture in contemporary urban built form as well as promote social equality, justice and a sense of belonging.

Mr Nkanyiso Shange was excited to receive his Master’s degree in Housing.

Staffer Investigates Low-Income Housing Allocation

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Staff member, Mr Nkanyiso Shange, was awarded a Master's in Housing for his research on the eThekwini Municipality’s allocation process in the low-income Cornubia Housing Project.