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Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - Volume 23, Issue 2, 2004
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Volume 23, Issue 2, 2004
HIV / Aids policy : communication between provincial and local levels in the North-West Province - does it work? Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, 23(1) 2004, pp.171-196 : erratumSource: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23 (2004)More Less
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Extracted from text ... Call for papers Communicare awaits articles for its first edition of 2005, Volume 24(1), published in July of 2004. Articles should be submitted to the Editor by 19 February 2005. For more information, please contact: Annette Schutte (Administrative officer) Department of Communication, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524, Auckland Park Tel: +27 11 489 2139, Fax: +27 11 489 2426, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Guidelines for submission of articles 1. All articles (average length 6 000 words) are to be submitted both on computer disk/or via e-mail: The material should be prepared in the following word-processing programmes (in order of preference) ..
Soap opera viewing in a communal context : an ethnographic examination of the viewing experiences of black Zulu-speaking students living in university residencesAuthor M. TagerSource: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23, pp 1 –20 (2004)More Less
This paper presents some of the findings of an ethnographic audience study of the soap opera viewing patterns and interpretations of Zulu-speaking students living in residences at a South African university (Natal University's Durban campus) who watch The Bold and the Beautiful (an American soap opera) and Generations (a South African soap opera). Although the research undertaken covered various aspects of the soap opera viewing experience and the consumption of an international vs a local soap opera, this paper will focus specifically on the nature of the viewing process and the ways in which the respondents relate to both soap operas, and it touches briefly on how the viewing patterns of the students and their motivations for watching compare with audience studies conducted elsewhere in the world.
The influence of lecturers' verbal and non-verbal immediacy behaviour on perceived affective and cognitive learning in a multicultural contextSource: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23, pp 21 –50 (2004)More Less
The intention of the present study was to determine whether (1) the immediacy behaviour of lecturers whose home language is Afrikaans or English contributes positively to the affective and cognitive learning of learners whose home language is Afrikaans, English or one of the African languages; and (2) whether the form of immediacy behaviour displayed by English or Afrikaans lecturers functions differently for learners whose home language is one of the African languages in relation to those whose home language is Afrikaans or English. Data was collected by means of a questionnaire that had separate sections on immediacy behaviour and learning. Positive correlations between the immediacy behaviour of the lecturers and the affective and cognitive learning of the learners were observed for the whole test group.The immediacy behaviour displayed by the lecturers functions differently for learners whose home language is one of the African languages than for those whose home language is Afrikaans or English. Considering these findings, it is imperative that instructional communication in today's South Africa be increasingly characterized by a culture-centred approach.
Author E. Van StadenSource: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23, pp 51 –67 (2004)More Less
Afrikaans and English television news started in 1975 with equal airtime. In 1996 after an SABC policy change, the Afrikaans TV news bulletin was relegated to a lesser and infrequent time slot. Many Afrikaans-speaking viewers perceived these changes as a threat to the future of Afrikaans and pressure was exerted by cultural organizations and Afrikaans newspapers. There are also indications that economy of language played a major role in the re-establishment of a regular time slot for Afrikaans television news. <br>Economy of language is a field of study probing the relationship between linguistic and economic variables. The role of language in people's involvement in the economy is diverse but fundamental. On the one hand language empowers or disempowers people to join the national economy, and on the other hand people's language preferences sometimes determine their consumer decisions. The SABC's Afrikaans television news is a prime example of language preference becoming an economic determinant.
Shaping the conflict : factors influencing the representation of conflict around HIV / AIDS policy in the South African pressAuthor A. FinlaySource: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23, pp 68 –93 (2004)More Less
Prior research suggests there is a lack of editorial-level policy thinking around HIV / AIDS coverage in South African media institutions. At the same time, constraints of time, capacity and resources, common in the commercial newsroom, mean it is often illequipped to deal more comprehensively with the complex effects of the pandemic in the country. A quantitative study, conducted as a sister study to this, shows the press took a strongly critical position in relation to the government health policy on anti-retrovirals (ARVs) during the monitored periods (March-May 2002 and March-May 2003). Given the relative complexity of a public ARV treatment programme, the lack of resources and capacity in the newsroom, as well as the lack of widespread editorial-level policy thinking on HIV / AIDS coverage, how is it that the press came to represent a position so strongly in opposition to the government policy? In the context of an overview of the quantitative findings, this paper explores several possible reasons that emerged during interviews conducted with key informants in the field of HIV / AIDS and the media.
Author E.M. (Betsie) FerreiraSource: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23, pp 94 –118 (2004)More Less
Globalization is an inevitable phenomenon characterized by both integrating and disintegrating forces. This article argues that the outcome of Globalization will be determined by how the global community responds to, and engages in, the process. It suggests that communication scholars can play a role in influencing globalization towards a constructive outcome by directing their research endeavours and theoretical reflection towards finding ways to enhance human development and effective global integration. A conceptualization of globalization for communication science and a number of theoretical approaches which could be used to study the phenomenon from a communication perspective, are proposed. Lastly, suggestions are offered for research contributions that could assist in steering the global system towards a more mature and stable state and the attainment of a higher order of societal consciousness.
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In his speech at the Anti-corruption Summit Conference in Cape Town in 1998, the deputy president of South Africa said that the culture of entitlement, so prevalent in our community, had contributed to the 'name it, claim it' syndrome where individuals sought an elusive moral justification for engaging in criminal activity and that public servants were obliged to serve the public with integrity (Speech of the ...: 1998 [O]). <br>Although the problem of corruption can be traced back to the 1960s in America and the 1980s in South Africa, the concept of whistle blowing has become an important phenomenon in modern organizations in the last decade. Subsequently, it is clear that the concept of whistle blowing should be conceptualized in terms of a theoretical framework to provide a context for the analysis thereof. The main aim of this article is therefore to conduct an exploratory study, based on a comprehensive literature review, to explore, elucidate and critically assess the current status of whistle blowing in South Africa. <br>The first section of this article explores the development and theoretical perspectives on the concept, and proposes perspectives on whistle blowing as a communication phenomenon. The second section deals with the current status of whistle blowing in South Africa in terms of legislation and ethical considerations. The last section operationalizes the whistle blowing process and proposes criteria for dealing with whistle blowing in the organization.
All the news that is fit to sell? Media freedom, commercialism and a decade of democracy : last wordAuthor H. WassermanSource: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23, pp 139 –148 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... The last word: All the news that is fit to sell? Media freedom, commercialism and a decade of democracy The Last Word H Wasserman All the news that is fit to sell? Media freedom, commercialism and a decade of democracy 1. INTRODUCTION If one were to single out the most significant change to the South African media, and specifically journalism, during the first decade of democracy, what would that be? Following the dominant discourse in which the majority of ten years of democracy retrospectives were clad, one would probably look for political or legal changes that took place during ..
Source: Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa 23, pp 149 –152 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Forum Research Forum UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER KAHERU, H. 2004. An analysis of the views of journalists and government officials regarding the impact of New Vision's coverage of Nakivubo Channel Rehabilitation Project in Uganda. MA (Journalism and Media Studies) Supervisor: Prof Guy Berger The media is said to be an integral part of the policy-making process. Drawing from Berger (2002a), the policy-making and implementation process can be seen as a circuit or "triangle" with three major players: media, public and policy people. Any of the three players drives the process at any moment depending on the issue at hand and ..