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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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.
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
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