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Professor, Department of Communication and Media, University of Johannesburg

Jane Duncan is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Johannesburg. Before that she was Highway Africa Chair of Media and Information Society, School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University. Jane is former executive director of the Freedom of Expression Institute. She has three post-graduate degrees, and has written widely on media and communication policy. She is author of the following books: ‘The rise of the securocrats’, published by Jacana Media (2014), 'Protest nation: the right to protest in South Africa, published by UKZN Press (2016), 'Stopping the spies: constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa', published by Wits University Press (2018) and 'National security surveillance in southern Africa: an anti-capitalist perspective', published by Zed Books (2022).


  • –present
    Professor in the Faculty of Humanities School of Communication Department of Journalism, Film and Television, University of Johannesburg

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Professor and head of the Department of Journalism, Film and Television
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation