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 […]

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. […]

CCMS Alumni Collaborate on a Qualitative Evaluation Study in 3 African Countries

Four CCMS alumni and one current CCMS PhD candidate recently collaborated on a qualitative evaluation study commissioned by Johnson & Johnson for the New Horizons Advancing Paediatric HIV Care Collaborative (NHC) in three selected countries: Kenya, Uganda and Zambia in 2020. This study was aimed at evaluating the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency and sustainability of the […]

Agony and Ecstasy all Part of the PhD Study Story

Dr Phiwe Nota and Dr Yonela Vukapi.

Students from the Centre of Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) Dr Yonela Vukapi and Dr Phiwe Nota can attest to the joy and agony involved in earning a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies. Professor Eliza Govender who also supervised them for their honours degrees supervised them both at UKZN. Their ‘never-ending story’ began in […]