Mr Calvin Thomas

Cum Laude Research Explores the Glass Ceiling Phenomenon in the Workplace

Mr Calvin Thomas, Operations Manager for the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics recently graduated with his Honours in Ethics cum laude. His research centred around an ethical assessment of the implications of the Glass Ceiling phenomenon on South African women at the workplace. With a career rooted in Human Resources and Operations Management, Thomas

Professor Philippe Denis with his new book.

Academic Publishes Book on Genocide Against the Tutsi, and the Rwandan Churches

UKZN Theology academic Professor Philippe Denis launched his new book: The Genocide Against the Tutsi, and the Rwandan Churches: Between Grief and Denial (James Currey/Boydell & Brewer) at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre. The book, all about the response or lack of it to the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, focuses on the

Professor David Spurrett and Professor Thabo Msibi.

Humanities Academics Recognised for Outstanding Performance

Two academics in UKZN’s College of Humanities have been recognised for their outstanding performance. Dean and Head of the School of Education Professor Thabo Msibi has been awarded the prestigious UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award, while Dean and Head of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) Professor David Spurrett has been awarded a UKZN

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