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2015 Bursary Recipients

Master’s degrees

Menzi Bengu (UKZN) | Gender and the precariousness of producing and selling indigenous vegetables: A case study of female farmers in Mtubatuba, South Africa

Welmari Bouwer (Wits) | Adolescent white males’ understanding of fatherhood in the context of growing up without a father

Khanysile Bujela (Wits) | Black middle class men’s responses and reactions to unplanned pregnancy

Caylee Cook (UCT) | School readiness and executive function in preschool children: Assessing their feasibility as outcome measures for physical activity and gross motor skill interventions

Che Noel Kelly (Wits) | Is being a father at a young age a threat or a promise?

Noluthandi Ketani (UFH) | Financial decision making of fathers with social grants in Nkonkobe Municipality, Eastern Cape

Bianca Kruger (Wits) | Teenage pregnancy: The experiences of teenage mothers and their fathers

Matamela Makongoza (Wits) | Experiential accounts of intimate partner violence (IPV) from young people from Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tsepho Moloi (UFS) | The social discounting task in economics: A validation for the field and the lab

Zethembe Mseleleku (UKZN) | Aspirations for higher education: Evidence from youth living in Kenneth Gardens municipal housing estate (Durban)

Derick Zondi (UKZN) | Stokvels and commercial banks

PhD degrees

Emma Chikovore (Wits) | Family dynamics and adolescent sexual behaviour in South Africa

Raymond Chiruka (UFH) | Pubertal growth modelling: The Birth to Twenty cohort

Sarah Delius (Wits) | Forced marriage of underage girls and young women in southern Africa

Jane Kelly (UCT) | Narratives of gang joining and desistance amongst former gang members

Stanley Molefi (UP) | Polyamory as a type of concurrent partnership used to enhance HIV prevention programmes in South Africa: A phenomenological approach

Nyasha Muntanda (nee Chadoka) (Wits) | Social disorganization theory and patterns of family transition in Southern Africa

Nkechi Obisie-Nmehielle (Wits) | Social disorganization and youth risky sexual behavior (YRSB) in South Africa

Kemist Shumba (UKZN) | Medical male circumcision and condoms for HIV prevention among school youths: Marginal voices for a relevant and coherent sexual and reproductive school health policy in Zimbabwe

Mohammed Vawda (UKZN) | Identifying the relationship between socioeconomic, environmental and occupational factors and non-communicable diseases in South Africa

Stephanie Wrottesley (Wits) | Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and its association with birth outcomes and neonatal body composition in the context of HIV in urban African South Africans

Post-doctoral fellowships

Luke Buckland (Wits) | Studying “epistemic cognition” (or “personal epistemology”) - how conceptions of knowledge, justification, understanding, inquiry and expertise impact on learning, deliberation and conceptual change

Adam Cooper (HSRC) | Approaches to youth studies globally and theoretical developments

Alude Mahali (HSRC) | Youth, girlhood and rites of passage

Alessandra Prioreschi (Wits) | Describe and measure children's physical activity under 2 years of age

2016 Bursary Recipients

Master’s degrees

Julia Bingham (Stellenbosch) | Experiences of caregivers of children with disabilities in the Western Cape: A priority for human development

Leletu Busakwe (UWC) |Body and disease: A phenomenological investigation of tuberculosis amongst South African youth

Kgahliso Dibakoane (Wits) | Cultural perspective of mental retardation in Mpumalanga Province: Bushbuckridge region

Hlologelo Malatji (Wits) | Exploring the challenges experienced by teenage mothers in accessing high school education in Tembisa High School

Kwanele Masuku (Wits) | A critical look into the child perpetrators

Andile Mthombeni (Wits) | Relationship between absent fathers and teenage pregnancy amongst young women

Ntombizodwa Muso (Wits) | Public commentary on online videos of police brutality: Implications for the psychology of violence

Lesego Ndlovu (Wits) | What are the perceptions of abortion and other sexual and reproductive health rights that are available for women in the rural areas of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa?

Motlatso Rampedi (Wits) | The effect of region of residence on fertility in Nigeria

Stephanie Redinger (Wits) |The association of maternal stress and depression during pregnancy and birth outcomes

Matshidiso Sello (Wits) |High school completion and changes in youth socioeconomic conditions in South Africa

Nkatane Tladi (Wits) | The perceptions and experiences of employees on paternity leave amongst working males in Gauteng

Lindokuhle Mdeyi Ubisi (Wits) | Successful entry, adjustment and further development in the workplace: Growth factors for persons living with impairments

Elaine van der Westhuizen (NWU) | Advocacy towards responsible evaluation

Esmeralda Vilanculos (Wits) | Married and single women’s prenatal and childbirth treatment experiences with health care providers in health care institutions in Embalenhle, Secunda, South Africa

PhD degrees

Zulfah Albertyn (UCT) | The spatial distribution of injury mortality of children in the western geographic service area, City of Cape Town (2011-2015)                                       

Cara Browde (Wits) | Mind on my money, money on my mind: The relationship between social and psychic constructions of economic identity in South Africa              

Caylee Cook (UCT) | Executive function in South African preschool children from low-income settings                                      

Hayley Daries (UCT) | Intervening in the preschool years to promote physical and cognitive health 

Ntombizonke Gumede (HSRC) | Experiences of women who carry unintended pregnancies (resulting from sexual coercion) to term, within the context of the family and community                                      

Carmen Harrison (Stellenbosch) | Exploring the impact of coping strategies on the psychological health of South African youth who experience poverty                                     

Gaironeesa Hendricks (UCT) | A longitudinal account of the psychosocial outcomes of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in preschool children in the Western Cape province of South Africa 

Soraya Lester (UCT) | Behind the scenes: Taking the National School Safety Framework to scale     

Mercy Manyema (Wits) | The impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health and well-being in young adulthood: a longitudinal analysis of data from the Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+) cohort                                        

Elvis Munatswa (Wits) | Investigating the health outcomes for reproductive health related cancer among black men in Gauteng                

Bulewa Ntunzi (UFH)  Assessing schools’ readiness to accommodate children with disabilities in mainstream education in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape province                               

Megan Scott (Wits) | Exploring how risk is conveyed within South African intercultural genetic counselling interactions                          

Caroline Thomson (Rhodes) | A boundary object for bridging the divide between designers of technology-based health behaviour change interventions

Mzingaye Xaba (Rhodes) | Understanding the post-settlement experiences of land restitution beneficiaries in South Africa: The case of the Macleantown restitution project in the Eastern Cape

Post-doctoral fellowships

Emmanuel Cohen (Wits) | Maternal perceptions of infant’s body weight, height and diet in the context of nutrition transition in South Africa

Adenike Idowu (Wits) | Variations in family structure and trends in child health and wellbeing in sub-Saharan Africa

Ingrid Lynch (Wits) | Consolidating evidence and generating scholarly dialogue around queer citizenship and belonging in South Africa

Amy Jo Murray (UKZN) | Post-apartheid domestic labour relationships: Inequality maintained through silences

2017 Bursary Recipients

Master’s degrees

Happiness Gadisi (UNISA) | Various barriers to disclosure for women who have experienced rape

Carlista Mosenene (Rhodes) | Occupational stress among social workers in a selected non-governmental organization in South Africa

Zanele Ntloko (UFH) | The impact of domestic violence on the sexual behaviour of adolescent males in Nkokobo Municipality, Eastern Cape

Craig Robinson (Rhodes) | An emancipatory approach for innovative access to education in farm schools of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Sinazo Onela Williams (Rhodes) | Zulu and/or Xhosa men’s view of depression: A social constructionism study

PhD degrees

Ragi Bashonga (HSRC) | Amakwerekwere? The identity construction and integration of second-generation African immigrants in South Africa

Sinethemba Makanya (Wits) | Ukugula Kwabantu: The construction of mental health by traditional healers in a peri-urban setting

Blossom Piliso (UKZN) | The dynamics of cyberbullying in girls’ and boys’ schools:  Multiple case studies of secondary schools in KwaZulu-Natal

Post-doctoral fellowships

Sahba Besharati (Wits) | The social-cognitive and neuroanatomical basis of self-awareness in infancy and childhood

Gamuchirai Chakona (Rhodes) | Women food insecurity and child nutritional status as problems for human development in South Africa

Candice Groenewald (HSRC) | Coping support for parents affected by adolescent substance abuse: Assessing the applicability of the 5-step method

Liezl Schlebusch (UP) | Family quality of life and human development

2018 Bursary Recipients

In January 2018 we awarded 10 new bursaries to the following students and postdoctoral fellows:

Master’s degrees

Reginald Kanyane (Wits) | Young men’s personal accounts of experiencing and dealing with the loss of a romantic relationship
Sakhumzi Mbilini (Stellenbosch) | An analysis of the relationship between smart technology and the labour market in South Africa
Kelebogile Mojanaga (Wits) | “The Good Enough Mother”: Winnicott to neuroscience to Johannesburg inner city mothers
Pandelani Muthuphei (Wits) | Exploring socio-cultural influences on Black women’s perceptions, emotions and attitudes towards their appearance and sense of self

PhD degrees

Godfred Anokopo (Wits) | Family structure, teen motherhood, child welfare and poverty: Evidence from South Africa
Natasha Hendricks (UCT) | The intergenerational impact of child sexual abuse among mothers in South Africa
Marifa Muchemwa (Wits) | Social protection policies and demographic outcomes in South Africa

Post-doctoral fellowships

Priya Buldeo (HSRC) | An intergenerational approach to chronic disease outcomes
Steven Gordon (HSRC) | Public participation in, and attitudes towards, xenophobic behaviour in South Africa
Dumo Mkwanazi (Wits) | Children’s experience of participation in the Amagugu parental disclosure
intervention

The following people were awarded continuing bursaries in 2018:

Master’s degrees

Happiness Gadisi (UNISA) | Various barriers to disclosure for women who have experienced rape
Carlista Mosenene (Rhodes) | Occupational stress among social workers in a selected non-governmental organization in South Africa

PhD degrees

Ragi Bashonga (HSRC) | Amakwerekwere? The identity construction and integration of second-generation African immigrants in South Africa
Cara Browde (Wits) | Mind on my Money, Money on my Mind: The relationship between social and psychic constructions of economic identity in South Africa
Caylee Cook (UCT) | Executive function in South African preschool children from low-income setting
Hayley Daries (UCT) | Intervening in the preschool years to promote physical and cognitive health
Sarah Delius (Wits) | History repeats? Forced marriage in Sierra Leone 1880-2002
Gaironeesa Hendricks (UCT) | A longitudinal account of the psychosocial outcomes of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in preschool children in the Western Cape province of South Africa
Soraya Lester (UCT) | Behind the scenes: Taking the National School Safety Framework to scale
Sinethemba Makanya (Wits) | Ukugula Kwabantu: The construction of mental health by traditional healers in a peri-urban setting
Mercy Manyema (Wits) | The impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health and well-being in young adulthood: a longitudinal analysis of data from the Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+) cohort
Elvis Munatswa (Wits) | Investigating the health outcomes for reproductive health-related cancer among black men in Gauteng
Bulewa Ntunzi (Fort Hare) | Assessing schools’ readiness to accommodate children with disabilities in mainstream education in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape province
Blossom Piliso (UKZN) | The dynamics of cyberbullying in girls’ and boys’ schools: Multiple case studies of secondary schools in KwaZulu-Natal
Megan Scott (Wits) | Exploring how risk is conveyed within South African intercultural genetic counselling interactions
Caroline Thomson (Rhodes) | A boundary object for bridging the divide between designers of technology-based health behaviour change interventions
Mzingaye Xaba (Rhodes) | Understanding the post-settlement experiences of land restitution beneficiaries in South Africa: The case of Macleantown restitution project in the Eastern Cape

Post-doctoral fellowships

Sahba Besharati (Wits) | The social-cognitive and neuroanatomical basis of self-awareness in infancy and childhood
Gamuchirai Chakona (Rhodes) | Women food insecurity and child nutritional status as problems to human development in South Africa
Emmanuel Cohen (Wits) | Maternal perceptions of infant’s body weight, height and diet in the context of nutrition transition in South Africa
Adam Cooper (HSRC) | Approaches to youth studies globally and theoretical developments
Candice Groenewald (HSRC) | Coping support for parents affected by adolescent substance abuse: Assessing the applicability of the 5-step method
Alude Mahali (HSRC) | Youth, girlhood and rites of passage
Amy Jo Murray (UKZN) | Post-apartheid domestic labour relationships: Inequality maintained through silences

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