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.
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.
PhD Study reveals Maternal Health Seeking Behaviour is based on Socio-Cultural Beliefs and Practices
Dr Ayoola Dada graduated with his PhD in Social Sciences. His thesis investigated the influence of cultural beliefs and practices on maternal health seeking, the relationship between women’s social demographic characteristics and maternal health seeking and the impact of the social structure on maternal health seeking.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
Sociologist Mr Malcolm Draper contributed a chapter on “National Parks, Eco-Frontiers, and Transfrontiersmanship in Southern African Conservation” to Nature Conservation in Southern Africa published by Brill in Leiden, The Netherlands (2019), following a conference with Leiden’s African Studies Centre at Stellenbosch University.
Gender Studies student, curator and artist Ms Coral Bijoux’s work is featured at the Dreams, Wishes and Expectations_RECYCLED exhibition at the historic 352-year-old Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. The exhibit is part of the Voices of Women Museum exhibition series which is funded by the MTN SA Foundation. Professor Rozena Maart, UKZN Gender Studies, was the keynote speaker at the opening of the exhibition.
UKZN Sociologist Dr Mariam Seedat-Khan was invited by the eThekwini Municipality to be part of their programme on Critical Thinking and Reading Skills at the Bayview Library in Chatsworth.