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Masters student in Development studies Mr Nqubenhle Mbokazi has been awarded the prestigious Kader Asmal Fellowship to pursue his postgraduate studies at the University College Cork in Ireland for 12 months.
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Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu (35), has become the first SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities in South Africa.
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The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies hosted a webinar on South Africa’s Covid-19 Response and Political Leadership.
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Intern at the Africa Health Research Institute in the Public Engagement Department Ms Ayanda Mkhize graduated with a Master’s degree in Population Studies following her research into contraceptive use by women in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
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Father and daughter Dr Mthokozisi Ntuli and Nonhlakanipho received their degrees together at UKZN’s virtual graduation ceremony – dad a PhD in Higher Education and daughter a Bachelor of Social Science in Housing.
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The attitudes of students towards ‘blesser-blessee’ relationships, the reasons why people engage in these relationships and the opportunities and constraints for changing such relationships, were subjects of research for a master’s degree.
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UKZN’s youngest graduate for 2020, Ngidi was awarded her Bachelor of Social Science degree during the virtual graduation ceremony.
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The concept and image of being a ‘real man’ in black African society in South Africa was examined in research for a master’s degree.
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Research into the challenges and experiences of international students at UKZN resulted in Ms Kwazikwenkosi Biyela receiving her Masters in Populations Studies degree.
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Masters in Population Studies graduate Ms Sindiswa Ginindza hopes the findings of her research show there is an urgent need to prioritise healthcare of the elderly in South Africa
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Community Development lecturer Dr Zifikile Phindile Shangase of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) presented her research on virtual classrooms at the Africa e-Learning Conference 2020 in Johannesburg.
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Towards the end of 2019, the world has witnessed the outbreak of a new strain of virus that had not previously been identified in humans. The Novel coronavirus was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan (Hubei province). The
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Masters student in Community Development Ms Zandile Msimango has landed a top position in Project Management at Ilitha Research and Management Consultants. She will be responsible for research, project planning and management for some of the company’s clients, enabling her to put her skills to good use and to lay the foundation to achieve her goals.
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Curator of the UKZN Architecture library archives Ms Michele Jacobs and Emeritus Professor in the architecture discipline Brian Kearney recently exhibited prints of original and measured drawings of a vast array of KwaZulu-Natal buildings done by UKZN students and other architects.
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Architecture student Mr Siyabonga Khuzwayo was named winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award. He received R10 000 in prize-money, with Master’s student Mr Kireshen Chetty taking the second prize of R8 000, and Mr Mthokozisi Sibisi receiving R6 000 for third place. A further R6 000 was awarded to Mr Mbuso Msipho for the innovative use of clay masonry in his building design.
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The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) held a workshop for activists facilitated by CCS Community Scholar Ms Mzamo Zondi and Director at Sensys Training Ms Nina Sen.
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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies’ (BEDS) annual awards ceremony at the Howard College Theatre recognised top performing undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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Master of Housing student and former Howard College SRC President Ms Kuhlekonke Ntuli won the prestigious KZN National Achievement Award in Leadership during the KZN Young Achievers Awards (KZNYAA) held at the Durban ICC. The award recognises her community contributions at provincial, national and international levels.
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Operations Manager in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Dr Phumelele Zakwe presented her research at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) Conference on Higher Education, Community Engagement and Governance.
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UKZN in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) screened the student-centred documentary film: Ready or Not! Black Students’ Experiences of South African Universities.
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When Dr Sanele Mbambo was awarded his PhD in Town and Regional Planning from UKZN, he became the first South African graduate to achieve the degree in KwaZulu-Natal.
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