Participants at the Contextual Bible Studies series hosted by Ujamaa Centre and Inclusive and Affirming Ministries.

Ujamaa Centre Pilots Programme to Engage Ministries on ‘Trans Lives and Lived Realities’

The Ujamaa Centre in UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics and the Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) have started a process of developing a series of Contextual Bible Studies (CBS) to contest ‘conservative Bible statements’ about lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people. According to the Head of the Gender and Religion Programme

Ms Siphelele Mazibuko.

‘The Lived Reality of Queer People’ in Shembe Church Explored in Research

Research that explored ‘the lived reality of queer people’ in the Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe Church) culminated in Ms Siphelele Mazibuko graduating from UKZN with a Master’s degree in Theology. Mazibuko says she did the degree to expand her knowledge in the field of theology and to delve deeper into issues ‘pertaining to the intersection

Professor Johannes Smit.

Inaugural Lecture Explores Religion and Social Transformation in Transformative African Digital Humanities

Academic in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Professor Johannes Smit has delivered his inaugural lecture on Religion and Social Transformation in the Transformative African Digital Humanities in which he examined aspects of the development of a socially transformative generative grammar. ‘Even though the phenomenon has been with humanity since antiquity, that religion transformatively

College of Humanities academics (from left) Dr Cherry Muslim, Dr Tahir Sitoto, Emeritus Professor Mohsin Abu Fadl Ebrahim, and Professor Goolam Vahed.

UKZN Academics Participate in Virtual Islamic Studies Conference

Academics in the College of Humanities participated in an Islamic Studies conference themed: Studying Islam and Muslims: Trajectories and Futures of South African Scholarship. They were Dr Cherry Muslim, Dr Tahir Sitoto, Emeritus Professor Mohsin Abu Fadl Ebrahim, and Emeritus Professor Suleman Dangor of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, and Professor Goolam Vahed

Professors Cherif Keita and Simangaliso Kumalo.

Lecture commemorates 150 years of JL Dube

UKZN’s School of Education and the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics in the College of Humanities, in collaboration with the University Language Planning & Development Office hosted the 2021 John Langalibalele Dube Memorial Lecture. The lecture was facilitated by Ms Natalia Molebatsi, a South African writer, performance poet and cultural worker. Deputy Vice-Chancellor and

Ms Lindiwe Maseko

Masters Student Elected for Dutch Exchange Programme

Masters student in Gender and Religion within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Ms Lindiwe Maseko has been selected for the Bridging Gaps Programme at the Free University in Amsterdam where she will spend three months as part of the exchange. The international exchange programme hosted by Free University brings together participants from all

Dr Beatrice Okyere-Manu with her new book.

UKZN Academic Edits Book on African Values, Ethics and Technology

Ethics academic in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Dr Beatrice Okyere-Manu has edited and launched her new book African Values, Ethics, and Technology, penned by a variety of African authors. The book charts technological developments from an African ethical perspective, exploring the idea that while certain technologies have benefited Africans, the fact that

Mr Siwakhile Ngcobo.

Cum Laude Masters Research explores dominant constructions of masculinity

The dominant construction of masculinity and the vulnerable position this places women in was the focus of research conducted by a pastor within the Apostolic Faith Mission, Mr Siwakhile Ngcobo, who graduated cum laude from UKZN with a Masters in Theology (Gender and Religion). Ngcobo says dominant constructions of masculinity are promoted by Penticostal Men’s Conferences

Mr Prince Dlamini.

Graduate Applauds UKZN for Supportive Study Environment

Mr Prince Dlamini struggled with depression during his studies but persevered to graduate with a BA (Philosophy and Economics) cum laude degree. ‘When in the midst of a spell, I would see my marks plunge and recover again when I was in better shape,’ said Dlamini. ‘I am so grateful for the support from friends