03 April 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 12
The College of Humanities’ youngest graduates, Ms Liyanda Shange and Ms Xoliswa Mqadi.

Meet Humanities’ Youngest Graduates

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Life is about creating and setting goals, kicking the ball out of the park and making your dreams a reality.

Dr Rosaline Kanjo who - against adversity - graduated with a PhD in Political Science.

Dr Kanjo Beats Odds to Graduate with PhD

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After enduring hardship and struggles, Dr Rosaline Kanjo was all smiles as she graduated with her PhD in Political Science from UKZN recently for her study that investigated the Prevention of Xenophobic Attitudes Amongst Female Students at UKZN: Political Socialisation and Policy Awareness, supervised by Dr Lubna Nadvi.

Professor Maheshvari Naidu with her students.

Anthropology Professor Graduates Six Students

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Professor Maheshvari Naidu is proud of her one master's and five PhD students that received degrees in Anthropology, Gender Studies, International Relations and Peace Studies. All were qualitative studies that drew on rich empirical data.

Mr Vusumuzi Mlotshwa who received his Honours degree in Technology Education cum laude.

Unpacking 3D Printing and Maker Spaces Uses in Teaching Technology

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UKZN staff member, Mr Vusumuzi Mlotshwa, received his honours degree in Technology Education cum laude. His dissertation examined how two technologies (3D printing and Maker spaces) have been used to teach technology in South Africa.

Ms Phakamile Mazibuko who received her Bachelor of Education degree summa cum laude.

Passion for Teaching Culminates in Summa Cum Laude

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One of UKZN’s Top 40 Most Inspiring Students, Ms Phakamile Mazibuko was thrilled to receive her Bachelor of Education degree summa cum laude.

Dr Joan van Niekerk, child rights activist, who graduated with a PhD in Social Work.

PhD for Child Rights Champion

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South African child rights activist and former Director of Childline, Dr Joan van Niekerk graduated with a PhD in Social Work.

Dr Ayoola Dada whose thesis investigated the influence of cultural beliefs and practices on maternal health seeking behaviour.

PhD Offers Insight into Maternal Health Seeking Behaviour

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Dr Ayoola Dada graduated with his PhD in Social Sciences. His thesis investigated the influence of cultural beliefs and practices on maternal health seeking, the relationship between women’s social demographic characteristics and maternal health seeking and the impact of the social structure on maternal health seeking.

Ms Desiree Sangeetha Pandaram who graduated with her master’s cum laude.

Pandaram’s Research Gives Glimpse into Teachers’ Lived Experiences

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Ms Desiree Sangeetha Pandaram received her Master’s degree in Education cum laude. She dedicated the degree to her mom who became ill in the midst of her study and passed away. ‘This was completely devastating. The hardest part was getting back on track. Losing your mother is the biggest loss one can ever suffer. I was gutted to the core.’

Dr Cedric Mpungose seen with his Master of Education graduates.

Master of Education Graduates Celebrate

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Mr Bonginkosi Zulu (cum laude), Mr Siphiwe Zungu, Mr Thokozani Biyela, Ms Nhlanzi Chlarisa and Mr Andile Mbhele were thrilled to receive their degrees of Master in Education. Their research was supervised by Dr Cedric Mpungose.

Ms Ntombifuthi Moureen Nzuza with her mentor Mr John Aritho.

Proof it’s Never Too Late to Graduate

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Fifty-nine-year-old Ms Ntombifuthi Moureen Nzuza graduated with her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree.