As we near the end of the year, on behalf of the SACOMM Exco, I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a peaceful December break and a good start to the new year. I also want to thank you all for your input and participation in various activities throughout the year and your participation in this year’s conference hosted at the University of Johannesburg.
As we go in to the new year, we are already planning activities to be channel through the working groups. The working groups continue to be our central organising platform in between conferences and hope that you are all interacting with the section heads and that ideas for further collaborations keep on coming. Through this year’s ICAfrica conference in Ghana in November and the roundtable on Media and Communication Association’s that we organised we have strengthened our cooperation with colleagues on the Continent and beyond. You can read more about it on The Journalist, see http://www.thejournalist.org.za. And talking about The Journalist, it continuous to be a tremendous partner for SACOMM along-side our academic journals, and we will continue to coordinate activities and share information.
The planning for SACOMM 2019 at UCT is also in full swing and Prof. Herman Wasserman and his colleagues are already ahead in putting together what promises to be another fantastic conference. We are so looking forward to this and as you might all know we will also have elections next year for a Deputy President and new Chairs/Section heads for the working groups. Importantly, 2019, also marks our 45th anniversary as an organisation.
This is also a reminder of the history archives and the narration of our history that we have started to put on the website, see http://sacomm.org.za/history. We have much to be proud of and much to look forward to!
Have a joyful and peaceful break!
Ylva, Elnerine and the SACOMM Exco