01 April 2019
Volume: 7
Issue: 9
Ms Nokubonga Komako whose Honours dissertation examined “Black Tax”.

Honours Research Focuses on "Black Tax"

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Ms Nokubonga Komako’s Honours dissertation examined the phenomenon of “Black Tax” and whether it is a responsibility or a burden. 

Ms Nomfundo Zuma graduated cum laude with an Honour’s degree.

Cum Laude for Honours Graduate

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Ms Nomfundo Zuma was ecstatic to receive her Honours in Applied Ethnomusicology cum laude. Her dissertation topic was: The role of music in traditional Sangoma ceremonies and Zionist church services as a medium that connects humans to spirits.

Ms Nonkululeko Dlamini whose Master’s study zoomed in on home-schooling.

A Closer Look at Home-Schooling in SA

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Ms Nonkululeko Dlamini - who graduated with a Master’s degree in Population Studies - examined the history of home-schooling in South Africa, its advantages and disadvantages, the reasons why parents choose to home-school their children, the impact of home-schooling as well as curriculum options.

Ms Germaine Cecil, Bachelor of Arts Honours graduate.

The Role of Print Media in Marketing

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Bachelor of Arts Honours graduate, Ms Germaine Cecil conducted a study on print media’s effect on in-store Point of Sale Materials. As someone who works in print media, she is of the view that ‘there will always be a space for print media even though a lot of the world is moving digital (in advertising).

Applied Ethnomusicology Honours graduate, Mr Siphamandla Ngcobo.

Honours Investigates Umakhweyane Zulu Bow

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Mr Siphamandla Ngcobo, who graduated with an Honours degree in Applied Ethnomusicology, is making his mark as an ethnographic film maker. The title of the film he produced as part of his Honours research is Passing on the Baton: Investigating the contributions of Brother Clement Sithole in the development of the Zulu Umakhweyane Bow.

Ms Bongimpilo Zulu who received a Masters in Population Studies.

A Fresh Insight into Contraceptive Use

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Ms Bongimpilo Zulu received a Masters in Population Studies for her dissertation on the factors facilitating and inhibiting contraceptive use among White students. 

Mr Yanga Sibembe who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Bachelor of Arts for Daily Maverick Writer

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Known by many for his way with words as well as his creative clothes and hairstyles, Mr Yanga Sibembe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He was headhunted by the Daily Maverick to join their team as an intern and says that this has been an exciting experience.

Mr Andrew Bevis, MA in Linguistics graduate.

MA Study Compares Ellipsis Constructions in English and isiZulu

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Mr Andrew Bevis graduated with his Master’s degree in Linguistics. His research falls within the field of theoretical linguistics, specifically syntax, which deals with the structure of language.

Mr Seluleko Ngcobo whose Master’s research investigated early childbearing.

Master’s Research Explores Early Childbearing

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Mr Seluleko Ngcobo was awarded his Master’s degree in Population Studies cum laude. His research investigated early childbearing from the perspectives of young mothers and fathers in Durban, many of whom are still studying.