27 May 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 22
Sharing the occassion together, Mrs Ronica Bagwandin and her son Nervay dedicated their degrees to each other.

Double Celebration as Mother and Son Graduate Together

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UKZN staff member, Mrs Ronica Bagwandin and her son, Nervay graduated together - Ronica with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree and Nervay a Postgraduate Diploma (Hons) in BCom Accounting.

Media and Cultural Studies Honours graduate, Ms Oyinkansola Akinlabi.

The Challenge of Online Learning Assessed at UKZN

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How well are students at UKZN equipped to successfully learn online?

Mr Scelo Manyoni, Master of Development Studies graduate holds up a copy of his thesis on “Black Tax” and Ubuntu.

“Black Tax” Examined in Master’s Research

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“Black Tax” was the focus of research done by Mr Scelo Manyoni for his Master’s in Development Studies degree.

Development Studies graduate, Ms Bongiwe Majola acknowledges her family’s support while completing her degree.

Public Involvement in eThekwini’s Integrated Development Planning Examined in Research

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Public engagement in Integrated Development Planning (IDP) in Cato Manor was examined during research by Ms Bongiwe Majola who graduated with a Master’s degree in Development Studies.

A master’s degree cum laude for Ms Tracey Sibisi.

Research into Black Queer Christian Bodies in African Faith Spaces

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The position of Black queer Christian bodies in African faith spaces was investigated in research by Ms Tracey Sibisi who graduated cum laude with a Master’s degree in Theology (Gender and Religion).

A PhD in Education degree for Dr Khulekani Luthuli.

Research Examines Mentoring Novice Teachers in Learner Behaviour Support

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A self-study project by Dr Khulekani Luthuli to explore his mentoring as a Deputy Principal and improve his mentoring practice to guide novice teachers regarding learner behaviour support earned him a doctorate in Education.

Mr Calvin Mapangisana earned himself a Master of Arts in Gender and Religion Studies.

Cultural Practices Around Fidelity Explored in Master’s Research

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Cultural practices linked to ensuring fidelity in marriages were examined in research for a Master of Arts in Gender and Religion Studies.

Education doctoral graduate, Dr Sphiwe Dlamini.

PhD Graduate’s Research Explores Language Ecology

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Language ecology with reference to the country of Eswatini came under the spotlight in research conducted by Dr Sphiwe Dlamini for her PhD in Education.

Bachelor of Education Honours graduate, Mr Luthando Molefe with his grandmother.

UKZN Top 40 Inspiring Student Graduates Summa Cum Laude

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Academic achiever, Mr Luthando Molefe graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Education Honours degree in Teacher Education and Professional Development.

Master of Social Sciences graduate, Mr Lindokuhle Ngcobo.

Research Assesses Policies Regulating Welfare of Women with Disabilities

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Policies guiding and regulating the welfare of rural women living with disabilities - in connection with their fundamental rights and freedom in the Nkandla Local Municipality - were assessed during research done by Mr Lindokuhle Ngcobo who graduated with a Master of Social Science qualification.

Development Studies graduate and UKZN Talent Excellence and Equity Acceleration Scholarship holder, Ms Hleliwe Khumalo.

Research into Experiences of Cato Manor Residents During Elections

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Research into realities faced by Durban’s Cato Manor residents during general elections in South Africa in 2019 earned Ms Hleliwe Khumalo a Master’s degree in Development Studies.

Dr Rashida Khan graduated with a PhD in Education.

Research into Leadership Skills of Muslim Female Teachers

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Research in a self-study conducted with three other Muslim female teachers to explore their leadership experiences in personal and professional spheres culminated in Dr Rashida Khan graduating with a PhD in Education.

UKZN staff member and PhD graduate, Dr Ntokozo Mkhize.

PhD Study Explores Social and Emotional Learning in Classrooms

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UKZN staff member, Dr Ntokozo Mkhize recently graduated with her PhD in Teacher Development Studies for her self-study project that explores social and emotional learning in her personal history and her selected Grade 4 classroom.

PhD in Education graduate, Dr Nontuthuko Phewa.

Self-Study Explores Playful Pedagogy as Valuable Teaching and Learning Approach

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Playful pedagogy can enhance child development, promote a positive attitude towards life, encourage social interaction and bring joy to children.

Dr Gamal A Shehata, Head of the Curriculum and Testing Unit at the English Language Center, Taibah University in Medina, Saudi Arabia, graduated with a PhD in Education.

Examiner Commendation for PhD Graduate

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A commendation for his ‘unique contribution to English language assessment in the context of international education’ was the kudos Dr Gamal A Shehata received from an examiner who assessed his doctoral thesis.