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The picture of black women’s hair in the recent Clicks advert brought in to sharp focus the fact that transformation...
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Social Sciences student Ms Nomfundo Mayeza is a finalist in the upcoming Miss Teenager South Africa 2020 - a pageant which focuses on youth empowerment and making a difference in the lives of others.
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UKZN Social Sciences academic Professor Radhamany Sooryamoorthy has published a book titled: Science, Policy and Development in Africa (Cambridge University Press).
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The School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.
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Social Sciences student Ms Thembalethu Ntuli has been appointed secretary of the Global Youth Parliament (GYP), one of the world’s largest youth ideas transforming organisations, which aims to motivate young people in societal work, entrepreneurship, democracy and sustainable development.
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The School of Social Sciences launched their Decolonisation Discussion Series, with PhD candidates Ms Subashini Govender, Ms Angela Kavishe and Ms Asania Maphoto presenting under the theme: Can There be Decolonisation without Africanisation?
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The Culture Cluster in the School of Social Sciences hosted an online workshop on Decolonising of the curriculum using Anthropology as a model, presented by Dr Nompumelelo Zodwa Radebe, a lecturer at the University of South Africa in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.
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PhD student in Social Sciences Mr Sanele Gamede hopes that his second book, Finishing your Qualification in Record Time, a Student Guide will assist learners and students.
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Ms Sonke Magadlela, who graduated from UKZN with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, says she learned a lot about human behaviour during her studies and now feels equipped with the necessary skills to take on leadership roles in her community.
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Clinical Sociologist in the School of Social Sciences Dr Mariam Seedat-Khan has created an online platform to help teachers and parents find digital resources and learning tools for their learners and children to use during the lockdown. Adults can also use it to learn a new language, enrol in an online course or develop new skills.
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UKZN and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will create opportunities for students to acquire skills in monitoring, evaluating and researching issues related to human settlements.
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Under the guidance of Acting Dean of UKZN’s School of Social Sciences Professor Vivian Ojong and Academic Leader for Research Professor Maheshvari Naidu, a cohort of five doctoral students visited the University of Botswana (UB).
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The Culture Cluster within the School of Social Sciences held an awards function to honour staff, tutors and lecturers on the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses.
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Master’s student in Public Policy Mr Nkululeko Shabalala presented his research on the socio-economic effects of urban migration in African cities at the 9th Annual Young Scientists Conference. The event was organised by the Academy of Science of South Africa and the South African Young Academy of Science at the University of Pretoria.
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A group of students and lecturers from the discipline of Cultural and Heritage Tourism within the School of Social Sciences recently visited the northern KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, Shakaland (Eshowe) and the Isimangaliso Wetland Park as part of their introductory and research modules.
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The School of Social Sciences recently hosted a delegation of scholars from the University of Botswana (UB).
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PhD student in Social Sciences and motivational speaker Mr Sanele Gamede hosted the 7th session of a free Mentorship in the Park programme at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
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With more than 27 years’ experience in the arts and education fields, Gender Studies Honours student, Ms Coral Bijoux is currently working on a body of art as an installation at the Westville campus plant nursery.
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Academic Development Officer in the School of Social Sciences Mr Feruzi Ngwamba attended a career exhibition organised in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, by the youth organisation 325 Lifestyle.
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Staff from the School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities, visited the University of Botswana (UB) to discuss strategic internationalisation and collaborative partnerships.
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Exploring the link between institutional culture and the career advancement of female academics in higher education was the focus of research conducted by Dr Aradhana Ramnund-Mansingh for her PhD in Social Sciences degree.
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