A creative response to environmental issues

Some of the South African Phone call to the world works that were showcased at COP26.

The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences partnered with Art A Resource for Reconciliation Over the World, South Africa (ARROWSA) to produce an exhibition in Glasgow as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The CCMS and ARROWSA are part of an international creative environmental project […]

Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies 13.2 is out now (Special Issue: ‘The Breakthrough of Digital Health’)

Intellect announced that Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies 13.2 is now out Special Issue: ‘The Breakthrough of Digital Health’ Aims and Scope The Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies (CJCS) aims to provide an international discussion forum for critical thought and study. CJCS is committed to publishing research and scholarship on the analysis of media and […]

CCMS co-hosts Ntongela Masilela Colloquium

The late Professor Ntongela Masilela

The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences, College of Humanities in association with the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) and the Critical Arts journal hosted the first virtual Ntongela Masilela Colloquium. The aim of the colloquium was to commemorate and critically engage Professor Ntongela Masilela’s historical […]

Wylie on Freund, ‘Bill Freund: An Historian’s Passage to Africa

by H-Net Reviews Bill Freund. Bill Freund: An Historian’s Passage to Africa. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2021. Illustrations. 288 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-77614-672-7. Reviewed by Diana Wylie (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (September, 2021) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Independent Scholar) Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56887 South African Historian as True Patriot “Bill Freund was a true South African patriot,” remarked Minister of Higher Education […]

‘Finding My Voice in Academia’ Ms Shannon Leigh Landers Shares Her Journey Within Academia

A google search for a guide to writing your master’s dissertation offers clinical advice on the importance of reading, preparation and choosing the correct topic and supervisor. However, these tips often neglect the human aspect of this stressful undertaking – mental health. Maintaining mental health is imperative – if not, the most crucial part of the journey. […]

CCMS PhD student presents paper at IAMCR conference

Ms Nompumelelo Gumede

Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) PhD student Ms Nompumelelo Gumede, recently participated in the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference. This year’s conference theme was Rethinking borders and boundaries: Beyond the global/local dichotomy in communication studies and it was hosted virtually by the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. […]

CCMS Doctorate Graduate Examined Interpretations of Masculinities in SA Soapies

Interpretations of masculinities presented in three South African soap operas: Uzalo, Imbewu and Isibaya by Zulu male audiences living in KwaZulu-Natal were the focus of a doctoral research undertaken by Dr Melba Nzimande who graduated with a PhD in Media and Cultural studies. Nzimande says research contributes to African masculinity studies, especially those in soap operas in terms of representation […]

Academics Feature in Croakey Health Media Twitter Festival

Professor Eliza Govender and Professor Sarah Gibson

Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) academics Professor Eliza Govender and Professor Sarah Gibson featured at the CroakeyREAD Twitter Festival on Pandemic Communications which offered opportunities to reflect on lessons – locally, nationally and globally- about communications in the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can be used to help inform and improve future efforts. […]

Gender-Based Violence Exhibit at Durban City Hall

The Gender-Based Violence exhibit.

A campaign titled They Stand Their Ground Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) has culminated in an exhibit at the Durban City Hall funded by the National Arts Council. UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences, partnered with Art A Resource for Reconciliation Over the World, South Africa (ARROWSA) […]

Are Men More Likely to Have Unsafe Sex Once Circumcised?

CCMS graduate, Ms Lungelo Khanyile obtained a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, with her thesis titled: Are Men More Likely to Have Unsafe Sex Once Circumcised? The research revealed that men may engage in unsafe sex or have multiple concurrent partners once they are circumcised or go on to an oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen. […]