A few months ago, author William Gumede described Zuma as someone with a narcissistic personality disorder — a set of traits defined by Austrian psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut as “including an exaggerated sense of superiority, a lack of self-awareness about the impact of their behaviour and having a disdain for others, who they devalue to validate their own grandiosity”. These people lack empathy, have a distorted sense of reality and are incapable of seeing anything from anyone else’s perspective. Narcissists like Zuma, Gumede argues, can’t accept responsibility and don’t care if they take down entire countries with them. The events at Nkandla, sadly for Zuma, only reinforced that perspective.
If you have a really interesting idea for a topic for a doctoral or research masters dissertation which you think might interest me enough that I would agree to supervise it, I would love to hear from you to bounce around ideas before you apply for one of the following positions.
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN: FACULTY OF LAW
APPLICATIONS FOR THE DOCTORAL AND RESEARCH MASTER’S PROGRAMMES
The Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town hosts scholars and students from many nations. It provides a highly interactive and friendly environment for study and research. Its doctoral and research master’s programmes are growing fast. For the 2014 intake, the Faculty is seeking 15 highly motivated individuals to join these programmes in the following fields of research: Public Law; Commercial Law as well as Private Law. Applicants for the positions should submit online at www.uct.ac.za to the Admissions Office. The final date for submission of applications is 30 August 2013. For further information see www.doctoralprogram.uct.ac.za or contact the Faculty of Law Office at Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za or on +27 21 650 5409.BACK TO TOP