School of Social Sciences

Author: Melissa Mungroo

Honorary graduate, Dr Protas Madlala with his daughters Racquel (left) and Darienne.

Anti-apartheid activist receives Honorary Doctorate from UKZN

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.

Professor Maheshvari Naidu with her students

Anthropology Professor Graduates Six Students

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.

Ms Catherine Jakins

Modus Operandi of rhino poachers in KZN examined in Masters research

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.

Dr Biniam Misgun

African Migrants focus of PhD study by UKZN staffer

Humanities academic Dr Biniam Misgun recently graduated with his PhD in Sociology from UKZN for his research titled, Identities, Identifications, and Strategies of Integration of African Migrants in South Africa: A Case Study of Rwandan and Ethiopian Communities.

Ms Ntombifuthi Moureen Nzuza with her mentor Mr John Aritho.

It’s never too late to graduate

Fifty-nine-year-old Ms Ntombifuthi Moureen Nzuza graduated with her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. Nzuza has worked for Tsogo Sun for 34 years and started her degree in 2015.

Dr Rosaline Kanjo

Inspiring Journey of student to graduate with PhD in Political Science

After enduring hardship and struggles, Dr Rosaline Kanjo was all smiles as she graduated with her PhD in Political Science from UKZN recently for her study that investigated the Prevention of Xenophobic Attitudes Amongst Female Students at UKZN: Political Socialisation and Policy Awareness, supervised by Dr Lubna Nadvi.

Mr Jackson Make

Blind Cricketer graduates from UKZN

South African Blind Cricketer Mr Jackson Make graduated with his Bachelor of Social Science degree. He described this as, ‘one of my greatest achievements thus far.’

Mr Khethani Njoko speaks at a Man in Responsibility event.

Social Sciences Student heads Man in Responsibility Movement

Social Sciences student Mr Khethani Njoko is passionate about social change. His life experiences led him to question the cause of immoral behaviour by men. This led to the establishment of an organisation at UKZN called Man In Responsibility, which identifies problems faced by young men on campus with the aim of addressing and solving those issues.