CCMS Postgraduate Students Benefit from Netflix Creative Equity Fund

Together here are (from left, front) Ms Kameni Chetty, Mr Qiniso Mbili and Ms Lilitha Xalisa; and (back) Ms Cebisa Khwebulana, Professor Lauren Dyll and Ms Zama Khoza.

The Netflix Creative Equity Fund has provided a variety of graduate students in UKZN’s School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) with funding to assist them continue with their studies and research. ‘Part of the School’s Community Engagement transformation imperative is to ensure adequate student funding opportunities from external partners and industry,’ said Centre for Communication, Media […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

CCMS celebrates the success of PhD and Masters Graduates

CCMS graduates and staff.

UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) PhD and Master’s graduates were lauded for their achievements during a virtual celebration organised by the Centre. The CCMS boasts a record number of eleven PhDs and five Master’s graduates for the year. Professors Ruth Teer-Tomaselli, Keyan Tomaselli, Donal McCracken, Eliza Govender and Sarah Gibson supervised the […]