03 April 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 13
Pictured with her delighted family, Ms Chevarra Hansraj (third from left) achieved the highest MSc mark ever in the history of UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

Ecstasy as Chevarra Sets New Record

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Ms Chevarra Hansraj was over the moon to learn that she got 93% for her MSc degree specialising in general relativity – the highest mark ever recorded for an MSc completed in one year in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

Multiple scholarship winner Mr Dalian Sunder graduated summa cum laude with an Honours degree in Applied Mathematics.

Multiple Scholarship Recipient Maintains Winning Streak

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For those who know him, it came as no surprise when multiple scholarship winner, Mr Dhaneshwar Dalian Sunder, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Applied Mathematics summa cum laude.

Summa cum laude BSc Computer Science Honours graduates (from left): Ms Yuvika Singh, Ms Verosha Pillay, Mr Kershen Sivanarian, Ms Leyya Kasavan and Ms Rupal Kara.

Computer Science “Famous Five” Take Success in their Stride

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Five BSc Computer Science Honours students have particular reason to smile – the “famous five” all graduated summa cum laude.

Dr Jeremiah Ayodele Ogunniyi has been awarded a PhD in Physics.

Doctorate Investigates Relationship between Ozone and Solar Radiation

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Nigerian graduate, Dr Jeremiah Ayodele Ogunniyi, has been awarded a PhD in Physics from UKZN for his study on the relationship between ozone and solar radiation over various regions of South Africa and Africa.

Dr Sanjeev Dhawan graduated with a PhD in Chemistry.

Doctoral Thesis Examines Novel Anti-Cancer and Anti-Microbial Agents

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Dr Sanjeev Dhawan graduated with a PhD in Chemistry focusing on developing novel anti-cancer and anti-microbial agents.

UKZN’s Mr Kabelo Kesebonye received an MSc degree in Applied Mathematics for work done on the ground-breaking HIRAX radio telescope project.

MSc Research Contributes to Ground-Breaking Radio Telescope

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Mr Kabelo Kesebonye of Botswana graduated with an MSc in Applied Mathematics from UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science for work done on the HIRAX radio astronomy project.

SKA bursary recipient, Miss Denisha Pillay, graduated cum laude with a BSc degree majoring in Mathematics and Astronomy.

Sweet Tooth Leads to Passion for Astronomy

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Who would have thought that Cadbury Astros sweets could spark a love of astronomy? But it did for Ms Denisha Pillay and eventually led to her graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree cum laude, majoring in Mathematics and Astronomy.

Ms Tankiso H Moso, who was awarded a BSc Honours degree in Physics, with her family.

From Electrical Engineering Degree to Honours in Physics

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With a National Diploma and BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Durban University of Technology already in the bag, Ms Tankiso Moso has now graduated from UKZN with a BSc Honours degree in Physics sponsored by the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP).

Dr Adele Cheddie's Chemistry PhD focused on combatting diseases at a molecular level.

Chemist’s PhD Focuses on Combatting Diseases at a Molecular Level

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Dr Adele Cheddie was just nine years old when she conducted her first science experiment to impress her friends.

Dressed in colourful regalia, Mr Thabang Chabalala celebrates with fellow SAS certificate holders (from left) Mr Nceba Gagaza, Ms Nina Grundlingh, Mr Malibongwe Ndlazi and Mr Akhil Rambally. Insert: Ms Zaakirah Joosab.

Statistical Analysis System Certificates Awarded to Honours Graduates

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Six Honours graduates in Statistics have received internationally accredited certificates recognising their proficiency in the use of the Statistical Analysis System (SAS)