03 June 2020
Volume: 8
Issue: 23
Ms Sinenhlanhla Shange whose resilience earned her a Bachelor of Social Sciences.

Social Sciences Graduate Sold Stew to Fund Studies

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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Criminology and Psychology) graduate, Ms Sinenhlanhla Shange sold cow-head stew (iskopo) to fund her studies and support her family.

PhD graduate, Dr Tigere Muringa.

Ramaphosa Depicted as a Saint while NDZ Vilified in Online Press – Research Finding

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PhD research shows Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (NDZ) gets rough treatment from online press in stark contrast to President Cyril Ramaphosa who is the electronic media’s darling.

Ms Sindiswa Ginindza who graduated with a Master’s degree in Population Studies.

The Need to Prioritise Healthcare Services to the Elderly

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Master’s in Population Studies graduate Ms Sindiswa Ginindza hopes the findings of her research show there is an urgent need to prioritise healthcare of the elderly in South Africa.

PhD in Education graduate, Dr Nozipho Mvune.

Graduate’s Study Zooms in on Teenage Fathers

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A Department of Education official, Dr Nozipho Mvune graduated with a PhD in Education following a study into the experiences of teenage fathers and how they understand their responsibilities and perform their roles.

PhD graduate in Media and Cultural Studies, Dr Caroline Kiarie explored the use of social media in the workplace.

Use of Social Media Platforms in Office has Negative Impact – Research Finding

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New mom, Dr Caroline Kiarie was thrilled to graduate with a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies after braving regular diaper changing, breastfeeding and sleep deprivation… never mind all the studying!

Cum laude graduate, Ms Tracey Sibisi.

Research into “Queer Churches” Produces Honours Degree

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“Queer Churches” and the contextual realities that brought them into being was the subject of research by a Theology student.

Ms Kwazikwenkosi Biyela whose master’s dissertation focused on the factors that influence students to move away from institutions in their home country.

Issues Confronting Foreign Students at UKZN Subject of Master’s Research

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Research into the challenges and experiences of international students at UKZN resulted in Ms Kwazikwenkosi Biyela receiving her Masters in Populations Studies degree.

Teacher and UKZN master’s graduate, Mr Mpumelelo Gumede.

Results of Master’s Research May Help in Study of Electric Circuits

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Physical Sciences teacher, Mr Mpumelelo Gumede graduated with a Master’s in Education degree for research he feels ‘will give physical sciences learners the opportunity to explore a concept mapping learning strategy in order to overcome their shallow understanding of the key concepts in electric circuits.’

Ms Ayanda Mkhize who graduated with a master’s degree.

Use of Contraceptives by Women in Rural KZN Under the Spotlight

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Intern at the Africa Health Research Institute in the Public Engagement Department, Ms Ayanda Mkhize graduated with a Master’s degree in Population Studies following her research into contraceptive use by women in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

UKZN staff member and PhD graduate, Dr Michele Jacobs.

PhD Study of Drawings of Colonial-Style Houses in Durban

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The librarian at UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies for the past 35 years, Dr Michele Jacobs has been awarded a PhD for research that analysed the original drawing collection of Durban’s colonial domestic architecture.