College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Graduation 2022 Highlights

There’s nothing quite like graduation day: the excitement, the joy, the sense of achievement. It’s a celebration we all look forward to. Join us in celebrating our future leaders as they make their way from student life to post-graduation opportunities.

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PhD GRADUATES
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cum laude or suma cum laude

Message from DVC

“…they became part of a system that subjected them to rigors of being an independent thinker from first-year to final-year to Masters to PhD.” – Professor Albert Modi.

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Graduate Stories

10/06/2022

Going Bananas for Academia

‘UKZN has laid a great foundation for my academic career as I have been a student here since first year,’...
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04/06/2022

Applied Chemist Gains Distinction Despite Diabetes

It was a proud moment for Ms Mariam Hajee when she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied...
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23/05/2022

Fascination with Big Data and AI Pays Dividends

Ms Chiara Rajcoomar was awarded her Bachelor of Science Honours degree summa cum laude, with merits for six of her seven...
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23/05/2022

MSc Focuses on “Training” Robots

After excelling in his previous degrees at Sol Plaatje University, Mr Vernon Kok graduated with his MSc in Computer Science cum...
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23/05/2022

PhD for Powerhouse Statistician

Statistics lecturer, Dr Danielle Roberts is celebrating graduating with her PhD after the home-grown applied statistician completed her research on...
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23/05/2022

PhD Study Proposes Algorithms to Solve Real-Life Problems

Dr Ovre Agushaka’s investigation of the influence of several initialisation methods on the performance of population-based metaheuristic optimisers earned him...
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23/05/2022

Computer Boffin Awarded BSc Honours Summa Cum Laude

Mr Jason Botha graduated with a BSc Honours in Computer Science summa cum laude. His honours research focused on the automated detection...
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23/05/2022

A Passion for Pure Mathematics

Mr Siyabonga Dubazana received his Master’s in Science specialising in Pure Mathematics cum laude. Dubazana was always fascinated by abstract concepts...
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23/05/2022

Tackling the Mysteries of the Universe

Ms Shavani Naicker was awarded her Master’s in Science specialising in Applied Mathematics summa cum laude. Naicker attended a Science Career...
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23/05/2022

BSc Augmented Programme Lays Foundation for Success

BSc Augmented student Mr Siphiwe Maphalala has graduated, majoring in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. ‘Before pursuing my studies at...
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23/05/2022

Mathematician in the Making

Mr Shimon Corcos graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Mathematics summa cum laude, achieving a weighted average of 98.75%!...
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23/05/2022

Master’s Degree for Research into Medicinal Plant Compounds to Treat Diabetes

Mr Almahi Mohamed Idris was awarded his Master’s in Biochemistry cum laude for research that explored the potential of traditional Sudanese medicinal...
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23/05/2022

Love of Natural Forests and their Creatures Leads to PhD

Forest mammalian community dynamics and human-wildlife interactions in the southern mistbelt forests of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape was...
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23/05/2022

PhD for Work on Microalgae for Wastewater Treatment and Biofuel Production

Dr Sifiso Gumbi was awarded his doctorate in Microbiology after conducting innovative research that involved examining the potential of indigenous...
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23/05/2022

Insights into Reptile Trade Earns Cum Laude MSc

Mr Asekho Mantintsilili is thrilled to have been awarded his MSc in Ecological Sciences cum laude. Supervised by Professor Colleen Downs...
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