Dr Maud Mthembu (right) distributes the COVID-19 children’s book to the Mseleni Children’s Home in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

IsiZulu COVID-19 Children’s Book Authored by UKZN Team

Social Work lecturer Dr Maud Mthembu of the School of Applied Human Sciences led a team that wrote an isiZulu children’s book about COVID-19 titled: Uhambo lwami ngesikhathi sekhovithi – My journey during COVID-19.   The book uses illustrations and simple language to tell the story of Nsimu, a 10-year-old child whose family was affected

Professor Nirmala Gopal and Ms Nomakhosi Sibisi

Criminology Academics Problematise Gender-Based Violence during South Africa’s Lockdown

Criminology academics in UKZN’ School of Applied Human Sciences Professor Nirmala Gopal and Ms Nomakhosi Sibisi participated in the inaugural Annual International Symposium on Victim Assistance, Assisting Victims of Crime – Best Practices from Around the World. The virtual conference was hosted by the Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. Gopal and Sibisi presented their

Award winners at the School of Applied Human Sciences.

COVID-19 Special Recognition Virtual Awards Event

The School of Applied Human Sciences held a COVID-19 Special Recognition Awards virtual event to recognise efforts made by staff and encourage them further and inspire everyone in the School. Dean and Head of the School Professor Matshepo Matoane said: ‘During the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff have been forced to think creatively and to endure

Together here are (from left) ARROWSA chair Dr Mary Lange and Mr Bheki Dlamini of ARROWSA Bechet with UKZN’s Professor Ruth Teer-Tomaselli and Professor Lauren Dyll.

CCMS Signs Community Engagement Agreement with ARROWSA

The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Art A Resource for Reconciliation Over the World, South Africa (ARROWSA). Both parties will work together to continue the collaborative relationship they enjoy in educational/experiential learning and research activities and to promote

Professor Matshepo Matoane.

College of Humanities welcomes New Dean

The College of Humanities has welcomed its new Dean of the School of Applied Human Sciences Professor Matshepo Matoane, who brings a wealth of experience in the higher education sector, specifically in distance education. Before joining the University, Matoane spent 25 years at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Starting as a junior lecturer in

CCMS graduates and staff.

CCMS celebrates the success of PhD and Masters Graduates

UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) PhD and Master’s graduates were lauded for their achievements during a virtual celebration organised by the Centre. The CCMS boasts a record number of eleven PhDs and five Master’s graduates for the year. Professors Ruth Teer-Tomaselli, Keyan Tomaselli, Donal McCracken, Eliza Govender and Sarah Gibson supervised the

Dr Tasneem Kathree.

PhD Study Addresses the Treatment Gap for Perinatal Depression

Addressing the treatment gap for perinatal depression within an integrated primary health care model was the focus of a doctoral thesis. The work earned a PhD in Psychology for Dr Tasneem Kathree, Project Manager for the Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health INTegration (S-MhINT) at UKZN’s Centre for Rural Health. Perinatal depression (PND) is a

Together here are some of UKZN’s first Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling graduates.

First Cohort of Psychological Counselling Graduates

The first cohort of students who enrolled for the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDIP) in 2019 has graduated from the School of Applied Human Sciences. The programme, which leads to registration as a professional psychological counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), is offered on the Pietermaritzburg campus.  The 2019

Dr Phiwe Nota and Dr Yonela Vukapi.

Agony and Ecstasy all Part of the PhD Study Story

Students from the Centre of Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) Dr Yonela Vukapi and Dr Phiwe Nota can attest to the joy and agony involved in earning a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies. Professor Eliza Govender who also supervised them for their honours degrees supervised them both at UKZN. Their ‘never-ending story’ began in

From top left clockwise: Professor Nirmala Gopal, Professor Mzikazi Nduna, Dr Ephraim Sibanyoni and Dr Amira Paripurna. From top left clockwise: Professor Nirmala Gopal, Professor Mzikazi Nduna, Dr Ephraim Sibanyoni and Dr Amira Paripurna.

Webinar explores Femicide in South Africa during COVID-19

The College of Humanities’ webinar on Conceptualisation, implications and patterns of femicide during COVID-19 and preventative measures featured Professor Mzikazi Nduna (Wits University) and Dr Amira Paripurna (Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia). The session was chaired by Professor Nirmala Gopal (UKZN) and convened by Dr Ephraim Sibanyoni (UKZN). Nduna looked at violence against women, femicide and the