Ms Smangele Nkosingiphile Shandu

Criminology Student Awarded NRF Research Funding for Youth Transformation

PhD student in Criminology and Forensic Studies Ms Smangele Nkosingiphile Shandu has been awarded funding by the National Research Foundation (NRF) for her research titled: The Developments of a Prosecutorial Approach to Combat Income Tax Fraud in South Africa. The funding was provided as part of the NRF’s Youth campaign for young people who are

Professor Eliza Govender and Professor Sarah Gibson.

Academics Feature in Croakey Health Media Twitter Festival

Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) academics Professor Eliza Govender and Professor Sarah Gibson featured at the CroakeyREAD Twitter Festival on Pandemic Communications which offered opportunities to reflect on lessons – locally, nationally and globally- about communications in the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can be used to help inform and improve future efforts.

Ms Xia Narain featured in a Harrods Catalogue.

Alumnus features in Luxury Department Store Harrods UK Brochure

UKZN alumnus and former Miss SA finalist Ms Xia Narain features on the cover of a brochure for one of the world’s leading luxury department stores. Narain was chosen to showcase the latest trends and designer fashion for the UK’S Harrods. She modelled brands such as Chanel, Cartier, Prada and Rolex as part of their

Left Image: Dr Thembelihle Makhanya (front row, first left) with her team at Makhanda High School. Right Image: Learners being assisted to apply to universities.

Social Work Lecturer appointed chairperson of Imbewu Youth Empowerment Centre

Social Work lecturer Dr Thembelihle Makhanya has been appointed the chairperson of Imbewu Youth Empowerment Centre (IYE) based in Ugu district, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality. The non-governmental organisation (NGO) focuses on psychosocial issues facing young people in rural communities. Its committee members and volunteers are students and graduates from KwaZulu-Natal Higher Education Institutions. Makhanya also launched

Dr Melba Nzimande.

Graduate Examined Interpretations of Masculinities in SA Soapies

Interpretations of masculinities presented in three South African soap operas – Uzalo, Imbewu and Isibaya – by Zulu male audiences living in KwaZulu-Natal were the focus of doctoral research. The research was done by Dr Melba Nzimande who graduated with a PhD in Media and Cultural studies. Nzimande says research contributes to African masculinity studies,

Professor Keyan Tomaselli with his new book

UKZN Academic Publishes Book on Contemporary Campus Life

Emeritus Professor Keyan Tomaselli of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) has launched his new book: Contemporary Campus Life:  Transformation, Manic Managerialism and Academentia. The book is a critique of market-driven neoliberalism offered as a metaphor to analyse the excesses, contradictions, and obstructions in contemporary university governance. With incisive satirical humour, Tomaselli delves into

Children’s book Uhambo Lwami ngesikhathi seKhividi is handed over to UKZN’s Ma’at Institute.

Social Work Lecturer Visits Ma’at Institute for children’s book handover

Social work lecturer, Dr Maud Mthembu visited the Ma’at Institute (formerly the Afrocology Unit) to hand over copies of her recent children’s book Uhambo Lwami ngesikhathi seKhividi. The books will be used as a tool to initiate COVID-19 related conversations between children and social workers. Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities Professor

Professor Kevin Durrheim.

Humanities Academic awarded A-rating by National Research Foundation

Psychology Professor in the School of Applied Human Sciences, Kevin Durrheim has been awarded an A-rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF). A-rated researchers are leading international scholars in their respective fields that are acknowledged for the high quality and impact of their recent research output. ‘I am thrilled to receive this recognition for the

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