28 May 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 23
Master of Commerce graduate, Ms Charlotte Mokoena.

Passion for People and Culture Earns Graduate Master’s Degree Cum Laude

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Executive Vice-President of Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations at Sasol, Ms Charlotte Mokoena (56), graduated with a Master of Commerce (Leadership Studies) degree, attaining her degree cum laude.

Top row from left: Ms Solani Jagath, Ms Kiara Reddy and Ms Madhuri Kasiram. Middle row from left: Ms Cailtlin Appulsamy, Ms Sumeera Partab, Ms Theressa Athiah and Mr Khayelihle Ngcobo. Bottom row from left: Ms Thejal Hanrajh, Ms Halima Ale and Mr Jonathan Naicker.

Fourteen School of Management, IT and Governance Honours Candidates Graduate with Distinction

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The School of Management, IT and Governance is celebrating the impressive achievements of three of their honours students who graduated summa cum laudei, and a further 11 who graduated cum laude.

BCom (Law) graduate, Mr Dumoluhle Sibanda (left) and his father, Professor Mabutho Sibanda of UKZN.

Like Father, Like Son

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Mr Dumoluhle Sibanda, son of the Dean and Head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Professor Mabutho Sibanda, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Law.

PhD candidates and graduates at a cohort PhD thesis writing seminar in Pietermaritzburg.

Cohort Initiative Produces Excellent Results

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Four UKZN students who received support in their research and studies through a cohort initiative facilitated by Professor Maxwell Phiri of the School of Management, IT and Governance, have graduated with doctoral degrees.

UKZN HR Executive Director, Dr Siphelele Zulu.

Head of UKZN HR Division Achieves Master’s Degree

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The Executive Director of Human Resources at UKZN, Dr Siphelele Zulu, graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree. His research examined whether the balance of probabilities was a fair and reasonable standard in deciding possible dismissal in misconduct cases or whether the legal framework regulating disciplinary hearings needed an overhaul.

PhD graduate, Dr Damilola Oyetade.

Graduate Dedicates Doctoral Degree to her Late Father

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Dr Damilola Oyetade dedicated her PhD in Finance to her late father, saying that while the journey had been difficult she persevered to fulfil his wish.

Master of Business Administration cum laude graduate, Ms Priya Singh.

The Role of Fraud Awareness under the Microscope

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The role of fraud awareness in promoting an anti-fraud culture was part of the focus of research done by Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree cum laude graduate, Ms Priya Singh who is employed as a forensic audit specialist at UKZN.

Ms Mary de Haas was showered with flowers upon receiving her Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa award from Rhodes University.

UKZN Research Fellow Receives Honorary Doctorate from Rhodes University

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Veteran political and human rights activist, Ms Mary de Haas has been awarded a Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa degree from Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

Clockwise from left: Dr Faeezah Peerbhai, Dr Khulekani Khumalo, Dr Eric Ncube, Dr Margot Sennett Freedman, Ms Shelley Donelly, Ms Sehapi Kolitsoe, Dr Jabulani Nyawo and Dr Siphiwe Mqadi.

College of Law and Management Studies Celebrates Staff Achievements

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Eight staff members in the College of Law and Management Studies have made UKZN proud by graduating with master’s and doctoral degrees.

MBA graduate, Ms Ncebakazi Latsha.

MBA for Woman Working in Male-Dominated Sector

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Cane Testing Manager at South African Sugar Association, Ms Ncebakazi Latsha graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree relevant to her employment in what has been a traditionally male-dominated sector.

The Chetty sisters from left: Twins Odell and Odette and their older sister, Yvette.

Three Chetty Sisters Graduate Together

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Excitement was tripled in the Chetty home when the family celebrated the graduation of 22-year-old twins Odell and Odette, and their older sister Yvette (29).

Dr Elias Cebekhulu, senior lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and newly capped LLB graduate.

Goals Delayed Were Not Goals Denied for LLB Graduate!

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Dr Elias Cebekhulu (50) left his home to pursue a Law degree only to discover his results were not sufficient for him to enroll at university.

Master of Finance cum laude graduate, Ms Fikile Dube.

Predicting Companies in Financial Distress Explored in Research

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A Master’s degree in Finance is what Ms Fikile Dube achieved cum laude for her thesis titled: Industry-Specific Financial Distress Prediction for Companies in the Financial Services and Manufacturing Sectors of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Master of Commerce cum laude graduate, Ms Yamkela Nhleko.

Study on Impact of Industry 4.0 on Employment Earns Graduate Cum Laude Master’s Degree

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After sending out many job applications - which all proved unsuccessful - Ms Yamkela Nhleko took a decision to continue with her studies rather than stay at home.