Graduation 2015 News Items
  • Kenyan Academic graduates with PhD

    May 04, 2015

    “Project Implementation in a Decentralized State: Evaluation of the Constituency Development Fund projects for Food Security in Kenya”, was the title of the thesis of College of Law and Management Studies Doctor of Business Administration graduate, Dr Samuel Mutukaa.

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  • UKZN Staffer Graduates with a Masters Degree

    May 04, 2015

    Mr Tony Singarum balanced family responsibilities, long-distance running, tertiary education studies and duties at his UKZN job to graduate with an M Admin. His thesis was titled: “Line Manager’s Perceptions of their Role in Disciplinary Matters at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.”

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  • Poultry Products Feature in PhD study on Consumer Behaviour

    April 24, 2015

    Avid sports enthusiast Dr Charles Makanyeza was awarded a PhD for his thesis titled: “Consumer Awareness, Ethnocentrism, Attitude and Purchase Behaviour toward Imported Poultry Products: A Zimbabwean Perspective”, at a Graduation ceremony of the College of Law and Management Studies.

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  • PhD Journey Results in Career Growth for Zimbabwean Graduate

    April 24, 2015

    PhD graduate Dr Fanny Saruchera’s decision to do a doctoral degree at an internationally recognised institution such as UKZN has opened up a world of diverse professional networks which have played a vital role in his career growth.

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  • PhD Study on Marketing in the Beer Industry

    April 24, 2015

    School of Management, Information Technology and Governance Lecturer Dr Roger Salisbury’s students and colleagues applauded with enthusiasm and ululated when he was awarded a doctoral degree during the April Graduation ceremonies in Pietermaritzburg on 21 April.

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  • The Sky is the Limit for Cum Laude Graduates!

    April 24, 2015

    UKZN Graduates excelled at the College of Law and Management Studies’ Pietermaritzburg Graduation ceremony with seven receiving their degrees cum laude. Ms Yumna Asmathullah, Mr Steven Gurney and Mr Muhammad Ismail graduated with Bachelor of Commerce degrees while Ms Lauren Canham, Mr Dornu Kpagith, Mr Jonathan McElwee and Ms Perpetua Ngulube graduated with Bachelor of Commerce Honours degrees.

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  • Sugar Industry in Focus in PhD

    April 24, 2015

    UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) Lecturer Dr Cecile Gerwel-Proches, was awarded a PhD for her thesis titled: “An Application of Systems Methodologies to investigate Social Complexity at the Felixton Mill area”.

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  • Masters Dissertation Aimed at Contributing to Development of SMMEs in SA

    April 24, 2015

    Obtaining a Master of Commerce degree has enabled Marketing and Management academic Ms Lindiwe Kunene to fulfil her desire to contribute to the development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa.

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  • Summa Cum Laude Graduates Empowered for Success

    April 24, 2015

    The academically talented Ms Justine Lindsay, Mr Benjamin Meadows, Mr Joshua Chipangila and Mr Yusuf Vawda celebrated graduating with Bachelor of Commerce degrees summa cum laude from the College of Law and Management Studies in Pietermaritzburg.

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  • Masters Graduate Conducts Study on UKZN

    April 24, 2015

    Even though her journey in achieving her degree was not easy, Ms Nobuhle Mkhize says graduating with a Masters in Administration from the College of Law and Management was worth every effort. 'I’ve always wanted to be where I am right now. I was aware of the challenges that come with the whole research process but I was so determined to overcome those. What motivates me more now is that I did well during examinations,’ said Mkhize.

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  • Personal and Financial Sacrifices lead to Academic Success for PhD Graduate

    April 24, 2015

    Leaving his family in Nigeria and getting a loan to finance his studies are some of the sacrifices that make graduating with a PhD that much sweeter for Dr Abayomi Adeoye Olarewaju. As a Business Administration Lecturer at Nigeria’s Lagos State University, Olarewaju’s need to broaden his knowledge and progress as an academic made a doctoral qualification from UKZN the obvious choice.

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  • LLB Summa Cum Laude Graduate’s Life-Long Dream Realised

    April 24, 2015

    For Durban born LLB summa cum laude graduate Ms Ntokozo Majola, becoming an attorney has been her life-long dream. She is currently serving as a Candidate Attorney at Bowman Gilfillan in Cape Town and enjoys learning about the practical side of the legal profession on a daily basis.

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  • LLM Cum Laude Graduate doing her bit to Protect the Environment

    April 23, 2015

    Completing a Masters of Law degree at UKZN has reignited Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s bioregional conservation planner Ms Felicity Elliott’s passion for biodiversity and environment conservation. Elliott, who graduated with her LLM in Environmental Studies cum laude, says the qualification gave her the perfect opportunity to learn more about Environmental Law in South Africa and internationally.

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  • Experiences of Expatriate Academics at UKZN Investigated in Doctorate Research

    April 23, 2015

    UKZN academic and former Leadership and Equity Advancement Programme (LEAP) beneficiary, Dr Ashika Maharaj, was awarded a PhD for her thesis titled: “Expatriate Academics and Expatriate Management in a South African Higher Education Institution”.

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  • PhD Study Analyses Power of SA Women Business Leaders

    April 23, 2015

    “A Critical Analysis of the Emerging Models of Power Amongst South African Women Business Leaders” was the title of a thesis which earned Dr Lisa Kinnear a PhD in Human Resource Management (HRM) at a College of Law and Management Studies 2015 Graduation ceremony.

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  • Graduation a Family Affair for PhD Candidate

    April 23, 2015

    It was a double celebration for UKZN staff member Dr Sophia Mukorera who not only celebrated graduating with her PhD but also the birth of her third baby boy, a few days before the College of Law and Management Studies Pietermaritzburg Graduation ceremony.

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  • Research on the Employability of UKZN Graduates

    April 23, 2015

    Master of Administration graduate Ms Thinasonke Mbhele’s research was titled: "Employability of UKZN Graduates: A Public Administration Perspective".

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  • Social Media at the Core of Masters Degree Research

    April 23, 2015

    Master of Commerce graduate Mr Muhongya Kambale investigated how social media could be used to improve communication and solve ethnic group problems in institutions and organisations. His study factors into influencing the translation of Facebook friendship into real world friendship provides valuable insight into how social media is being used as a communication tool to bridge the social division gap.

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  • PhD by Publication Challenging but Rewarding for HEARD Researcher

    April 23, 2015

    For Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD) Senior Researcher Dr Gavin George drawing his dissertation from six papers published in peer-reviewed journals was a rewarding experience.

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  • PhD Graduate and UKZN Staff Member Investigated the Banking Sector

    April 23, 2015

    PHD Human Resources Graduate, Dr Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku, says his qualification will enable him to move to the next level in teaching, researching and community development. ‘Studying to the level of PhD in Human Resource Management under the College of Law and Management for me was quite challenging and very interesting,’ said Atiku.

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  • BCom Honours Degree Unlocks Cum Laude Graduates’ Potential

    April 23, 2015

    The College of Law and Management Studies raised a resounding cheer for its top achievers who graduated with Bachelor of Commerce Honours degrees cum laude. The top achievers were Mr Vaughn Arumugam, Mr Atlaaf Cassim, Ms Kayleen Govender, Ms Sarika Govender, Mr Aaqil Ismail, Ms Sameerah Kajee, Ms Kouvania Padayachee, Ms Anashya Sing and Mr Frank Van Vuuren.

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  • Summa Cum Laude Law Graduate Earmarked for Success

    April 23, 2015

    Graduating with an LLB summa cum laude, being awarded the Mandela-Rhodes Scholarship, being named as UKZN’s Distinguished Student for 2014- the highest honour a student can attain at UKZN - presented for academic excellence, university service and extensive community engagement, competing in the 2014 Ellie Newman Memorial Moot Court and being one of the students selected to serve in a clerkship programme facilitated by Judge Malcom Wallis at UKZN’s School of Law are some of the achievements that pave the road to academic brilliance for Law graduate, Mr Musa Kika.

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  • Cum Laude Graduate Proves that One is Never Too Old to Pursue Their Dream Career

    April 23, 2015

    At the age of 42 most people would not consider starting a new career but for Law cum laude graduate Ms Nikki de Gaye, her dream to become a Lawyer has taken over two decades to achieve but the rewards are worth it.

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  • Academic Success Runs in the Carnelley Family

    April 23, 2015

    Anyone who doubts that academic excellence can run in a family should refer to the Carnelleys’ example down the years. Latest in the line to provide concrete evidence of prowess is Mr Pieter Carnelley, son of the College of Law and Management Studies’ Dean of Research, Professor Marita Carnelley, who graduated with an LLB degree cum laude.

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  • Law Graduates Encouraged to Uphold the Values of the Constitution

    April 22, 2015

    Renowned human rights activist, Justice Albie Sachs encouraged young people to use passion and reasoning to bring about transformation in their societies. Sachs shared these words of wisdom with Law graduates during his address at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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  • Africa’s Oil-Exporting Countries Under the Spotlight in Study

    April 20, 2015

    Dr Omolade Adeleke, a Lecturer at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti in Nigeria, has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) degree for his thesis titled: “Monetary Policy and Manufacturing sector growth in Africa’s Oil-Exporting Countries”.

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  • PhD Graduate Explores Provision of Efficient Transport System in Iran

    April 20, 2015

    PhD graduate, Dr Farhad Razkhaneh, has applauded the academic atmosphere provided by UKZN, especially for doctoral students as ‘it contributes greatly to the academic achievements of scholars’. Graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), Razkhaneh attributed his achievements throughout his studies to the support of his supervisor.

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  • Research Explores Communications in Government

    April 20, 2015

    Deputy Manager in the Communications Unit at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation, Dr Bhoowan Prakash Singh, was awarded a Doctor of Administration degree for his thesis titled: “The Impact of Strategic Communication Policy on Service Delivery and Good Governance within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation”.

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  • Graduate Travelled Between Cape Town and Durban Weekly to Complete Degree

    April 20, 2015

    After qualifying as a Master Mariner and getting a Bachelor’s degree in Transport, Economics Maritime Specialist, Cape Town-based Mr John Burns, decided to explore his passion for research through a qualification that combined research and practical experience.

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