Deaf Pavement Poets Inspire Masters Graduate

Ms Sana Ebrahim. Fascination with a nature-themed performance by deaf pavement poets was the motivation behind the choice of research for a master’s degree by the co-founder of the Green Heart Movement and one of UKZN’s Top 40 Most Inspiring Students, Ms Sana Ebrahim. Ebrahim graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from UKZN […]

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A PhD With a Difference

Dr Carol Mitchel challenges teaching and learning in her research. Critical Reflection in Service Learning: The Construction of the Good Citizen, is the title of a thesis by UKZN staffer and doctoral graduate Dr Carol Mitchell of the School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities. A few years ago, Mitchell was invited to a student service learning presentation […]

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Ebola Virus Study Generates PhD in Health Sciences

Dr Marissa Balmith. A novel study on the Ebola virus that produced four publications in just one academic year earned Dr Marissa Balmith a PhD in Health Sciences. Titled: Potential Ebola Virus (EboV) Drug Targets: A Computational Insight into Drug Discovery, the study examined the EboV, an incapacitating virus eventually resulting in the death of infected […]

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Masters Thesis Follows Shark Trail

Mr Gareth Jordaan investigated shark bycatch and discard practices by longline fishing fleets to earn himself an MSc in Biology. Four testing months at sea on commercial fishing vessels was all part and parcel of Mr Gareth Jordaan’s research which earned him an MSc in Biology from UKZN. His interest was sharks, in particular, shark […]

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“Cancer Bush” Focus of MSc Research

Mr Maanda Raselabe received an MSc for work focused on the “cancer bush”. Mr Maanda Raselabe – a novice Comrades Marathon runner who completed his first race last year – was awarded a Masters in Science degree for his work on the effects of pruning and fertiliser on the growth, phytochemistry and biological activity of Sutherlandia […]

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Saluting College of Law and Management Doctoral Graduates

The Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Law and Management Studies, Professor Managay Reddi, congratulates the College’s 23 graduates – seven of whom are staff members – who received their doctoral degrees in this year’s Spring Graduation. This brings the total number of doctoral degrees awarded by the College in 2017 to […]

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Improving Lives in Rural Areas at Heart of PhD Research

Dr Ntokozo Makoba celebrating the moment with her family. School of Management, IT and Governance academic Dr Ntokozo Makoba says immersing herself in indigenous values and engaging with the traditional leadership of Umgungundlovu’s rural community for her PhD research was a personally enriching experience. As part of her study titled: Values Underlying Traditional Leadership and […]

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Doctoral Graduate Shares his Love for Education with his Community

Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies, Dr Njabulo Khumalo. For Graduate School of Business and Leadership academic and doctoral graduate Dr Njabulo Khumalo contributing to a bursary fund at his church is how he shares the gift of education with his community in Umlazi, Durban. After being appointed Chairperson of the Education Committee of the […]

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