Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul with the Rector of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dr Anne Borg.

Academic Receives Honorary Degree from Norwegian University

UKZN Social Work lecturer Professor Vishanthie Sewpaul has received an honorary doctoral degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) – the first time in the history of the university that the award has been presented to an academic in the discipline of Social Work.

Dr Sibonsile Zibane

Social Work Academic Wins prestigious awards at ICOSS Conference

Social Work lecturer Dr Sibonsile Zibane received awards for Best Overall Presentation and Session’s Best Presentation at the 6th International Conference on Social Sciences (ICOSS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Zibane also walked away with four certificates, two gold medals and gold club membership of The International Institute of Knowledge Management.

Ms Thembelihle Makhanya (left) receives her award from NIHSS Academic Director, Dr Nthabiseng Motsemme.

Best Research Paper for Social Work academic at National Doctoral Conference

Social Work lecturer Ms Thembelihle Makhanya received an award for the best research paper at the Annual National Doctoral Conference (ANDC) in Gauteng. The conference was organised by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) under the theme, Building and Dynamising the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr Boitumelo Seepamore

Distance Parenting the focus of PhD research

Social Work lecturer Dr Boitumelo Seepamore graduated recently with her PhD in social work for her research that looked at distance parenting and the views of domestic workers and their partners in the eThekwini metro.