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

At the roundtable event are (clockwise from top left) Professor Nana Poku, Dr Maserole Kgari-Masondo, Professor Vivian Ojong, Professor Lebo Moletsane, Ms Pearl Thwala, Mr Calvin Thomas, Professor Simangaliso Kumalo, Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, and Professor Maheshvari Naidu.

Critical Issues Facing UKZN Explored During Roundtable Event

Key issues, including declining public financing for Higher Education Institutions and uncertain political times impacting on UKZN’s planning and operations, were explored by the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku, at a roundtable event. Poku made the observations while delivering the keynote address at the event titled: UKZN as a Premier University of African Scholarship:

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 Calvin Mapangisana

Cultural Practices Around Fidelity explored in Masters Research

Cultural practices linked to ensuring fidelity in marriages were examined in research for a Master’s degree in Arts (Gender and Religion Studies). The study was done by Mr Calvin Mapangisana who graduated from UKZN while a full-time employee at Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) in Zimbabwe Mapangisana’s thesis presents a critical interrogation of socio-cultural factors

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

Ms Sabrina Loubser.

Graduate Falls in Love!

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude graduate Ms Sabrina Loubser ‘fell in love with Philosophy’ during her studies. ‘Philosophy extended and challenged my intellect, and made me think outside of the box while formulating solid arguments and analysis.  The discipline is one of the most inspiring and relevant to humanity.’ Loubser had to travel between