09 April 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 21
Master’s in Public Administration graduate, Mr Jerome Thokozani Mkhize.

Master’s Research Unpacks Needs of Differently Abled Employees

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Research by Master’s in Public Administration graduate, Mr Jerome Thokozani Mkhize, concentrated on the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the national issue of addressing the needs of differently abled employees.

The Adams family: Mom, Evet with Dale and dad, Moses with Dean.

Double Celebration for Brainy Twin Brothers

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For identical twins Dale and Dean Adams graduating together at this year’s UKZN Graduation ceremonies is the culmination of a memorable academic journey they walked side by side for the past four years.

Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarship Recipient Graduates Summa Cum Laude

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Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting summa cum laude graduate, Ms Sallihah Arbee’s dedication to her studies from day one of her degree was rewarded with a Malegapuru William Makgoba Scholarship.

BCom cum laude graduates, Mr Nhlakanipho Mbhense and Ms Aadila Rahman.

High Achievers Receive Bachelor of Commerce Degrees Cum Laude

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Mr Nhlakanipho Mbhense received his Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Economics cum laude while Ms Aadila Rahman was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting cum laude.

Dr Edward Nondo with his supervisor, Professor Fayth Ruffin, and his wife, Judith.

Doctoral Studies Involve “Driving for Data” Missions into Neighbouring Countries

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Doctoral student, Mr Edward Nondo, travelled extensively - more than 116 000km - through Malawi, Zambia and South Africa doing research for his PhD in Public Administration which he received at the recent College of Law and Management Studies Graduation ceremony.

A joyful Ms Tebogo Darlynn Mabunda received her honours degree summa cum laude.

Aspirant Manager Graduates Summa Cum Laude

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Hard work and the will to succeed paid off for Ms Tebogo Darlynn Mabunda who graduated with her Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Management summa cum laude.

Cum laude graduate, Ms Serusha Pillay.

Cum Laude for Confident Young Woman

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‘I chose HR because I consider myself to be an extrovert as well as an influential person and felt the degree would help bring out these characteristics.’

Head of the Teaching and Learning Unit at the College of Law and Management Studies, Dr Anna Bengesai and daughter, Ruvimbo Mache.

“I Did it for My Daughter!” – Senior Academic on Graduating with Postgrad Diploma

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Head of the Teaching and Learning Unit at the College of Law and Management Studies, Dr Anna Bengesai, who was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Management with a distinction, says she did it for her daughter.

Doctoral Graduate, Dr John Nyamunda and supervisor, Dr Thea van der Westhuizen.

Doctoral Graduate Explores Ways to Assist Young Entrepreneurs Start Their Own Businesses

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Research on how to enable more young South Africans to start their own businesses was carried out by Doctorate in Management, Mr John Nyamunda.

UKZN PhD graduate, Dr Zelalem Gurmessa.

Doctoral Graduate Changes Focus Midstream and Still Succeeds!

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When the large Ethiopian PhD student cohort funding doctoral graduate Mr. Zelalem Gurmessa’s studies was abandoned by the Ethiopian government in 2016, after being intermittently funded by the same cohort since September 2014, Gurmessa was left with two choices, either abandon his PhD midway or continue his PhD journey and find ways to overcome the challenges.

Public Administration Master’s graduate, Ms Edith Nompumelelo Moloi.

Road Safety – Her Job and the Subject of her Master’s Thesis

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As a road safety practitioner at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport, Public Administration master’s graduate, Ms Edith Nompumelelo Moloi, has had first-hand experience of the carnage on the country’s roads.

Professor Maxwell Phiri (left) with his PhD students, Dr Josphat Manyeruke and Dr Nelia Eta Marima.

PhD Support Group Played Major Role in Doctoral Graduates’ Success

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Three UKZN PhD graduates were supported in their research and studies by a cohort initiative facilitated by Professor Maxwell Phiri of the School of Management, IT and Governance.

Medical Law Master’s graduate Ms Samukelisiwe Jali with her father Dennis (left), her eldest sister Ms Zama Sibiya and her mother, Bongiwe on her right.

Master’s Research Explores African Customary Law Regarding Children Switched at Birth

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The Application of African Customary Law in relation to children switched at birth was explored by Medical Law Master's graduate Ms Samukelisiwe Jali.

Mr Sphamandla Gumede (left) and Ms Nompilo Mchunu celebrate after receiving their honours degrees cum laude.

Thirst for Knowledge Motivated Two BAdmin Honours Cum Laude Graduates

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A desire to acquire more knowledge and additional higher qualifications were motivating factors for Mr Sphamandla Gumede and Ms Nompilo Mchunu who were awarded their Bachelor of Administration in Public Administration Honours degrees cum laude.

Ms Geshree Kannie graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree for UKZN Staffer

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Admissions Officer at the School of Education on the Pietermaritzburg campus, Ms Geshree Kannie, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, says her interest in the corporate world is what inspired her to pursue this qualification.