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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The School of Social Sciences recently hosted a delegation of scholars from the University of Botswana (UB).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intern counselling psychologists at UKZN Ms Claire Mondlana and Ms Sarah Jane O’Connell, graduated with Master’s degrees in Social Sciences.
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.
Oldest Humanities Graduate tackles Strike Participation at Transnet Port Terminals in Doctoral Research
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.
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.
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.
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.
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