Dr Ansurie Pillay with College of Humanities Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Mutula.

Education academic awarded Distinguished Teachers’ Award

Education academic, Dr Ansurie Pillay, received the coveted Distinguished Teachers’ Award (DTA) at the annual University of KwaZulu-Natal graduation ceremony. The award, that recognises teachers who had a favourable and lasting influence on students and displayed evidence of an educational impact beyond the classroom, was open to all who teach at UKZN and promote the importance

Dr Anita Hiralaal graduates with her PhD in Education.

Overcoming great obstacles to graduate with a PhD in Education

Durban University of technology accounting lecturer Dr Anita Hiralaal, was all smiles when she was awarded her PhD in Education (Teacher Development Studies) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Hiralaal overcame great obstacles to graduate. During her time as a doctoral student, she experienced major life challenges. In 2011, she suffered the loss of her husband

Twins Siphesihle and Sinethemba Gwambe graduate with their Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degrees.

Twins graduate with Psychology Degrees

Twin sisters, Siphesihle and Sinethemba Gwambe, bagged Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The proud twins, from Pinetown in Durban, said it was their biggest academic achievement. ‘We are so happy to graduate together,’ said Siphesihle. ‘We have worked hard, always helping each other. It’s a great feeling to know

Dr Nontobeko Buthelezi graduates with her PhD in Psychology.

PhD graduate looks at an Afrocentric paradigm for understanding student success at UKZN

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) staffer Dr Nontobeko Buthelezi graduated with a PhD in psychology for her research into the Afrocentric paradigm in understanding student success at the institution’s College of Humanities. Her study facilitates the emergence of conceptual schemes or models that could inform a framework for understanding the first-year student’s success at a university

Mr Siyanda Sikobi with his grandmother MaMlondo.

Defeating the odds to graduate with Honours cum laude

Umlazi-born Mr Siyanda Sikobi beamed with pride and joy when he graduated with a honours degree cum laude in media and cultural studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Sikobi dedicated his degree to his family, especially his grandmother MaMlondo, who raised him and his siblings in the Ezakheleni informal settlement on her government grant. Sikobi’s

Dr Siyanda Dlamini graduates with his PhD in Criminology and Forensic Studies.

Community Police Forums & Crime, central focus for PhD Research by UKZN Staffer

University of KwaZulu-Natal criminology lecturer, Dr Siyanda Dlamini, graduated with a PhD in Criminology and Forensic Studies for his research into crime and community policing, focusing on community police forums. Dlamini researched the role of community policing forums and their challenges. He focused on two Durban suburbs, Glenwood and Cato Manor. The aim was to

Celebrity Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane graduated with her Bachelors degree in Housing and Town Planning.

Fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane graduates from UKZN

Celebrity fitness trainer Sbahle Mpisane, also known as the FitnessBunnie, graduated with a bachelors degree in housing and town planning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). She is a personal trainer who chronicled her journey to becoming a fitness icon on Instagram, where she currently has around 860 000 followers. She is the creator of the

Mrs Noloyiso Walingo graduates cum laude with her Masters in Development Studies.

Hard work pays off for Masters cum laude graduate

The fruit of ones labor, evidently reveal the wonders of hard work. That was especially so for Mrs Noloyiso Walingo who graduated cum laude with a Master’s in Development Studies, specialising in Environmental Management. Her topic provided answers to questions that may have been over looked by the Ugu District Municipality in South Africa and Söderhamn Municipality

Masters in Populations Studies graduate Ms Bontle Segobe.

Masters Graduate tackles whoonga & risky sexual behaviours in research

University of KwaZulu-Natal master’s graduate, Ms Bontle Segobe, delved into the drug, whoonga, and the risky sexual behaviour associated with it. Segobe graduated with a master’s in Populations Studies following her research into substance abuse (whoonga) and risky sexual behaviour of drug addicts in Durban. ‘I chose this topic because of a close friend who