SACOMM – The South African Communications Association, is a professional body that represents academics from around southern Africa working in communications and related fields.
To encourage contact and co-operation among Communication Departments in the various tertiary education institutions offering Communication Studies. To provide a forum to promote communication research, collaboration, and debate among communication practitioners, communication industry professionals, academics, and students. To promote networking and academic debate. To facilitate professional communication practice in Southern Africa
President: Prof Ylva Rodny-Gumede, University of Johannesburg.
Deputy President: Prof Elnerine (WJ) Greeff, University of South Africa.
SACOMM Administrator: Annelize Vermeulen – Tel: +27 (0)12 426 6016
Interest Group Convenors:
Media Studies and Journalism: Mvuzo Ponono, University of the Free State
Screen Studies: François Smit, AFDA Johannesburg
Corporate Communication: Dr Lida Holtzhausen, North-West University
Communication Studies: Martine van der Walt-Ehlers, University of South Africa
Communication Education and Curriculum Development (CECD): Prof Bruce Mutsvairo, University of Technology Sydney
Communications Advocacy and Activism (CAA): Prof Pier Paolo Frassinelli, University of Johannesburg
Emerging Scholars: Linah Nkuna, University of South Africa, and Theo Ngcongo