Graduation Stories 2015

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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