Welcome to the College of Humanities Research

The College of Humanities Research Office team serves three campuses: Howard College, Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg.

The College Research Office Headquarters is in Howard College (Ground Floor of the MTB Building), where responsibilities are divided between Postgraduate Studies and Research. In the former is Thuli Bekwa, and in the latter is Thobile Myeni, who is also Prof Morojele’s administrator. In Edgewood, postgraduate matters are dealt with by Tyzer Khumalo; and in Pietermaritzburg by Beulah Jacobsen and Belinda Davis, as well as Karen Sophie (Education). There is a good mixture of experience and new blood, as well as a healthy diversity among the staff.

As the College Research Offices serve 4300 postgraduate students as well as some 450 permanent and temporary academic staff, they are busy places. But the track record of the staff in the new school-configuration model is excellent and we pride ourselves on being courteous and efficient.


Prof. Pholoho Morojele

     

The College of Humanities Research Office team serves three campuses: Howard College, Edgewood and Pietermaritzburg. Professor Pholoho Justice Morojele, a Commonwealth scholar, former Academic Leader: Research and Postgraduate Studies in the School of Education, and an Associate Professor of Gender and Social Justice Education, has been the acting Dean of Research from 1st March 2016.

The College Research Office Headquarters is in Howard College (Ground Floor of the MTB Building), where responsibilities are divided between Postgraduate Studies and Research. In the former is Thuli Bekwa, and in the latter is Thobile Myeni, who is also Prof Morojele’s administrator. In Edgewood, postgraduate matters are dealt with by Tyzer Khumalo; and in Pietermaritzburg by Beulah Jacobsen and Belinda Davis, as well as Karen Sophie (Education). There is a good mixture of experience and new blood, as well as a healthy diversity among the staff.

As the College Research Offices serve 4300 postgraduate students as well as some 450 permanent and temporary academic staff, they are busy places. But the track record of the staff in the new school-configuration model is excellent and we pride ourselves on being courteous and efficient.

I feel honoured to have the opportunity to work with the dedicated and innovative academics - seasoned scholars and novice ones, postdocs and postgraduate students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The College of Humanities is making a positive impact on the social fabric of South Africa and Africa.  It is also increasingly playing a global role.

It is part of my vision to ensure that the College will continue to pursue research that will improve the quality of life for all sectors of South Africa’s and Africa’s population. My Office will assist in producing research and knowledge that will provide the training ground for tomorrow’s leaders in society that will never stop in their attempts to better Humanity.

I am proud to be associated with a College whose research is growing both in breadth and depth – all the hard work of highly experienced and dedicated scholars. I am committed to strengthen the research culture in the College and will work endlessly to create an environment in which research will flourish and scholarly career dreams come true. 

  News
  • College of Humanities hosts 2016 Careers Fair

    Students at the College of Humanities Careers Day

    [12/May/2016] The College of Humanities Student Support Services held a Careers Day on the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses giving students the opportunity to interact with various organisations which exhibited including RCL Foods, SAPS and UKZN.

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  • Music graduate performs at Jazz Centre

    Ms Zethembiso Mdletshe

    [12/May/2016] The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music featured recent BA (Music) graduate and Afro/soul/jazz vocalist, Ms Zethembiso Mdletshe, who performed most of her own compositions and a few covers.

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  • UKZN celebrates International Jazz Day

    UKZN music lecturers (from left) Ms Debbie Mari, Mr George Mari, Mr Neil Gonsalves and Professor Salim Washington

    [12/May/2016] The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music staged Generations of Jazz as part of International Jazz Day which brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about the music, its roots, future and impact.

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  • UKZN Students part of SADC Inter-institutional Workshop

    UKZN Student Team members with Facilitator Professor Maheshvari Naidu (bottom right).

    [12/May/2016] Five UKZN students joined approximately forty other students from campuses across Southern Africa for a two day workshop hosted by Africa Gender Institute (AGI). Co-hosted by the University of Cape Town and the University of Witwatersrand, the students met in the central location of Sandton, Gauteng for two days of intense presentations around the work of the Young Women’s Leadership Project (YWLP).

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  • Community Development Association hosts leadership workshop

    CDA Local Executive Committee and CDA Foundation members at a leadership workshop at Howard College

    [05/May/2016] The Community Development Association on UKZN’s Howard College campus recently hosted its inaugural leadership training workshop for its Local Executive Committee.

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  • DuT head speaks at UKZN Freedom Month celebration

    Theoretical physicist and Vice-Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology, Professor Ahmed Bawa, speaking on freedom and democracy.

    [05/May/2016] This year, Freedom Month reflects on how South Africa achieved its freedom and democracy; the 20 years of the Constitution and the progress made in the past 22 years as well as how South Africans should work together to implement the National Development Plan (NDP).

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  • UKZN student wins canoe marathon qualifier for world champs

    Mr Louis Hattingh

    [05/May/2016] College of Humanities student and former K2 World Junior Champion, Mr Louis Hattingh, won the test event at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg for the 2017 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Marathon World Championships.

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  • Bursaries worth R2 millon for Criminology and Forensic Studies students

    Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh with Criminology and Forensic Studies students.

    [28/Apr/2016] A Learnership Programme with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been finalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) initiated by Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh in the School of Applied Human Sciences.  

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  • Master’s Music student gives recital at UKZN

    Ms Tatum Cox.

    [28/Apr/2016] Master’s Music student Ms Tatum Cox, recently performed at UKZN’s Opera Studio and Choral Academy’s (OSCA) Jubilee Hall giving a 70-minute recorder recital consisting of works mainly from the Baroque period.

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  • Professor Gerald West Delivers Steve Gruchy Memorial Lecture

    Professor Gerald West.

    [28/Apr/2016] “The Bible as a Site of Struggle: An Ongoing Dialogue with Steve de Gruchy”, was the title of the 4th Annual Public Memorial Steve de Gruchy Lecture delivered on the Pietermaritzburg campus by Senior Professor in Biblical Studies and UKZN Fellow, Professor Gerald West.

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  • Social Sciences Dean sets PhD supervision record

    Professor Stephen Mutula and his PhD graduates.

    [28/Apr/2016] Dean and Head of the School of Social Sciences, Professor Stephen Mutula, has successfully supervised nine PhD students in a single year - a first for the College of Humanities.

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