Congratulations to our December 2015 graduates

11 Jan 2016 - 12:30
PhD graduates Dr Gideon Nomdo and Dr Erna Prinsloo with supervisors Dr Jacques de Wet and Dr Johann Graaff



DECEMBER 2015 GRADUATES (Thesis and Honours Research Project titles in italics) 


PhD graduates


Dr Gideon Nomdo  

At the crossroads of the identity (re)construction process: an analysis of ‘fateful moments’ in the lives of coloured students within an equity development programme at UCT

Supervisor: Dr Johann Graaff


PhD graduate, Dr Erna Prinsloo

Dr Erna Prinsloo


From Victims to Warriors: Collective Identity Generation at Cancer Assemblies in South Africa

Supervisor: Dr Johann Graaff and Dr Jacques de Wet



Research Master’s graduates


Nicole Daniels

The gendered experiences of women, men and couples who plan, have and narrate homebirths

Supervisor: Dr Elena Moore and Dr Rachelle Chadwick 




Sam Telzak  

Shifting economic perceptions in South Africa: the impact of migration

Supervisor: Prof Jeremy Seekings


Coursework Master’s graduates


Charlton Esterhuizen

South African social theory: Steve Biko

Supervisor: Prof Xolela Mangcu


Mighael Lombard

eThekwini’s changing occupational structure: A question of deindustrialisation and racial inequality

Supervisor: Prof Owen Crankshaw


Jared Rossouw

“True, reliable and valid?” Data and community experience in the case of the janitorial service social audit

Supervisor: A/Prof Sophie Oldfield


Honours graduates


Kate Bassett

Perceptions of being Equipped: A Study of the Volunteer Wildfire Services

Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Grossman


Marlyn Faure

Income Inequality as a Determinant of Health: The Case for Developing Countries  

Supervisor: Prof Nicoli Nattrass


Emma Gelb

Accessing Nature: The Experiences of Rastafarians in Accessing Nature for the Harvesting of Medicinal Plants

Supervisor: Dr Frank Matose


Caroline Kensett

Can Ethical Certification play a Developmental Role? A Study of Ethical Certification in the Wine Industry in the Western Cape

Supervisor: A/Prof David Lincoln


Jessica Loizides  

Community-Based Tourism as a Development Strategy: A Case Study of Guga S’thebe Arts and Cultural Centre, Langa

Supervisor: Dr Jacques de Wet  


Marietha Lugwe

Employee Motivation: What Motivates Generation Y in the Workplace?

Supervisor: Prof Ari Sitas


Patricia Malila

An Exploration of Female-Headed Households in the Male Dominated Sector of Tobacco Production in Rural Malawi

Supervisor: Dr Frank Matose


Rufaro Moyo

Shedding Light in Dark Spaces: An exploration of why the topic of Intimate Partner Violence in same-sex couples has been largely unexplored in South African academia and activism

Supervisor: Dr Amrita Pande


Juliana Pita

Nature of Popular Protests in Africa: A Case Study of Uganda

Supervisor: Dr Ruchi Chaturvedi


Maxine Sa Couto

Share Equity Schemes and Land Equity Schemes in the Development of the South African Wine Industry: New Beginnings as a Case Study

Supervisor: Dr Frank Matose


Kgaugelo Sebidi

Extended Degree Students’ Academic Experiences: A Comparative Analysis of Two First Year Courses – SOC1006F and SOC1007S

Supervisor: Dr Shannon Moreira


Kathryn Wooldridge

The Way in Which Women in the Non-Destructive Testing Industry in South Africa Experience Gender Roles, Attitudes and Discrimination  

Supervisor: A/Prof Rajen Govender