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past POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS

PhD

 

Zvenyika Eckson Mubari - 2016

 

Rethinking news values and newsroom practices in postcolonial contexts and the construction of subaltern identities

 

Shepherd Mpofu – 2014

Public and diasporic online media in the discursive construction of national identity: A case of ‘Zimbabwe’

 

Joyce Omwoha - 2014 

Talk radio and the public sphere: Jambo Kenya's role in democratization. 

 

Christopher Armstrong – 2013

The accidental centralisation of South African TV, 1990 to 2011: Policymaking confuses the regional/local question and undermines the public interest

 

 

 

MASTERS

Jessica Pereira - 2015 (Distinction) 

Believe in yourself(ie): A study of young, ordinary South African women who share selfies on Instagram.

 

Simphiwe Rens - 2015 (Distinction)

Striving Towards ‘Perfection’? Investigating the Consumption of Self-help Media Texts by Black South Africans in Post-Apartheid

 

Katlego Disemelo – 2014 (Distinction)

Whither the black man? Queering race and representation in South African glossy gay-oriented consumer magazines

 

Christiane Botha – 2014 (Distinction)

FHM Girls: sexy self-representation in contemporary South Africa

 

Jabulani Nkuna – 2014

Universal access at Crossroads: A political economy of the digital migration policies in South Africa

 

Nkosinathi Selekane – 2014

Four-Four Masihlalisane – Newspaper representation of the South African minibus taxi industry on issues about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system

 

Lee-Ann Magidson – 2013

‘Love is just a game in a mediated world’: The representation of gender in The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

 

Sylvia Mabogoshi Matlala – 2013

Rebuilding the South African black family in Khumbul’ekhaya: A textual and reception study

 

Zongile Mthinkulu – 2011

Regulating freedom?: An examination of the discourse on internet regulation and freedom of expression in South Africa

 

Luca Senatore – 2010

Factors influencing internet diffusion in South Africa: Implications for the roll-out of e-government

 

Anne-Marie Rague – 2009

Crisis in the time of change: Media coverage of the Zuma corruption trial and in the run- up to the general elections of March 2009

 

HONOURS

Sean Thurtell – 2014 (Distinction)

South African mall zombies: A holistic ethnographic narrative of retail sensory consumption, by means of multi-modal discourse analysis

 

Firdaus Khan – 2014 (Distinction)

The discourse of diversity in Disney

 

Louise Crouch – 2014 (Distinction)

From Whatsapp, with love: Conducting romantic relationships over social media

 

Vizikhungo Ntshanyana – 2014

An exploration of the media's representation of the Cape Town poo protests

 

Sphesihle Khanyile – 2014

Izikhothane representing themselves: A thematic multi-modal discourse analysis of online spaces of engagement

 

Monique Gibbs – 2014

The sneaker-head subculture: Sneaker-heads vs hypebeasts

 

Siphokuhle Ntombela – 2013

“But where is the bride?”: Competing traditional representations of the traditional Zulu gay wedding

 

Thandekile Tshabalala – 2013

The danger of a single story: Re-reading media transformation policies in South Africa through the use of critical theory

 

 

WHAT ARE OUR GRADUATES DOING NOW?

Doric Sithole – Communications Manager at British Council
Thato Mapule 
– Associate at Brunswick Group
Xolelwa Nomgca 
– Communications Manager at Lexus South Africa
Zongile Mthinkulu 
– Producer at ANN7
Savo Cerpnich – Marketing/Public Relations Manager at Deutsche Internationale Schule
Natasha Ramasray 
– Digital Marketing Specialist at FNB South Africa
Luca Senatore 
– Business Unit Head at Mediology
Sherzadi Rakmatullah 
– Digital Media Specialist at Initiative Media
Hlulani Masingi 
– PR/Marketing & Events Coordinator at Kwenta Media
Clyde Davis 
– Digital Marketing Specialist at Sony Music Africa
Palesa Beja 
– Managing Director at Diamond Arrow Properties
Rachel Auckland 
– Consultant at Impact Strategy Consulting
Serialong Kolisang 
– Communications Manager at Eventit.co.za
Ninisi Dikgale 
– Assistant Community Manager at Raizcorp
Sibongile Sindane 
– Lecturer, UNISA
Nkosinathi Selekane 
– Lecturer, UNISA
Jabulani Nkuna 
– Lecturer, UNISA

Ashtyn McKenzie - Reporter, Caxton Media

 

 

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