Masters Dissertations & Theses


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Article Title  Type Author
 Fashioning Meaning: The Graphic t-shirts of Butan Wear and Magents Lifestyle Apparel as Alternative forms of Socio-Cultural Communication about South African Collective Identities  Dissertation   Nonduduzo Ngcobo
 Assessing knowledge, attitudes and practices of KwaZulu-Natal health professionals towards men who have sex with men (MSM): exploring access to mainstream public healthcare services.  Dissertation   Precious Greehy
 The production, distribution and reception of Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) reproductive health messages in Chikombedzi rural Zimbabwe  Dissertation   Rosemary Masakadza 
 Understanding user profiles for oral PrEP uptake: A qualitative study with adolescent girls, young women and men in Vulindlela, South Africa  Dissertation   Nqobile Thobile Ndzinisa
“Let’s talk about sex baby” – A comparative study of parents’ perceptions of parent-child sexuality communication with their adolescent children in rural and urban settings in eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal.  Dissertation   Nompumelelo Gumede
The role of film in attitudinal change and behavioural rehabilitation of youth in conflict with the law: Winkie Direko Secure Care Centre and Tsotsi  Dissertation   Kenalemang Fanny Ntsoaki Nkwoji
 GLOCALISATION WITHIN THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE: A Study of Selected Reality Television Franchises in South Africa and Transnational Broadcaster MultiChoice Dissertation  Rhoda Titilopemi Inioluwa Abiolu
Narrative Comparison and Popular Appeal of South African Television Drama Series: A Textual Analysis of Yizo Yizo and InterSexions Dissertation  Dumisani Mthethwa 
 Community participation in the Zimbabwe Community Development Association (ZCDA) ISAL project: A development communication perspective. Dissertation  Clive Shembe
 A content analysis into the framing and representation of ‘corrective rape’ in three South African newspapers Dissertation  Marchant van der Schyff
 ?As we are, so shall they…? A re-articulation of the North-South vertical global green communication discourse Dissertation  Henri-Count Evans
 “ZAZI-Know Your Strength”- A reception Analysis of contraceptive utilisation in correlation to unplanned and unwanted pregnancies among young female learners’ in Umnini, KwaZulu-Natal Dissertation  Yonela Vukapi
 A comparative study of students’ attitudes, preferences and acceptance levels towards microbicide products; the tenofovir gel and the dapivirine ring at UKZN Dissertation  Phiwe Nota
Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Medical Male Circumcision as an HIV Prevention Procedure by White and Indian Male Students at the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Howard College Dissertation  Phebbie Sakarombe 
 Reception Analysis of Intersexions: an exploration of perceptions of risk in relation to Multiple and concurrent Partners (MCP) in Umnini rural KZN Dissertation  Abulele Zimkhitha Njisane 
 Film censorship in South Africa. The analysis of classification and the interpretations of the 1996 Film and Publications Act, with reference to the banning of the film Of Good Report at the Durban International Film Festival 2013 Dissertation  Sipho Ngwenya
 Towards Print Media Freedom: News Framing of Political Articles in The Herald?s Opinion and Analysis Section in Zimbabwe Dissertation  Tulani Ngwenya 
 The Emergence of Hip-Hop Subculture among the Khwe Bushmen of Platfontein, Northern Cape, South Africa Dissertation  Itunu Bodunrin
 University Cervical Cancer Health Communication Campaigns: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of Black female students to service offered at UKZN Dissertation Nzokuhle Nxumalo 
 An assessment of the methodologies of grassroots comics and body-mapping as methods of participatory communications within the Kalahari villages Dissertation  Min Kong
Consciousness, Culture and Creative Transformation Dissertation Mike Aldridge
Women, HIV AND AIDS: Perceptions of the female condom among students on UKZN Howard college campus. Dissertation Temitope Olukunle Ogunlela
History, Identity, Representation: Public-Private-Community Partnerships and the Batlokoa Community Dissertation Varona Sathiyah
A Critical Analysis of Smokers’ Behaviour in a Designated Non-Smoking Area: A Case Study of the MTB Dissertation Paul Blaise Issock
Smaller lens, bigger picture: Exploring Zulu cultural tourism employees’ identity by using cellphil Dissertation Caitlin Sarah Watson
South African Women’s Magazines and Health Communication: A Reception Analysis of HIV and AIDS… Dissertation Claudia van den Berg
Spotlight on AIDS: Assessing How Media Personalities Advance HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention. Dissertation Lungelo Dlamini
Cutting into Perceptions: Investigating Men’s Understanding of Protection – through Medical Male… Dissertation Wesley Mathew
Investigating Beneficiary Communities’ Participation in HIV/AIDS Communication through Community… Dissertation Siyasanga Tyali
Edutainment Communication Strategies against HIV/AIDS through radio Dissertation Kulubrehan Abraham Teweldemedhin
Discourse in the South African English-language press Dissertation David Andrew Nothling
Participatory Communication for Social Change Dissertation Musara Lubombo
Mobile Convergence and Mobile Adoption Dissertation Colin Dean Murphy
The Literacy of Tracking Dissertation Chris Logie
The Application of Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy in renegotiating HIV Stigmatised Identities Dissertation Paul Botha
I Paint Therefore I Am Dissertation Shanade Barnabas
Representations of Zulu Cultural Identity in Cultural Tourism Dissertation Ntokozo F. Ndlela
The Essence of Accountability and an Examination of the Practices of Ethiopian Television Newsroom Dissertation Daniel Bekele Yigzaw
An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Radio Information Campaigns on HIV/AIDS Awareness and Behavi.. Dissertation Maxwell Mthembu
Towards Affirmative Action (Part 1 and Part 2) Dissertation Susan Manhando
Commodification of Tertiary Institutions Dissertation Tokunbo Oyedemi
Consumers, markets and audiences Dissertation Margaret Stenhouse
Development Communication and Interactive Websites Dissertation Veslemoy Lothe Salvesen
An assessment of students’ perceptions of the ABC pevention strategy Dissertation Eliza M. Moodley
Women Reading The Gariep River, Upington: Structured Inclusion Dissertation Mary Lange
Public Service Broadcasting and Language: An Analysis of Policy Options for South Africa Dissertation Munyaradzi Memory Hwengwere
A Study on Trends and Communicative Potentials of “Dagu” for HIV/AIDS Communication Dissertation Gulilat Menbere
Community Radio as a Pulpit Dissertation Kebede Feyissa
The Consequences of Government Control on the Work Practices of Zimbabwean Journalists Dissertation Jerome Ndabezinhle Dube
Globalized Girlhood: The teachings of femininity in Cosmopolitan and True Love Dissertation Deidre Donnelly
Community Radio and Participation: The Case of Siyaya FM Dissertation Maria Bjerke Dalene
The Treatment of Violence on the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Television News Dissertation Andrew Mampuru Aphane
ICC World Cup Cricket 2003: Sport broadcasting in SA Dissertation Iain Evans
Community Radio as Dialogic and Participatory Dissertation Brilliant Mhlanga
Narrative as communication in the campaign against HIV/AIDS in Namibia Dissertation Joram Kumaaipurua Rukambe
Reflexivity and Research Methodology in Representing the San: A Case Study of Isaacson’s The Healing Dissertation Vanessa McLennan-Dodd
Freirean pedagogy as applied by DRAMAidE for HIV/AIDS education Dissertation Dominique Nduhura
Re-presentation of an Indian Identity Dissertation N. R. Bramdaw
External radio broadcasting: ideology and propaganda in the discourse Dissertation Abeli Zahabu Kilonda
An investigation into the presentation of diverse sources in television news broadcasts: An analysis Dissertation Lineo Motjamela
Reaching out for a familiar voice Dissertation R. Bronwyn Allan-Reynolds
A comparative analysis of the content and framing of Nguni and English language news Dissertation Rita Pearl Nomtandazo Mapukata
A comparative study of Radio Metro and Radio Zulu Dissertation Marcia Zamambo Mkize
The role and governance of community radio stations in Zambia: the case of Radio Icengelo Dissertation Bright Phiri
Women in the news frame Dissertation Nthati Moorosi
A reception analysis of Soul City beyond South Africa: The case of Choose Life in Lesotho Dissertation Mpolokeng Mpeli
The Role of Community Media in Development Dissertation Peter Matthews Mhagama
Muslim Identity and Gated Community Development in Durban Dissertation Nasseema Taleb
Social Marketing and Health Service Promotion Dissertation Callen Cairm Morrison
Dissident President? Dissertation Kerry Cullinan
An Evaluation of Communication Strategies Dissertation Tesfagabir Berhe Tesfu
Citizens of The Nation: Citizens of The World Dissertation Natalie Emslie
Lost in interpretation? Creating meaning from loveLife’s HIV: Face it billboards. Dissertation Rosalia Martins
Knowledge and Perception Dissertation Eduardo Da Veiga
Centring Development Dissertation Kathryn Gendall (nee Gush)
A Critical Assessment of Muslim Community Radio Dissertation Ayesha Mall
The Governance and Regulation of the South African Broadcasting Industry Dissertation Zwakele B. Ngubane
Development Communication and the Paradox of Choice Dissertation Øyvind Edman Mikalsen
Is pro-poor tourism viable? Dissertation Caleb Wang
Western representations of the African ‘Other’ Dissertation Alexandra Von Stauss
The Paradox of Nation-Building and Commercially driven Broadcasting: The Case of Lesotho Television Dissertation Molikuoa Tau
Environmental journalism in South Africa: Reporting Durban South in Durban newspapers, 1985 – 2000 Dissertation Njord Svendsen
Yizo Yizo: This is it? Representations and receptions of violence and gender relations Dissertation Rene Smith
Responsible Watchdogs? Normative Theories of the press in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Dissertation Terje Steinulfsson Skjerdal
( Document 1, Document 2, Document 3) Issues of Identity in Relation to the Kalahari Bushmen of Southern Africa Dissertation Anthea Simoes
Production and Reading Processes and the Online Newspaper Dissertation Lilian Ringera
Effective HIV/AIDS Communication Campaigns Dissertation Veena Parboo Rawjee
Television, media memory and identity formation? Dissertation Deanna Powers
A Clubland Divided: Music and Cultural Identity in Durban’s Danceclubs 1980-2000 Dissertation Roy Che’ Peacock
Lovemore Majaivana and the Township Music of Zimbabwe Dissertation Themba Nkabinde
Gender and Equality Dissertation Lucy Wambui Ngatia
Corporate monopoly in the South African print media Dissertation Bhekizulu Mpofu
Reading Modern Ethnographic Photography Dissertation Linje M. Mlauzi
Community radio and community representation: A case study of Highway radio Dissertation Thembisa Mjwacu
The Media Monitoring Project and Discourse Analysis (Document 1, Document 2) Dissertation Prosper Luthuli
The Resurfacing of Traditional Feet Dissertation Lisa-Jayne Linton
Multifaceted broadcasting Dissertation Sunita Kaihar
Tracking transformation Dissertation Teresa Grotan
Interpretations of development (Document 1, Document 2) Dissertation Michael Francis
Media Integration in Lesotho (Document 1, Document 2) Dissertation Thato Foko
The interaction and contribution of consumer magazines and television Dissertation Diedre Donnelly
From idea to implementation Dissertation Geraldine David
Representing Aboriginality Dissertation Sacha Clelland-Strokes
Racial Attitudes and Genre Attributes in South African Cinema Dissertation Lisa Bold
Commodification, Institutional Restructuring and Corporate Communication in Higher Education Dissertation Tsiu Asser Tsiu
Mapping Sexuality: Understanding the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of adolescent females towards sexuality and sexual and reproductive health in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Thesis Gina Kirsten Coetzee
Reviving ‘White Elephants’: A culture-centered approach to the African Ivory Route Tourism Partnersh Thesis Zuleika B. Sheik
Can you hear me now? Possibilities of an engaged citizenry by way of Izwi loMzansi FM Thesis Lauren Fox
 History, Identity, Representation: Public-Private-Community Partnerships and the Batlokoa Community Thesis  Varona Sathiya
Ripples of Empowerment?: Exploring the Role of Participatory Development Communication in the… Thesis Miliswa Magongo
Breaking Free: Exploring dialogue for collective action in the Footballers 4 Life Intervention… Thesis Wandile Sibisi
Assessing perceptions – Addressing (mis)conceptions: An exploration of interventions to address… Thesis Duduzile Zwane
Black and White in Ink Thesis Andrew Mason
An exploration of the loveLife generation on the mobile network MYMsta. Thesis Natasha Sundar
Community Radio: The Beat that Develops the Soul of the People? Thesis Thomas Bongani Hart
Open Sesame! Learning Life Skills from Takalani Sesame Thesis Geraldine Coertze
A City within a city Thesis Leonard Rosenberg
Cultural Pillages of the Leisure Class? Thesis Kieran Tavener-Smith
Health Promotion in Ink Thesis Andrew Dicks
Social power through self-imaging in participatory video
Here is the link to the Voice of Our Forefathers
Thesis Jonathan Dockney
Resistance and Representation Thesis Sjoerd van Grootheest
Semiotics of Film: An Investigation of Some Influences on the Language of Film Thesis Administrator
‘Act Alive’: youth clubs communicating healthy life choices. Thesis Gumede, Mkhonzeni
The Sustainable Livelihood Approach: A Vulnerability Context Analysis Thesis Nyambura G. Njagi
The Un/changing Face of the `Khomani: Representation through Promotional Media Thesis Kate Finlay
South African Sport in the Global Media Arena Thesis Shaun Ross Ryan
Sex News – AIDS education media development in South Africa Thesis Elaine Epstein
The Role of ‘Film Study’ within the English Syllabus in White English Medium Secondary Schools Thesis Jane Jennifer Ballot
Body language and culture Thesis Adeline F. Paxton
US and Them: loveLife, Commercial Brands and Everyday Life Thesis Richard Delate
Ownership and control in community radio Thesis Habteab Teklemicael
Culture and consciousness of disabled persons Thesis Samboornam Moodley
Yizo Yizo: This is it? Thesis René Smith
Close Encounters with the First Kind Thesis Lauren Dyll
Book Hunger and the Political Economy of the South African Booktrade Thesis Dennis Young
Looking Beyond the Public Outcry Thesis Sebolelo Taole
The Bold and the Beautiful Thesis Michele Tager
Politics and the Press: A Case Study of the Times of Swaziland and the Swazi Observer; 1992-1994 Thesis Sandile Sydwell Simelane
On the Social Interpretation of Cultural Experience Thesis Arnold Shepperson
Narrative as ‘Communication’ in the Campaign against AIDS/HIV in Namibia Thesis Joram Kumaaipurua Rukambe
The Development of Community-based Media for AIDS Education and Prevention in South Africa Thesis Warren Parker
Intertextuality in the soap opera Egoli: Culture and Consumption Thesis Chantel Oosthuysen
An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Radio Information Campaigns Thesis Maxwell Vusumuzi Mthembu
Interface Between Hereros and San of Namibia: The Ignored Reality Thesis Kaitira Kandjii
Disability, Development and the Arts Thesis Anusharani Govender
Portrayal of “Indian Culture” in the Electronic Media Thesis Saijal Gokool
The Consequences of Government Control on the Work Practices of Zimbabwean Journalists Thesis Jerome Dube
In search of Appropriate Mass Media for the Informal Sector in a Post-Apartheid South Africa Thesis Nhlanhla Cebekhulu
The Representation of an Indian Identity by South African Print Media Thesis N.R. Bramdaw
Consciousness, Culture and Creativity: Harmonizing the Techno-cultural Interface Thesis Mike Aldridge
Problem Solving Theatre: A case study Thesis Emma Durden
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