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.

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.

Exhibition images of Quarry Road West informal settlement.

Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood Photovoice Exhibition

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.

Dr Tioti Timon

PhD study examines climate change in Kiribati, South Pacific

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.

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.