A family that studies together, graduates together!

The School of Law in the College of Law and Management Studies congratulates medical specialists Drs Niren (Ray) Maharaj and Jayneetha (Jenny) Maharaj on being awarded their Master of Laws degrees with specialisation in Medical Law. Ray Maharaj, who obtained a cum laude pass, adds to his other qualifications which include an MBChB, Diploma in […]

Young scholar makes his mark in the Maritime Sector

When Dr Ayanda Meyiwa (32) left his hometown, Pietermaritzburg in 2007 and headed to Durban for university studies, he decided that he would not leave without a PhD. His wish came true when a Doctor of Philosophy was conferred on him during UKZN’s Spring Graduation Ceremony. Delighted about his achievement he said: ‘This is a […]

Perceptions of Sexual Pleasure and Preferences Centre of Masters Degree Thesis

Understanding the Sexual Pleasure Perceptions and Preferences of Black African University-Going Women in the Context of Male Circumcision, was the title of research conducted by Ms Thandeka Yasmeen Ndaba, who received a cum laude Master’s degree in Gender Studies. Supervised by Professor Maheshvari Naidu, the study critically explored the experiences of the women in terms of sexual pleasure, which, […]

Birthday ‘Present’ Degree for PhD Graduate

Prinavin Govender

It was a double celebration for lecturer at the Durban University of Technology Dr Prinavin Govender who graduated with a PhD in Education from UKZN…and celebrated his birthday the next day! ‘I couldn’t have got a better present,’ said Govender. Being in the Information Technology (IT) field for more than 30 years and fired up […]

A Fascination with Brain Related Disorders earns UKZN Staffer a Doctoral Degree

Dr Zama Msibi, a Physiology lecturer in the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences (SLMMS), recently graduated with a doctoral degree in Neuroscience (Physiology), for her study entitled, ‘Combination of gold nanoparticle-mediated gene therapy and oleanolic acid in treatment of 6 hydroxydopamine-induced Parkinsonism.’ Her novel study aimed to provide a better understanding of the […]

Master Baker is Now a Master Chemist Too!

Pamela Joseph

Independent Media Home Chef Supreme Cookie Competition winner Ms Pamela Joseph is now a master chemist too, having graduated with a Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from UKZN.  After completing her matric at the P.R. Pather Secondary School in Merebank, Joseph worked as an outsourced labourer for a year. In spite of being […]

From Humble Beginnings to Qualified Aquaponics Expert

‘In my home, school and community no-one has ever graduated with a BSc let alone a doctorate,’ said a very proud Dr Ntobeko Mchunu who was awarded a PhD in Bioresources Systems at UKZN’s virtual graduation ceremony. Graduation is an important milestone for everyone but for Mchunu who was raised in a poverty-stricken home and […]