South Africa

UNESCO/ORBICOM Chair for Communication in South Africa (662), established in 2005 at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban (South Africa).




  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of Communication (Convergence and Divergence in the Media and Communication Landscape: Transformation in the Southern African Media and Telecommunications Landscape)
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in South Africa and other regions of the world

Host Institution


UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Communication and Information.


Prof. Ruth Elizabeth Teer-Tomaselli, The University of Kwazulu-Natal, Centre for Cultural and Media Studies
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - teertoma(at)
Work Phone - (2731) 2602505
Fax - (27 31) 260 1519
City - Durban
Postal Code - 4041
Country - South Africa