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Welcome to the School of Social Sciences

UKZN embarked on a reconfiguration process which gave birth to a College model. Within the College of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences was formed. The School is comprised of three former Schools: the School of Anthropology, Gender and Historical Studies; the School of Politics and the School of Sociology and Social Studies. It is fully operational on both Howard and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

The School is under the leadership of the Dean/Head of School:Prof Stephen Mutula.
The two main components of the School are Research and Higher Degrees.  Professor Sabine Marschall is the Head of Research and Prof Ruth Hoskins is the Head of  Teaching and Learning.
The School is further divided into four (4) thematic clusters:

Thematic Cluster Head
Culture Prof. Vivian Ojong  
Development Prof. Stephen Mutula
International and Public Affairs Dr. Bheki Mngomezulu
Society and Social Change Prof Radhamany Sooryamoorthy
This new School has a long history of sharing modules, staff and students. The disciplines share a very high degree of common features including academic coherence and interdisciplinarity in their offerings. They are largely non-applied or professional programmes and will continue to serve as a popular service School that provides module options and graduates for other programmes. The new School has the critical mass to develop cutting edge collaborative research clusters.

The School is supported by a dynamic and efficient support team under the management of Ms Lindiwe Mzizi. Its main objective is to ensure that all the School activities are operating and supported effectively.

For any inquiries, please contact the School Office:

Ms Thenjie Duma, Pietermaritzburg Campus (033 260 5745)



International and Public Affairs

Society and Social Change

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