13 September 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 51
Former SA Public Protector, Professor Thuli Madonsela, congratulates KZN Premier Mr Sihle Zikalala during his graduation.

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies for KZN Premier

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‘I empower myself through education because leading society requires one to not only be knowledgeable but to contribute effectively through meaningful research,...

Dr Mokone Manake graduated with a Masters in Medical Law.

LLM Research Puts NHI Legalities Under the Microscope

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Medical doctor and Masters in Medical Law graduate Dr Manake Mokone is educating himself on the legalities of the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) to better serve his patients.

RMS Investigations Officer, Mr Thula Sibisi, received his Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Investigation and Criminal Justice.

Law Qualification for UKZN RMS Officer

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‘I pursued this qualification due to my desire to develop my investigative skills as I have been in this field for the past 15 plus years, 13 of which were within the Intelligence Unit of the South African Police Service before joining UKZN in 2017.’

MBA graduate, Dr Nokuphiwa Majali (right), and her supervisor, Professor Cecile Gerwel Proches.

MBA Study Explores Challenges Associated with Mentoring Medical Interns

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As a medical doctor, Dr Nokuphiwa Majali understands the importance of medical interns acquiring the crucial skills necessary for the provision of quality healthcare.

Bachelor of Laws graduate Mr Khanyisani Mthembu celebrates with his proud family.

Bachelor of Laws for eThekwini Lawman

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Mr Khanyisani Mthembu, who teaches at the Durban Metro Police Academy, graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Doctor of Administration graduate, Dr Xolisile Ngumbela.

Research Enhances Understanding of Food Insecurity and Vulnerability

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As the Performance Outcomes Manager in the Office of the Premier in the Eastern Cape Province, Doctor of Administration graduate Dr Xolisile Ngumbela is passionate about seeking solutions to the country’s food insecurity crisis caused by poverty and unemployment.

Ms Rylla Pillay graduated with a Masters in Human Resource Management.

Graduate Produces Novel Research in the Human Resource Management Field

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Masters in Human Resource Management (HRM) graduate Ms Rylla Pillay’s research on bibliometric and content analysis studies, that compares how knowledge is produced in this field of study, is the first of its kind within UKZN’s Management discipline.

Graduate School of Business and Leadership academic Dr Trevor Mtetwa graduated with a PhD in Leadership Studies.

PhD Research Explores Transformation of HR from a Fourth Industrial Revolution Perspective

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) academic Dr Trevor Mtetwa graduated with a PhD in Leadership Studies.

A proud moment for Linda Shazi whose daughter, Ms Ntandokazi Shazi, graduated cum laude.

Cum Laude for Bachelor of Laws Graduate

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‘I was motivated to pursue a qualification in Law after I started debating in high school. I initially took up debating because I was extremely shy and wanted to learn to be more confident, but then I fell in love with researching different topics and constructing arguments, as well as listening to other people speak on issues.’

Mr Yaseer Haroon Ally received his Master of Business Administration degree cum laude.

Cum Laude MBA Graduate Promotes Understanding of Challenges Confronting SMMEs

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‘After completing a BSC and MSc in Chemical Engineering cum laude I launched an engineering consulting company, Engenium. As it grew, my role changed from being a consulting engineer to managing the company, which required expertise other than engineering principles. I felt that an MBA would assist in developing my business and leadership skills.’

Sharks Rugby CEO, Dr Eduard Coetzee, graduated with his PhD.

Promotion of Inclusivity in Sport Lands Sharks CEO a PhD

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Breaking stereotypes around transformation in South African sports is what drives Sharks Rugby Chief Executive Officer and PhD graduate Dr Eduard Coetzee.

Bachelor of Laws graduate, Mr Sfiso Magubane.

Courageous Spirit Earns Graduate Law Degree

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Despite challenging personal circumstances, Mr Sifiso Magubane of Mosley Park in Pinetown received his Bachelor of Laws degree.

Between his mother’s death, going through a divorce, financial strain, failing a semester and juggling the roles of being a father, a “mother”, a student and a breadwinner, Magubane almost didn’t complete his studies.

UKZN lecturers (from left): Mr Yoshin Chetty, Ms Carley Cumming, Mr Kiran Baldavoo and Mr Bheki Nxumalo (insert) graduated with their Masters in Accountancy degrees.

UKZN Lecturers receive Masters in Accountancy Degrees

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‘This achievement comes with great hard work and dedication. Their credentialing is a fruition of the School’s strategic goal to ensure that all academic staff possess higher qualifications by the end of 2021; and we are on track to achieve this goal.’

Masters of Commerce in Maritime Studies graduate, Mr Njabulo Lucky Sithole.

Break from Professional Soccer Pays off for Masters Graduate

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Former Lamontville Golden Arrows midfielder and LLB graduate Mr Njabulo Lucky Sithole graduated with his Masters of Commerce in Maritime Studies.

Dr Nokukhanya Jili (right) and her supervisor, Professor Thokozani Nzimakwe.

PhD Study Explores the Implementation and Sustainability of Pro-Poor Local Economic Development Initiatives

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Dr Nokukhanya Jili’s PhD study focused on the issue of pro-poor local economic development (LED) through a case study of King Cetshwayo District Municipality (KCD).

Dr Salamina Dzingwa (left) being congratulated by her supervisor, Professor Fayth Ruffin.

Study Shines Spotlight on Access to SA Higher Education

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Doctor of Administration graduate Dr Salamina Dzingwa’s research study was titled: The Centralised Applications System: Staff and Student Perceptions at the Durban University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It was supervised by Professor Fayth Ruffin.

Member of Parliament and Doctor of Administration graduate Dr Nobuhle Pamela Nkabane.

Member of Parliament Graduates with a Doctorate in Administration

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Doctor of Administration graduate Dr Nobuhle Pamela Nkabane plans to use her newly acquired knowledge to enhance her political career.

Dr Bongekile Mvuyana.

Research Assesses eThekwini Municipality’s Integrated Human Settlements Strategy

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Dr Bongekile Mvuyana’s PhD study was titled, An Assessment of a Sustainable Human Settlements Strategy in Creating a Quality Living Environment. A Case of eThekwini Municipality. Supervised by Professor Thokozani Nzimakwe, it recommends a review of the processes followed by municipalities in housing provision.

Drs Peter Moores-Pitt, Bomi Nomlala, Mishelle Doorasamy and Charmaine Lathleiff with her daughter.

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Academics Graduate with PhDs

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Academics in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Drs Mishelle Doorasamy, Peter Moores-Pitt, Bomi Nomlala and Charmaine Lathleiff graduated with their PhDs.

Doorasamy’s study was titled: Adoption of Material Flow Cost Accounting Practices for Improving Resource Efficiencies in the South African Sugar Industry. The study was supervised by Dr Bruce Rhodes.