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  • Research shows that corporate lying can mutilate reputations

    Posted on October 13, 2015

    Current research investigating whether and why communication management professionals are on occasion lying to the media to protect their organisations, clients or CEO’s, is causing a stir in the public relations and corporate communication environments.

  • Research affirms sustainability and value creation in a rural community

    Posted on September 29, 2015

    Dominique Pröbstl, a Communication Management master’s degree student in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, was involved in one of South Africa’s most ambitious corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.

  • Cementing the ‘Pretoria School of Thought’ into PR history

    Posted on August 25, 2015

    Neeltjé du Plessis from the Communication Management Division presented a research paper co-authored by Prof Ronél Rensburg at the International History of Public Relations Conference (IHPRC), held at Bournemouth University, England.

  • Communication Management lecturer lends SA lustre to Graz International Summer School

    Posted on August 12, 2015

    Ms Olebogeng Selebi, a lecturer and PhD-student in the Faculty of Economic and Management Science’s Communication Management Division, was invited to participate in in a summer school in Austria.

  • Communication Management alumni excels in the industry

    Posted on August 04, 2015

    Regine le Roux is a corporate reputation specialist by profession, tapping her knowledge from the Communication Management honours degree she completed cum laude at the University of Pretoria in 2001. Admirably, she completed her MCom degree within a year thereafter. Regine’s thesis...

  • Top Communication Management student gives advice

    Posted on August 04, 2015

    Alida van Niekerk recently completed her MPhil in Communication Management (coursework) at the University of Pretoria and was recognised as the top student in the programme.

  • Nurturing our international cooperation

    Posted on July 31, 2015

    In June 2015, Prof Ronél Rensburg and Dr Estelle De Beer were invited to visit Arnhem Business School at HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. They participated as assessors in the Arnhem Business School Talent Event, during which students presented their projects to an...

  • New collaborative ties established in global public relations arena

    Posted on July 31, 2015

    The Communication Management Division in UP’s Facutly of Economic and Management Sciences is establishing collaborative ties with global public relations firm Edelman’s African and South African branches.

  • Ronel Rensburg acknowledged for distinguished service to public relations in South Africa

    Posted on July 30, 2015

    Prof Ronel Rensburg, Head of the Communication Management Division in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has received the Fellowship Award from the Public Relations and Communication Management Institute of southern Africa (PRISA) on 15 June 2015.

  • Marketing Management says goodbye to Prof Puth

    Posted on July 29, 2015

    The Department of Marketing Management hosted a farewell function for Prof Gustav Puth on Friday, 19 June 2015 at the Serengeti hall on UP’s Hatfield Campus.

  • Communication Management’s top honours student for 2014 announced

    Posted on June 26, 2015

    Ms Deneil Habig completed her BCom(Hons) degree in Communication Management cum laude and top of her class at the end of 2014. She completed the BCom Marketing Management degree, also cum laude, at the end of 2013 and is currently enrolled for a postgraduate certificate in education through Unisa.

  • Staff focus: Meet Ms Olebogeng Selebi

    Posted on June 23, 2015

    With Youth Day 2015 celebrations still fresh in the memory, the Communication Management Division is celebrating its youthful staff by introducing the youngest lecturer in the Division, Ms Olebogeng Selebi .

  • Communicating corporate social responsibility through social networks

    Posted on June 23, 2015

    Ms Hilke Steenkamp presented her oral doctoral thesis in communication management, focusing on communicating corporate social responsibility (CSR) through social networks as a new avenue for reputation management, at the University of Pretoria on 15 June 2015.

  • Division spotlight: Amie Hunter

    Posted on June 12, 2015

    The Communication Management Division will feature the professional life of its staff on a regular basis. This week’s spotlight is on Amie Hunter. Amie is currently a lecturer in Communication Management at the University of Pretoria and boasts an inspiring 34-year career in the...

  • Ronel Rensburg visits Berkeley as guest executive communication coach

    Posted on June 11, 2015

    Prof Ronel Rensburg of the Communication Management Division was invited by the University of California at Berkeley as guest instructor of a flagship programme at its Center for Executive Education. The programme is presented during March and September. She was hosted by the Haas Business...

  • Ernst & Young collaborates with students on Project Platinum

    Posted on January 13, 2015

    Project Platinum is an Accounting Sciences communication and public speaking project, sponsored by Ernst & Young, that focuses on improving the communication skills of accounting students through the first-year Communication Management Skills for Business and the Professions course. This is a...

  • Lecturer becomes a certified life coach

    Posted on May 20, 2014

    With personal development being one area of concern in academia, Dr Lizelle van der Walt of the Communication Management Division obtained a certificate in Life Coaching, which she successfully completed at the New Insights Africa Life Coaching Institute.

  • The first of its kind in the communication sciences

    Posted on October 18, 2013

    A paper on a topic combining the disciplines of human resources, corporate communication and industrial psychology was perceived to be the first of its kind in the communication sciences.

  • Staff members contribute to international textbook for subject specialists and scholars

    Posted on August 29, 2013

    Prof Ronel Rensburg, Head of the Communication Management Division, Ms Estelle de Beer, also of the Division, and Ms Benita Steyn, a former staff member of the then Department of Marketing and Communication Management, have collaborated with international

  • To profit from a convergent world

    Posted on June 24, 2013

    The 2013 PRISA annual conference took place at Leriba Lodge in Centurion. The theme of the conference was "Profiting from a convergent world".

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