Professional Memberships and associations

Senior leadership of professional associations 

IAMCR Vice Chair - Media Education Research Stream [2023 - Present]

SACOMM Vice President [2023 - Present]

African Journalism Educators Network Secretary General [2023 - Present]

Brand South Africa board (2019 - 2022)

I was a board trustee of the state-owned entity, Brand South Africa, having been appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019. In this role I was involved in as a member of the audit and risk committee. I was also a member of the board's ad-hoc reputation management committee where I provide input on the board's public reputation strategies.

Press Council of SA (2020 - Present)

I was appointed by the South African Press Council to serve as a public representative. In this role I am involved in deliberations around fostering excellence and ethics within South African print and online news media landscape. I serve of the legal and regulation subcommittee which considers the South African legal framework and its implications on news media and is involved in making policy recommendations

HELTASA exco (2021 - 2022)

I served as the media and communications project leader for the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA), a professional association for educators and other significant role-players in the tertiary sector. In this role I was involved incoming up with strategies to aid the association and its members to use communications to engage within the academy and beyond. I was on the executive committee and lead a team of 4.

South African Communication Association - Convenor of the Education and Curriculum Development Stream (2021 - 2023)

Professional Memberships: Journalism

I am a member of several media and communications associations and active in a few local and international associations for media and communications scholars. These are as follows:

IAMCR membership.pdf

IAMCR membership

October 2020 - Present

Institutional Committees

I serve on various committees within CPUT. I am involved at an institutional level, faculty level and departmental level as follows: