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Humanities Academics Spearhead Research Projects Through the Mellon Foundation

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities, Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize and academics Professors Ernest Khalema, Maheshvari Naidu, Nobuhle Hlongwa and Nogwaja Zulu recently met with Dr Saleem Badat of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation to discuss their research projects that were made possible through funding from the Foundation.  Khalema and Naidu are principal investigators in the Spatial Humanities Project. This […]

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Human Rights Day Commemorated at UKZN

Seasoned conflict resolution practitioner with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Mr Kwezi Mngqibisa addressed students at a public lecture to commemorate Human Rights Day on the Howard College campus.  Titled: Contemporary Conflicts: A Rights-Based Approach towards Management, the lecture explored lived realities in South Africa and the mechanisms that can […]

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Postgraduate Diploma in Management for UKZN Staff Member

College of Humanities staff member, Ms Ntokozo Mthembu, was thrilled to graduate with her Postgraduate Diploma in Management. She completed the diploma to further her career and gain management skills.  ‘The diploma will assist me with how to deal with clients, stakeholders, colleagues, and academics, applying skills that I have learnt throughout the course such […]

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Fine Arts Study Explores Innovative Non-Toxic Etching Practices

Mr Eloff Pretorius received a Master of Fine Arts for his innovations in non-toxic materials for intaglio etching.  His ground-breaking research found that metal salt etchants are a safe alternative to strong acid etchants. It also proposed that cleaning solvents be replaced by vegetable oil, and that acrylic mediums be used instead of rosin dust and bitumen. […]

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Hard Work Pays Off for Master’s in Education Graduates

Ms Marilyn Jordon, Mr Thanduxolo Rubela, Mr Thembinkosi Nene, Mr Siyabonga Magoso and Mr Joey Mshengu proved that hard work, commitment and dedication pay off when they graduated with their Master’s in Education. Dr Jaqueline Naidoo supervised their research.  Magoso explored the collaborative activities that Further Education and Training (FET) business studies teachers engage in […]

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Master’s for 74-year-old Theology Graduate

They say that age is just a number and 74-year-old Mr Michael Mahony certainly proved that to be true when he graduated with a Master’s in Catholic Theology.  After his retirement in 2007, Mahony wrote and published a collection of seven theological books on Jesus, the Word of God and the Church. But his yearning […]

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UKZN Honorary Doctorate for Anti-Apartheid Activist

Dr Protas Madlala, an anti-apartheid activist who fought for vulnerable people who faced forced removals, was capped Doctor of Social Science (honoris causa) by the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He expressed his deep gratitude to the University for recognising his many years of service to his fellow South Africans.  Taking a political stance for his address, he […]

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BMI of Ethiopian Children Subject of Statistical Study

Maternal and child malnutrition are underlying causes for more than 3.5 million deaths annually worldwide, with some 35% of the global disease burden manifesting in children under five-years-old. In Ethiopia, it is a major public health problem with long and short-term consequences for the health status of the people and the country’s economy. ‘Such a […]

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Tick-Borne Diseases Under the Mathematical Microscope

Research, using stochastic epidemic models, into the role of wildlife in the distribution of tick-borne pathogens provided the foundation for Dr Milliward Maliyoni’s PhD in Applied Mathematics which he received from UKZN. Tick-borne diseases have serious health and economic consequences, causing several diseases to humans, livestock, as well as domestic and wild animals worldwide. Using stochastic […]

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A Double Celebration as Twins Graduate

Twenty-two-year-old twins, Anele and Wanele Ngcobo of Inanda, who graduated with their Postgraduate Certificates in Education, describe this as their most significant academic achievement.  ‘We are inseparable, doing everything together and being with each other all the time, so it made sense that we’d do the same degree,’ said Anele. ‘Our resemblance is also uncanny, […]

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