03 June 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 22
Aged 19, Ms Clermentine Ngidi is the proud recipient of a Bachelor of Social Science degree.

Meet UKZN’s Youngest 2020 Graduate

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Just 19 and already a University graduate – that’s the proud achievement of Ms Clermentine Ngidi.

Ms Phakamile Mazibuko who received her Honours degree summa cum laude.

Inspiring Top Achiever Graduates Summa Cum Laude

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UKZN’s Top 40 most inspiring student and high-performance teacher Ms Phakamile Mazibuko received her Honours degree in Education summa cum laude.

Professor Bheki Khoza, UKZN 2020 Distinguished Teachers’ Award recipient.

Distinguished Teachers’ Award for Humanities Academic

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Education academic Professor Bheki Khoza received a UKZN 2020 Distinguished Teachers’ Award (DTA) during the University’s recent virtual Graduation ceremony.

Joyful father and son, Dr Dane Arumugam (right) and his son, Jadrian, who both graduated during the recent UKZN virtual Graduation ceremony.

Father and Son GraduateTogether

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It was a time for a huge celebration in the Arumugam family when father, Dane, and son, Jadrian, were awarded postgraduate degrees together at UKZN’s 2020 virtual Graduation ceremony.

Cum laude graduate, Ms Silindile Shazi.

Graduate Calls for African Music and Dance Programmes in High Schools

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Passionate about music, the performing arts and a dream to build an arts centre in her hometown of Gamalakhe near Port Shepstone, Ms Silindile Shazi was thrilled when she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree.

Cum laude achievement for Honours in Education graduate, Ms Arthi Maharaj.

Education Students’ Teaching Practice Assessments Explored by Graduate

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Ms Arthi Maharaj graduated with an Honours degree in Education cum laude for research into students’ experiences of Teaching Practice assessments.

Master’s in Education graduate, Ms Charnell Naidu.

Master’s Research Puts GBV under Microscope

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A study of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) experiences of male and female students on a university campus residence ended well for Ms Charnell Naidu when she graduated from UKZN with a cum laude Masters in Education degree.

Ms Noluthando Gasa who graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree.

Degree a “Birthday Present” for UKZN Ujamaa Centre Staffer

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‘I was also on a spiritual journey of growth. I had to go through phases of training on the road to become a diviner/healer. That is never easy, it can disturb your life in many ways and for a student it’s worse,’ explained Gasa.

Ms Nompumelelo Doyisa whose master’s study looked into the “blesser-blessee” phenomenon.

“Blesser-Blessee” Relationships Focus of Master’s Research

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The attitudes of students towards “blesser-blessee” relationships, the reasons why people engage in these relationships and the opportunities and constraints for changing such relationships were subjects of research for a master’s degree.

Dr Mthokozisi Ntuli and his daughter, Nonhlakanipho, both received their degrees during the University’s virtual Graduation ceremony.

Father and Daughter Share a Graduation Moment

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Father and daughter Dr Mthokozisi Ntuli and Nonhlakanipho received their degrees together at UKZN’s virtual Graduation ceremony – dad a PhD in Higher Education and daughter a Bachelor of Social Science in Housing.

Master’s graduate, Mr Thobani Khumalo.

The Perception of being a “Real Man” in the Eyes of Black African Society

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The concept and image of being a “real man” in Black African society in South Africa was examined in research for a master’s degree.

Ms Gellinda Pillay who graduated with a Masters in Social Sciences.

Graduate Examines Psychological Impact of an HIV-Positive Diagnosis

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Growing up in a small KwaZulu-Natal town, which had a shortage of health workers and no mental health professionals, influenced a young woman’s career choice.

Graduate Ms Sonke Magadlela paid tribute to Silibona Education Trust for financing her studies.

Graduate Feels Equipped to Take on Leadership Roles

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Ms Sonke Magadlela, who graduated from UKZN with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, says she learned a lot about human behaviour during her studies and now feels equipped with the necessary skills to take on leadership roles in her community.