Mkhonzeni Gumede


Lecturer, PhD Student

Mkhonzeni Gumede

Email Address

Office Address

MTB G005


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 in tertiary instutions in his role as Director of a university-based NGO in South Africa. Mr Gumede has presented papers at various national and international conferences, and collaborated in multi-country research projects on the African continent. For his PhD study with CCMS, Mr Gumede investigates community participation in Community-led HIV/AIDS responses in South Africa. His broad research interests include Communication for Development and Social Change.

Degrees Held

  • MA in Social Science, (University of KwaZulu Natal).

Research Interests

  • Public Health Communcation
  • Communication for participatory development and Social Change
  • Entertainment Education
  • Commnuity participation and empowerment
  • Applied arts

Research Interests

  • Research methodology
  • Models, Theories and Approaches to Health Communication
  • Social Change and Health Communication

Selected Publications

Community Involvement

  • 1994-2016, Drama-in-AIDS Education (DramAidE), an outreach project of the University of Zululand that uses applied arts and participatory methodologies for HIV/AIDS, life-skills and sexuality education.

Teaching Expertise

  • Research Methodolgy for Media and Cutural Studies
  • Special Topics: Culture/Communication/Media.

Selected Publications

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