Dissertation Thesis Titles of Completed Students 2006 - 2010

Name

Qualification

Title

Supervisor /s

Year Completed

Dzirikure, Manasa,

 PhD

 Towards a management approach for sustainable social development programmes for orphans in Southern Africa: Application of Systems Theory

 Professor K Pillay and Professor GJ Allen

 2010

 Musekura, Celestin

PhD

 Assessment of causes of the failure of Gikongoro Agricultural Development Project

 Professor RG Taylor and Professor K Pillay

 2010

 Biruli, Assan

Master of Commerce (Research) Leadership Studies

 Evaluating the responses to social change of refugee Congolese Christain Leaders living in Durban, South Africa

 Professor K Pillay

2010

 Cele, Nonhlanhla Sthandiwe

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 An Inquiry into the Outsourcing Approach in Eskom Eastern Region

 Dr S A Bodhanya

2010

 Dlamini, Nokuthula Olga

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 The impact of rural housing development in South Africa: A Case study of Isimahla in Ugu District Municipality

 Mr S G Hardman

2010

 Dube, Zinhle Lethumusa

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 : Exploring the effectiveness of the Current Communication Strategy within Grootvlei Return to Service Project

 Professor K Pillay

2010

 Gaga, John

Master of Commerce (Research) Leadership Studies

 : The role of church leaders in HIV and AIDS prevention in the Sweetwaters Community, Pietermaritzburg area

 Professor K Pillay

2010

 Magwaza, Eulith Nomali

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 Using Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) to investigate the application of 'Batho Pele' in the Ndwedwe West Ward

 Professor K Pillay

2010

 Mbhele, Hlengiwe Witness

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 An Appreciative Inquiry Approach into the Post-Merger Campbell Collections - University Of KwaZulu-Natal

 Professor K Pillay

2010

 Meyiwa, Thenjiwe Sindiswa Cheryl

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 Understanding HIV/AIDS effects through systems principles: A case study of home-based care giving in Bhambayi

 Professor S Leclerc-Madlala

2010

 Mngxaso, Monwabisi Harold,

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 Understanding strategic conversation as a tool for organisational learning and change: A public sector perspective

 Professor R G Taylor

2010

 Mntambo, Charmaine

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

 : The use of Systems Thinking for School Improvement: Reflecting on the Implementation of the Integrated Quality Management Systems (IQMS) in the Sweetwaters Ward

 Mr S G Hardman

2010

Msimango, Ruby Joyce

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

A systems perspective on pedagogic leadership

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Ndebele, Sibusiso Derrick

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

The impact of the government's intervention to accelerate racial transformation in the advertising and media industry

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Ravu, Yagambram

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

How Project Planning Strategies Can Manage Delays: A Case Study of the Medupi Power Station, Limpopo Province

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Twagirumukiza, William

Master of Commerce (Research) Leadership Studies

: Strategic implementation in public sector organizations: A case study of Rwanda Institute of Administration and Management (RIAM)

Dr S A Bodhanya

2010

Vedalankar, Sandhya Nardev

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

An Analysis and Evaluation of eThekwini Municipality's Home-Ownership Programme (Sale of State-Financed Flats)

Professor R G Taylor

2010

Baijnath, Sunil

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

A Holistic View to Understanding Project Failure in Eskom Distribution in KwaZulu-Natal

Professor R G Taylor

2010

Chiro, Edward Tendayi

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Low Cost Housing Delivery Program: An Interpretive Systems Approach

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Dlamini, Phumzile Caroline

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

: Challenges of a performance management development system in a learning organisation: A case study of the department of transport, Pietermartizburg

Professor K Pillay

2010

Jokonya, Osden

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Boundary Critique and Software Migration - A State Information Technology Agency Case Study

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Madiba, Mhlengi Arthur

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

: Scenario Planning: The Future of Bosch Projects as Seen Through the Sugar Industry Lens

Dr S A Bodhanya

2010

Mbambo, Phumzile Immaculate

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Use of systems tools in the creation of an intervention programme that deals with educational disparities

Professor K Pillay

2010

Mdanisi, Tshikani Charlotte

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Policy, planning and provision: A case study of water in the Limpopo Province

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Moloi, Hilton Xolane

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Application of Soft System Methodology to employee assistance programmes as an approach to managing absenteeism

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Muhizi, Rugamba

Master of Commerce (Research) Leadership Studies

Systematic Approach to Project Outcomes' Evaluation: A Case Study of the Decentralization and Community Development Project (DCDP)

Mr S G Hardman

2010

Shinga, Nonkululeko Yolette Zenobia

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

ideas from mind to market: Challenges and critical success factors for effective incubation of ICT start-up firms within the innovation hub

Professor R G Taylor

2010

Xulu, Sipho Lawrence

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Evaluating poor educational performance: The value of using a Systems Thinking Approach with Special reference to Grades 10 - 12 classes on Schools in the Samungu Ward

Professor K Pillay

2010

Bodhanya, Shamim Ahmed

PhD

Strategic Enactment: An Interpretive Approach to Organisational Strategy

Professor Kriben Pillay and Professor Robert Taylor

2009

Gerwel, Cecile Naomi

Master of Commerce (Research) Leadership Studies

: Exploring the use of simulation as a tool of change management.

Mr Shamim Bodhanya

2009

Hoosen, Naseem Banu

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Exploring an alternative partnership for managing  problematic behaviour among learners in Secondary Schools in Chatsworth.

Mr Stanley Hardman

2009

Kapyepye, Mavuto Jonas

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Strategy and Organisational Dynamics

An Assessment of the applicability of business strategy approaches to achieve greater financial autonomy in the Local NGO Sector in Malawi: The Case of the Active Youth In Social Enhancement (AYISE)

Mr Shamim Bodhanya

2009

Kuhn, William James

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A renewal requirement audit for Woolworths Financial Services

Mr Shamim Bodhanya

2009

Mahabeer, Rajesh

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Organization: Relevance and resultant benefits to the Auditor General in South Africa.

Professor Kriben Pillay

2009

Makaula, Gunyaziwe

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Change and Transformation of Organisations to learning organisations in South Africa.

Mr Shamim Bodhanya

2009

Ndlovu, Christian Khanyisani

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Leadership Dynamics, age differences and conflict in a church context.

Mr Stanley Hardman

2009

Nkomo, Maleho Margaret Daisy

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Strategy and Organisational

Strategic planning and implementation challenges facing public entities

Mr Shamim Bodhanya

2009

Pather, Anasuyah

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Project Leadership and Management

: Transformation in the workplace. What makes for sustainable solutions

Professor Robert Taylor

2009

Pillay, Rosetta

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

Aligning mentorship programs to facilitate a learning organization: A case study of the Grootvlei RTS Project

Professor Kriben Pillay

2009

Ramovha, Ntshengedzeni Thomas

Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies(Coursework)

The effectiveness of strategic management in the Public Service: A case study on the Department of Local Government and Housing in Limpopo Provincial Administration

Mr Shamim Bodhanya

2009

Sithole, Sabelo Emmanuel

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Project Leadership and Management

: Investigation into training strategy for graduate engineers in the Capital Expansion Department of Eskom Enterprises Division

Professor Robert Taylor

2009

Buthelezi, Moses Dumisani,

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Evaluating the Extent of HIV/AIDS on ABET Educators in the Lebombo ward Centres using Soft Systems Methodology.

Prof. K Pillay 

2009

Chetty, Lynette Dolores

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Assessing the Corruption Culture within Eskom Northern and Evaluating the Efficacy of Whistleblowing through System Tools.

Prof. K Pillay 

2009

Davids,Shahied

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Identification of Project Management Strategies, Activities and Principles of Successful Delivery in the Public Sector.

Prof. R G Taylor

2009

De La Mare, Andrew Rupert

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Corporate Social Investment Partnerships with Government - A Help or Hindrance to Sustainable Community Development.

Mr S G Hardman

2009

Hlathi, Thabo Robert

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Strategic Planning Process, a Value Creating Imperative for Service Delivery Enhancement in the Public Sector or a Mechanism for Compliance: A Case Study in the Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism.

Prof. K Pillay 

2009

Marsland, Louise Kathleen

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Analyzing the Role of Business-to Business Media in South Africa in the Emergence of Communities of Practice.

Mr. RM Magotsi

2009

Mazibuko, Dineo Faith

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

An Investigation into Organizational Learning and its Impact on Organizational Performance with Specific Reference to shared Vision and Team Learning: A Case Study for the Port of Durban.

Prof. K Pillay 

2009

Mbedzi, Nkhangweni Timmon

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Resource based view of the Firm: A Telkom Case Study

Mr S A Bodhanya

2009

Mchunu, Andrew Thamsanqa Sbusiso

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Systems Approach to Managing Relationships in a Tertiary Institution: A Case Study at Mangosuthu Technikon.

Prof. K Pillay 

2009

Mkhize, Thandeka Fortunate

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

 Application of the Viable Systems Model (VSM) to the Durban Institute of Technology Library.

Mr S G Hardman

2009

Mkhize, Ndabezinhle Buyiswa Sihle

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

The Perceptions and Mental Models of Teachers in Corporal Punishment on Schools.

Mr S G Hardman

2009

Moodley, Brendan

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Engineering Skills Shortage in Eskom:An Analysis of the Situation and an Assessment of the Impact of Current and Proposed Interventions.

Prof. R G Taylor

2009

Van Soelen, Anita

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Systems Approach to the Design of an Idealized Student Enrolment Support System for the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mr S A Bodhanya

2009

Cookie, Kathleen Mona

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Systems Approach to the Project Management of Local Television productions at eTV

Mr. Stan Hardman

2007

 Lakay, Denzil Christopher

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

 The Application of Soft Systems Methodology to Investigate the Impact of a merger of tertiary institutions on staff: A pilot study within UKZN.

Mr. Shamim Bodhanya

2007

Rankhelepe-Majoro, Mammusa Lebereko

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Managing Organisational change through the application of Strategic Thinking.

Mr. Shamim Bodhanya

2007

 Njenga Samuel Gikaru

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Enhancing viability through better management of learning in non-profit organisations

Professor Robert Taylor

2007

 Marais, Sarel Johannes

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

 Introducing Organisational Development Interventions to counter the impact of human error on project parameters: Time, Cost and Quality.

Mr. Stan Hardman

2007

Indhul, Sherman

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

The Co-evolution and co-creation of sustainability for knowledge intensive organisations: Strategy as a participatory sense making process.

Professor Robert Taylor

2007

Averweg Udo

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Developing an Intranet for Facilitating Knowledge Management: A Practitioner Inquiry.

Mr. Stan Hardman

 2007

Mahwai, Vincent Selemela

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A review of public financial management in the context of expenditure in the regional office of Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng Health Region (Gauteng Province).

Mr. Stan Hardman

2007

Sharma, Vishal

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Cybernetic Diagnosis of Supply Chain Operation of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM).

Mr. Shamim Bodhanya

2007

Mchunu, Bongani

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Systems Approach to IQMS implementation in Vulindlela Circuit: A Study in reflection in Vulindlela West Ward.

Mr. Stan Hardman

2006

Rosslee, Garrath

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

A Systemic Approach to Culture Change in distressed organisations.

Mr. Shamim Bodhanya

2006

Maddox, Greg

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

An Action Research case study using Soft Systems Methodologies and Critical Systems Heuristics, as Methodological Frameworks for a Financial Services Sector Intervention.

Mr. Stan Hardman

2006

Maphinda Hopewell

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Strategy Enactment Process in an Organisational Context: A case study of four organisations in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Mr. Shamim Bodhanya

2006

Chadwick, Keith

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility in the Banking Industry in South Africa

Mr. Stan Hardman

2006

Govender, Sussan

Master of Commerce (Coursework) Leadership Studies

Knowledge Management in Higher Education - A Case Study of the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts, UKZN

Mr. Shamim Bodhanya

2006

 


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