Faculty of Social Science

The Social Sciences Faculty

ABOUT The Social Sciences Faculty


We offer advice for a wide range of qualifications. These include psychology, law enforcement courses, applied social sciences, tourism. Our mission is to create a nurturing student environment. This will make studying an enhanced and an empowering experience. Our team of dedicated Academic Advisers are always available to support students in their respective fields of study.

We inspire students to dream big and to believe in their ability to achieve!

Head of Faculty

NKULULEKO LINGANISA

I hold qualifications in Exports and Imports Administration and Management (NQF Level 5), Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science and Legal Studies, and a Bachelor of Law. I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management Law. Education is the key to addressing inequality and creating opportunity.

DINESHREE PADAYACHEE

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: BA in Psychology

Bio:

I have a BA in Psychology, specialising in Psychological Counselling. I am currently completing my Honours in Psychology. Over the past few years I have worked in an array of fields including: Logistics, Warehousing, Retail, NGO and Marketing

MBALI HLATSHWAYO

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: BA in Health Sciences

Bio:
I completed my BA in Health Sciences and Social Services specialising in Community and Health Psychology. I am currently completing my Honours in Psychological Counselling with the University of South Africa. My interests lie in research that will add insight into the education sector of South Africa.

SINENHLANHLA NKOMO

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: BTech in Tourism

Bio: 
I completed a BTech in Tourism at Durban University of Technology. I also hold a National Diploma in Ecotourism which is my main speciality. I’m passionate about the tourism industry and have experience working across several sectors within the industry.

Zamalinda DIMBA

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: BA Environmental Planning & Development Studies
Bio: I completed a BA in Environmental Planning and Development Studies at the University of Zululand. I worked at Stats SA in various community surveys whereby community participation was a vital key in completing these surveys. I believe community development and environmental awareness are the key elements of social development and socio-economic reconstruction.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is social science?
Social science is, in its broadest sense, the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us. Social science tells us about the world beyond our immediate experience, and can help explain how our own society works – from the causes of unemployment or what helps economic growth, to how and why people vote, or what makes people happy. It provides vital information for governments and policymakers, local authorities, non-governmental organizations and others.

What skills are offered by this faculty?
The faculty develops a range of skills and capabilities which are valuable at all levels of social relations. Through courses offered in this faculty a student’s level of awareness of surrounding socio-political circumstances is raised. These skills include • Interpersonal and communication skills • Logical and analytical thinking • Problem solving abilities • Team working • researching.

What career opportunities are there?
Career options available in social science include: economics, geography, psychology, law, politics, and sociology. Typical areas which employ graduates from this faculty are: • business sector • Local government • Media • Politics • Teaching and Lecturing • Research institutes.