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 […]

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. […]

East Coast Radio Bursaries for UKZN Students

Student bursary winners (from left) Ms Nonhlanhla Majola, Ms Nqobile Khanyile, Ms Zama Ngcobo and Ms Zinhle Nhlumayo.

Nine students from the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) in the School of Applied Human Sciences (SAHS) received full tuition bursaries from East Coast Radio (ECR), KwaZulu-Natal’s leading commercial radio station. Academic Leader for Community Engagement in the SAHS and the CCMS Professor Lauren Dyll said ECR’s generosity was well timed. ‘In the context of constrained public […]

CCMS receives generous laptop sponsorship for postgraduate remote teaching

Some of the CCMS Honours students with their new laptops.

The Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) within the School of Applied Human Sciences proudly distributed sponsored laptops with bags to their 2020 Honours cohort recently. The generous sponsorship from telecommunications company RewardsCo comes at a critical time when the University has transitioned from residential to remote teaching to cater for the safety and wellbeing of staff and […]

Ramaphosa Depicted as a Saint while NDZ Vilified in Online Press – Research Finding

Dr Tigere Muringa.

PhD research shows Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gets rough treatment from online press in stark contrast to President Cyril Ramaphosa who is the electronic media’s darling. The subject of the research by 29-year-old doctoral graduate Dr Tigere Muringa of UKZN’s Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) was: News coverage in online press titles during the ANC […]

CCMS Student Receives Emerging Scholar Research Award

CCMS Student Mr Akwasi Bosompem Boateng

The Common Ground Research Network of the University of Illinois in the United States selected UKZN PhD student Mr Akwasi Bosompem Boateng for its emerging scholar award in recognition of his outstanding research work. Boateng, who is at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), said he was proud his work had been recognised by […]

CCMS Students visit Uzalo TV Show Studio

CCMS students who visited the Uzalo TV show studio - (from left) Ms Rethabile Moeketsi, Ms Nolwazi Ngcobo, Mr Qiniso Mbili and PhD candidate Ms Shannon Landers.

Uzalo: Blood is Forever, produced by Stained Glass Productions, is South Africa’s most watched soap opera with its captivating drama narrative situated in the KwaZulu-Natal township of KwaMashu. The soapie, predominately targeted at Black African isiZulu speaking viewers, tells the story of two babies from different families who were accidentally swapped in hospital after birth, and the […]