College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Grad 2023 Highlights

Its that time of year again, when we celebrate the academic achievements of our graduates. We are excited to watch them take the next step towards their future, with degree in hand. 

3 May
Royal Show Grounds,
Pietermaritzburg,
17H30

12 May
UKZN Sports Centre
(WST Campus),
09H30 AND 13H30

Degrees conferred
0
Postgraduates
0
women graduates
0 %
cum laude or suma cum laude passes
0

Message from DVC

“…we hope that you will venture into the world dedicated to making it a better place. As graduates, it’s your responsibility to contribute to improving your communities.”

– Professor Fhatuwani Mdau

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Recordings & Programmes

03 May 17h30

12 May 09h30

12 May 13h30

Graduate Stories

15/05/2024

Electronic Engineer Develops Sign-Language-to-Speech Glove

BSc (Hons) Electronic Engineering graduate Mr Dylan Govender (22) developed a sign-language-to-speech glove, using a sensor-based approach, for his final...
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17/05/2023

Working Women in Science Showcased

Dr Shakira Shaik, senior lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, is extremely proud of her two MSc Biology graduates...
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17/05/2023

Passionate Geneticist Graduates with Flying Colours

‘Define what success means to you and establish a system to achieve it.  Find your passion, find something you love...
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17/05/2023

MSc Candidate Researches Delivery of Cancer Treatments

Mr Dillon Sivalingam graduated cum laude with his Master of Science (MSc) degree specialising in Biochemistry. After matriculating with six distinctions at...
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17/05/2023

Top Achiever Encourages Women to Study Science

Ms Alayka Dookie graduated with a BSc Honours in Forensic Genetics, cum laude. Upon completing her undergraduate studies in biological sciences...
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17/05/2023

Summa Cum Laude Graduate’s Studies Inspire a Medical Career

Ms Leah Hemraj’s graduation with her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Genetics summa cum laude is paving the way to...
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17/05/2023

Veterinarian Researches Vaccine Delivery and Immunogenicity

Veterinarian Hai Xu graduated with a PhD in Microbiology from the School of Life Sciences. He completed his undergraduate studies...
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17/05/2023

Medicinal Plant Research Contributes to Combatting Diabetes

Dr Kolawole Olofinsan’s PhD study investigated the antidiabetic potential and bioactive phytochemicals of some South African medicinal plants. Diabetes is...
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17/05/2023

Research Explores Medicinal Benefits of Velvet Bushwillow

Ms Myuri Parusnath has graduated with her Master’s in Science cum laude. Her passion for science started as a child when...
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17/05/2023

Top Achiever Follows in Parents’ Footsteps

‘I was born in Durban and have lived here most of my life. My mum and her siblings attended UKZN...
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17/05/2023

Study Investigates Antimicrobial Resistance in Durban’s Pigeons and Houseflies

Having obtained his undergraduate and honours degrees at UKZN, Mr Trevor Wilson now has an MSc in Genetics cum laude under his...
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17/05/2023

TB Research Group are the Masters

UKZN’s TB Pathogenesis and Biomarker Discovery Research Group graduated four MSc students at the Autumn 2023 Graduation. Ms Kynesha Moopanar,...
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17/05/2023

KZN Corals Under the Spotlight

Watersport enthusiast and proud father of two Dr Brent Chiazzari knows how to mix business with pleasure - enlisting his...
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17/05/2023

Cellular Biologist is a Distinguished Teacher

Dr Dalene Vosloo has joined the ranks of UKZN’s Distinguished Teachers with the Award that was made to her at...
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17/05/2023

Have the Courage to Continue, Says Top Graduate

To graduate with a BSc in Applied Chemistry is not an everyday occurrence.  To do so summa cum laude is exceptional. For...
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12 May 13h30

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