School of Social Sciences

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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.

Pietermaritzburg Sociologist Mr Malcolm Draper

UKZN Sociologist contributes to international conservation publications

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.

Ms Coral Bijoux

UKZN Gender Studies student exhibits at Dreams, Wishes and Expectations_RECYCLED

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.