Work of postgraduate students recognised

Posted on August 29, 2013

Among the other winners was Ms Faheema Mahomed from the Department of Communication Pathology who won in the category of Master’s Research for her contribution: ‘A systematic review on meta-analysis comparing the gold standard of hearing assessment to automated variants that offer improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness’.

In the Master’s Course Work category, Mr Sifiso Nkosi from the Department of Sociology won a prize for his research on ‘Contemporary Labour Relations in the Coal Mine’.

The master’s student winners also won external hard drives.

            Ms Faheema Mahomed who won in the                                     Mr Sifiso Nkosi receives the award in the 
                 category of Master’s Research                                                  
category Master's Coursework
The UP BA(Hons) Journalism class of 2013 won the award in the Honours category for their Mamelodi Voice community newspaper. The newspaper was entered into the competition as an example of creative work by a team of students. The Mamelodi Voice is a Mamelodi community newspaper published once a year and produced by Journalism students at UP. The prize – an external hard drive – will be used within the Journalism Department.

                                       The Mamelodi Voice Team, winners of the award in the Honours category

Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Sakhela Buhlungu, said, “Very seldom do you get acknowledgement as a postgraduate student. These may be small prizes, but the important thing is the acknowledgement. We hope to do this on a larger scale next year. Thank you to the winners for their contribution.”
                                                                          Prof Sakhela Buhlungu
Three presentations drawn on research projects in the Faculty of Humanities were discussed at the event. Dr Detlev Krige spoke about Capital Cities, a new study in which researchers from multiple disciplines will collaborate by asking new questions about the city of Pretoria/Tshwane as a city and its vision for 2055. Professor Andries Visagie spoke about Southern Modernities and the crossing point between modernisation and rediscovered traditions, and Professor Maxi Schoeman from the Department of Political Sciences discussed the Department’s research on peace and conflict in the region. The focus of the research will be on the labour sector, with specific attention to the mining industry.

The event was attended by final-year undergraduate students and postgraduate students.  The Faculty aims at this event becoming a fixture on the University calendar.

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