Response of Grasslands to Global Change Examined in Cum Laude Master’s Research

Grassland ecosystem stability was the topic of research undertaken by Mr Stuart Demmer which culminated in him being awarded a cum laude Master’s degree in Grassland Science. Supervised by Professor Kevin Kirkman and Dr Michelle Tedder, Demmer compiled a global systematic map to understand better how grasslands are responding to stressors such as shifting rainfall patterns, increased

Military Man Earns Cum Laude Master’s Degree

Mr Ntuthuko Zungu graduated with a Master’s degree cum laude in Biochemistry after an unconventional academic journey, which included two years of service in the South African National Defence Force’s SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) branch through its Military Skills Development System (MSDS). Zungu’s parents funded his first year at UKZN but lacking funds for further study, he and his friends began

Germ Dangers from Pit Latrines Investigated by Microbiology PhD Graduate

Antibiotic resistant bacteria emanating from pit latrines in KwaZulu-Natal was the subject of research undertaken by Dr Lorika Beukes for her PhD in Microbiology. Beukes, a principal microscopy technician at UKZN’s Microscopy and Microanalysis Unit (MMU), was awarded her doctorate during the University’s virtual Graduation ceremony. Her research uncovered the presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria present in

Three Times a UKZN Graduate!

“Perseverance pays off” is a maxim Miss Pumla Vanessa Dlamini can proudly claim as being relevant in her life. Dlamini recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Ecological Sciences, her third degree from UKZN having previously obtained BSc and BSc Honours degrees from the University. She says UKZN’s top ranking in research is the reason