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

Ms Belinda Crawford

Honours Self-Study Research Focuses on Biracial Identity

UKZN staff member Ms Belinda Crawford graduated with an Honours degree in Theology following self-study research examining her biracial identity in relation to Genesis 2-3 in the Bible to find belonging within South African society. Crawford’s research was derived from a biblical methodology known as the tripolar method that allows the biblical text to be

Ms Tracey Sibisi.

Research into Black Queer Christian Bodies in African Faith Spaces

The position of black queer Christian bodies in African faith spaces was investigated in research by Ms Tracey Sibisi who graduated cum laude with a Masters degree in Theology (Gender and Religion). Sibisi, who was awarded the Inclusive and Affirming Ministries Scholarship for her Honours project, works full time for the Gay and Lesbian Network

From left to right: Professors Nhlanhla Mkhize, Labby Ramrathan, Nobuhle Ndimande-Hlongwa, and Johannes A. Smit.

Launch of the Alternation African Scholarship Book Series (AASBS)

The first four volumes of the Alternation African Scholarship Book Series (AASBS) were launched, as part of 24th Time of the Writer Festival Coffee Club Series, hosted by the College of Humanities.  These four volumes focus on research related to the impacts of COVID-19 on academia. The session was moderated by Professor Relebohile Moletsane, Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Ms Noluthando Gasa.

Birthday ‘Present’ Degree for UKZN Ujamaa Centre Staffer

It was a double celebration for staff member at UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre Ms Noluthando Gasa who graduated and celebrated her birthday at the same time. The visually impaired Bachelor of Theology graduate says she struggled to fund her studies. ‘I had received a scholarship from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics and although it