Current Students: PANGeA Doctoral Scholarship Programme

The PANGeA doctoral scholarship programme was launched in 2010 as part of Stellenbosch University’s contribution to the PANGeA network through the establishment of the Graduate School, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Over 75 candidates, nominated by PANGeA partner institutions, have enrolled in the full-time doctoral scholarship programme since 2010 of which 57 have since graduated and resumed their academic positions at their home institution. A total 83% of PANGeA PhD graduates completed in 3 years or less.

2019 Cohort

Rehema Abiyo (Kenya)

Home country: Kenya

PANGeA partner: University of Nairobi

Year of enrolment: 2019

Department: General Linguistics

Supervisor:  Dr Marcelyn Oostendorp

Dissertation title: An assessment of the implementation of the Language in Education Policy in Kenya

 

Saul Simon Bichwa (Tanzania)

Home country: Tanzania

PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam

Year of enrolment: 2019

Department: African Languages

Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser

Dissertation title: The Morpho-Syntactic Properties of Relativization in Ha Language (D66)

Philbert Joseph Komu (Tanzania)

Home country: Tanzania

PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam

Year of enrolment: 2019

Department: Philosophy

Supervisors: Prof Vasti Roodt and Dr Tanya de Villiers-Botha

Dissertation title: The Legitimacy of Moral Authorities Responsible for Enhancing Good Governance: Philosophical and Ethical Perspectives

 

Serge Sabine Ntsama Onana (Cameroon)

Home countryCameroon

PANGeA partner: University of Yaoundé I

Year of enrolment: 2019

Department:  Sociology

Supervisor: Prof Philippe Essomba (University of Yaoundé I)

Co-supervisor: Prof Simon Bekker

Dissertation title: Developing a Common Market for Regional Migrants in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): The Case of Douala in Cameroon

 

Spemba Elias Spemba (Tanzania)

Home country: Tanzania

PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam

Year of enrolment: 2019

Department: English Studies

Supervisor: Dr Mathilda Slabbert

Dissertation title: Representation of Albinos in Popular Albinistic Novels in Tanzania

 

2018 Cohort

Michael Okyere Asante (Ghana)

Home country: Ghana

PANGeA partner: University of Ghana

Year of enrolment: 2018

Department: Ancient Cultures

Supervisor: Prof Philip Bosman

Dissertation title: A rereading of the position of women in Plato's ideal state through the lens of Kwame Gyekye's moderate communitarianism

Yustina Samwel Komba (Tanzania)

Home country: Tanzania

PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam

Year of enrolment: 2018

Department: History

Supervisor: Dr Anton Ehlers

Dissertation title: A socio-economic history of coffee production in Mbinga District, Tanzania, c.1920 - 2015

Jauquelyne Kosgei (Kenya)

Home country: Kenya

PANGeA partner: University of Nairobi

Year of enrolment: 2018

Department: English Studies

Supervisor: Prof Tina Steiner and

Co-supervisor: Dr Uhuru Phafalala

Dissertation title: Imaginaries of oceanic histories in oral and written texts from the Kenyan Coast

Michel Medjo Medjo (Cameroon)

Home country: Cameroon

PANGeA partner: University of Yaoundé I

Year of enrolment: 2018

Department: Sociology

Supervisor: Prof Simon Bekker

Dissertation title: L'influence de l'ethnicité dans le commerce frontalier: le cas de la ville de Kyé-Ossi au Cameroun (English translation: The influence of ethnicity on border trade: the case of the town of Kye-Ossi in Cameroon)

Brighton Phares Msagalla (Tanzania)

Home country: Tanzania

PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam

Year of enrolment: 2018

Department: African Languages

Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser

Dissertation title: Argumentation involving account-giving and self-presentation in the Tanzanian parliament: a pragma-dialectical perspective

Douglas Kiyinikibi Nkonge (Uganda)

Home country: Uganda

PANGeA partner: Makerere University

Year of enrolment: 2018

Department: African Languages

Supervisor: Prof Marianna Visser

Dissertation title: The locative in Luganda: a syntax-interface approach

Deniza Joash Nyakana (Tanzania)

Home country: Tanzania

PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam

Year of enrolment: 2018

Department: General Linguistics

Supervisor: Dr Kate Huddlestone

Dissertation title: Multilingualism acquisition of determiner phrases in L2 English and L3 French by Swahili speakers in Tanzania

2017 Cohort

Pauline Nelima Liru (Kenya)

Home country: Kenya

PANGeA partner: University of Nairobi

Year of enrolment: 2017

Department: Sociology

Supervisor: Prof Lindy Heinecken

Dissertation title: Gender and the effects of climate change on livelihoods in Kakamega Country, Kenya

Katabyama Alfred Nuwamanya (Uganda)

Home country: Uganda

PANGeA partner: Makarere University

Year of enrolment: 2017

Department: Social Anthropology

Supervisor: Prof Steven Robins

Dissertation title: Seeing and living like a cross-border pastoralist: local struggles over state resources and services on the Uganda-DRC border

Hildah Bochere Oburu (Kenya)

Home country: Kenya

PANGeA partner: University of Nairobi

Year of enrolment: 2017

Department: Psychology

Supervisor: Prof Leslie Swartz and Dr Bronwynn Coetzee

Dissertation title: Social representations of the burning of boys' secondary schools in Kenya in 2016

Elizabeth Anokyewaa Sarfo (Ghana)

Home country: Ghana

PANGeA partner: University of Ghana

Year of enrolment: 2017

Department: Psychology

Supervisor: Prof Tony Naidoo

Co-supervisor: Dr Joanna Salifu-Yendork (Department of Psychology, University of Ghana)

Dissertation title: Exploration of the lived experiences of the female spouse in child marriages in Ghana

2016 Cohort

Peter Msaka (Malawi)

Home country: Malawi

PANGeA partner: University of Malawi

Year of enrolment: 2016

Department: General Linguistics

Supervisor: Prof Theresa Biberauer

Dissertation title: A minimalist approach to obligatory coreferentiality in Chichewa relative clause construction

Constantine Ndabubaha (Tanzania)

Home country: Tanzania

PANGeA partner: University of Dar es Salaam

Year of enrolment: 2016

Department: Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Supervisor: Dr Johanna Steyn

Dissertation title: Teaching and learning of French vocabulary in selected secondary schools in Tanzania: An investigation and proposal for a new teaching model