UKZN Classics Department Hosts Visiting US Professor

The Classics Department within the College of Humanitiesrecently hosted Professor Victor Castellani of the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver in the United States. Castellani, an associate professor of Latin, spent a full week engaging with staff and consulting with students, while also presenting lectures and seminars on a variety of topics. In one of his public lectures

Renowned Storyteller Dr Gcina Mhlophe grips audience with magical songs

In celebration of Women’s Month the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently hosted an inspirational talk, titled: House of Song and Prayer by the legendary South African storyteller Gcina Mhlophe. After an introduction by acting Dean and Head of the School of Arts Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa, Mhlophe greeted those present with a beautiful song that set

PhDs Awarded Posthumously to Two Dedicated UKZN students

Two UKZN students Dr Lilly Phiri and Dr Sophie Mahloane were awarded their PhDs posthumously during UKZN’s 2017 graduation ceremonies. Phiri, who died after contracting malaria, received her doctorate in Religion and Theology, while Mahloane, who died from injuries suffered in a motor accident, received her PhD in Education. Phiri, an emerging scholar and recipient

Former TV and Media Personality Dr Elna Boesak Graduates from UKZN with PHD

Former journalist and television personality, Dr Elna Boesak, has graduated from UKZN with a PhD degree in Gender and Religion. The title of her PhD thesis was: Channeling Justice?  A Feminist Exploration of North American Tele-evangelism in a South African Constitutional Democracy. ‘I have never envisaged myself as a scholar,’ said Boesak. ‘My career as

Classics Department Hosts Visiting UNISA Professor

The Classics Department within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently hosted visiting lecturer from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Professor Richard Evans. Evans spent a full week engaging with staff and consulting with students, while also presenting lectures and seminars on various topics. His public lecture focused on: Propaganda on Ancient

UKZN Co-Hosts Summer School on Transformative Religion

Transformative Religion: Religion as Situated Knowledge in Processes of Social Transformation, was the theme for a Summer School held on UKZN’s Pietermaritzburg campus. The school was co-hosted by UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) in collaboration with the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary (SMMS), the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Stellenbosch University and

‘Faith Communities’ Can Help Instil Environmental Responsibility

Faith communities can play a transformative role in communicating the message of environmental responsibility because of their extensive communication networks. This is according to the Patron of the South African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI), Bishop Geoff Davies, who – with his wife, Kate – delivered the 6th annual Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lecture on