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Ms Minenhle Nxumalo was all smiles when she graduated with her Masters in Development Studies. Her research focused on the perspectives and experiences of female traders in securing their livelihoods in Warwick Market, the challenges they face, their daily working conditions and their reasons for trading.
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Ms Sinethemba Zungu received her Masters in Housing for her research on Post-settlement Support Challenges of Land reform housing beneficiaries: A case study of the Oakford Priory Housing Project. ‘I have prodigious interest in the land reform programme, and my curiosity as to why it has not been impactful in South Africa is what led me to this research topic.’
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Five students working in the field of civil society supervised by Dr Shauna Mottiar of UKZN’s Centre for Civil Society (CCS) graduated in the discipline of Development Studies.
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Staff member Mr Nkanyiso Shange was awarded a Masters in Housing for his research on the eThekwini Municipality’s allocation process in the low-income Cornubia Housing Project.
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Ms Bongimpilo Zulu received a Masters in Population Studies for her dissertation on the factors facilitating and inhibiting contraceptive use among white students.
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Ms Nonkululeko Dlamini, who graduated with a Masters degree in Population Studies examined the history of home-schooling in South Africa, its advantages and disadvantages, the reasons why parents choose to home-school their children, the impact of home-schooling, and curriculum options.
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Mr Seluleko Ngcobo was awarded his Masters in Population Studies cum laude. His research investigated early childbearing from the perspectives of young mothers and fathers in Durban, many of whom are still studying.
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Populations Studies Lecturer Mr Mohammed Vawda was one of the comedians who took to the stage at East Coast Radio’s Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Durban ICC recently.
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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 an Information Communications Technology (ICT) Conference in Vienna, Austria.
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Third-year architecture students Ms Katelyn Gopaul and Mr Kreolin Naicker recently scooped first and second place at the inaugural D’Urban Rise Inner City School Architectural Competition, winning R10 000 and R5 000 respectively at the Durban ICC.
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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) recently hosted a workshop on setting up a virtual classroom, led by Community Development lecturer Dr Zifikile Phindile Shangase.
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A World Town Planning day commemoration conference was presented by UKZN’s School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) in partnership with eThekwini Municipality, the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) and the South African Planning Institute (SAPI KZN).
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Three UKZN academics contributed chapters to and edited a book titled Crisis, Identity and Migration in Post-Colonial Southern Africa.
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The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies recently screened the student-centred documentary...
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A seminar on the attitudes, knowledge and beliefs of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients towards smoking was presented by a...
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The School of Built Environment and Development Studies hosted the Hans Hallen: Collective Architecture in Durban exhibition at the KZN...
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The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies hosted the Young Civil Society...
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The Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies and the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) ...
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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been awarded a total of approximately R9.3 Million Rand (US$657 000) in grants by...
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Academics from the School of Built Environment and Development Studies Dr Claudia Loggia and Mr Viloshin Govender recently presented a...
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Highlights from the School of Built Environment & Development Studies careers expo. Highlights from the School of Built Environment &...
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