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Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa



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. Communicare aims 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.


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Prof Sonja Verwey (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)


EDITOR

Prof Mariekie Burger (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)


ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Dr Abraham Mulwo (Moi University, Kenya)

Prof Nathalie Hyde-Clarke (Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland)


EDITORIAL BOARD

Prof Saheed Adejumobi (Seattle University, USA)

Prof Rachel Barker (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Prof Tanja Bosch (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Prof Sarah Chiumbu (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Prof Hopeton Dunn (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)

Prof Lynnette Fourie (North-west University, South Africa)

Dr Eliza Govender (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Dr Basil Hamusokwe (University of Zambia, Zambia)

Prof Mehita Iqani (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Prof Carol Lesame (University of Limpopo, South Africa)

Dr William Lesitaokana (University of Botswana, Botswana)

Dr Admire Mare (University of Namibia, Namibia)

Prof Nhamo Mhiripiri (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)

Dr Sethunya Mosime (University of Botswana, Botswana)

Dr Sibongile Mpofu (National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe)

Prof Toks Oyedemi (University of Limpopo, South Africa)

Prof Ronel Rensburg (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Prof Cuthbeth Tagwirei (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)

Prof Pradip Thomas (University of Queensland, Australia)

Prof Keyan Tomaselli (University of Johannesburg/University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Prof Thomas Tufte (Loughborough University, UK)


Communicare uses a double-blind peer review system and is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. The journal is published biannually by the School of Communication, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The journal is indexed by Sabinet, Ebscohost, OCLC, Google Scholar, and the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (Scientific Level 1). 


Authors retain ownership of the copyright for their articles, but grant Communicare and its publisher the non-exclusive right to publish and distribute their work in paper and electronic form. Authors (and not Communicare, the hosting institution, the publisher, the editors, the editorial board, the reviewers, or any collaborators) are thus responsible for content and arguments presented in the article. 


Subscriptions, enquiries and manuscript submissions: communicare@uj.ac.za  


REVIEWERS

Communicare would like to thank colleagues who reviewed manuscripts in the last year:


Dr Adefulu Adesoga (Babcock University, Nigeria)

Dr Ufuoma Akpojivi (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Mr Albert Anani-Bossman (Pentecost University College, Ghana)

Prof George Angelopulo (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Dr Gabriël Bothma (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Prof Ragel Barker (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Prof Tanja Bosch (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Dr Mark Caldwell (University of Fort Hare, South Africa)

Prof Pieter Conradie (Tswane University of Technology, South Africa)

Prof Sarah Chiumbu (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Corné Davis (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Lauren Dyll-Myklebust (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Dr Leith Dunn (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)

Prof Hopeton Dunn (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)

Dr Lucrezea de Lange (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Prof Charmaine du Plessis (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Prof Jane Duncan (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Sumaya Ebrahim (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Prof Lynnette Fourie (North West University, South Africa)

Dr Eliza Govender (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Prof Anthea Garman (Rhodes University, South Africa)

Prof Elnerine Greef (Univeristy of South Africa)

Dr Basil Hamusokwe (University of Zambia, Zambia)

Prof Nathalie Hyde-Clarke (Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland)

Prof Rana Saad Hassan (Qatar University, Qatar)

Prof Mehita Iqani (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Prof Christopher Odhiambo Joseph (Moi Univeristy, Kenya)

Dr Nicola Jones (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Ms Marenet Jordaan (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Dr Stephen Kimotho (United States International University Africa, Kenya)

Prof Owen Kelly (Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland)

Prof Carol Lesame (University of Limpopo, South Africa)

Prof William Lesitaokana (University of Botswana, Botswana)

Dr Admire Mare (University of Namibia, Namibia)

Dr Blessing Makwambeni (Cape Town University of Technology, South Africa)

Dr Corné Meintjies (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Dalmé Mulder (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Dr Hannelie Marx-Knoetze (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Dr Rodwell Makombe (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Dr Selina Mudavanhu (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Sibongile Mpofu (National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe)

Dr Subeshini Moodley (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)

Dr Vanessa Malila (Rhodes University, South Africa)

Dr Willemien Marais (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Dr Abraham Mulwo (Moi University, Kenya)

Prof Bruce Mutsvairo (University of Technology, Australia)

Prof Christoph Marx (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

Prof Gilbert Motsaathebe (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Prof Murej MakOchieng (Multimedia University of Kenya, Kenya)

Prof Nhamo Mhiripiri (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)

Prof Rofiwa Mukhudwana (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Prof Rosemary Moyana (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)

Prof Thad Metz (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Angela Nwammuo (North West University, South Africa)

Dr George Nyabuga (University of Kenya, Kenya)

Dr Joanine Nel (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Dr Lyton Ncube (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Sonja Narunsky-Laden (Independent)

Prof Musa Ndlovu (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Prof Toks Oyedemi (University of Limpopo, South Africa)

Prof Tom O’Regan (University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Maritha Pritchard (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Mvuzo Ponono (University of the Free State, South Africa)

Dr Sandra Pitcher (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Prof Ingrid Palmary (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Prof Ronel Rensburg (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Prof Ylva Rodny-Gumede (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Claire Scott (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Dr Jakub Siwak (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)

Dr Talytha Swanepoel (North West University, South Africa)

Ms Karabo Sitto (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Prof Abiodun Salawu (North West University, South Africa)

Prof Nicole Stremlau (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Prof Yolandi Slabbert (University of South Africa, South Africa)

Dr Ndivhoniswani Aaron Tshidzumba (North West University, South Africa)

Prof Cuthbeth Tagwirei (Midlands State University, South Africa)

Prof Keyan Tomaselli (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Dr Louise van Dyk (University of South Africa, South Africa) 

Dr Evelyne Wanjiku (Kenyatta University, Kenya) 

Prof Marlene Wiggil (North West University, South Africa)

Dr Wambui Wamunyu (Dayster University, Kenya)

Dr Nadia Whiteman (University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)

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