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Guy-Talk: A Discursive Analysis of Men’s Responsibility in Contraceptive Use

Mr Brett Marshall graduated with his Master’s in Research Psychology. His study focuses on the relationship between gendered discourses and responsibility in contraceptive use, examining how discursive positioning within discourses of sexuality and masculinity affects the way young heterosexual men construct and delegate responsibility in contraceptive practices as well as how young men engage with […]

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Graduation Celebrations for Mother and Son

Mr Qhawe Ndlovu, who hails from Northdene, recently graduated from UKZN with his Bachelor of Arts Honours (Digital Arts). He celebrated with his mother, Mrs Nomsa Ndlovu, who is a UKZN staff member. An excited Ndlovu was guided on stage by his mother to accept his degree. ‘I am so proud of my eldest son. […]

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Doctoral Study Explores the Drivers of Sexual Violence Against Women

Dr Josphine Hapazari, a part-time lecturer at the National University of Lesotho, was thrilled to graduate with a PhD in Sociology for her research that explored the drivers of sexual violence against women and the possible mitigation strategies that can be implemented to combat the scourge. Hapazari’s research was influenced by the observations she made […]

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Master’s for Gift of the Givers Co-founder

Mrs Zorah Ismail Sooliman (57), co-founder of the humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers Foundation, graduated recently from UKZN with her Master’s in Social Sciences for research that examined the lived experiences of Muslim women in a polygamous marriage in Durban and its surrounding areas. Attending her graduation was daughter Samee’a and husband, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman […]

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Impact of Universities in Shaping Built Environments

Dr Lawrence Ogunsanya, UKZN Academic Leader for Architecture, recently graduated with his PhD in Town and Regional Planning. He achieved his dream of getting degrees in the three main disciplines of the built environment: Architecture, Housing and now, Town and Regional Planning. ‘This is very rare on the continent of Africa and globally for one […]

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Cum Laude Research Zooms in on Workplace Glass Ceiling Phenomenon

Mr Calvin Thomas, Operations Manager for the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics recently graduated with his Honours in Ethics cum laude. His research centred around an Ethical Assessment of the Implications of the Glass Ceiling Phenomenon on South African Women in the Workplace. With a career rooted in Human Resources and Operations Management, Thomas noticed […]

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Dr Sethembiso Mthembu graduated with her PhD in Social Sciences.

  Deputy Director for Research and Policy Analysis in the Ministry in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities and Co-founder of Her Rights Initiative (HRI), Dr Sethembiso Promise Mthembu graduated with her PhD in Social Sciences from UKZN for her research that Investigated the Political Economy of Injectable Contraceptive Depo Provera. […]

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An ecstatic Ms Sinenhlanhla Ngcobo.

An excited Ms Sinenhlanhla Ngcobo graduated with her Master’s in Education for her research that explored Teachers’ Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Same-Sex Desiring Learners in One Urban Single-Sex High School. ‘Same-sex desiring learners face unique and complex challenges within the school environment where negative perceptions, heteronormativity and homophobia makes it difficult for them to have […]

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Mr Luthando Molefe graduated with his Master’s in Education cum laude.

Teacher, Mr Luthando Molefe, graduated cum laude with his Master’s in Education for his research that offers an innovative and motivational example of an early-career teacher using arts-based and personal narrative methods to understand supportive teacher-learner relationships. His research was supervised by Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan. ‘I wanted to learn how the phenomenon explored has influenced the individual […]

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Dr Lerato Sokhulu graduated with her PhD in Education.

UKZN lecturer in the School of Education, Dr Lerato Sokhulu recently graduated with her PhD in Education (Curriculum Studies) for research that explores Master’s Students’ Experiences of Using Digital Technologies in Research. Said Sokhulu: ‘Digital technologies are used by people in order to attend to 21st century living which often involves digitalised practices. These digitalised […]

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