Six UKZN social work students were in Germany on an exchange programme for two weeks.
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.
Social Work academic Professor Johannes John-Langba delivered a talk on stress, burnout and self-care to health and social care professionals at McCord Provincial Eye Hospital’s Employee Wellness Day.
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.
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.
Social Work lecturer Dr Maud Mthembu was in Germany as part of the Internationalisation for Building Competencies project (IFBC) – a partnership between UKZN, Fachhochschule Dortmund University and the University of Johannesburg.
Social Work lecturer Dr Nolwazi Ngcobo graduated from UKZN recently with her PhD in Social Work that investigated how young African women negotiate agency in sugar daddy (SD) relationships and their construction and (re)construction of self.
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.