UKZN Academics and Postgraduate Students Impact Maritime Conference
College of Law and Management Studies academics and postgraduate students participated in the 23rd International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) Conference aimed at promoting contact and cooperation among Maritime lecturers.
Under the theme: “Challenges Facing Emerging Maritime Education and Training (MET) Institutions”, the conference created a platform for participants to engage on challenges they face in the MET sector and to freely present their achievements, share experiences and exchange ideas and to develop a scientific approach to MET and research.
School of Public Governance PhD student, Mr Syanda Mthuli, and Graduate School of Business and Leadership academic, Dr Mihalis Chasomeris, delivered a paper titled: Assessing Profiles and Expectations of Students Enrolled for Maritime Programmes in South Africa.
Human Resources Management Lecturer, Dr Shaun Ruggunan, presented two papers. The first explored the conditional effect of maritime students’ demographic characteristics on career commitment at different levels of career motivation.
The second dealt with pursuing a career at sea: “an empirical profile of cadets and implications for career awareness”.
Ruggunan’s Masters student, Ms Slindile Mgaga presented a paper titled: “Towards a Career Capital Approach in Explaining Career Development Patterns Amongst Female Seafarers in Durban”.