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Professor Jairos Kangira obtained his PhD in Rhetoric Studies in 2005, with a thesis on Robert Mugabe’s presidential rhetoric. A former Deputy Dean of Arts at the University of Zimbabwe, he is now a Professor at the University of Namibia. A journalist and fiction writer, he is the founding editor of Nawa, a peer-reviewed journal in communication, rhetoric and language studies. In 2009 he co-edited with Ph-J Salazar a volume on Gender Rhetoric North-South (Windhoek, Poly Press).

Jairos Kangira releases volume I of the Journal for Studies in Humanities and the Sciences

Dr Audrin Mathe graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Rhetoric Studies. He recently appointed as Chief News and Programming Officer and Deputy Editor in Chief at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. In this role, he presides over Television, Radio and News and Current Affairs divisions. He previously served as the Head of Corporate Communication at Roads Authority Namibia. He also worked at the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) as Executive Assistant to the Secretary General and served spokesman and speechwriter to two successive Namibian Prime Ministers.

He teaches Communication at the Polytechnic of Namibia and the University of Namibia. In April 2011, he founded the Dr Audrin Mathe Strategies Inc., a consulting firm established to provide political and communication strategy. Dr Mathe regularly provides commentary on media and politics to media organisations and writes extensively on the Namibian constitutional discourse and political rhetoric. He is the President of Karate-Zen Namibia. The Danish Boy Scouts and Scouts of Namibia jointly awarded him the Gilwell Scarf in 1997.

UCT graduate to host TV show on Namibian TV

Dr Audrin Mathe

S’fiso Ngesi was the first graduate in Rhetoric ever at UCT. He received his MPhil cum laude, with a rhetorical study of the Open Democracy bill, in 2001. He is a Researcher at the South African Parliament, PC on Transport.

Tel: 27 (21) 403 8166
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Lindiwe Mazibuko, Honours 2008 (project on Royal Moroccan Rhetoric)

Lindiwe Mazibuko, Rhetoric Graduate, and Leader of the Opposition

Ms Zarina Adhikari, Mphil 2009 (thesis on T. Mbeki’s rhetorical presidency).
Zarina is now Director in the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

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