|1992 Annual Report|
|Written by Keyan Tomaselli|
The Centre continued to grow during this period in terms of student registrations, publications, community service and hosting of international visitors. Three members attended conferences in Cairo, The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden.
Members of the Centre were involved in a number of international research projects, notably TV coverage of the Olympic Games, Media and New Right Religions, visual anthropology, and media policy.
Formal linkages were negotiated with institutions in the USA and in Belgium, while CCMS is the first South African department to be invited to join the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), based in Kenya. Dr Eric Louw attended an ACCE Conference, which was held in Cairo during 1992. Special mention was made of South Africa's "return to the fold" during the plenary session of this ACCE Conference. The Centre's Director was also the first South African ever invited to a General Assembly of the UNESCO-affiliated CILECT, the International Association of Film and TV Schools. The Centre will help to establish an African Regional Association of CILECT under the direction of the National Film and TV Institute, Ghana. In an effort to retain contact with CCMS graduates, industry, community organisations and other interested parties, we produced a newsletter, Sub-Text, which carries information on research work, conferences attended, student concerns and so on. It is hoped to produce Sub-Text twice a year. Following protracted negotiations, the Centre has been selected by the editors of Media, Culture & Society (Sage, London) to host a conference on The Media and Social Change in Africa in 1994. A special issue of Media, Culture & Society will be published on this topic.
The Centre is also working with the Department of Journalism, Natal Technikon, towards the introduction of an Advanced University Diploma in Journalism. The proposal has been accepted by the University's Council. It is hoped to inaugurate the course in 1994.On a sad note, two deaths during the year occurred. Bongani Mthethwa, a contributor from the Music Department, was murdered; and Themba Nkabinde, an MA student from Zimbabwe, died under mysterious circumstances in a car accident while doing field work in Zimbabwe.
Director : Professor Keyan G Tomaselli
Professors Tony Voss and David Maughan Brown, Dr Philipe Wade (English); Mary de Haas (Anthropology); Dr Andries Gouws (Philosophy); Prof Bill Freund (Economic History); Prof Edgard Sienaert (Orality studies); Dr Derek Wang (Artchitecture); Dr Bongani Mthethwa (Music).
Associate Professor Daniel Herwitz, Philosophy, California State University, 20 September - 15 December 1992. Project: `Making Theory / Constructing Art: on the authority of the avant garde.'
Lucia Saks, Department of Critical Studies, School of Cinema-Television, University of Southern California, 20 September 1992 - 15 December 1992. Project: `Construction of National Identity in the 'New' South Africa in the Media Discourse'.
Prof Robert Gordon, Anthropology, University of Vermont/Lesotho. Gordon offered two seminars: "Comments on People of the Great Sandface" and "Saving the Last South African Bushmen: Does Advocacy Anthropology Have a Future in South Africa?"
Prof Robert Klitgard, Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Economics, PMB, "Taking Culture into Account in Development Projects".
Tracey Naughton, Richmond Access TV, Australia: "Public Access TV".
Dr Carol Becker, Associate Dean, Chicago Institute of the Arts; Wilna Botha, Education Foundation, Durban; Neville Choonoo, English, State University of New York; Messers JJ Fourie and D Van Onselen, Architects; Terry Hargreaves, Executive Director, Radio Canada International; Lebogang Hashatse, Assistant Editor, Tribute; Prof Rob Gordon, Anthropology, Vermont/Lesotho University; Dr Rob Gordon, English, Goldsmiths College; John Hookam, Drama, University of Durban-Westville; Prof Cheris Kramerae, Speech Communication, University of Urbana-Champaign; Liz Legum, Channel 4 Film Maker; Prof Alan Mabin, Town and Regional Planning, Wits; Margaret Machila, Education, University of Zambia; Denis-Constant Martin, Director of Research, Centre for International Research and Study, Paris; Peter Mettlerkamp, Theatre, Film, TV, University of Bristol; Khaba Mkize, associate editor, Natal Witness; Solly Mokoetle, Journalism, Carleton University; Rob O'Donahue, Natal Parks Board; Dr Larry Shore, Communication, Hunter College, New York; Shaun Skelton and Charles Mutisya, Visions in Action, Washington DC/Nairobi; Prof G Themba Sirayi, University of Fort Hare; John Twitchin, BBC Film Maker; Prof David Wiley, Dr John Metzler and Prof Elizabeth Eldridge, African Studies Centre, Michigan State University.
Department of Politics, Central College, Pella, Iowa. Central staff will be able to act as supervisors for specific CCMS MA and Ph.D theses. Central will duplicate CCMS's extensive archives on Southern African media, thus offering a research and resource centre for American academics.
Centre for the Study of New Media and Information Technology, Free University of Brussels. Negotiations under way for joint teaching of an Honours course in Telecommunications and Development; research and staff/student exchanges.
Linked Research Projects
Centre d'Estudis Olimpics, Autonomous University of Barcelona, `Global TV and Olympics Games: the experience of Barcelona 1992'. An international project involving 33 universities worldwide. CCMS contributors: Dr P Eric Louw and Fr Nlhanhla Nkosi.
Faculty of Theology, University of Uppsala, `The Media and New Right Religions'. CCMS Contributors: Fr Nhlanhla Nkosi, Ruth Teer-Tomaselli and Prof Keyan Tomaselli
Courses Offered in 1992
CCMS offered a Media Sociology course to first year Sociology students taught by P Eric Louw and Jeanne Prinsloo.
Louw, P.E. Communication and the Counter-Hegemony in South Africa: The Case of the South African Progressive-Alternative Press.
Baxter, V. Popular Performance and Resistance in the '80s: A critique of ideological positions.
Hoosain, F. Secondary School Drama Teaching in South Africa as a Means of Constructing Alternative Cultural Practice.
Ballot, J.J An Evaluation of Film Study at White English-Medium Transvaal Secondary Schools, 1977-1990. MA.
Tomaselli, R.E. The Discourse of Politics and the Politics of Discourse: Imaging of violence and reform on SABC News, 1985-1986. Ph.D.
Current Ph.D Topics
Holt, A. Racial Stereotyping and Content of SABC-TV Commercials, 1978-86, in the Context of Reformist Discourse. MA upgraded to Ph.D.
Munro, L. Representations of British Royalty in SA Magazines: an analysis of order of signification and symbols in English and Afrikaans-language SA magazines, 1945-1984.
Forbes, D. News Agencies in Southern Africa.
Current MA Topics
Chetty, A. Analysis of the SA State Attack on the 'Alternative Press' and Counter-Strategies Evolved by this Press, 1982-1987.
Dunwoody, C. Ideology in a Mutating Society: South African Beer and Building Society Commercials. (Suspended for 1992).
Emdon, C. The Demise of the South African English-Language Press, 1976-1989.
Govindsamy, D. The Praise Poetry of Contemporary Trade Union Poets in Natal: Alfred Temba Qabula and Mi S'Dumo Hlatswayo.
Mahomed, I. The Resistance Culture of the Victims of Housing: a contemporary history of grassroots organisations involved in housing issues in the greater Durban area 1980-1990. (Suspended for 1992).
Margolis, C. Nietzschean Values in Postmodern Society: a study in the hegemony of elitism (Suspended for 1992).
Moodley, S. Culture and Consciousness of the Physically Disabled - The need for drama for the disabled within the Special School Curriculum.
Motheeram, T. The Role of Media Education in Indian Secondary Schools in Natal.
Nkabinde, T. Popular Music as Struggle: The Case of Zimbabwe Popular Music. (Deceased).
Nkosi, N. The Future of Religious Broadcasting in South Africa.
Parker, W. The Development of Community-Based Small Media for AIDS Prevention in South Africa: towards an action-based participatory research model.
Paxton, A. Body Language and Culture: An exploration of the interface in terms of power relations in aspects of the South African intercultural context.
Raghunath, M. The Poetry of Emancipation and the Emancipation of Poetry: insurgent SA poetry in performance, with specific reference to Mzwakhe Mbuli.
Ramsingh, B. Women's Participation in Leisure-as-Resistance Through Sport in Durban 1984-1989.
Scott, Chuck. Redefining the Representation and Participation of the Subject in Visual Anthropology Through the `Community Video' Method: a case study of the Lesotho Herders Video Project.
Scott, Christina. The Distribution of Print Media in Urban Black Residential Areas.
Sewduth, D. A Critique of the Cultural Studies Course in House of Delegates Schools.
Shepperson, A. Of Cutting and Cooking: An African revision of ontological relativity.
Vergunst, N. Revolutionary Culture and Images of Political Struggle in South Africa Since 1976 (Suspended for 1990-92).
Yasbek, A. The Rise of an Indigenous Social Realism in South African Cinema During the 1980s.
Development and application of a feasibility model for selling 5 weekly newspapers, 1 weekly and 15 monthly magazines from black township spaza shops. Christina Scott assisted by Rosemary K Xaba. Field researcher: 'Qops' Mfeka. Funding: Canadian Embassy.
Conference of Newspaper Editors
Dr PE Louw was commissioned by the Conference of Independent Newspaper Editors and Stable Publications to draw up a Proposal for the Establishment of an Independent Media Diversity Trust. The Trust is intended to set up a media subsidy system.
Durban Media Trainers Group
Skills and theory training to anti-apartheid media workers in the greater Durban region. CCMS has been involved with the project from its inception. Dr Louw was Chairman for 1992.
Broadcasting/Telecommunications Working Group
This body, initiated in 1991 by CCMS, is a loose formation of academics and students from NU, University of Durban-Westville, Natal Technikon and the ML Sultan Technikon. Its members are drawn from media studies, journalism, sociology, education, electronic engineering, business administration, English and so on. A grant from the HSRC enabled Dr PE Louw to critically examine the Task Group Report into the Future of Broadcasting in South Africa.
During the year, the following seminars and meetings were held:
Film and Allied Workers Organisation
CCMS offered FAWO a temporary home in the Centre. Coordinator, Duminsane Ngubane.
Semiotics/Philosophy in Africa Working Group
Arnold Shepperson, Prof K Tomaselli and Musango Mulumba. The group undertook research financed by the HSRC Research Methodology Project: `The Method of Generality for Hypothesis Formation About Conflict.'
Dr PE Louw, and this group was also asked to contribute four items to Encyclopedia of Semiotics, edited by Paul Bouissac, University of Toronto for Garland Publishing.
Video and Film Production
Keyan Tomaselli, SA Consultant for Amie Williams, African Studies Center/Cinema-TV, University of California, Los Angeles, on NANA: New Beginnings, a reflexive 16mm film on interfacing between American and black South African youth in the Eastern Cape.
Also consultant for Three A Productions, Austria/Germany, on Call For Freedom, a 45 minute documentary on South African feature films of the 1980s. Commissioned by ZDF (Germany).
Creative Skills Development Programme (2 days), attended by teachers of disabled children. Presenters included Ellis Pearson, Siva Devar, UDW; Lorraine Singh, HOD Superintendant of Education; Giselle Turner, Fulton School of the Deaf; Wendy Nell, Holy Family Convent School. Organised by Sam Moodley.
Faruk Hoosain gave evidence at the Commission for Restructuring of the Arts in Natal. Submission gleaned from his MA Thesis (1992) was entitled: "Drama as Pratice for Freedom and The Freedom for Praxis".
Urban Issues and Development
Phoenix Settlement Trust
Dr Eric Louw is a Trustee. The Trust administers the legacy of Gandhi and the Settlement, which was destroyed in the mid- '80s through political violence. The Trust and the Urban Foundation plan to upgrade the settlement.
Westville Residents' Support Group (WRSG)
This initiative, constituted to oppose the Group Areas Act, started in 1988 but closed at the end of 1991. CCMS conducted extensive research on behalf of WRSG and contributed much to the success of its campaign. A continuing research group examining Westville's history, land values and social change, and intercultural relations, consisted of Prof Keyan Tomaselli, Susan Ramsay, Ruth Tomaselli (CCMS), Mr Steve Piper (Statistical Consultant to the Faculty of Social Sciences), Dr Devi Rajab (Dean, Student Counselling) and Dr Louw-Hart Stears (Head, Sociology, UDW). Assisted by Protas Madlala (Community Service Training Programme).
Seminars and Forums
* "Media Literacy" course, Houses of Delegates and Representatives Schools, Durban Teachers Centre.
* "Using Drama Techniques for Teaching Geography", Houses of Delegates and Representatives Schools, Durban Teachers Centre.
* "Applying Peoples Education to Commercial Subjects", Houses of Delegates and Representatives Schools, Durban Teachers Centre.
* "South African Broadcasting Today and Tomorrow". Keynote Address, SRC Broadcast Workshop, University of Durban-Westville.
* "A Media Subsidy System for South Africa?" SASPU Regional Media Festival, Durban.
Fr N Nkosi
* Talk on "Inculturation", Southern African Council of Priests, Durban.
Themba Nkabinde (Deceased)
* Dept of Music public lecture: "Pop Music as Struggle: the popular music of Zimbabwe".
* Dept of Journalism & Public Relations, ML Sultan Technikon. 2 seminars.
* Worldnet Television Dialogue, American Cultural Centre, on `Ethnicity and Non-Racial Politics'.
* Panelist: `Deconstructing and Reconstructing Life and Thought in the New South Africa.' SA Association of Art and Architectural Historians, Durban.
* `Social Struggles Over the Group Areas Act in Westville'. Urban Forum (UND).
* Seminar for Film and Allied Workers Organisation (Natal) Video Production Workshop.
* `Broadcasting Policy in South Africa', Seminar at Danchurchaid, Copenhagen.
A. Books and Chapters in Books
Tomaselli, K.G. Associate editor, Movies - Moguls - Mavericks. South African Cinema 1979-1991. Johannesburg: Showdata. Eds. J Blignaut & M Botha
Tomaselli, K.G. "The Cinema of Jamie Uys: from bushveld to 'bushmen'. In Blignaut and Botha, 191-232.
Tomaselli, K.G. and Prinsloo, J. "Third Cinema in South Africa: the anti-apartheid struggle". In Blignaut and Botha, 329-374.
Tomaselli, K.G. and Van Zyl, M. "Themes, Myths and Cultural Indicators: the structuring of popular memories". In Blignaut and Botha, 395-472.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Myths, Racism and Opportunism: film and TV representations of the San". In Crawford, P.I. and Turton, D. (eds.): Film As Ethnography. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 205-221.
Tomaselli, K.G. and Muller, J.P. 1992: "Literary Encounter and Cultural studies: from text to context". In Chapman, M., Gardner, C. and Mphahlele, E. (eds.): Perspectives on South African English Literature. Johannesburg: Donker, 475-483.
Tomaselli, K.G. and Prinsloo, J. 1992: "Video, Realism and Class Struggle: the problem of power". In Zielinski, S. (ed.): Video: Apparat/Medium, Kunst, Kultuur. Bern: Peter Lang, 243-260.
Tomaselli, K.G. and Tomaselli, R.E.: "'Turning Grey': How Westville was won". In Smith, D.M. (ed.): The Apartheid City and Beyond: Urbanization and Social Change in South Africa. London: Routledge, 279-291.
Tomaselli, K.G. 1992: "Distribution - ein Fallstudie zum Cinema der Apartheid". In Reiss, W. and Zielinski, S. (eds.): Grenz-Uberschreitungen: Eine Reise durch die Globale Filmlandschaft. Berlin: Wissenschaftsverlag Volker Spiess GmbH, 371-391.
B. Refereed Journals or Equivalent
Collins, R., Louw, P.E., Tomaselli, K.G. and Teer-Tomaselli, R.E. "Editorial: Broadcasting and telecommunications policy in post-apartheid South Africa", Critical Arts, Vol 6 No 1, i-v.
Louw, P.E. "The Struggle for a New SA Media," Media Information Australia, No 66, 76-83.
Louw, P.E. "Towards a New South African Media: the 1990s media debate", Innovation No 4, 7-11.
Louw, P.E. "Enzensberger's Challenge to Leftist Communicologists", Communicare, Vol 11 No 1, 5-20.
Louw, P.E. "Language Policy in the New South Africa", Media Development, Vol 39 No 1, 8-10. Reprinted in Critical Arts, Vol 6 No 1, 52-60.
Louw, P.E. "Language and National Unity in Post-Apartheid South Africa", Media Development, Vol 39 No 1, 8-10.
Louw, P.E. "Rethinking Leftist Struggle in South Africa:, Critical Arts, Vol 6 No 1, 1-25.
Shepperson, A. "Designating Structures: Cultural studies, philosophy and semiotics", Communicatio, Vol 18 No 1, 47-53.
Tomaselli, K.G., Gabriel, T., Masilela, N. and Williams, A. "People of the Great Sandface", Visual Anthropology, 153-166.
Tomaselli, K.G. "The Role of the Mass Media in Promoting Intercultural Communication in South Africa", Communicatio, Vol 18 No 1, 60-68.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Communication or Propaganda: What's the Difference?" Innovation, No 4, 17-23.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Afrique du Sud: Le Tribalisme Planetaire", Panoramiques, 5, 228-232.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Editorial", Critical Arts, Vol 5 No 4.
C. Opinion Journals or Equivalent
Louw, P.E. "Press Monopoly. What Press Monopoly?" Work in Progress, 81, 12-13.
Louw, P.E. "The Battle Over Media Policy", SASH Vol 35 No 2, 17-19.
Scott, Christina. "Getting the News to the Townships", The Vrye Weekblad/Sowetan Quarterly State of the Nation Report: The media and the future (Autumn), 37.
Tomaselli, R.E. and Prinsloo, J. "Media Witness", Sash (September), 23-35.
Vergunst, N. "Township-Geweld, Die Massamedia en die Kunstenaar", Die Suid-Afrikaan, (February), 36-40.
D. Other Publications/Conference Proceedings
Nkosi, N. "Inculturation", Entre Nous No 1, 4-8.
Tomaselli, K.G. "How to Make Sense of Film: How to read films about Southern Africa". Media Resource Centre Working Papers No 10, 13pp.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Mandela, Music Television (MTV) and Apartheid". Media Resource Centre Working Paper No 12, 4pp.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Mapantsula" (film review), Cineaste, Vol 19 Nos 2-3, 57-8.
Tomaselli, K.G., Eke, M. and Khapoya, V. 1992: "South Africa: the Wasted Land" (film review), SA Geographical Journal, Vol 74 No 1.
Tomaselli, R.E. 1992 "South Africa's Informal Economy" (book review), SA Geographical Journal, Vol 74 No. 2, 78-79.
Vergunst, N. "Myths of Apollo and Dionysis and Metaphors for Reform and Revolt", Acta Varia: Communication of World Visions. In Van den Berg, D. (ed.), Proceedings of the 1991 annual conference of the SA Association of Art Historians.
Vergunst, N. "Media Representations of Museums: a public viewing". Proceedings of Myths, Monuments, Museums - new premises, History Research Groups, Wits, 1-18.
Vergunst, N. "Framing Sculpture in Film". In Younge, G. (ed.): New Directions in South African Sculpture, 64-69.
E. Unpublished Research Reports
Louw, P.E. `Global TV and the Olympic Games: The SA Experience of the Barcelona Games', Centre for the Study of the Olympics, 40pp.
Louw, P.E. `Proposal for the Establishment of an Independent Media Diversity Trust', Conference of Independent Editors, 14pp.
Nkosi, N. `Global TV and the Olympics: the experience of Barcelona', Centre for Olympic Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Scott, Christina. `The Future of Newspapers in Natal: A Discussion Document'. 51pp.
Tomaselli, K.G. `Southern Africa on Film and Videotape, 1981-1990.' In association with African Studies Centre, Michigan State University, 350pp.
F. Publications Edited Through the Centre
Critical Arts: A Journal for Cultural Studies is published twice a year on behalf of Critical Arts Projects.
Sub-Text. First issue of a quarterly newsletter. Ed. by Chuck Scott.
G. Editorial Activity
** P Eric Louw - Referee: Critical Arts, Ecquid Novi and Communicare.
** Keyan Tomaselli - Editor: Critical Arts; Editorial Board Member: Communicare, Ecquid Novi; Continuum: An Australian Journal of the Media; SA Theatre Journal; Visual Anthropology; Yearbook in Visual Anthropology. Referee: Koers; SA Geographical Journal.
Series Editor: Studies on the Southern African Media, Anthropos Publishers, Bellville
** Ruth Tomaselli - Associate Editor: Critical Arts.
Louw, P.E. "Language and Media Policy: Exploring the Options", English Academy of Southern Africa, Cape Town.
Louw, P.E. 8th Biennial Conference of African Council for Communication Education, University of Cairo in conjunction with International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Louw, P.E. Keynote Speaker. "Towards a Media Trust Charter, Conference on Media Development and Diversity, Conference of Independent Editors, Johannesburg.
Nkabinde, T. "Popular Music and the African State: the experience of Zimbabwe pop music", SA Communication Association, University of Orange Free State, Bloemfontein.
Nkabinde, T. "Popular Music as Struggle: the experience of the popular music of Zimbabwe". Association for Sociology in South Africa, Pretoria.
Nkosi, N. "Placing the Media in the Hands of the `Majority' in a Changing South Africa". Association for Sociology in South Africa, Pretoria.
Nkosi, N. "Family, Tradition, Property - the demise of the religious political right in South Africa", Priorities and Methods in the Study of Politicized Religion, Faculty of Theology, University of Uppsala, Sweden. Based on research done in 1987/8 by Prof KG Tomaselli, Mrs Ruth Teer Tomaselli and Ansuya Chetty. Also conducted research in Rome and London.
Nkosi, N. "Televangelism, Church and the State". SA Communications Association Conference, University of Orange Free State, Bloemfontein.
Shepperson, A. "Signs of Change: Holism, the phaneron and political gnosis of difference", Semiotics of Political Transition, Vista University, Port Elizabeth.
Shepperson, A. "Dilemma of Disposal: relations of distribution and production in a new media dispensation", Association for Sociology in South Africa, University of Pretoria.
Shepperson, A. and Tomaselli, K.G. "Semiotics in the African Context: 'science' vs 'priest-craft', 'semiology' vs 'semiotics'". XII Annual Meeting and International Congresses of the International Semiotics Institute of Imatra and the Semiotics Society of Finland.
Shepperson, A. and Tomaselli, K.G. "Africa, Semiotics, Context". Semiotics of Political Transition Vista University, Port Elizabeth. Opening Address.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Communication or Propaganda". Hi-touch & Hi-tech, SA Association of Industrial Editors, Durban
Tomaselli, K.G. "The Post-Apartheid Era: the San as bridge between past and future" and "Documentary Film Making in Africa". Eyes Across the Water. The 2nd Amsterdam Conference on Visual Anthropology and Sociology, University of Amsterdam.
Tomaselli, K.G. "Unpacking History Through Orality: Kat River - The End of Hope". Regards sur les Societes Europeennes, Societe Francaise d'Anthropologie Visuelle, Sandjberg, Denmark.
Tomaselli, R.E. "Freedom of Information and the Mass Media: A case of broadcast media", Library and Information Workers Organisation on Information Transformation in South Africa, Cape Town.
J. Other Conference/Meetings Attended
Louw, P.E. Invited delegate. Fair, Free and Open SA Media in the Transition to Democracy Conference, Campaign for Open Media & Centre for Development Studies, University of Western Cape.
Louw, P.E. Invited delegate. International Association for Mass Communication Research and the African Council for Communication Education Seminar on African Media Policy, University of Cairo.
Louw, P.E. Invited Delegate. Conference on the Future of South African Broadcasting, Campaign For Open Media/Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Louw, P.E. Invited Delegate. Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Journalism Training Seminar.
Tomaselli, K.G. Official University Delegate, General Assembly of the International Association of Film and Television Schools, Munich.
Tomaselli, R.E. CCMS Delegate, Fair, Free and Open: SA Media in the Transition to Democracy Conference, Campaign for Open Media & Centre for Development Studies, University of Western Cape.
Other conferences attended:
Association of Languages of Southern Africa: Themba Nkabinde.
Campaign for Open Media Meetings on Monitoring Project: Ruth Tomaselli, Fr Nhlanhla Nkosi, Christina Scott.
IsiZulu Language Board: Themba Nkabinde.
Semiotics of Political Transition: Mahendra Raghunath, Fr Nhlanhla Nkosi and Themba Nkabinde.
SA Communication Association: Adi Paxton, Sandy Lawson.
SA Association of Industrial Editors: Themba Nkabinde, Arnold Shepperson.
National Arts Policy Plenary: Mahendra Raghunath & Faruk Hoosain.
K. Film and Video Festivals
Raghanath, R. Durban International Films Festival. Panelist on `Short SA Films'. Chaired by Keyan Tomaselli.
L. University Committee Work
Tomaselli convened a committee on the videotaping of first year lectures on behalf of Board of University Educational Development. He initiated a Joint Academic Staff Association investigation into SAPSE journal accreditation and served on the Senate Readmissions Appeal Committee, Audio Visual Centre Advisory Committee and the Faculty of Humanities Computer Committee. Dr Louw served on the Safety Committee. Tomaselli and Louw participated in the University of Natal Strategic Planning Exercise: Group D - Technology: Computer Aided Learning; Video and Audio Recordings and Broadcasts as Teaching/learning Tool or as Aids in Education Generally.
M. Advisory and Professional Committees
Louw, P.E. Convener of the Popular Culture and Media Working Group, Association for Sociology in South Africa.
Louw, P.E. Chairperson, Durban Media Trainers' Group.
Louw, P.E. Committee Member, National Journalism Training Group.
Nkabinde, T. Zimbabwean Representative and Founder Member, Southern African Association for Semiotics (SAAS).
Nkosi, N. Fr.; Raghunath, M.; and Shepperson, A; all Founder Members, South African Association for Semiotics.
Tomaselli, R.E. Open Learning Systems Trust Trask Group (Durban).
Tomaselli, K.G. Advisory Committee, Programme for Contemporary Cultural Studies, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria.
Tomaselli, K.G. Committee Member, South African Communications Association.
Tomaselli, K.G. Vice-President, South African Association for Semiotics.
Tomaselli, K.G. International Advisory Board, Visions in Action, Washington DC/Nairobi.
Tomaselli, K.G. Vice-President and Founder Member, SAAS.
N. CCMS Membership of Organisations
* Anti-Censorship Action Group, Johannesburg
* Durban Media Trainers' Group.
O. External Examining
* 3rd Year, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University.
* Honours course, Department of Communications, University of South Africa.
* Fourth Year Long Essays and Ph.D, School of Dramatic Art, Witwatersrand University;
* B.Ed Media Education, School of Education, University of Cape Town.
* Masters Thesis, Professional Communication Unit, University of Cape Town.
* Masters Thesis, Department of English, University of Cape Town.
* 3rd Year Journalism, Natal Technikon Journalism Diploma.
Communications Department, University of Bophuthatswana
P. Financial Sponsors
Various of the Centre's 1992 activities were sponsored by the following: Internship Programme (through UEPD), Anglo-American Chairman's Fund, the Urban Foundation, Canadian Embassy and CIDA, Foundation for Creative Arts, Johannesburg Ball Bearing Co, the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference, Church of the Province of South Africa, M-NET, Southern Life, SE Mansoor & Co., Human Sciences Research Council, and Three A Productions (Austria).
Official Centre delegates received travel and conference funding from: Campaign for Open Media (Johannesburg), Danchurchaid (Copenhagen), Danish Research Council for the Humanities (Copenhagen), CSD (Pretoria), Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (Johannesburg), International Semiotics Institute (Finland), Library and Information Workers Organisation, SA Broadcasting Corporation, University Research Fund, University of Uppsala (Sweden), and Novib (The Netherlands).
Book and magazines donated by Arnold Shepperson and Mavis Fatti.
CENTRE FOR CULTURAL AND MEDIA STUDIES
University of Natal
Telephone: (031)-816-2505 or (031) 816-2298
29 January 1993