#SACOMM23 – Programme

The Local Organising Committee of AFDA in close collaboration with the Executive Committee of SACOMM have released the first preliminary programme for the upcoming Annual Conference.
#SACOMM23 will be held from 27-29.09.2023, on the AFDA Johannesburg Campus, 41 Frost Avenue, 2092 Auckland Park.

Presentation Guidelines:
All presenters are urged to bring along their presentations in .ppt or .pdf format on a memory stick, unless they will be presenting live from the internet (Canva, Prezi etc.).
Presentations are scheduled for 15′, with a short feedback and Q&A directly after each presentation.
Please could all presenters who can not attend as they had originally planned urgently let the LOC know, so that they can amend the programme in time for the conference. Please send a short mail to sacomm2023@afda.co.za

Please consider saving the programme to your smartphone before printing it out. Thank you!

Executive Committee Elections – 2023

New stream leaders need to be elected for the next two years.
Nominations for the new Deputy President also need to be made.

The election for the new Executive Committee will take place during the AGM at the upcoming conference to be held at AFDA Johannesburg, from 27-29.09.2023.

The current Executive Committee, with their stream descriptions and contact information can be viewed here.

Please send in your nominations to the current stream leaders and to the SACOMM Secretariat before 20 September 2023.

Monday Night Film Screenings – August 2023

AFDA Johannesburg, SACOMM Conference Host 2023

In the run-up towards the annual SACOMM Conference in September, in partnership with Goethe Institut, AFDA Johannesburg is hosting free film screenings on each Monday evening. Ample, safe, on campus parking is available during the screenings. All the productions that will be screened during the month of August will be accompanied by discussions and debate.

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#SACOMM23 Conference AFDA Johannesburg – Call for Abstracts


Media and Communication Education: Driving Change

27-29 September 2023

AFDA Johannesburg Campus

Deadline 20 May 2023

Future proofing places of learning and study has never been a more pressing need than now. Unemployment of graduates and the looming integration of AI in all society brings an urgency to develop new ways of research, learning and teaching which best suit the needs of our society and the workforce of the future. Calls for a decolonial curriculum in the Global South keep getting louder.

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Lecturer Communication and Media – UJ

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg is seeking to make an appointment of a lecturer in the School of Communication. We are seeking an exceptionally motivated, qualified, and ambitious aspirant academic to contribute to, and expand, the Faculty’s current teaching and research interests/specialisations.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute meaningfully to the projects of the department, including administrative duties, and teach in undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Communication and Media. For more information see: