Biological Parents’ Involvement in Informal Kinship Care Examined

Examining Maternal and Paternal Involvement as Promotive Factors of Competence in African American Children in Informal Kinship Care, was the topic of a lecture presented at UKZN by a social work academic from the University of North Carolina in the United States, Dr Tyreasa Washington. Addressing social work staff and students, Washington said: ‘Grandparents or

Professor Johannes John-Langba, Vice-President of Cape Mental Health.

Social Work Academic Elected of Cape Mental Health Vice-President

Social Work lecturer, Professor Johannes John-Langba, has been elected Vice-President of Cape Mental Health (CMH), the oldest community-based mental health organisation in South Africa. CMH promotes mental health and the organisation’s various programmes and projects that help people to adjust to their disability, adapt to family and community life, and acquire coping skills they need to achieve

info4africa launches eThekwini Civil Society Directory

The eThekwini Health and Wellbeing Support Services Directory has been launched by info4africa– a self-funded centre in UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences– in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality. ‘In line with Durban’s vision to be the “warmest and most caring place to be”, the Directory will help increase the visibility of health and wellbeing

CCMS students and staff during their field trip to the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields.

CCMS Students Visit Historical KZN Battlefields

A group of students and lecturers from the Centre for Communication Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences recently visited the northern KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields. The sites visited are a concentration of some of the locations in which historical battles that took place over numerous years shaped both the South African and British history.

Dr Ephraim Sibanyoni

UKZN Staffer gets PhD for victimological analysis of physically disabled children

Dr Ephraim Sibanyoni, an academic in the School of Applied Human Sciences, recently graduated with his PhD in Criminology and Forensic Studies from UKZN for his study that focused on a victimological analysis of physically disabled children as victims of violence in the Eastern Cape. In his research, he explored forms of violence these physically

CCMS PhD Student Mr Tigere Muringa is the winner of the “ENSPIRE” Elevator Pitch Campus Challenge.

Humanities student wins ENSPIRE elevator pitch

Centre for Communication and Media Studies (CCMS) PhD student Mr Tigere Muringa recently won first place in the UKZN InQubate student entrepreneurship programme “ENSPIRE” Elevator Pitch Campus Challenge at the Howard College campus. He shares the victory with his business partner and mechanical engineering student Mr Desmond Takundwa Hakurekwi. The challenge centred on UKZN students

Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship Awards for Five Humanities Students

Five deserving students from the College of Humanities: Ms Katherine Steinke, Ms Sithokozile Dlamini, Ms Rayne Redinger, Ms Raeesa Mahommed and Ms Brie Parker, have each received the Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship Award. Psychology student Redinger believes that receiving such an award creates incentive to continue to work hard and strive towards academic excellence. ‘Having

Hardworking Humanities Students Awarded College DVC Scholarships

Three undergraduate students from the College of Humanities are over the moon after receiving this year’s coveted College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. The students are Ms Tasmiyah Oumar, Ms Avuya Ngcaweni and Ms Jade Moodley. Oumar, a Psychology student, was ecstatic saying, ‘I’m still in shock. I honestly didn’t think I would make it this far.

Dr Siyanda Dlamini (front row, second left); Professor Jean Steyn (back row, forth left), the Dean and Head of the School of Applied Human Sciences and Prof Shanta Balgobind Singh (front row, extreme right) seen with Criminology and Forensics Studies students.

SASSETA Bursaries for Criminology & Forensic Studies

The Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) has awarded 15 postgraduate students from the UKZN Criminology and Forensic Studies Discipline with bursaries worth a combined R1 000 050. Since 2016, students in Criminology and Forensic Studies have been funded with a total of more than three R3m towards their studies. This funding

Big Break for Humanities Student

Master’s in Criminology and Forensic Studies student, Ms Anira Umra, will be showcasing a selection of her best artworks at Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg in September. Comic Con Africa is a three-day event showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related to film, television and similar popular arts. The exhibition will also feature a larger range