Journalism
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Staff

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Journalism has a number of permanent staff members who are involved in teaching and research. The Rykie van Reenen fellow teaches the honours students Journalism Practice and media industry professionals guide the students through various specialisation courses.


 

 

ChairProfLizetteRabelrabe@sun.ac.zan/a
PhD and MA Journalism convenerDrGabriëlBotmagbotma@sun.ac.za021 808 3488
BAHons Journalism convenerDrMarenetJordaanmarenet@sun.ac.za021 808 2625
Rykie van Reenen fellow | Journalism Practice lecturerMsAnneliGroenewaldannelig@sun.ac.za
Administrative officerMsElizabethNewmanlnewman@sun.ac.za021 808 3488

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Important staff members from our past

Chair / Head of Department
Dr Gabriël Botma
Prof Piet Cillié
Prof Johannes Grosskopf
Prof George Claassen
Prof Lizette Rabe


Rykie van Reenen-fellows:
Mr Bun Booyens
Dr Johan Retief
Mr Tobie Wiese
Mr Gabriël Botma
Mr Dirk Jordaan
Ms Jacolette Kloppers
Mr Gert Coetzee
Ms Anastasia de Vries
Ms Jo-Ann Floris
Ms Hannelie Booyens
Ms Willemien Brummer
Mr Johannes de Villers
Ms Jeanne van der Merwe
Ms Corli van der Merwe
Mr Andre Gouws
Ms Carryn-Ann Nel
Ms Anneli Groenewald

Secretaries:
Mrs Winie Rousseau
Mrs Leona Amoraal
Ms Bevely Februarie
Ms Chantal Newman
Ms Elizabeth Newman

2012-2014 | 2018-2019
1978-1983
1984-1993
1994-2000
2001-2011 | 2015-2017
and present


1998-1999
2000-2002
2002-2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013-2014
2015
2016
2017-2018
2019
2020-2021


​1978 - 1994
1978 - 2004
2004 - 2007
2007 - 2009
2009 - present










Extraordinary appointments

Prof George Claassen
Extraordinary Professor

Prof Arnold S de Beer
Extraordinary Professor

​Research fellows
​Dr Michael Eckardt
Dr Gerda Engelbrecht
Dr Bongi Mpofu
Dr ​Ivan Lukanda
Dr Mphathisi Ndlovo
Dr Anthony Gunde
Johannes de Villiers

 Specialist lecturers

The Department of Journalism also boasts the input of seasoned industry professionals. The honours students have the privilege to learn from these experts. For the 2021 academic year, these lecturers include:

  • Dr Gerda Engelbrecht (Managing editor: Media24 Lifestyle)
  • Robyn Leary (Freelance copy editor)
  • Anthony Molyneaux (Video and photojournalist: TimesLIVE)
  • Heléne Booyens (Landbouweekblad​)​
  • Dala Watts (Freelance designer: Ideas  magazine)
  • Nicola Jo Bruns (Producer: CapeTalk radio)
  • Mia Spies (Freelance broadcaster)
  • Izette Mostert (Independent filmmaker)
  • Mari Lategan (Head of Marketing and Communications, Curro Holdings)
  • Janet Heard (Managing editor: Daily Maverick )
  • Pauli van Wyk (Investigative Journalists: Daily Maverick)
  • Danie Marais (Freelance arts critic and poet)
  • Cato Louw (Freelance sports journalist)
  • Dr Thuto Thipe (Centre for African Studies, UCT)