Perceptions of corporal punishment by children – giving recognition to their voices as potential victims of such punishment despite it being banned in SA schools in 1996 – were evaluated Dr Londeka Ngubane in her thesis for a PhD in Criminology.
Ms Bongolethu Diko graduated with her Masters in Criminology and Forensic Studies for her research on the role of the criminologist in compiling pre-sentence reports in the Durban High Court.
Ms Shannon-Leigh Landers graduated cum laude with her Master of Social Science in Media and Communication. Her dissertation examined soap opera as a feminine genre through the theoretical lens of semiotics, focussing on the role of myth, ideology, power and hegemony which are often used to inculcate skewed gendered stereotypes.
House musician, Ms Holly Wasserfall, aka, Holly Rey has graduated with an Honour’s degree in Media and Communication cum laude, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). She was awarded her degree at a graduation ceremony on the Westville campus last night, 01 April 2019.
UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) graduates Ms Lungelo Ndlovu, Mr Jean-Luc Hardy, Ms Holly Wasserfall, Ms Tamanda Masambuka, Ms Nonjabulo Ndwandwe, Mr Johannes Pretorius and Ms Nothando Ntake, were thrilled to receive their honours degrees in media and communication cum laude while Mr Clifford Jani also graduated with his Masters cum laude recently.
South African child rights activist and former Director of Childline Dr Joan van Niekerk graduated with a PhD in Social Work.