Department of Communication Science

Dr Janette Hanekom

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Communication Science
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6498
Fax: 012 429 3346


  • Dlitt et Phil (Communication) (Unisa, 2013)
  • MA (Communication) (Unisa, 2007)
  • BA Honours (Communication) Cum Laude (North-West University, 1999)
  • BA (Business Communication) Cum Laude (North-West University, 1998)

Fields of academic interests

  • Consumer behavioural processes
  • Consumer information consumption
  • Consumer information response and processing

Field of Specialisation

  • Organisational communication
  • Integrated marketing communication
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Online consumer behaviour


Book chapters:

  • Barker, R & Angelopulo, G.  2006. Integrated Organisational Communication. CapeTown: Juta
  • Angelopulo, G. & Barker, R. 2013. Integrated Organisational Communication. 2nd edition. Cape Town: Juta

Journal articles

  • Numerous articles on consumer response, internal consumer behavioural processes and online consumer behaviour from web-based communication exposure and internal psychological behavioural processes approaches, published in accredited journals.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Section Head: Department of Communication Science – Organisational Communication
  • Member of the South African Communication Association (SACOMM)
  • Principal’s Prize for excellence in research at Unisa
  • Academic Colours for academic achievement (BA Honours Communication) – North-West University
  • Best student in Organisational Communication award – North-West University
  • Best student in Corporate Communication award – North-West University
  • Best student in the subject group Communication award – North-West University
  • Award for best overall student in Communication – North-West University (1998)


  • Project leader: Guidelines for investigative interviewing and interrogation from a South-African intercultural communication perspective – Community engagement project. Registered at the Forensic Science laboratory of the SAPS.