Research Outputs

2014


Doctor of Administration

Mfusi, Zanele Enough, MA(SocWrk).......................................................................... Public Administration
Dissertation: The Management of Expanded Works Programme in the Department of Public Works: KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisors: Professor Y Penceliah and Professor KK Govender
Mngomezulu, Thembeka Mary-Pia, MN.................................................................... Public Administration
Dissertation: Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Public Governanace: A Case Study of KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health
Supervisor: Professor PS Reddy
Ngwane, Knowledge Siyabonga, BTech(DUT), MBA............................................... Public Administration
Dissertation: Workplace Harassment and its impact on staff performance: A Case study of a South African Higher Education Institution
Supervisor: Dr MO Dassah
Ntshakala, Thembekile Elsie, BA, MTRP.................................................................. Public Administration
Dissertation: District Governance in South African Local Government: A Case Study of West Rand District Municipality
Supervisor: Dr TI Nzimakwe


Doctor of Business Administration

Vilakazi, Ayanda Menzi, BCom, BComHons, PGDip(BusMgt), MBA
Dissertation: Evaluating quality in the South African passenger transportation industry
Supervisor: Professor KK Govender


Doctor of Commerce

Nwokeiwu, Johnson, BSocSc(MgtCommStud), BComHons, MCom....................................... Management
Dissertation: Training, Development and Performance in a Public Corporation: A Case Study of the Nigerian Railway Corporation
Supervisors: Dr MA Phiri, Dr Z Fields and Dr P Chitakunye


Doctor of Philosophy

(List 1)
Chazema, Jacqueline, BEd(UMalawi), BEdHons(UMalawi), MEd(UMalawi).............. Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Managing Systems Change in the Context of HIV & AIDS in Malawi
Supervisors: Professor K Pillay and Professor GJ Allen
Green, Paul Edmund, HDE(CommSubjEconSc), PGDip(Mgt), MBA........................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: A Systems Approach to the Evaluation of an Academic Department as a Service Provider at a University Of Technology.
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Zondi, Wellington Bonginkosi, BCom, MBA.................................................................. Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Employee Performance Management and Development within the Regional Hospitals in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health
Supervisor: Dr TI Nzimakwe


Doctor of Philosophy

(List 2)

Bosch, Shannon Joy, BA, BAHons, LLB, LLM(Cantab)........................................................................ Law
Dissertation: The combatant status of non-state actors in international armed conflicts, in light of the notion of direct participation in hostilities.
Supervisor: Professor M Carnelley
Erasmus, Daniel Nicolaas, BA(Wits), BProc(UNISA), HDipTax(Wits)................................................. Law
Dissertation: An analysis of challenging the commissioner's discretionary powers invoked in terms of Sections 74b and 74b of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962, in light of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa 108 of 1996
Supervisor: Professor RC Williams
Oyende, Kayode Babatunde, LLB(OAU, Ile-Ife), LLM(UNigeria)....................................................... Law
Dissertation: An appraisal of the Law relating to oil Pollution in the Inland, Territorial and Maritime Waters of Nigeria
Supervisor: Professor MA Kidd
Sarumi, Rofiah Ololade, LLB(University of Ibadan), LLM(UPret)....................................................... Law
Dissertation: The protection of the rights of children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Botswana: A Critical analysis of the legal and policy responses
Supervisor: Ms AE Strode and Professor M Carnelley
Strode, Ann Elaine, BA, LLB, LLM....................................................................................................... Law
Dissertation: Walking the tightrope-creating an ethical-legal framework for health research with children: Balancing child protection and participation with the facilitation of appropriate health research.
Supervisor: Professor YA Vawda


Doctor of Philosophy

(List 3)
Boyce, Gerard Denzil, BSc(UCT), BComHons, MCom.............................................................. Economics
Dissertation: The Relationship between Perceptions of Racial Identity, Hope and Young People's Educational Aspirations in South Africa
Supervisor: Professor GT Harris
Dramani, John Bosco,  BA, MA(KwameNkrumahU)................................................................. Economics
Dissertation: An Analysis of Electricity Demand and Policy Options for Ghana
Supervisor: Professor DD Tewari
Mbonigaba, Josue, BComHons(URwanda), MCom................................................................... Economics
Dissertation: The Cost-Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS Interventions in South Africa
Supervisor: Professor GT Harris
Mulumeoderhwa, Maroyi Willy, BComHons, MCom..................... Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
Dissertation: Building More Peaceful Gender Relationships in South Kivu Province,Democratic Republic of Congo
Supervisor: Professor GT Harris
Tandoh, Francis, BA, MA(KwameNkrumahU)........................................................................... Economics
Dissertation: The Determinants of Housing Demand in Ghana: Evidence from Micro-Data
Supervisor: Professor DD Tewari
Visagie, Justin Paul, BCom, BComHons, MCom........................................................................ Economics
Dissertation: The Development of the Middle Class in South African since the Transition to Democracy
Supervisor: Professor DR Posel


Doctor of Philosophy

(List 4)
Lubua, Edison Wazoel, MSc (HR Mgt)(UmzumbeU)........................ Information Systems and Technology
Dissertation: Adoption of e-Transparency in the Public Sector of Tanzania
Supervisor: Professor MS Maharaj
Mbhele, Thokozani Patmond, BCom, BComHons, MCom............................... Supply Chain Management
Dissertation: Electronic Supply Chain Management Systems in Managing the Bullwhip Effect on Selected Fast Moving Consumer Goods.
Supervisor: Dr MA Phiri
Pillay, Gnanam, BA(UNISA), BAHons, MEd.................................................................... Entrepreneurship
Dissertation: Developing Social Entrepreneurship in the field of IT at FET Colleges in KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisor: Dr S Kaye
Williamson, Mervywn Kenneth, MBA(HeriotWattU), BCom, PGDip(UNISA)...................... Management
Dissertation: Peceptions and Experiences of organisational Misfit: A Grounded Theory Study of South African Employees
Supervisor: Professor DAL Coldwell


Doctor of Philosophy

(List 5)
Gamede, Vangeli Wiseman, BA, BAHons, MA(UNITRA), PGDip(Mgt), MBA.. Human Resource Management
Dissertation: The Transfer of Workplace Training to Performance in the South African Manufacturing Industry with specific reference to Hulamin
Supervisor: Dr MA Phiri
Okeke-Uzodike, Obianuju Ebele, BEng (EnuguStateU), MBA(EnuguStateU)........................ Management
Dissertation: Analysis of Recruitment and Selection Practices in Federal Government Ministries in Abuja, Nigeria
Supervisor: Dr MA Phiri

 

 

2014 Masters


Master of Administration

Chamane, Sandile Eric, NDip(NatalTech), BTech(TSA), PGDip (Law)(UJ)................ Industrial Relations
Dissertation: Perceptions of Trade Union Representatives on the role of employee relations practitioners in the Public Servic
Supervisor: Dr TI Nzimakwe
Makoba, Petulia Ntokozo, NDip(Mantech), BAdminHons(Stell).............................. Public Administration
Dissertation: Effectiveness of Outcomes-based Performance Management: KwaZulu-Natal Cases of Department of Agriculture and Environment Affairs and of Provincial Treasury
Supervisor: Dr FA Ruffin


Master of Business Administration

Ariatti, Claudia Ada, BSocSc(SocWork), BSocScHons, LLB
Dissertation: Agriculture and Local Economic Development: A Case Study of the uMshwathi Local Municipaltiy
Supervisor: Dr MG Chasomeris
Bulose, Xolani Wordsworth, NDip(NatalTech), BTech(TUT)
Dissertation: Impact of performance appraisal on employee attitudes at Umgeni Water
Supervisor: Mr W Bester
Chetty, Manimagalay, BSc(ChemEng), MSc(Eng), PhD
Dissertation: Implementation of the balanced scorecard in a Higher Education Institution: A case study of Durban University of Technology
Supervisor: Dr AD Kader
Chetty, Thamini, BMedSc
Dissertation: An investigation into new product development in the pharmaceutical industry of KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Dube, Precious, BCom
Dissertation: Perceptions of Responsibility in Career Development: A Case Study of a Higher Learning Institution
Supervisor: Mr AR Bozas
Govender, Mogna, BCom(UNISA)
Dissertation: The effect of customer service on customer loyalty
Supervisor: Dr AD Kader
Govender, Pragalathan, BSc, BBA(UNISA)
Dissertation: Stakeholder perceptions of the South African Sugar Association's Cane Testing Service Division
Supervisor: Mr AR Bozas
Hardeo, Purmanund, LLB, LLM
Dissertation: Student Perceptions of Security Services at UKZN
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Jones, Loueen Ann, BA, BAdminHons
Dissertation: The use of information and communication technology to effectively communicate with the customers of electric express
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Khanyile, Mduduzi, NDip(NatalTech), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: A study of Business-to-Business Extranet Usage at Engen Petroleum Ltd
Supervisor: Dr B Van Niekerk
Khathi, Sibusiso Andrew, NDip(MUT)
Dissertation: First Line Manager's perceptions of their changing role at Amalgamated Beverage Industries
Supervisor: Mr ME Hoque
Komarasamy, Jeffrey, BAcc(UNISA), NDip(MUT)
Dissertation: The factors affecting the sustainability of the Automobile component industry in South Africa
Supervisor: Mr ME Hoque
Kubheka, Zamanguni Fortunate, BSocSc
Dissertation: Employee Retention at Department of Health - uMkhanyakude District
Supervisor: Mr SS Msomi
Lakha, Paresh Ambaram
Dissertation: The Importance and Effectiveness of Assistance Programs in a Business Incubator
Supervisor: Mr M Marimuthu
Lightley, Marc Sean, NDip(NatalTech)
Dissertation: Factors influencing the purchasing behaviour of Dunair's dealer network in the Southern African automotive aftermarket
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Mabaso, Njabulo Christian, MBCHB(MEDUNSA), PGDip(ClinicalHIV/AIDSMngt)
Dissertation: Exploring the Readiness of Health Care Practitioners Prior to the Introduction of National Health Insurance
Supervisor: Ms GL Manion
Madlala, Andile Benedict, NDip(Mantech), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: Perceived Customer Value in the Delivery of Internal Delivery of capital Projects at Transnet Port Terminals
Supervisor: Mr W Bester
Mafuya, Zulu Bunono, Dip(UNISA), MgtAdvmentDip
Dissertation: Challenges of economic growth in Africa.
Supervisor: Dr RM Challenor
Maharaj, Alishna, NDip(DUT)
Dissertation: Talent Retention in Pfizer - SA Biopharma
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Maphanga, Fikile Khosi, BSc(UNIZUL)
Dissertation: Attitude and perception of recycling in Cato Crest, Durban
Supervisor: Mrs CN Proches
Mathaba, Gugu Precious, NDip(DUT), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: Employees Perception on Improving Service Delivery at the Department of Public Works
Supervisor: Dr TI Nzimakwe
Mathebula, Gugu Happiness, NDip(DUT), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: Employee motivation and performance management within a large bank in KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisor: Dr N Jumna
Mbili, Siyabonga Prosperity, BTech(DUT), PGDip(Mgt)
Dissertation: Employee perception of Staff training and development offered by Royal Haskoning DHV (KZN Region)
Supervisor: Mr ME Hoque
Memani, Nokuthula Princess, BSc
Dissertation: Container Supply Chain Challenges on Rail from City Deep to Durban
Supervisor: Mr AR Bozas
Mhlongo, Xolani Johannes, NDip(Mantech), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: Factors affecting job satisfaction of workers at "Ulwandle" municipality health department
Supervisor: Mr SS Msomi
Mkhize, Cedrick Muziwandile, NDip(WitsTech), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: An evaluation of a plant maintenance management function - the case of a lubricants blending plant in Durban
Supervisor: Dr E Munapo
Mncwango, Phila, BCom, PGDip(FinBankInvMgt)
Dissertation: Assessment of organisational climate for a Facilities Management Company in Durban
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Moodley, Kugendran, NDip(DUT), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: Perceptions on the Environmental Responsibility of South African Paper producers
Supervisor: Mr SS Msomi
* Moodley, Levashni, BCom, BComHons(Acc)
Dissertation: The effectiveness of a loyalty programme at one of the leading casino group
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Moodley, Sivanathan Arumugam, MgtAdvmentDip
Dissertation: The Impact of Organisational Change on Staff Currently Within the Registrar's Division, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Supervisor: Mr AR Bozas
Mukeredzi, Tafadzwa Gabriel, BEngHons(NUSTZim)
Dissertation: Investigating the impact of manufacturing clusters on economic development in eThekwini Municipality
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Mwelase, Manqoba Siyanda, BSc(CivilEng) 
Dissertation: Marketing practices of civil engineering consulting firms registered with CESA in KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisor: Professor SB Cassim
Naidoo, Preven, BCom
Dissertation: Strategies to improve private label product sales in Cash Crusaders Western Cape
Supervisor: Mr AR Bozas
Naidoo, Vanasveri, BA
Dissertation: Sustainability of Families in Business into the Third Generation and Beyond: Analysis of three cases
Supervisors: Mrs R Nageshar and Mr AR Bozas
Nair, Gresham Lloyd, BCom
Dissertation: The Factors influencing the choice of retail bank of final year MBA students at UKZN
Supervisor: Mr SS Msomi
Nair, Stephanie, BCom(DamelinColl), BComHons
Dissertation: An overview of customer service at a semi private hospital in Durban
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Ndlazi, Delane Conrad, BCur(PraxExt)
Dissertation: The perceptions of undergraduates on the value of University of KwaZulu-Natal degrees to employability
Supervisors: Mrs R Nageshar and Mr AR Bozas
Ntshingila, Ncediwe Jeruel, BA
Dissertation: An assessment of service quality and customer satisfaction at South African Breweries (SAB)
Supervisor: Mr CT Chikandiwa
α Nundkumar, Praneel, BCom, BComHons(Acc)
Dissertation: Corporate repositioning of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Panday, Lomesh, BSc
Dissertation: IT Service Performance: Influence and weighting of factors that impat customer satisfaction
Supervisor: Professor MS Maharaj
Ramsunder, Suven Mohanlal, NDip(DUT), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: The Enhancement of Traditional Decision Making with a Decision Support System
Supervisor: Dr E Munapo
Reddy, Melanie, BSocSc
Dissertation: Managing the Talent Pipeline in a retail Bank Contact Centre in KwaZulu-Natal: A Case Study
Supervisor: Dr AD Kader
Reddy, Rishendren, NDip(DUT), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: The Effectiveness of the Asset Management Implementation at eThekwini Electricity
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Satira, Abdul-Gakeem, NDip(CPUT)
Dissertation: Career Planning and Career Management as correlates for Careers Development and Job Satisfaction. A case study of Simba (Pty) Ltd employees
Supervisor: Dr N Jumna
Shah, Krishna Ramsundar, BSc, NHDip(MLSTech)
Dissertation: The pre-decision expectations versus post-decision experiences of MBA students
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Shongwe, Christian Sibusiso, NDip(DUT), BTech(DUT)
Dissertation: The impact of HIV/AIDS on eThekwini businesses
Supervisor: Mr AR Bozas
Sibiya, Stella Bajabulile, BCom(UNISA)
Dissertation: A Customer Satisfaction Survey of eThekwini Municipality's Electricity Department
Supervisor: Dr TI Nzimakwe
Singh, Calvin
Dissertation: Financial education of new Nedbank clients
Supervisor: Dr AD Kader
Sithole, Pearl Ntombizethu Phumzile, NDip, BTech(NatalTech), PGDip(UNISA)
Dissertation: Factors affecting purchase decisions of online shopping for clothing
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Soodyall, Shaun Brendan, BCom
Dissertation: The effects of outsourcing the logistics function at  South African manufacturing companies
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Von Hagen, Neil John
Dissertation: Trade union members' perceptions of the value of belonging to a union in the banking industry
Supervisor: Professor AM Singh
Wood, Lennard Robin, BEcon(Stell), BComHons(UNISA)
Dissertation: Factors and perspectives influencing accountabilities and the sustainability of data quality improvements in higher education
Supervisor: Mr AR Bozas


Master of Commerce

(List 1)

Dlamini, Bakhetsile Sandzile Vanessa, BSocSc, PGDip(SocSc).................................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Social Capital in Local Economic Development:A case study of the ILembe District
Supervisor: Dr JA Houghton
Farisani, Tshililo Ruddy, BSc, PGDip(LeadMgt)........................................................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Empowering Disadvantaged Businesses through LED Projects: A Practitioner's Approach
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
*Govender, Sagaren, HDip(TSA), PGDip(LeadMgt)..................................................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: The role of leadership in  healthcare service delivery at Addington Hospital
Supervisor: Mrs CN Proches
Gqaji, Andile Carrington, BTech(UNISA), BScHons(UPret), PGDip(LeadMgt)........... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Investigating perceptions of the impact of Public sector leadership on road infrastructure delivery
Supervisor: Mrs CN Proches
Gumede, Sanele Aubrey, BCom, PGDip(MarStud)....................................................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Assessing stakeholders' perspectives on Maritime Port pricing in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr MG Chasomeris
Luthuli, Nomkhosi Hlengiwe, BCommunDevStud, BSocScHons(UCT)........................ Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Special Economic Zones in Development: An exploration of  Dube TradePort, KZN, in relation to its Local Stakeholders
Supervisor: Dr JA Houghton
Majola, Priscilla Xoliswa................................................................................................ Leadership Studies
Dissertation: The role of Information and Communication  Technology in the development of SMMEs in lLembe District Municipality
Supervisor: Dr JA Houghton
Mashau, Pfano, BCom, BComHons............................................................................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Reducing eThekwini Municipality youth unemployment through informal business development.
Supervisor: Dr JA Houghton
*Masuku, Madala Backson, MMPDM(Wits).................................................................. Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Leadership in Local Economic Development within the Ehlanzeni District Municipality Mpumalanga Province
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Naidoo, Magashen Kisanderan, NDip(Institute of Marketing Management), BBA(Institute of Marketing Management), PGDip(LeadMgt)..................................................................................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Informing climate change mitigation policy:An eThekwini Municipality perspective
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Ngcobo, Hloniphani Jackson, BSc(Agric)(UNIZUL), BScAgricHons(UNIZUL)............ Leadership Studies
Dissertation: The Effectivness of the Earned Value Management System: A Case for Local Economical Development Projects
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Nyawo, Jabulani Christopher, BAdmin, BAdminHons.................................................... Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Arts and Crafts in Local Economic Development:Mtubatuba Local Municipality
Supervisor: Dr JA Houghton
Vilakazi, Blessing Fika Mlondi, BA(UJ), BAHons(UJ).................................................. Leadership Studies
Dissertation: Examining how Development Institutions can support growth and sustainability of Cooperatives
Supervisor: Dr JA Houghton


Master of Commerce

(List 2)
* Aswanth Kumar, Nikhal, BCom, BComHons........................................ Human Resource Management
Dissertation: Managerial Perceptions of the Impact of Human Resource Information Systems on Organizational efficiency
Supervisor: Professor S Brijball Parumasur
Bachoo, Niresh, BA, BComHons.................................................................................................. Marketing
Dissertation: The Factors which Influence the Decision-Making of Students at UKZN when Purchasing Cell Phones
Supervisor: Professor S Perumal
Boodhoo, Suvera, BAdmin, BAdminHons................................................................................ Management
Dissertation: Teachers' Perceptions regarding sustainability of Corporate Social Responsibility Projects
Supervisor: Ms N Potwana
Bulbulia, Zahra, BSocSc, BComHons................................................ Information Systems and Technology
Dissertation: Factors that Influence Young Adults' Online Security Awareness
Supervisor: Professor MS Maharaj
Dube, Christine Kwanele, BSocSc, BComHons....................................................................... Management
Dissertation: A Survey of the Leadership Style in the Public Sector: A Case Study of eThekwini Municipality
Supervisor: Mrs A Beharry-Ramraj
Jamwa, Cecil Oloo, BCom(UKenyatta), BComHons................................................................... Marketing
Dissertation: Consumer perceived risk related to mobile money adoption among the youth in the University of KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisor: Professor S Perumal
Luthuli, Menelisi Minenhle, BCom, PGDip(Mgt)........................................................................ Marketing
Dissertation: A study of the extrinsic characteristics that influence consumers purchase intent of private label brands in the general merchandise retail sector
Supervisor: Professor S Perumal
Mbambo, Sithembiso Innocent, BSocSc, BSocScHons............................... Human Resource Management
Dissertation: The impact of Human Resource Information Systems on Knowledge Management at Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa
Supervisor: Dr LN Govender
Mburu, Grace Wambui, BCom(Daystar University, Kenya), BComHons.............................. Management
Dissertation: The Role of National Strategies in Addressing Challanges faced by Human Resource for Health in Rural KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisor: Mr GL George
Motsukunyane, Molise Lawrence, BComHons(UL)............................................................... Management
Dissertation: Challenges facing the Development of Small Businesses in the Rural Areas of the Free State Province
Supervisor: Ms N Potwana
Mtembu, Vuyokazi Ntombikayise, BA (Psych)(UWC), PGDip (Mgt)(UWC), BComHons (HR Mgt)(UNISA)...................................................................................................................... Human Resource Management
Dissertation: Perceptions of Employers and unemployed Youth on the proposed Youth wage subsidy incentive scheme in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr LN Govender
Myeni, Sifiso Nhlanhla, BAdmin(NWU), BComHons(UNISA)................... Human Resource Management
Dissertation: Impact of Talent Management Practices on employee performance within the College of Law and Management Studies at UKZN
Supervisor: Dr LN Govender
Naicker, Dhashendra, BAdmin, BAdminHons........................................................... Industrial Psychology
Dissertation: The Prevalence and Magnitude of Social Loafing in an Organisational Setting
Supervisor: Professor S Brijball Parumasur
Ntombela, Lungile Londiwe, BSocSc, BSocScHons..................................................... Industrial Relations
Dissertation: Perceptions of Trade Union Representatives and Management regarding the impact of workplace change in the Road Freight Industry
Supervisor: Dr TI Nzimakwe
Plaatjies, Augustus Benson, BA, BComHons................................................................ Industrial Relations
Dissertation: Is the grievance management system within the Ugu District Municipality and Umzumbe Local Municipality effective?
Supervisor: Miss RB Bernard
Poovalingam, Vaneshree, BCom, BComHons......................................................................... Management
Dissertation: The management of fraudulent and unethical practices with the short term insurance industry
Supervisor: Mr MK Williamson
Ramluggan, Yenusha, BCom, HDE, BComHons................................................................... Management
Dissertation: Student Choice Factors in selecting Private or Public Higher Education institutions in South Africa
Supervisors: Mr NTF Chiweshe and Mr PJ Denny
Xaba, Lindiwe Dorcas, BComHons......................................................................................... Management
Dissertation: Change Management Challenges facing Transnet National Ports Authority in implementing the New Engineering Contract (NEC) Form
Supervisor: Ms N Potwana
Zondi, Samson Bonginkosi, BAdmin(UNIZUL), BAdminHons..................................... Industrial Relations
Dissertation: Perceptions of labour inspectors on the prevalence and eradication of child labour in KwaZulu Natal
Supervisor: Miss RB Bernard


Master of Commerce

(List 3)
Bizana, Nothando, BBA, BComHons................................................................ Supply Chain Management
Dissertation: Improving Service Delivery by Local Government: A Case for Improved Supply Chain Performance Management
Supervisor: Dr MJA Naude
David, Estelle Monica, BSocSc, BComHons................................................................................ Marketing
Dissertation: Re-branding Fast Moving Consumer Goods: The Case of Nestlé South Africa
Supervisor: Professor KK Govender
Eke, Chidi Idi, NHDip (KadunaPolTech), PGDip(Mgt)(AhmaduBelloU).............................. Management
Dissertation: Women's Representation in Public Enterprises in Pietermaritzburg
Supervisor: Dr P Chitakunye
Jordan, Sonwabo Seedwell, BCom(UFH), BComHons................... Information Systems and Technology
Dissertation: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010: A Case Study of the Corporate Governance Guiding its Selection, Deployment and Commissioning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Supervisor: Professor BW Mcarthur
Kundalram, Vedantha, BSc(InfoTech), BScHons............................. Information Systems and Technology
Dissertation: The Relationship between User Involvement in Information System Development and User Acceptance of the Information System: A Case Study at SASOL
Supervisor: Mr S Ranjeeth
Martin, Lynelle Cerene, BBA, BComHons.................................................................................. Marketing
Dissertation: Analysis of the Service Quality of a Private Tertiary Institution: The Case of Damelin College
Supervisor: Dr MA Phiri
Molai, Lerato Agnes Tinashe, BBA, BComHons..................................................................... Management
Dissertation: Internal Stakeholder Perceptions of Banking Culture:  The Case of Standard Bank
Supervisor: Dr P Chitakunye
Moores-Pitt, Peter Brian Denton, BSc (URhodes)........................................................................... Finance
Dissertation: Equities as a Hedge against Inflation in South Africa
Supervisor: Mr BS Strydom
Naicker, Melisha, BCom, BComHons.......................................................................................... Marketing
Dissertation: The Role of Marketing Media Strategies on Consumption
Supervisor: Dr MA Phiri
Wright, Andrew Trevor, BCom, BComHons............................................................................... Marketing
Dissertation: Cognition of Advertisements, Peer Endorsement and Tweens' Propensity to Consume
Supervisor: Dr MA Phiri


Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies

Angelos, Stephen Michael, BSc(Wits),
Dissertation: An evaluation of the town centre renewal programme in eThekwini: A case study of Umhlanga Rocks.
Supervisor: Dr JA Houghton
Christy, Karina, BA
Dissertation: Exploring the role hierarchial leadership has on strategy implementation
Supervisor: Mr AD Kader
Dlamini, Dumisani Sipho, BTech(NatalTech), PGDip(BusMgt)
Dissertation: Understanding how financial management can be improved within the Operations Division at South Arican Revenue Services
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Gilmore, Peter, NDip(MLSTech), NHDip(MLSTech), MTRP
Dissertation: An evaluation of the Umbumbulu Agriculutural Hub as a model to support small scale farmers.
Supervisor: Dr MG Chasomeris
Luphoko, Thandi Agnes, BLibInfSc(UNISA), BLibScHons(UNISA), BAHons(RAU)
Dissertation: Improving organisational learning at Khula Mlambo Primary School:A practitioner perspective
Supervisor: Professor K Pillay
Matsena, Portia, Dip(TechNorthGtg), BTech(TechNorthGtg)
Dissertation: ICT and service delivery integration at the Thusong Centres.
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Mhlongo, Patrick Mbongwa, BTech (Library Science)(DUT), PGDip(LeadMgt)
Dissertation: Perceptions of Durban University Technology Librarians on whether knowledge management will improve their effectiveness
Supervisor: Mr AD Kader
Mosia, Mamoeletsi Rachel, BSc, BScHons, MSc
Dissertation: Career planning and development in a Complex Adaptive System
Supervisor: Dr SA Bodhanya
Mphako, Fezekile, Dip(UNITRA), BA(UNITRA), MA(UOVS)
Dissertation: Public participation and service delivery:Citizen participation in implementing infrastructural programmes in Ingquza Hill Municipality
Supervisor: Mr AD Kader
Nkuna, John Elvis, NDip(WitsTech), Dip(Other), BBA(UNISA)
Dissertation: Application of Systems Tools in Organisational Safety
Supervisor: Professor K Pillay
Sambo, Dlelwane John, Dip(ECMangoCoE), HDE(Vista), BEd(PUCHO), PGD in Mngt of HIV/AIDS(UNISA)
Dissertation: The Acceleration of Quality Education in Rural Schools through Systemic Curriculum Management: A Practitioner Research Perspective
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Sedumedi, Elijah, BAg(University of Bop), BHons(UPret)
Dissertation: Impact of land Restitution on Local Economic Development
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman
Xoko, Luleko Zangoxolo, BA(UNITRA), HDE(UNITRA), PGDip(UNITRA)
Dissertation: Leadership and infrastructure delivery programmes at the Sisonke District, KwaZulu-Natal Education department
Supervisor: Dr SG Hardman


Master of Laws


Ani, Oluchi Ifeoma, LLB(EnuguStateU), PGDip(Law)......................................................... Maritime Law
Dissertation: World Trade Organisation's Trade Agreement on Agriculture: A comparative analysis between South Africa and Nigeria
Supervisor: Dr E Mneney
Arbuckle, Michelle Lisa,  LLB  ............................................................................................ Labour Studies
Dissertation: Decent Work in South Africa: An analysis of adequate legal protection offered by the State in respect of domestic and farm workers
Supervisor: Professor TJA Cohen
Banoobhai, Waheeda, BA, LLB.................................................................................... Environmental Law
Dissertation: The control of noise pollution in South Africa
Supervisor: Professor DW Freedman
* Blom, Karl Andre, LLB ...................................................................................................... Maritime Law
Thesis: Civil liability for damage caused by oil pollution from off-shore platforms-a comparative study of domestic and intstruments
Supervisors: Mrs DL Donnelly and Professor MJD Wallis
Buthelezi, Bonginkosi Thomas, MBChB.................................................................................. Medical Law
Buthelezi, Zama Nombuso, LLB ............................................................................................ Business Law
Dissertation: The Intellectual Property - Parody in Copyright Law in South Africa
Supervisor: Professor TA Woker
Cassim, Raeesa, LLB  ............................................................................................................. Business Law
Dissertation: Regulation of Insolvency Law in South Africa: The need for Reform
Supervisor: Professor L Steyn
Cele, David Muzikayise, NDip(HRM)(Mantech), BTech(HRM)(DUT), PGDip(IndRel)..... Labour Studies
Chetty, Rushantha, LLB.......................................................................................................... Business Law
Dissertation: A critical appraisal of the role Aid for Trade in the achievement of a global partnership for development in respect of Kenya and Tanzania
Supervisor: Mrs CE Stevens
Chigumba, Patience, LLB ...................................................................................................... Business Law
Dissertation: The emplyee's right to privacy versus the employer's right to monitor electronic transmission from the work place
Supervisor: Mr DC Subramanien
Chinyama, Grace, LLB (WSU)............................................................................................... Business Law
Dissertation: The Impact of the Precautionary Principle and the SPS Agreement in International Trade
Supervisor: Dr E Mneney
Chohan, Imraan, LLB  .................................................................................................. Environmental Law
Dissertation: Environmental Courts: An analysis of their viability in South Africa with particular reference to the Hermanus Environmental Court
Supervisor: Professor EWF Couzens
* Coutts, Tamazin Liska, BA(URhodes), LLB(Wits).................................................................. Private Law
Thesis: A critical analysis of the Implementation of the Maintenance Act 99 of 1998: Difficulties experienced by the unrepresented public in the Maintenance Court as a result of poor implementation of the Act and the lack of service delivery by the Maintenance Court, specific to the Eastern Cape
Supervisor: Professor M Carnelley
Dinanath, Oma, BA(Law), LLB, PGDip(PubAdmin)............................................................. Business Law
α Donnelly, Dusty-Lee, BA, LLB  ......................................................................................... Maritime Law
Thesis: An examination of the application of the Sea Transport Documents Act 65 of 2000 to Sue Under Contracts of Carriage evidenced by Sea Waybills and Straight Bills of Lading
Supervisor: Professor MJD Wallis
Elstob, Justin Dryden, BCom, LLB  ....................................................................................... Business Law
Dissertation: Strikes and essential Services : A South African perspective considered in light of the proposed amendments to the LRA
Supervisor: Mrs NJ Whitear-Nel
Fatokun, Gbemisola Olumuyiwa, LLB(OAU, Ile-Ife)................................................... Environmental Law
Thesis: The domestic implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nigeria
Supervisor: Professor MA Kidd
Gontsana, Zikhona, LLB ..................................................................................................... Labour Studies
Dissertation: The review of arbitration proceedings conducted under the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
Supervisor: Ms BM Whitcher
Gounden, Nirvana, LLB ................................................................................................................ Taxation
Gounden, Shamon, BSocSc, LLB......................................................................................... Labour Studies
Dissertation: An analysis of the Presentation and Admissibility of evidence in CCMA Arbitrations.
Supervisor: Ms BM Whitcher
Govender, Tashneva, BA(MediaComm), LLB ....................................................................... Business Law
Hadebe, Thandeka Brightness, LLB  ..................................................................................... Maritime Law
Dissertation: A critical analysis of the enforcement of marine liens against bona fide purchasers
Supervisor: Mrs DL Donnelly
Haneef, Raeesa, LLB  ............................................................................................................. Business Law
Dissertation: Class Actions: A proposed procedure in terms of the consumer protection Act 68 of 2008.
Supervisor: Professor TA Woker
Henman, Shaun, BA, LLB..................................................................................................... Labour Studies
Dissertation: Determining a fair sanction for misconduct
Supervisor: Mrs NJ Whitear-Nel
Jona, Ntombifuthi Pretty, LLB(UFH)............................................................................................ Taxation
Kaye, Geraldine Rosemary, LLB ........................................................................................... Maritime Law
Dissertation: An investigation of the liability placed upon Shipowners using pilots in the Compulsory Pilotage Ports of South Africa
Supervisors: Mrs DL Donnelly and Mr V Surbun
Khumalo, Sikhona Owen, LLB .............................................................................................. Business Law
Dissertation: The Constitutionality of Anti-Doping Laws in Sport - A South African perspective
Supervisor: Dr AM Louw
Kimble, Matthew Blain, LLB ....................................................... International and African Regional Law
Thesis: A comparative analysis of the domestic regulatory systems aimed at eradicating the practice of mercenarism without criminalising the legitimate private military and security industry
Supervisor: Mrs SJ Bosch
Kizungu, Mushamalirwa Dieudonne, LLB(URwanda)................................................. Environmental Law
Dissertation: Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilization: A Critical Analysis of the Contribution of the Nagoya Protocol to the existing International Regime on Access and benefit-sharing.
Supervisor: Miss MG Lewis
Koumemb, Danette Carole, LLB(UDschang)........................................................................ Business Law
* Lord, Emma Kate, LLB ........................................................................................................ Medical Law
Lugomo, Nontsikelelo Pearl,  LLB ......................................................................................... Business Law
Dissertation: Inequality of Bargaining Power: A look at its common law treatment by the courts and the devices that can be used to develop it as a Ground to challenge contract validity
Supervisor: Dr AM Louw
Mahomed, Aadila, LLB ......................................................................................................... Business Law
Dissertation: Fixed-term contracts and the reasonable expectation of renewal and the effect of the Labour Relations Amendment Bill 2012
Supervisor: Mrs NJ Whitear-Nel
Matee, Lehlohonolo John Paul, LLB (ULesotho).................................................................. Labour Studies
Dissertation: Limitation on Freedom of Association: The Case of Public Officials in Lesotho
Supervisor: Professor TJA Cohen
McGarvie, Ryan Michael, LLB  ............................................................................ Constitutional Litigation
Mhodi, Peacemore Talent, LLB ............................................................................. Constitutional Litigation
Dissertation: The Constitutional Experience of Zimbabwe: Some Basic Fundamental Tenets of Constitutionalism which the New Constitution Should Embody.
Supervisor: Professor K Govender
Mhungu, Valentine, LLB (WSU).......................................................................................... Labour Studies
Dissertation: Positive Discrimination in South African Employment Law: Has affirmative action overstayed its welcome?
Supervisor: Professor TJA Cohen
Moodley, Renelle Lindy, BA, LLB................................................................................ Environmental Law
Dissertation: A critical analysis of the Protection that South Africa's Bioprospecting Legislation affords Indigenous Communities, in the context of the country's International Obligations and with particular regards to Implementation Challenges
Supervisor: Miss MG Lewis
Motala, Ayesha,  LLB ................................................................................................... Environmental Law
Dissertation: An Analysis of South Africa's Statutory Regime Pertinent to the Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing
Supervisor: Professor MA Kidd
Moyo, Sithulisile, LLB (WSU)................................................................................ Constitutional Litigation
Dissertation: Constitutionalism in South Africa: Opportunities and Challenges
Supervisor: Professor JC Mubangizi
Naeke, Sixtus Mougombe,  LLB (UoYaunde)............................................................... Environmental Law
Thesis: An appraisal of the Implementation of the UNCCD in Africa: Case study South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya and Morrocco
Supervisor: Professor MA Kidd
Naidoo, Prenella, LLB .......................................................................................................... Labour Studies
Naidoo, Trishnee, LLB ....................................................................................................... Criminal Justice
Naidu, Zeanette, BA(UWC), BEd, LLB ......................................................................................... Taxation
Ngcobo, Phiwe Mathabo, LLB  ............................................................................................. Maritime Law
Thesis: Something old, something new and something borrowed: An examination of the doctrine of seaworthiness in light of the common law and modern legal developments within the shipping industry.
Supervisor: Mrs DL Donnelly
Njobe, Zamankwali Thandeka Lady-Almela, LLB  ............................................... Constitutional Litigation
Thesis: The Regulation of Interactive Gambling in South Africa. A Comparative Study.
Supervisor: Professor M Carnelley
Okumu, Serah Esendi, LLB
Thesis: The UN Refugee Convention cessation clause and its application to Rwandese refugees based in Kenya
Supervisor: Ms L Stone
Phungula, Simphiwe Peaceful, LLB ...................................................................................... Business Law
Dissertation: Liability of Directors for Reckless and Fraudulent Trading: The Continuance of s424 (1) of the Companies Act of 61 of 1973 together with the coming into force of s22 and s277 (3) (b) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008
Supervisor: Professor RC Williams
Pillay, Chanelle Fairlene, LLB ................................................................................................ Business Law
Dissertation: A critical discussion on the role of Aid for Trade in the realization of the MDG 8 with regards to Ghana and Nigeria
Supervisor: Mrs CE Stevens
Pole, Adrian Leonard, BA, LLB, MEnvDev................................................................... Environmental Law
Dissertation: Sharks on the Menu: A review and critical analysis of the regulation of sharks internationally and in South Africa
Supervisor: Professor EWF Couzens
Ramdial, Virashmee, BA, LLB................................................................................................. Medical Law
Dissertation: A minimum core content to the right to health in respect of HIV-positive individuals under South Africa's transformative Constitution
Supervisor: Professor YA Vawda
Ramji, Bhavna,  LLB ............................................................................................. Constitutional Litigation
Dissertation: Evictions, engagement and alternatives: The Constitutional responsibility on local government to provide access to adequate housing and the obligation not to impact on the right negatively
Supervisor: Professor K Govender
Ramkaran, Tasveera, LLB ...................................................................................................... Medical Law
Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Exclusionary Clauses in Medical Contracts.
Supervisor: Professor DJ Mcquoid-Mason
Ramsakkan, Yinita, LLB ...................................................................................................... Maritime Law
Dissertation: The regulation of the removal of hazardous shipwrecks in South African waters and a discussion on the adoption of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007
Supervisor: Mr V Surbun
Reddy, Denver, LLB ............................................................................................................ Labour Studies
Sabio Morchio, Juan Manuel, LLB  ............................................................................. Environmental Law
Dissertation: A critical analysis of the Kyoto Protocol's Second Commitment Period
Supervisor: Professor MA Kidd
Singh, Hemanshu, LLB ............................................................................................................ Medical Law
Dissertation: Vindicating the Rights of Pregnant Learners to Basic Education: A legal Perspective
Supervisor: Ms DN Perumal
Thornton-Dibb, Matthew Peter, LLB  ......................................................................... Environmental Law
Dissertation: Local government and the protection of the environment: An analysis of the functional areas of 'Municipal Planning' and 'Environment'
Supervisor: Professor MA Kidd
Tularam, Ashwin Sheikchund, BDentThrpy(Mangalore)....................................................... Medical Law
Dissertation: South Africa's dark Legacy of Torture "Enhancing Torture Legislation"
Supervisor: Dr S Naidoo
Walker, Shelley Anne, BA, LLB......................................................................................... Criminal Justice
Thesis: A critical evaluation of the Doctrine of Common Purpose in South African law
Supervisor: Professor SV Hoctor
Whitear-Nel, Nicola Jane, BA, LLB................................................................................... Legal Education
Thesis: Legal Ethics in the LLB degree
Supervisor: Professor DW Freedman


Masters in Child Care and Protection

Dafel, Valisha, BA(Law), LLB
Dissertation: The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013: A Critical Analysis of its Potential Impact on Child Trafficking Prosecutions in South Africa
Supervisor: Mrs MM Couzens


Master of Public Administration

Goba, Petronella Duduzile, BAdmin
Dissertation: Constraints in the Implementation of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Policy, at FET Colleges
Supervisor: Professor BC Mubangizi
Hlubi, Phindile Favourite, HDE(PostSch),BA(UNISA), BEd, PGDip(PersMgt), PGDip(SocSc)
Dissertation: The Role of Centre for Community Justice and Development in Indigenous Governance of Social Justice in Impendle, KwaZulu-Natal
Supervisor: Dr FA Ruffin
Mfeka, Thabisile Thembekile Mildred, BPaed(Arts)
Dissertation: Ward Committees as an Enhancer of Community Participation within eThekwini Municipality
Supervisor: Dr TI Nzimakwe
Ngubane, Yolanda Phumla, BA(Wits)
Dissertation: Effectiveness of the Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) at the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)
Supervisor: Dr FA Ruffin


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