College of Humanities

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 research tackled Political Communication: RSA Withdrawing from ICC (International Criminal Court). He sought to find out if South Africans knew about such decisions that were taken on their behalf.

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