CFP: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR AN EDITED VOLUME

INDIGENOUS AFRICAN POPULAR MUSIC: THE ART AND ITS APPLICATIONS Abiodun Salawu andIsrael Fadipe Indigenous popular music is an essential feature of any African society, which is being used for every endeavour an African engages in: celebration of life and death, daily activities, economics, politics, religions. Thus, music is a way of life. All over Africa, there …

Lecture: Jonathan Haynes

AFDA invites SACOMM members the a lecture by the visiting Fulbright Senior Scholar, Jonathan Haynes. His area of specialisation is Nollywood. He would like to engage with us on more up to date perspectives on Nollywood – as he is currently the Fulbright Senior Scholar, Departments of English and Creative Arts at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He …

CFP – SACOMM 2019: August 28-30, University of Cape Town

Inside | Outside CALL FOR PAPERS Current communication debates are increasingly dominated by polarities and conflicts. On closer inspection, these polarities are not always defined by antagonism or opposing ideologies, but are also informed by power imbalances in terms of race, class and gender, technological access, education, age, geospatial factors, and mobility. This year’s theme …

CONFERENCE: Call for Papers

The Theme for SACOMM 2018: COMMUNICATION AT A CROSSROADS Submission Deadline of Abstracts: 30 April 2018 A crossroads is a site where roads intersect. It is a point of crisis, a turning point, and a point of alternative configurations, convergence plus divergence, meeting and departure, unity and disunity. Metaphorically, it is a point of flux …

SACOMM Listserv

For many years, Prof. Keyan Tomaselli managed the SACOMM Listserv with utmost dedication and consideration. In 2017, Dr. Elnerine Greeff (UNISA) kindly agreed to take over this responsibility. Join our Listserv by contacting Dr. Elnerine (WJ) Greeff greefwj@unisa.ac.za We will not share your information with third parties. We communicate Calls for Papers and activities by the various Interest …

SACOMM STATEMENT: Student protests and related Freedom of Expression rights

21 October 2015 SACOMM is the professional representative association which represents academics and scholars in South Africa, working within the fields of the communication sciences, including media studies, journalism, film, corporate communication and communication in general. We note with concern the various instances of violation of freedom of expression and speech rights, accompanying the current …

SACOMM STATEMENT: SABC Crisis

  22 July 2016 – STATEMENT BY MEDIA EDUCATORS ON SABC CRISIS The following statement has been issued by educators in journalism and media studies We, the undersigned educators in journalism, media studies and related subjects, condemn in the strongest terms the arbitrary suspension and firing of some of the leading journalists at the SABC. …

SACOMM STATEMENT: The crisis in higher education, student protests and related freedom of expression rights

11 October 2016 – In light of the current crisis and as communication scholars, we call for universities to embrace a flexible, pragmatic, humane and dialogical approach, and make our skills in communication and conflict resolution available to our academic communities to help resolve the current impasse. We note with concern, the following: The chronic underfunding …

SACOMM STATEMENT: The ongoing harassment of journalists at the University of Johannesburg

18 November 2016 – As the collective of academics who are responsible for the training, mentoring and education of many of our country’s journalists, communications practitioners and media workers, we are deeply concerned about the ongoing intimidation, harassment and abuse of both professional and student journalists.  Most recently, University of Johannesburg (UJ) student journalist, Magnificent Ndebele …