Communicare – Volume 37 (1) – July 2018

Communicare: Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa facilitates scholarly discussion on communication phenomena in Southern Africa and how these are in conversation with other regions. Communicareaims to serve as a point of reference for local academic debate and geo-specific theorising, and invites articles that complement or counter global perspectives by amplifying and consolidating regional research and scholarship. The journal publishes original theoretical-conceptual and empirical articles regardless of paradigm, perspective or context, and welcomes a wide range of methodological approaches. Communicare publishes original articles in a wide range of communication sub- and related disciplines, including organisational communication, strategic communication, marketing communication, corporate communication, development communication, social change, political communication, gender communication, postcolonial studies, identity politics and politics of everyday life, celebrity studies, visual communication, internet studies, gaming, digital communication, new media, film studies, media studies, cultural studies, popular culture, and journalism.

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Communicare – Volume 37 (1), July 2018

 (O)mission statements : deficit and surplus messages in two universities’ strategic development plans in South Africa

Muchativugwa Liberty Hove

Industry perspectives on digital out-of-home advertising in South Africa

Thérèse Roux

Muting the voices of the protesters : News24’s framing of the 2015 Malamulele service delivery protest in South Africa

Betina Mawokomayi and Bevelyn Dube

Images of a nation in crisis : a critical analysis of Zapiro’s Rape of Lady Justice cartoons

Rodwell Makombe

Participation of Swazi women in the traditional public sphere, Sibaya, in the Kingdom of Swaziland

Maxwell Vusumuzi Mthembu

Zimbabwean communication agencies: current state and future prospects

Anna Oksiutycz and Abyshay Nhedzi

Digital communication and agency: unseen infrastructures that influence our communicative capacities online

Jakub Siwak

 “South Africa belongs to all who live in it” : deconstructing media discourses of migrants during times of xenophobic attacks, from 2008 to 2017

Sarah Helen Chiumbu and Dumisani Moyo