School of Social Sciences

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Professor Sabine Marschall and her award-winning book

Humanities Academic Wins Ed Bruner Book Prize

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.

From left: Mr Niq Mhlongo, Mrs Shantha Maharaj, Ms Darniel Small, Dr Patricia Opondo, Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa, Mr Mbuso Khoza, Dr Saleem Badat, Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize, Professor Nogwaja Zulu and Ms Xoliswa Zulu

Humanities Academics spearhead research projects through the Mellon Foundation

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.

Highlights from the Foreign Policy Panel Discussion

Political Parties Debate Foreign Policy

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.

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.