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2016 Graduates

 

Attah.jpgDr Dzifa Attah 

Home country:        Ghana
Year of enrolment: 2013
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            Psychology
Supervisor:               Prof Leslie Swartz
Co-Supervisor:        Dr Angla Ofori Atta
Dissertation title:   Culture and child sexual abuse: A case study of Krobo district (Ghana)

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Dr Barbara Burger 

Home country:        South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            Afrikaans and Dutch
Supervisor:               Prof Louise Viljoen
Dissertation title:    ’n Geokrities-vergelykende analise van Afrikaans- en Engelstalige Suid-Afrikaanse stedelike romans

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Dr Karen De Villiers Graaff

Home country:        South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            Sociology
Supervisor:               Prof Lindy Heinecken
Dissertation title:    Masculinities and gender-based violence in South Africa: a study of a masculinities-focused intervention programme

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Kimambo.jpgDr Gerald Kimambo

Home country:        Tanzania
PANGeA partner:    Unviersity of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            General Linguistics
Supervisor:               Dr Simon Conradie
Co-Supervisor:         Dr Johan Oosthuizen
Dissertation title:    The acquisition of (in) definiteness in English as a foreign language by
                                                   Tanzanian L1 Swahili secondary school learners

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Dr Massa Lemu

Home country:        Malawi
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            Visual Arts
Supervisor:               Prof Lize van Robbroeck
Dissertation title:    Collectivisim as activism: The contestation of capitalist globalization in Gugulective, Huit Facettes-interaction and Le Groupe Amos

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Madimu.jpgDr Tapiwa Madimu

Home country:        Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2013
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            History
Supervisor:               Prof Sandra Swart
Dissertation title:    Farmers, miners and the state in colonial Zimbabwe, c.1985 to 1980

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Dr Catherine Makhumula

Home country:        Malawi
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            Drama
Supervisor:              Prof Petrus du Preez
Dissertation title:   Within between: An investigation on intermediality in Malawian and South African theatre

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Dr Dominic Makwa

Home country:        Uganda
PANGeA partner:    Makerere university
Year of enrolment: 2013
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            Music
Supervisor:               Dr Ralf Kohler
Co-Supervisor:         Dr Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza
Dissertation title:    Discourse and practices of preservation: Local communities and
                                                   audio-visual archiving in contemporary Uganda

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Mallya.jpgDr Aurelia Mallya

Home country:        Tanzania
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            African Languages
Supervisor:               Prof Marianna Visser
Dissertation title:    Argument realization, causation and event semantics in Kiwoso

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Mtenje.jpgDr Asante Mtenje

Home country:        Malawi
PANGeA partner:    University of Malawi
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            English studies
Supervisor:               Prof Sally Ann Murray
Co-Supervisor:         Dr Riaan Oppelt
Dissertation title:    Contemporary fictional representations of sexualities from 
                                                   authoritarian African contexts

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Nahayo.jpgDr Sylvia Nahayo

Home country:        Uganda
PANGeA partner:    Makerere University
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            General Linguistics
Supervisor:               Dr Marcelyn Oostendorp
Co-Supervisor:         Dr Frenette Southwood
Dissertation title:    Construction of linguistic
identities among cross-border communities:
                                                   The case of Samia of Uganda and Samia of Kenya

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Ndlovu.jpgDr Mphathisi Ndlovu

Home country:        Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            Journalism
Supervisor:              Dr Gabriel Botma
Dissertation title:    Sites of remembrance and forgetting: New media (re)constructions of distinct Ndebele collective memory and history in the context of hegemonic Zimbabwean nationalism

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Nyanda.jpgDr Davis Nyanda

Home country:        Tanzania
PANGeA partner:    University of Dar es Salaam
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            African languages
Supervisor:               Prof Mwande Dlali
Dissertation title:   Argument quality in Tanzanian parliamentary discourse in Kiswahili in budget speeches and debates

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Saal.jpgDr Wylene Saal

Home country:        South Africa
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            Psychology
Supervisor:               Prof SA Kagee
Dissertation title:    The applicability of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among a South African sample

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Dr Theo Sonnekus

Home country:        South Africa
PANGeA partner:    Stellenbosch University
Year of enrolment: 2013
Graduation date:    December 2016
Department:            Visual Arts
Supervisor:               Prof Lize van Robbroeck
Dissertation title:    Seeing ghosts: The past in contemporary images of Afrikaner self-presentation

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Tembo.jpgDr Nick Tembo

Home country:        Malawi
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
PANGeA partner:    University of Malawi
Department:            English studies
Supervisor:               Prof Grace Musila
Co-Supervisors:       Dr Wamui Mbao and Dr Emmanuel Ngwira
Dissertation title: Trauma in selected East
                                                   African fiction and life writings on civil wars,
                                                   2000 - 2014

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Vengenai.jpgDr Hellen Venganai

Home country:         Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            Sociology
Supervisor:               Prof Rob Pattman
Co-Supervisor:         Dr Thomas Cousins
Dissertation title:    Young urban Shona women negotiating gender and sexuality and social identifications through “cultural practices” in          
                                                   contemporary Zimbabwe: The case of labia
                                                   elongations

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Were.jpgDr Marciana Were

Home country:        Kenya
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            English Studies
Supervisor:               Dr Mathilda Slabbert
Co-Supervisors:       Dr Daniel Roux and Dr Jennifer Muchiri
Dissertation title:    Negotiating public and private identities: A study of the autobiographies of
                                                   African female politicians

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Yenjela.jpgDr David Yenjela

Home country:        Kenya
PANGeA partner:    University of Nairobi
Year of enrolment: 2014
Graduation date:    March 2017
Department:            English Studies
Supervisor:               Prof Grace Musila
Co-Supervisor:        Dr Godwin Siundu
Dissertation title:   Narrated histories of selected Kenyan novel, 1963-2013

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Zibagwe.jpgDr Scelo Zibagwe

Home country:        Zimbabwe
Year of enrolment: 2012
Department:           Social Anthropology
Supervisor:              Prof Kees van der Waal
Dissertation title:   Struggle for urban citizenship in South Africa: Agency and politics in the Enkanini upgrading project, Stellenbosch

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