Three history and heritage students receive their doctorates at Spring Graduation

Posted on September 05, 2016

The Department of Historical and Heritage Studies was extremely proud to see three of its students being conferred their doctorates at the Spring Graduation Ceremony. The three students were all supervised by Professor Alois Mlambo, Head of the Department.

  • Hlengiwe Dlamini from Swaziland- Title of thesis: "Constitutional developments in the Kingdom of Swaziland 1960-2005";
  • Clarence Chongo from Zambia - Title of thesis: "Decolonising Southern Africa: A History of Zambia's role in Zimbabwe's liberation struggle, 1964-1979"; and
  • Baxter Tavuyanago from Zimbabwe - Title of thesis: "Living on the fringes of a protected area: Gonarezhou National Park (GNP) and the indigenous communities of South East Zimbabwe, 1934-2008".

In addition to the above students at the April graduation,  Sean Maliehe, an international student from Lesotho, also graduated with a doctorate, the thesis is titled "A History of indigenously-owned Business in Post-colonial Lesotho: Politics, Constrains, Marginalisation and Survival, 1966-2012". Maliehe was also supervised by Professor Mlambo.

This makes a total of four PhDs in a single year. Our congratulations to the students and to Professor Mlambo.

Published by Ian Macqueen

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