Musawenkosi NdlovuDr Musawenkosi W. Ndlovu is a Senior Lecturer in media studies in the Centre for Film and Media Studies (University of Cape Town); a Mandela Mellon Fellow in the W.E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University; and, a Visiting Academic in the School of Social Science at Loughbourgh University. Musa holds a PhD in Cultural and Media Studies (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Certificate in Political Consulting and Strategic Campaign Communication (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research- University of Mannheim), and a Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Cape Higher Education Consortium). He has lectured media studies at Technikon Northern Gauteng’s (Tshwane University of Technology) Department of Journalism and at University of South Africa’s (UNISA) Department of Communication Science.  Musa has worked as a research assistant to Professor Louise Bourgault of Northern Michigan University on the role of indigenous churches in communicating AIDS messages in South Africa; to the University of Natal-Durban and University of Tilburg’s (Netherlands) research on role of language in South African schools; and, to the John Ben Show International News Study. Musa has been one of the main researchers in the national survey: ‘A baseline study of youth identity, the media and the public sphere in South Africa’ (Jane Duncan et al, 2013).  He is currently the co-researcher for the chapter ‘Towards a Typology of the ‘BRICS Journalists’ to be included in the book: Mapping the BRICS Media: (Internationalizing Media Studies series).

Musa is publishing extensively in the areas of (media audiences) youth, news media technologies and politics in the South African public sphere; (political communication) political marketing/branding; and, (international communication) growth of South African and international media in the African continent’s  media and cultural space. On these subjects, Musa has been invited to present papers in local and international conferences/Colloquium organised by: Harvard University (US), University of Hyderabad(India).  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (SA), University of Venda (SA), Dublin City University (Ireland) Loughorough University (UK),  University of Leeds (UK), University of KwaZulu-Natal (SA), Kadir Has University (Turkey), Cyprus College (Cyprus), University of Turku (Finland), Free University Brussels (Belgium), etc.