College of Humanities

Research Office

NRF Rated Staff
SARCHi Chairs
Research Units
Prolific Researchers 2018 data

Welcome to the College of Humanities - Research Office

The College of Humanities is the largest of UKZN’s four Colleges; The College boasts vibrant research, teaching and learning units, many of which are internationally recognised.  A complex and strategic College, it comprises six diverse yet complementary schools located across three of UKZN’s five campuses: Edgewood – situated in Pinetown; Howard College – located in Durban; and Pietermaritzburg.

Research Office Staff

Siphindile Ntanta

Mrs Siphindile Ntanta

Deans PA // College Research Officer

031-260-2325 //

Tembisa Magojo

Ms Tembisa Magojo

College Postgraduate Officer

031-260-2479 //

Amanda Mkhize

Ms Amanda Mkhize

Assistant Admin: Postgraduate

031-260-2680 //

Mr Jadrian Arumugam

Assistant Admin: Research Projects


Nelisiwe Masuku

Ms Nelisiwe Masuku

Assistant Admin: Research

031-260-2680 //

DHET Accredited Journals 2022

NRF Rated Staff

The NRF rating system is a key driver in the NRF’s aim to build a globally competitive science system in South Africa. It is a valuable tool for benchmarking the quality of our researchers against the best in the world. NRF ratings are allocated based on a researcher’s recent research outputs and impact as perceived by international peer reviewers. The rating system encourages researchers to publish high quality outputs in high impact journals/outlets. Rated researchers as supervisors will impart cutting-edge skills to the next generation of researchers.

SARChi Chairs

The South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) was established in 2006 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF).

It is designed to attract and retain excellence in research and innovation at South African public universities through the establishment of Research Chairs at public universities in South Africa with a long-term investment trajectory of up to fifteen years.