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NIHSS & The UKZN Humanities Institute PhD Supervision Webinar

The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) & The University of KwaZulu-Natal Humanities Institute (HI) PhD Supervision Webinar

The Humanities Institute in the College of Humanities invites you to a webinar titled ‘NIHSS PhD supervision’.

The purpose of this webinar is to build PhD research supervision capacity across the College of Humanities and UKZN more broadly speaking.

The webinar is organised by Prof JA Smit (Chair, Humanities Institute, UKZN) together with the DVC of the College of Humanities Prof Nhlanhla Mkhize, and the Dean of Research, of the College of Humanities, Prof Pholoho Morojele.

Date: 14 May 2021

Time: 10h00 to 13h30

Platform: Zoom

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Meeting ID: 969 3599 1504
Passcode: 217950

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Mrs Doreen Hattingh, at, by 09.00, Friday 14 May 2021.

ProgrammeFacilitator: Prof JA Smit (Chair: Humanities Institute)

  • Prof Nhlanhla Mkhize

    Opening Remarks

    10h00 DVC and Head of College of Humanities: Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize

  • Calling for a pre-doctoral preparatory programme

    10h10 Professor Vitallis Chikoko

  • Supervising African Indigenous Knowledge Systems Research

    10h30 Professor Hassan Kaya

  • Excellence in Supervision is a Function of Relevant Models

    10h50 Professor Bhekimuzi Khoza

  • Supervising research methodologies remotely: Enabling tools and technologies.

    11h10 Professor Federico Settler

  • Collaborative transformative dialogues as reflective practice in cohort postgraduate supervision

    11h30 Professor Dipane Hlalele

  • Supervising young academics: Challenges faced by the necessity of transformation

    11h50 Dr Miranda Young-Jahangeer

  • Supervising the Big Shots: A doctoral supervisor’s reflections on establishing student-supervisor relationships with high ranked educationalists.

    12h10 Dr Claire Gaillard

  • ‘Who needs a supervisor!’

    12h30 Professor Donal McCracken

  • Discussion and Way Forward

    12h50 to 13h30 Facilitator/All


May 14 2021


10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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