Posts Tagged ‘ukzn’

The Plight of Tutors at UKZN: Whose the culprit?

June 12, 2008

The plight of tutors at UKZN: who is the real culprit?
by Percy Ngonyama

As tutors engage in rigorous debate about the super exploitation of their cheap labour, they should be wary not to succumb to ‘divide and rule’?the boss’s very effective dirty strategy? blaming fellow victims. Getting up and standing up for their labour rights are long overdue for tutors at UKZN.

The prospect of withholding of labour power should be seriously looked into.
As our experience, past and present, will tell us, sometimes, this is the only language bureaucrats understand.

Percy Ngonyama is a MA student and a Tutor in the Department of Historical and
Internet Studies.


Exploitation from Below: Tutoring at UKZN

May 15, 2008

Right to respond

Exploitation from below?

Tutoring in the School of Sociology at UKZN-Howard College.

By Yajiv Haripersad


A recent restructuring of the tutorship programme within the School of Social Sciences has resulted in the restriction of the number of hours that post-graduate students are allowed to work as tutors. In addition, budget cuts have meant a decrease in tutors’ wages.


Undressing Durban

April 21, 2008

Book Review
Hats off to Reflexive Sociological Texts: Undressing Durban (2007)
          by Shafinaaz Hassim

Edited by Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan, both lecturers in Sociology at UKZN, the collection of essays allows the reader a guided tour behind the scenes of Durban’s tourist façade in order to reach beyond the one-dimensional lure of tourist-getaway brochures.’Undressing Durban’ effectively undresses Durban as a metaphor of SA-tourism in order to uncover the theatres of challenge within the city