Recent Submissions

  • The dynamism of political transformation in South Africa - a general assessment 

    Duvenhage, Andre (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    Political transformation, to rectify the injustices of Apartheid, has been elevated to the only acceptable norm for change in South Africa and critique against transformation is seen as racism, disloyalty to the state, ...
  • Rural women: communication, empowerment and the facilitating role of ICT 

    De Wet, Gideon; Jonker, Helanie (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    Many scholars describe empowerment as an ongoing, fluctuating, lifelong transformation and liberation process involving positive changes in the individual's psychological well-being (self-esteem and self-concept), the ...
  • Transforming Cor, die ander van Gogh from radio play to stage production for multicultural audiences 

    Krige, M. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    When adapting a radio play to be performed on a stage, the limitations and capabilities of both mediums have to be considered and dealt with in the adaptation process. Such an adaptation and transformation was attempted ...
  • Stakeholder engagement in the creation and maintenance of corporate citizenship 

    De Jongh, Derick; Rensburg, Ronel; De Wet, J. M. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    Recently numerous references have been made to corporate social responsibility, corporate or brand citizenship, stakeholder engagement, partnerships, sustainable development and effective corporate governance. One of the ...
  • Community radio's impact on community building: case studies from Kwazulu-Natal 

    Teer-Tomaselli, Ruth (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    The major objectives of community radio are to "encourage widespread community participation in broadcasting, provide an opportunity for horizontal communication between individuals and groups in the community, stimulate ...
  • Gedragsvorme van dosente wat 'n impak op onderrigkommunikasie uitoefen 

    Terblanche, F. H.; Terblanche, L. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    The primary purpose of this literature review was to determine which aspects of communicative behaviour of lecturers assisted in promoting learning within a traditional teaching context. From a variety of research results ...
  • Meeting on the "narrow ridge" in intercultural communication with specific reference to the UFS 

    De Wet, Johann C. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    This article offers an existential perspective on the possibilities of healthy intercultural communication in our communities where the participants share a common language such as English. While communication between ...
  • Finding a new policy model for public service broadcasting 

    Fourie, Pieter J. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    The market paradigm in South Africa has eroded public service broadcasting (PSB) values and principles. The adoption of the market paradigm (even in a limited way) has diminished PSB's potential role in development and ...
  • From deaf to deaf: obtaining communication choice in an era of change 

    Smith, Magteld (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    This opinion piece is from a "deaf' perspective. The writer's intention is not to list all the prevailing misconceptions and misunderstandings about deafness, deaf people, and sign language. Rather, it is to promote a ...
  • Information for disaster management: back to basics 

    Coetzee, Mercia (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    To be prepared to manage a disaster implies to a great extent the availability of the necessary information. The managing of information and information technology is an important component of a disaster management plan. ...
  • The pornography debate: historical reflections on the legalisation of pornography in South African communities 

    Stemmet, J-A. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    The 1996 Films and Publications Act marked a dramatic turnabout, if not a fundamental circumvolution, in South Africa's all too flagging contemporary history of freedom of speech. Brought about by an unprecedented wave ...
  • News framing of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki in South African media 

    Botha, Nicolene; De Beer, Arnold S. (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2005)
    South Africa'sfirst two democratically elected presidents, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, are portrayed very differently by the media. Since the 1999 transfer of the country's leadership to Thabo Mbeki, the two leaders ...