Education academics seen with their new book titled Leadership that Works in Deprived School Contexts of South Africa.

Education Academics launch new book on Leadership in Schools

Professor Vitallis Chikoko together with seven academics from the School of Education recently launched their new book titled Leadership that Works in Deprived School Contexts of South Africa on the Edgewood campus. The UKZN authors were Dr Inbanathan Naicker, Dr Thamsanqa Thulani Bhengu, Dr Phumlani Myende, Dr Bongani Nhlanhla Mkhize, Mr Sibonelo Blose, Dr Sekitla Daniel Makhasane, and Dr Sibusiso

Prof Shanta Balgobind Singh (second from left) with Criminology and Forensic Studies Doctoral graduates Dr Lawrence Musa Zondi, Dr Aden Dejene Tolla and Dr Siyanda Dlamini.

Criminology and Forensic Studies Doctoral Graduates

The Criminology and Forensic Studies discipline within the School of Applied Human Sciences celebrated the success of three of their staff members who graduated with their PhDs from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. They were Dr Lawrence Musa Zondi, Dr Aden Dejene Tolla and Dr Siyanda Dlamini. Dr Zondi, conducted research on “Crime prevention: a criminological perspective

UKZN staffer and filmmaker Mr Michael Hatton graduates with his Masters in Arts.

Renowned Filmmaker graduates with Masters from UKZN

UKZN staffer and renowned South African filmmaker Mr Michael Hatton graduated with a masters in arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). With 20 years of experience in the film and television industry, Hatton is still passionate about film and based his study on new paradigms within South African cinema. ‘The choice to focus on

Ms Mellisa Muchena graduated with her Master of Arts.

Media Student graduates with Masters in Arts

Research into the contentious #FeesMustFall movement earned Ms Mellisa Muchena a master of arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Muchena, a programme assistant in the culture section of UNESCO’s Southern African regional office for Southern Africa, said her research delved into ‘hashtag activism’, contributing to growing research on cyber activism.

Masters graduate looks at the role of women within the superhero genre

Masters graduate looks at the role of women within the superhero genre

Ms Kate Wilkinson graduated with a masters in arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) for her research that delved into the role of women within the superhero genre. ‘We are exposed to so many superhero films and television series nowadays –that even non superhero buffs are becoming interested by the genre and are watching

Ms Mathabo Duma graduates with her Masters in Arts.

Masters Graduate looks at brand engagement of Facebook

Ms Mathabo Duma graduated with her masters in arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for research that explored the engagement of students with brands on social media platforms. Duma’s aim was to find out if students engage with brands on social media platforms, mainly Facebook as the primary platform, and which were the popular brands

Ms Vyonne Hohls graduates with her Masters in Arts.

Masters Graduate explores representation of women in Hollywood film musicals

Displaying a passion for film and the film industry, Ms Vyonne Hohls focused her research on how women have been represented in Hollywood film musicals, earning her a masters in arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. With particular reference to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Nine (2009), Hohls looked at how film techniques such as editing, lighting, camera angles

Mr Warwick Jones graduates with his Masters in Arts, cum laude.

Masters cum laude graduate researches Norwegian television show Skam

Research on a Norwegian television show earned Mr Warwick Jones a cum laudefor his masters in arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Jones, who recently graduated, taught English in China. It was where he was introduced to the TV show by a roommate. ‘Moving to China allowed me to meet a myriad of different people from

Mr Melikhaya Noqamza graduated with his Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from UKZN

Honours graduate looks at Augmented Reality in research

Research into how a new form of technology contributes to the preservation of traditional forms of visual arts earned Mr Melikhaya Noqamza, a bachelor of Visual Arts (honours) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Noqamza, a staff member at the Centre for Visual Art (CVA), research delved into Augmented Reality (AR) – a relatively new technology

Ms Shannon Bennetts graduates with her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) summa cum laude UKZN.

OCD videogame created by Honours summa cum laude Graduate

University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate, Ms Shannon Bennetts, created a short videogame that interprets the mental state of someone suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Bennetts graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) for her creation of the videogame that simulates an interpretation of the mental state of someone suffering from OCD.