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Current students and postdoc fellowships


Master’s degrees

  • Martha Lebea (SMU) | Phenomenological experiences of people living with chronic conditions who take medication for a prolonged period of time and factors that affect adherence to treatment
  • Patience Mphephu (SMU) | The Effect Of Covid-19 On Mental Health Care Users Access To Treatment At Dr George Mukhari Acdademic Hospital
  • Siyathokhoza Mbanjwa (Wits) | Maternal Experiences Of Having A Child With A Disability: A Qualitative Study
  • Bafana Radebe (UJ) | The Unspeakable Void Of Trauma In Post-Apartheid Literature: A Psychoanalytic Post-Structural Approach To The Work Of Duiker, Mda And J.M Coetzee
  • Samukelo Mdladla (CUT) | Supporting learners with Autism: Transformative classroom management strategies in a full-service school
  • Lerato Mohale (SMU) | The Mental Health Effects Of Covid 19 On Sefako Makgatho University Students
  • Nosipho Gasa (UKZN) | The Socio-Economic Impact Of Parastatals In Combating Unemployment In South Africa: A Case Of Youth Employment At Transnet/Eskom
  • Sivuyile Gqozo (CPUT) | An Investigation Into Factors That Limit Women From Getting To Senior Management Positions In Construction Projects
  • Tayla Cleo Rosslee (Wits) | The Relationship between Adolescents' Knowledge of Climate Change, Perceived Risk and Psychosocial Wellbeing

PhD degrees

  • Sibongile Khosa (UV) | Assessing Emergency Response Interventions In Basic Education Management During The Covid-19 Pandemic In Vhembe District
  • Nosiphiwo Mazaleni ( Wits) | Evaluating The Belief That Meanings Of Personal Names Have An Influence On One's Character
  • Umme Jasmine (Wits) | Intergenerational transmission of parenting practices across two generations Bangladeshi mothers
  • Zizo Jobela (UJ) | Perspectives on the factors contributing to the high rate of gender-based violence in chris hani district municipality: towards a multiple-stakeholder framework
  • Ranganai Chidembo (UV) | Sustainable Rural Energy Access in Vhembe District, South Africa
  • Lesego Linda Plank (UJ) | An auto-ethnographic Study of a Black African Family from Soweto
  • Sandile Mtethwa (UKZN) | Security in South Africa: The Role of Social Grants and Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Joseph Toutou Muka Mundadi (UV) | Food waste reduction strategies for sustainable food security in South Africa: A robust engagement with religious leaders
  • Leballo Stephen Tjemolane (UWC) | Embracing and resisting ‘democratic’ masculinity/ies in post-apartheid South Africa within the context of religion
  • Enoch Sithole (Wits) | Climate Change Communication
  • Bridgett Lekota (UL) | Exploring reading comprehension abilities of South African first entering students in higher education
  • Jill Chidisha Samukimba (UCT) | Exploring the influence of the customary practice of intlawulo or ‘paying damages’ on father involvement in child care among Xhosa speaking Black South African fathers in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Post-doctoral fellowships

  • Rachana Desai (Wits) | Cyberbullying among South African adolescents in Soweto
  • Roisin Drysdale (Wits) | From the early years to life success: The interplay of healthy growth, intellectual capacity and tenacity
  • Feziwe Mpondo (Wits) | The relationship between parent and adolescent mental health disorders
  • Norman Chivasa (DUT) | Action research as a strategy to address social fabric crime to improve the socio-economic conditions of informal settlements dwellers in Reservoir hills, Durban
  • Takana Mary Moyana (NWU) | COVID-19 and behaviour change in South AfricaBackground
  • Asanda Mtintsilana (Wits) | CoE- HUMAN Postdoc program
  • Siphiwe Ndumiso Dlamini (Wits) | CoE- HUMAN Postdoc program
  • Ashleigh Craig (Wits) | CoE- HUMAN Postdoc program
  • Witness Mapanga (Wits) | CoE- HUMAN Postdoc program
  • Larske Marit Soepnel (Wits) | HeLTI project
  • Khuthala Mabetha (Wits) | HeLTI Project
  • Nicole Daniels (UCT) | CoE- HUMAN Postdoc program
  • Katherine Smith (UP) | CoE- HUMAN Postdoc program