Summa Cum Laude Degree for Promising Astrophysicist

Mr Lushen Moodley has graduated with an MSc degree summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics. His dissertation focused on Hyperspheres of Static Charged Fluids in Standard and Modified Gravity. Moodley grew up in the small town of Tongaat and his father spotted academic talent in the young boy at 18 months old when Lushen started

Master’s Research Paves Way for IsiZulu Language Processing

Research into isiZulu language processing has earned Mr Sibonelo Dlamini a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Dlamini was supervised by Mr Edgar Jembere and Mr Anban Pillay. Dlamini completed his schooling at George Campbell School of Technology in Durban after which he registered at UKZN for a degree in Electronic Engineering, soon realising,

Summa Cum Laude Graduate Excels in Computer Science and IT

Mr Ntobeko Cele graduated top of his class in Computer Science and Information Technology (IT), earning a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude. Cele, who attended Menzi High School in Umlazi, Durban, said choosing to study Computer Science and IT was in line with his life-long fascination with the workings of computers. A keen

Summa Cum Laude Degree in the Bag for Talented Student

Gaming and sports fanatic with a passion for maths and science, Mr Nikhiel Bansi has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree, summa cum laude. Bansi says he always enjoys a challenge. ‘I found Chemical Engineering combined all of my interests, and is an enabler for change in society. UKZN is

Research into Biogas for Rural Waste Management and Energy Solutions Secures Cum Laude Degree

Mr Jonathan Olal Ogwang received his Master’s degree cum laude in Civil Engineering for research that involved investigating biogas as a waste management and energy solution among rural South African communities. Ogwang did his research under the umbrella of his supervisor Professor Cristina Trois’s South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Waste and Climate Change, which

No One Road to Success – PhD Graduate

If at first you don’t succeed, try again is the maxim of Dr Thokozani Ngema. Initially not meeting UKZN’s minimum requirements, Ngema took another route that would eventually lead to the fulfilment of his dream… he enrolled at DUT, where he completed his BTech and MTech degrees in Chemical Engineering, going on to complete an

Top of the Class!

Four of UKZN’s 48 Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) graduates received their degrees summa cum laude. They were Mr Thesan Appalsamy, Mr Nikyle Bisseru, Dr Sarisha Harrylal and Mr Jared Sabbagha. ‘The four of us worked closely together over the past four years and if you ask anyone of us we will all

Sisters in Science Doing it Together… and For Each Other

Chemistry runs thick in the veins of the Fraser family – Gillean graduated with an MSc in Chemistry cum laude, while sister Stephanie graduated summa cum laude with a BSc Chemistry Honours degree. Both sisters matriculated at Northlands Girls’ High School in Durban and enrolled at UKZN. Gillean sailed through her BSc and BSc Chemistry

Two New Doctors in the House!

Husband and wife Rasoul Hassanalizadeh and Parisa Doubra have graduated with doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering from UKZN. The couple, who met in Iran six years ago while studying for their Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering at Mazandran University of Science and Technology, agree that the immeasurable amount of combined effort, commitment and hard work

Double Cause for Celebration as Computer Science Twins Graduate

It was cause for a double celebration in the Mbatha household when twins Sandile and Siyanda graduated with Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees majoring in Computer Science and Information Technology. The Mbatha twins attended Bhekathina High School in Emvundlweni, a rural area 30km outside Escourt, characterised by people carrying firewood, fetching drinking water in the