Graduate Bags 16 Distinctions!
Ms Theshaya Naidoo scored 16 distinctions during her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree studies which she achieved with a cum laude pass.
Interpretations of masculinities presented in three South African soap operas: Uzalo, Imbewu and Isibaya by Zulu male audiences living in KwaZulu-Natal were the focus of a doctoral research undertaken by Dr Melba Nzimande who graduated with a PhD in Media and Cultural studies.
UKZN staff member, Ms Belinda Crawford graduated with an Honours in Theology following self-study research examining her biracial identity in relation to Genesis 2-3 in the Bible to find belonging within South African society.
The dominant construction of masculinity and the vulnerable position this places women in was the focus of research conducted by a pastor within the Apostolic Faith Mission, Mr Siwakhile Ngcobo, who graduated cum laude from UKZN with a Master of Theology (Gender and Religion) degree.
Exploring experiences of vulnerability among local Black African women in adapting to the impacts of flood disasters in the Durban metropolitan areas resulted in Dr Fidelis Udo graduating with a PhD in Political Science.