College of Humanities

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The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics co-hosted an international conference with the Protestant University of Rwanda in Huye, Rwanda on the theme “Memory work in churches and community-based organisations”.
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The Edgewood campus Community Development Association (CDA Rotaract) celebrated Freedom Day by distributing gifts to the 68 children at St Vincent’s Children’s Home in Pinetown.
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Historian and UKZN lecturer Professor Donal McCracken’s book, Nicholson: How an Angry Irishman became the Hero of Delhi, was 12 years in the making and took him to India, Ireland and Britain.
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The School of Applied Human Sciences hosted its inaugural staff awards at the Elangeni Hotel under the stewardship of the Dean and Head of School Professor Jéan Steyn.
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PhD Sociology Student Mr Shingirai Mugambiwa has received an award from AOSIS publishers for being the author of their most cited journal article in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation.
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Closer to Home by UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has been nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA) in the category Best Jazz Album.
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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in the School of Arts has celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month with a series of school visits to increase the awareness of jazz.
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Soweto-born novelist Mr Niq Mhlongo has completed a stint as the first Artist-in-Residency at UKZN’s School of Arts.
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Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh of Criminology and Forensic Studies and Anthropology’s Dr Gerelene Jagganath attended the 10th Commemorative Celebrations of the 1860 Indentured Labourers Foundation.
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Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst of the African Languages and Linguistics Cluster in the School of Arts is the head of the recently established KwaZulu-Natal Chapter of the South African Translators' Institute (SATI).
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Lecturer in the School of Education Dr Mlamuli Nkosingphile Hlatshwayo received his PhD in Education from Rhodes University for research in the field of higher education decolonisation, with a specific focus on exploring ‘knowledge and knower structures in Political Studies’.
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The School of Education recently hosted its inaugural two-day Children and Youth Festival on the Edgewood campus aimed at primary and high school learners from quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools under the theme: Reading Comes Alive.
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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.
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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.
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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies in partnership with the residents of Quarry Road West (QRW) informal settlement and the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology hosted a photovoice exhibition showcasing photographs taken by residents as part of a broader Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood: Reimagining Urban Planning Project.
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College of Humanities staff member Ms Ntokozo Mthembu was thrilled to graduate with her Postgraduate Diploma in Management. She completed the diploma to further her career and gain management skills.
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Dr Tioti Timon graduated with a PhD in Theology and Development. His thesis examined the ways in which climate change is affecting the people, indigenous culture, and environment of Kiribati, in the South Pacific and the role that the church and the Tangintebu Theological College is playing to equip church leadership to respond to these challenges. The study also assessed the extent to which environmental and ecological issues are integrated into the overall theological curriculum.
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Mr William Chisa graduated with a Masters in Theology for his research on the issue of abortion within the African faith landscape that was supervised by Dr Wilhelm Meyer.
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Mr Sindisiwe Sithole, a research coordinator in the Gender, Religion and Health project in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, graduated with his Masters in Theology.
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Twenty-three year old Mr Ntobeko Dlamini graduated with his Masters in Theology for his study on the lived experiences of queer clergy in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA).
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Dr Olateju Ajanaku was awarded a PhD in Information Studies for her study on Knowledge Management Capability in Nursing Care Performance in selected Teaching Hospitals in South West Nigeria.
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