Webinar Explores Local Economic Development Pre- and Post-COVID-19

Founder and Director of the Centre for Local Economic Development (CENLED) based at the University of Johannesburg, Professor Marius Venter delivered a webinar titled: Exploring Local Economic Development (LED) in South Africa Pre and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The event was part of UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) Webinar Series that aims

Local Economic Development the Focus of MCom Research

South Africa’s failure to implement local economic development (LED) effectively and efficiently even though government support agencies are in place, motivated Mr Thabiso Dube to embark on a research journey which earned him a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies during UKZN’s Autumn Graduation season. Supervised by Dr Mlondi Vilakazi of the University’s Graduate School of

MBA Explores Nazarites Church of God’s COVID-19 Response

Nazarites Church of God (NCG) worshiper and Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate Dr Nkosiyephana Mabaso’s research study explores how the church responded to the COVID-19 pandemic from a strategic management point of view. ‘I became a dedicated member of the church in August 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as I needed hope during the time

Leadership Studies Empower Senior Project Manager

The unprecedented times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, political instability, and social imbalances can make one despair. However, Mr. Maxhegu Lukhele opted to empower himself with a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership which was awarded during UKZN’s Autumn Graduation Ceremonies. Lukhele is a Senior Project Manager at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and the Postgraduate

PhD Study Contributes to the Development of an Entrepreneurship Policy in Malawi

Limited structural transformation of Malawi’s economy has resulted in underemployment and unemployment. This motivated lecturer at Malawi College of Accountancy, Dr Nelson Ndala to conduct a study that explored the use of strategic choice theory to develop an entrepreneurship policy for the country. He was awarded a PhD in Business Administration by UKZN. Working with

Improving the Delivery of HIV and AIDS Services in Uganda

A passion for working on people-centred programmes motivated the Head of Resource Mobilisation at the Uganda AIDS Commission, Dr Sarah Khanakwa, to conduct a study titled: Institutional Arrangements and Sustainability of HIV Control Programmes in Uganda: A Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) Analysis. She graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies at UKZN in

Acquiring Academic Knowledge – A Recipe for Success for Durban Entrepreneur

Obtaining new knowledge and continuous professional development has been the recipe for business success for Durban entrepreneur Mr Chuma Ngombane who recently added UKZN’s Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership to his long list of academic and professional qualifications. After gaining substantial experience in major Information Communication Technology (ICT) companies in South Africa and training in Australia,

Acting Director of Risk Management Services Awarded MCom

Acting Director of Risk Management Services at UKZN Ms Sinegugu Tshabalala graduated with a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies. Her research study, which was supervised by Dr Sachin Suknunan explored how occupational health and safety (OHS) can be used to motivate employees and create a better work environment. Prior to assuming her current position,

Senior KZN Health Official Graduates with an MBA

Concerned about delays in the planning and design stages of provincial health infrastructure projects, Mr Mbongiseni Gcaba, Chief Director for Infrastructure Development at the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Health Department, decided to embark on a research study for which he was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA). It is commonly assumed that major delays to projects

A Family that Studies and Graduates Together

The Munyaka couple debunked the myth that the Master of Business in Administration (MBA) leads to the breakup of marriages when they graduated with their degrees at UKZN in May. Having been married for seven years, both Jean-Jacques and Nonsikelelo wanted to get an MBA and doing it together was a no brainer as their