Dr Tioti Timon

PhD study examines climate change in Kiribati, South Pacific

Dr Tioti Timon graduated with a PhD in Theology and Development. His thesis examined the ways in which climate change is affecting the people, indigenous culture, and environment of Kiribati, in the South Pacific and the role that the church and the Tangintebu Theological College is playing to equip church leadership to respond to these challenges. The study also assessed the extent to which environmental and ecological issues are integrated into the overall theological curriculum.

Professor Ulrich Berner (middle, front) with Professor Johannes Smit (middle, back) and colleagues and postgraduate students who attended the seminar.

Specialist Seminar on Wagner and Syncretism in Religion

Professor Johannes Smit of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently organised a seminar, conducted by Professor Ulrich Berner (Bayreuth University, Germany) on the topic of Richard Wagner, and Syncretism in Religion.

Professor David Spurrett (right) with Professor Daniel Dennett at the Evolving Minds conference in Australia.

Humanities Academic Presents Paper at Evolving Minds Conference

Dean and Head of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Professor David Spurrett presented a paper at the Evolving Minds conference in Darwin, Australia. The conference was organised to celebrate the work of Philosopher Daniel Dennett who was this year’s recipient of the ‘Charles Darwin Scholar’ award from the Charles Darwin University. Dennett is

Highlights from the annual John Dube Memorial Lecture.

UKZN’s School of Education and the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), in collaboration with the University Language Planning and Development Office and the JL Dube Institute, recently hosted the annual John Dube Memorial Lecture at the Pietermaritzburg campus’ Colin Webb Hall. John Dube was the first president of the African National Congress (ANC)

From left to right: Prof Jannie Smit, who organised the Lecture; Prof Kalpana Hiralal, academic respondent; Prof Judith Brown; Prof Nhlanhla Mkhize, incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities; and Dr Ela Gandhi, Gandhi Development Trust Founding Chair.

UKZN-ASRA Host Mahatma Gandhi Lecture

The Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa (ASRSA) recently hosted the Gandhi Memorial Lecture at Howard College campus, during its annual congress. It was one of the most informative and intellectually enriching items on their programme for this year. The Memorial Lecture was delivered on 15 August 2018 by world-renowned Gandhi scholar,