Congratulations to our students who graduated in March 2018!


Mishkah Babletakis, Outsourced workers’ perceptions of “transformation” at Stellenbosch University.

Kylie Bolton, Shadow on the walls: Representations of Heritage during times of burgeoning development, Cum Laude

Melissa Coetzee, Circular Migration: The case of Young Adults from Bonnievale, South Africa.

Lize Combrink, Navigating space and place in an ethnography exploring the international experience at Stellenbosch University.

Jade Dare, The Politics of Young Love: Honours students’ understanding of love relationships.

Matthew Davids, Investigating the Effects of Access to Free Wi-Fi for poor communities in the Stellenbosch Municipality.

Shu-Aat Davids, Small-scale Commonage Farmers and Livelihoods in Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

Christa Engelbrecht, An Enquiry into the Conceptualization of Family and Marriage in the Namibian Constitution and the National Gender Policy.

Jessica Frost, Transitioning from home and school to university and how this is experienced by students who have been diagnosed with chronic anxiety.

Lauren Harman, Understanding the context of Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Cloetesville, Cum Laude

Justine Heald, Queering Schools: How do schools and queer organisations coalesce?

Lisa Hendricks, Towards understanding religious leaders’ inclusivity of LGB individuals within religious communities.

Stephanie Jacobs, Consuming the inconsumable: The relationship between TB combat regimens and MDR – TB positive patients.

Keziah Maher, Youth Development and “Sport”: A case study of the impact of combating social well-being issues through inclusive physical activity and sport.

Imann Malan, Walking the line. The influence of the modelling industry on models.

Leya Mgebisa, Teaching with ICT: Two public schools in Stellenbosch and the digital divide.

Kyra Mihalopoulos, “They are the people who are fighting for us”: Local perceptions of an NGO in Khayelitsha.

Katherin Miszewski, An ethnographic study into Stellenbosch University undergraduate students and their engagement with academic texts and the Stellenbosch University Library.

Esethu Monakali, Queering Gender Identity Work—A life history of a Black Transgender Person, Cum Laude

Nico Mouton, “An exploratory study of African Student Mobility: Why South Africa and Why Stellenbosch University?”

Shante Neff, Women “holding hands” on a school feeding scheme: Illustrating the relationship between precarity, gender and voluntary work.

Chima Onwunta, Language as a medium for participation in residence life in Stellenbosch University.

Charne Parrott, Domesticated and wild: exploring multispecies relationships amongst livestock guard dogs and their human companions in the Western Cape, Cum Laude

Jacques Punt, An ethnographic study of Frankie’s gym: Hegemonic masculinity in a weight training gym.

Dayni Sanderson, Living on nature’s border: an ethnographic account exploring perceptions of nature and conservation around the Camdeboo National Park.

Taylor Smith, Catholic time: Structures, Subjectivity & Specificity, Cum Laude

Jade Tennant, ‘It’s a man’s world’: an exploration of the gender diversity objectives of the private security industry, Cum Laude

Matthew Wingfield, The nature of social relations between South African citizens and immigrants: A case study of a migrant advocacy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Cape Town.


Sune Butler, Knowledge relativity: Carnarvon residents’ and SKA personnel’s’ conceptions of the SKA’s scientific and development endeavours,  Cum Laude

Anri Hendricks, The impact of research ethics review on methodological decisions: perceptions of social researchers at a South African university.

Vanessa Mpatlanyane,  “New Student Activism after Apartheid: the case of Open Stellenbosch” Cum Laude

Leza Soldaat, The caring teacher: A case study of how teachers perceive their relationships with learners.

Cassey Toi, Motherhood constructed online: An exploration of South African mommy blogs, Cum Laude


Ilse Eigelaar-Meets, Internal migration in post-Apartheid South Africa: The case of the Western and Northern Cape Provinces, 1996-2007. 

Gezani Maluleke, Rethinking Protected area co-management in the Makuleke Region, South Africa (SA)

Robert Nyakuwa, Informality and Governmentality: An Ethnography of Conversion Entrepreneurship in Harare

Handri Walters, Volkekunde at Stellenbosch University from 1926: Anthropological Constructions of Race, Culture and Ethnicity