Recent Submissions

  • The digital divide and the knowledge gap in South African internet usage 

    Reece, Catherine; Glenn, Ian (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    Few theorists of the digital divide internationally have used figures from the developing world. This article examines recent trends in South African online usage, examining whether they support any current theories of the ...
  • HIV/AIDS campaigns: a process model perspective 

    Rawjee, Veena; Jordaan, Danie (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    This research emerges within the context of the rapidly raising levels of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections amongst young adults and the escalation of deaths from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (Aids). ...
  • Popular conceptions and the communication of philosophical views of reality 

    Strauss, Danie (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    The aim of this article is to show that the issue is not whether there is a mutual communication between philosophy, the special sciences (scholarly disciplines or scientific disciplines) and popular conceptions, but ...
  • Communicative-philosophical challenges of managing a male residence at the University of the Free State 

    Van der Merwe, J. C. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    Institutions of Higher Education have an important contribution to make towards the South African project, and residence life gives a university a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution towards nation ...
  • Revisiting Hofstede among South African students: some intercultural communication guidelines for the workplace 

    Schutte, Paul (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    This research addressed two questions: (1) Are black and white students rather more different or similar concerning Hofstede’s cultural dimensions?; and (2) How should culture differences be accommodated during communication? ...
  • A case for African culture in journalism curricula 

    Sesanti, Simphiwe (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    This article examines the need to teach African culture as a module in journalism schools based on the African continent. Assuming that journalists need to be cognisant of the cultural environments in which they operate, ...
  • Dialoog met die self: die labirint as medium van intrapersoonlike kommuikasie 

    Roodt, Zarine (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    This article aims at investigating labyrinth walking as a form of communication with the self. Based primarily on the concept of self-talk as a distinguishable form of communication, the author draws a number of conclusions, ...
  • Readability of the South African patient package insert (PPI) 

    Krige, Daleen (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    Although medication is nowadays issued with a package insert containing vital medication information, not everyone reads/understands the medication information contained in the package insert. This has been proven by ...
  • Organizations as change-agents in HIV/AIDS programmes through participatory communication 

    Fourie, Lynnette; Kloppers, Elbé (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    Statistics indicate that HIV/Aids is primarily a problem of developing societies. More than a decade of attempts to address the HIV/Aids pandemic have demonstrated that traditional communication strategies are not as ...
  • The Reitz video: inviting outrage and/or pity? 

    Marais, Willemien; De Wet, Johann C (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    This article reflects on the initial local, national and international reaction, including media reaction, in February and March 2008 to the publication of the Reitz video at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, ...
  • Can public relations put the trust back in organisations? 

    Venter, Ben-Piet; Van der Merwe, Johann (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2009)
    The last two years have seen top South African and international companies being accused or criticised for activities that do not serve the interests of their stakeholders. A sad result of this and other organisational ...