Criminology Student Earns Membership of International Golden Key SocietyGeneral

Mr Samuel Fikiri with his supervisor Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh.Mr Samuel Fikiri with his supervisor Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh.

PhD Candidate in Criminology and Forensic Studies Mr Samuel Fikiri has been accepted as a member of the prestigious International Golden Key Society for his outstanding academic performance in 2016.

Fikiri was officially welcomed into the society during a ceremony held on UKZN’s Westville campus.

‘It’s a great honour being part of the Society,’ said Fikiri. ‘This means that I haven’t sacrificed my time in vain. Being recognised by such an organisation is a privilege and an encouraging component, pushing me to do better.’

Fikiri will now serve on the chapter executive committee, participating in its service, academic and social activities and will also attend Golden Key national and international summits.

Fikiri’s PhD research focus is on: “A Criminological Analysis on Safety and Security of African Foreign Nationals in Durban, South Africa”. He believes his research will assist in improving human security by creating an environment of human well-being in communities through policy making for the betterment of life conditions of African foreign nationals living in Durban.

His advice to other students is to work hard and remain steadfast.

Melissa Mungroo