College of Humanities
Research Office

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Lenore Kok

School of Applied Human SciencesSchool of ArtsSchool of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Melissa Gilbert

School of Built Environment and Development StudiesSchool of Social Sciences

Nashireen Martin

School of Education

Nonkululeko Ndlela

School of Built Environment and Development StudiesSchool of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Sazise M Ndlovu

School of Applied Human Sciences

Sylvia Danster

School of Education

Thokozani Thwala

School of EducationSchool of Social Sciences

There is a good mixture of experience and new blood, as well as a healthy diversity among the staff.

The College Research Offices serve roughly 4500 postgraduate students as well as some 480 permanent and temporary academic staff. The high postgraduate throughput and staff research productivity has placed the College of Humanities, to become a leading College in the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the past two years. Our track record of adopting humane, principled and socially responsive forms of leadership is admired by staff and students – who are all a close family member and the excellent effort-bearers of a humanities college in ascendancy. Indeed, we pride ourselves on being courteous and efficient, leading inspired by the premonition of own name – the College of Humanities, where human-beings and leaders who subscribe to true humane ethos reside and thrive.

I feel honoured to have the opportunity to work with the dedicated and innovative academics – seasoned scholars and novice ones, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The College of Humanities is busy making a positive impact on the social fabric of South Africa, Africa and beyond. 

It is part of my vision to ensure that the College continues to pursue research that is aimed at improving the quality of life for all sectors of South Africa’s and Africa’s populations. My Office shall continue steadfast to assist in the production of research knowledge that provides the training ground for tomorrow’s leaders in society – principled and courageous leaders who would never stop in their noble attempts to better the course 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 internationally competitive and socially relevant research flourishes and scholarly career dreams come true.