Mkhonzeni Gumede

Bio Mr Gumede is a theatre and drama practitioner, specialising in applied arts and has performed plays that toured nationally and internationally. He holds a Master dregree in Social Sciences.Mr Gumede has over a decade experience from working and heading DramAidE. During this time, he acquired extensive experience in implementing HIV/AIDS communication programmes and campaigns […]

Shannon Leigh Landers

Shannon Leigh Landers is a PhD candidate in the area of mobilities and transit migration. Her area of expertise includes semiotics, cultural studies, and media theory. Recently Ms Landers has been elected as a scholar of the International Communicology Institute (ICI) in recognition of her work in semiotics. Shannon is also an elected member of […]

James Akpan

Udoh James Akpan is a doctoral candidate of Developmental Communication with bias for Public Health Communication at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS). He holds a master’s degree in communication studies with bias for Public Relations & Advertising, and a post graduate diploma in Public Administration both from Lagos State University in Nigeria. He […]

Emmanuel Essel

Emmanuel Essel

Twitter Linkedin (BSc. University of Ghana, Legon; MA Development Communication, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra, Ghana). Emmanuel Essel, is a Ghanaian PhD candidate at the University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Centre for Communication, Media &   Society, Durban, South Africa. His research interest centres on development communication from a critical cultural perspective. His primary area of research is […]

Sanele Gamede

Sanele Gamede

INTRO Sanele Gamede is a Strategic Youth Life & Career Coach, a best-selling Author of two books, an Educational Motivational Speaker, an Employability Practitioner, Founder of Make a Mark Africa Youth Development (NPO), Radio Personality, a Lecturer at Varsity College and KZN Community Education and Training, Founder and CEO of Ilada Holdings, a Personal Development […]

Melba Nzimande

Melba Nzimande

Melba Nzimande is a PhD candidate at The Centre for Communication, Media and Society. Her research interests are within the representations of black masculinity on South African soap opera and specifically how viewers are able to draw meanings from these. The interest in this topic was piqued during her Masters study, as she wrote a […]

Clifford Jani

Clifford Jani

Clifford Jani is a PhD student in CCMS. He holds an MSocSc (Cum Laude) in Media and Cultural Studies in which he explored the representation of black African migrants in the South African daily newspapers. The focus of Clifford’s master’s thesis titled, The good, the bad and the balanced: A critical analyses of the representation of […]

Mpume Gumede

Nompumelelo ‘Mpume’ Gumede is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research interests are in Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC), with a special focus on bottom-up approaches to Health Communication. She has worked extensively in the field of HIV prevention and Sexual and […]