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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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Intern counselling psychologists at UKZN Ms Claire Mondlana and Ms Sarah Jane O’Connell, graduated with Master’s degrees in Social Sciences.
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A Sociological Exploration of Sexual Relationships and Intimacy among a Select Group of Participants in an Informal Settlement: A Case Study of Cato Manor, Durban, is the title of an MA thesis.
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A 67-year-old UKZN lecturer and retired HR practitioner, Dr Bongani Mkhize, has graduated with a PhD in Social Sciences degree for research that analysed strike participation at Transnet port terminals in KwaZulu-Natal. He is the oldest graduate from the College of Humanities to obtain his PhD.
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Strategies used by the inhabitants of border communities in north-eastern Nigeria regarding their safety and well-being in the face of activities by Boko Haram Islamic insurgents was the focus of doctoral research by Dr Samuel Okunade who graduated with a PhD in Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies.
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The Culture Cluster in the School of Social Sciences hosted a debate at the Howard College Theatre on making UKZN a heritage following the decolonisation agenda.
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Research Fellow in International Relations within the School of Social Sciences Dr Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu presented a paper on Food Security, Migration and Innovation, during a conference held at the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (UN-IDEP) in Dakar, Senegal.
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Social Sciences student Mr Khethani Njoko recently published his third book. While Victim Man highlights the large number of women and children that are victims of various forms of abuse on a daily basis, Njoko reminds the reader that men are also victims
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Senior lecturer in Sociology Dr Kathryn Pillay has been awarded a C2 Rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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The Culture Cluster within the School of Social Sciences held its inaugural awards function for first-semester contract staff who are tutors and lecturers on the Howard College campus.
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Professor Sabine Marschall of the School of Social Sciences has won the Ed Bruner Book Prize for the publication: Tourism and Memories of Home: Migrants, Displaced People, Exiles and Diasporic Communities.
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PhD Sociology Student Mr Shingirai Mugambiwa has received an award from AOSIS publishers for being the author of their most cited journal article in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation.
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Research Fellow in International Relations within the School of Social Sciences, Dr Clayton Hazvinei Vhumbunu presented a paper on African Regional Economic Integration in the era of Globalisation: Reflecting on the Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs, at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa’s (CODESRIA) 15th General Assembly Conference in Dakar, Senegal.
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Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh of Criminology and Forensic Studies and Anthropology’s Dr Gerelene Jagganath attended the 10th Commemorative Celebrations of the 1860 Indentured Labourers Foundation.
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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.
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The School of Social Sciences (International and Public Affairs Cluster) in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa hosted a public dialogue entitled, “South African Political Parties Face the World in an Election Year: A Foreign Policy Panel Discussion” at the Garden Court Marine Parade Hotel in Durban.
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Dr Olateju Ajanaku was awarded a PhD in Information Studies for her study on Knowledge Management Capability in Nursing Care Performance in selected Teaching Hospitals in South West Nigeria.
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Dr Protas Madlala, an anti-apartheid activist who fought for vulnerable people who faced forced removals, was capped Doctor of Social Science (honoris causa). He expressed his deep gratitude to the University for recognising his many years of service to his fellow South Africans.
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Professor Maheshvari Naidu is proud of her five PhD and one Masters students that received degrees in Anthropology, Gender Studies, International Relations and Peace Studies. All were qualitative studies that drew on rich empirical data.
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Ms Catherine Jakins received her Masters in Social Sciences for research on the motivations of rhino poachers in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Funded by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority, the study investigated the personal experiences of convicted rhino poachers in the province.
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