25 November 2021
Volume: 9
Issue: 53
PhD graduate, Dr Janine Hicks.

Graduate’s Research Recommendations to be Considered by Law Reform Commission and Cabinet

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PhD dissertation recommendations by gender equality advocate and School of Law academic Dr Janine Hicks have found their way into proposed law reform on access to maternity benefits for self-employed women in the informal economy.

MBA graduate, Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu.

UKZN’s HR Development Director Awarded an MBA

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The Director of Human Resources Development Ms Busisiwe Ramabodu has secured a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Dr Kenneth Ngwenya received a doctoral degree in Supply Chain Management.

Graduate Hopes Research Contributes to Future Success of Durban Aerotropolis

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Research titled: Optimising Socio-Economic Benefits through Competitive Logistics Systems, Infrastructure and Novel Concepts for the Durban Aerotropolis, culminated in Dr Kenneth Ngwenya being awarded his doctoral degree in Supply Chain Management.

Masters graduate, Ms Sasha Beharilal.

Research Highlights Importance of Cybersecurity Awareness for SMEs

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Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies graduate and privacy attorney Ms Sasha Beharilal’s research aimed to establish the level of cybersecurity awareness at small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) against the backdrop of businesses continuing to accelerate their digital transformation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PhD graduate, Dr Mlondi Vilakazi.

Spotlight on Potential of Government’s Black Industrialist Programme

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The potential of the Black Industrialist Programme established by the Government to further develop South Africa and set up the country for more industrialisation was researched by Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) academic Dr Mlondi Vilakazi.

Ms Michaela Rae Steytler received her Master’s in Medical Law cum laude.

Academia More Rewarding than Legal Practice - Cum Laude Graduate

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Cum laude graduate Ms Michaela Rae Steytler says her decision not to follow a career in law and rather secure a National Research Foundation scholarship to pursue a Masters in Medical Law degree has proved rewarding.

Ms Dharini Rangasamy graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Top Achiever Beats COVID-19 to Graduate with a Cum Laude Law Degree

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When Bachelor of Laws (LLB) cum laude graduate Ms Dharini Rangasamy started her studies she did not imagine she would conclude them during a global pandemic or that she and her family would contract the virus.

From top left: Dr Emmanuel Mutambara with graduates: Drs Shamola Pramjeeth, Godfrey Tambudzayi Musabayana, Webster Funhiro, (bottom left) Renee Naidoo, Tshifhiwa Gift Mulaudzi and Bulelwa Mduba.

GSB&L Academic Celebrates the Graduation of Six Doctoral Students Supervised

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Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) academic Dr Emmanuel Mutambara supervised six students who were awarded PhDs during UKZN’s 2021 Spring Graduation.

Master of Laws graduate, Ms Lynndene Raymond.

Regulation of Electronic Disciplinary Proceedings During COVID-19

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The issue of job security - brought into sharp focus following the outbreak of the pandemic - spurred Master of Laws graduate Ms Lynndene Raymond into researching the regulation of electronic disciplinary proceedings in a post COVID-19 environment.

PhD graduate, Dr Lungile Ntombela.

Doctoral Research Investigates Workplace Experiences of Queer and Transgender Employees

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The role of legislation and workplace policies in shaping the workplace experiences of sexuality and gender “non-normative” employees in corporate workplaces in KwaZulu-Natal was examined in research which secured School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academic Dr Lungile Ntombela a PhD.

Ms Emily Lewis earned a Master of Laws cum laude.

Study Experience at UKZN Rewarding for German LLM Cum Laude Graduate

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German national and Master of Laws cum laude graduate Ms Emily Lewis says studying at UKZN has not only secured her a qualification but also an opportunity to experience South Africa.

Dr Lizanani Nleya received a Doctor of Business Administration degree.

Never Too Late to Graduate!

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Zimbabwean-born Dr Lizanani Nleya has realised a long-held goal and graduated - at the mature age of 62 - with a Doctor of Business Administration degree.

Ms Verushka Kowlesur graduated with an MBA degree cum laude.

Job Change Mid-Degree Small Hurdle for Cum Laude MBA Graduate

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Challenges involved in changing jobs during the first-year of her studies coupled with pursuing a degree during a pandemic were among hurdles overcome by Master of Business Administration cum laude graduate Ms Verushka Kowlesur.

Cum laude graduate, Ms Amy Gevers.

Unanswered Questions in Two Court Cases Lead to Research for Master of Laws Degree

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LLM in Maritime Law cum laude graduate and admitted attorney Ms Amy Gevers says unanswered questions in two court cases she was involved in while practising as an attorney led to her doing research on them for her degree.

Ms Nokwanda Jali received a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies.

Challenges Faced by UKZN’s SRC Female Leaders Investigated

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A graduate’s daily interaction with female Student Representative Council (SRC) leaders motivated her to explore challenges that impede women from ascending into leadership roles on the Council.

Summa cum laude graduate, Ms Amy Wagner.

Consistency, Hard Work and Dedication - Key for High Performance Graduate

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Top achiever Ms Amy Wagner has done it again!  Her latest qualification - a Master of Commerce in Economics degree - has been awarded summa cum laude.