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Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg

Dr. Duduzile Zwane holds a Doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Prior to that she obtained a Master of Social Science Degree in Cultural and Media Studies, from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal (UKZN). Dudu specialises in Health and Development Communication/Cultural Studies. Thus far, her research endeavours have examined how communication can be utilised to propel the voices of marginalised people (particularly women), into public discursive spaces. Before joining UJ, Dudu lectured at UKZN. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at UJ.


  • 2019–present
    Researcher, University of Johannesburg
  • 2017–2018
    Assistant lecturer, University of Johannesburg
  • 2013–2015
    Lecturer, University of Kwa Zulu Natal


  • 2013 
    Master of Social Science, Cultural and Media Studies


  • 2019
    International Journal of African Renaissance Studies , True vs. False Transformation: A discussion of the obstacles to authentic decolonisation at South African Universities
  • 2016
    Communicare, Uncovering Barriers to Bilharzia Prevention Communication in Ugu District, South Africa: Lessons Learned through participatory communication

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Funding Source:
    National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences