Statistical Association Bursary for BSc Graduate

Mr Sbongiseni Mthethwa has not only graduated with a BSc degree majoring in Mathematics and Statistics, but has also earned a prestigious industry bursary from the SA Statistical Association (SASA) to pursue honours studies – one of only three awarded nationally. Mthethwa was born in the small rural village of Burford in the Ladysmith area.

Summa Cum Laude Student Develops Possible Solution to Public Transport Woes

Top achiever Mr Menzi Skhosana, who was fully sponsored by the Zenex Foundation throughout his senior school years, matriculated at Ogwini Comprehensive Technical High in Umlazi in 2015. IT classes spurred his interest in programming and convinced him to pursue Computer Science and Information Systems after matric. He chose UKZN for his higher education because

Schoolgirl’s Encounter with Astronomy Leads to Doctoral Degree

Dr Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana’s first encounter of an informative kind with astronomy was when as a young schoolgirl she attended an astrophysics and cosmology career exhibition week at UKZN, learning that she could pursue a career in the field and that funding opportunities were available. With stars in her eyes, she graduated with a Doctor of

Sixteen Distinctions and Counting

Mr Sfundo Khumalo achieved 16 distinctions during studies at UKZN for his BSc degree. An Ikusasalethu Secondary School matriculant, where he achieved six distinctions, he was inspired by his friend, Mr Thamisanqa Mtshali, who told him about the ‘M’ Stream (Mathematics) offering at UKZN. ‘I became interested right away,’ said Khumalo. ‘I regarded my acceptance at

Earthquake with Magnitude of 5.5ML Stirred Doctoral Research

What was regarded as the largest mine-related earthquake in the world rocked Orkney in the Northwest Province in 2014 and led to Mr Thando Nqasha being awarded a cum laude Master of Science degree in Land Surveying. Nqasha’s thesis work – supervised by Dr Mayshree Singh – was titled: Investigation of the Directional Effect on Low Cost

Zimbabwean Student Prospers After Doing the Hard Yards

Years of hard work by Mr Jimson Tanyanyiwa saw him graduate at UKZN with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. While the various challenges he encountered along his academic journey could have easily made him give up and walk away, they instead made him stronger – inspiring him to soldier on with his studies. After

Cum laude Pass Evidence of Augmented Engineering Programme’s Value

Mr Tazden Sewell is the first in his family to graduate with a university degree and for good measure, he achieved a cum laude pass! Sewell received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree at UKZN’s virtual Graduation ceremony for the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. Only one other colleague, Mr John Richards, received

Son Follows in Father’s Engineering Footsteps

‘I have always been surrounded by engineers,’ says Mr Dawit Seyoum, who graduated with an MSc degree in Civil Engineering. ‘Growing up I was keen to solve anything I saw as a problem or optimise processes I recognised as being due for an update. I decided to study Engineering as I found this line of

All Rounder Excels in Class and at Cricket

Mr Gareth Wissing has graduated cum laude with a Master of Science degree in Engineering, specialising in Civil Engineering. Wissing proved his worth not only in the classroom, but also on the sports field where he captained the UKZN cricket team in 2019. Wissing was awarded a UKZN prestige sports scholarship for cricket during his undergraduate degree and

The Future Looks Bright for Young Mr Bright!

Growing up roaming the hallowed halls of Mechanical Engineering at UKZN where his father was employed as an academic and being constantly surrounded by his dad’s robots and rockets, master’s graduate Tyrone Bright’s curiosity for how things work began at a young age. Bright’s father Professor Glen Bright is now Dean and Head of the