Department of Communication Science

Ms C Swart

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Communication Science
Tel: 012 429 2633


  • Currently registered for D LITT ET PHIL – Communication (Unisa)
  • MA Communication: The Use of Technology in Relationship Management: A Public Relations Perspective 1998-2001 University of Johannesburg (previously known as RAU)
  • BA  Communications Honors (Public Relations & Journalism) 1981-1984 University of Potchefstroom 

Fields of academic interests

  • Social media
  • Nonprofit organisations and communication
  • Corporate branding
  • Relationship building

Field of Specialisation

  • Corporate Communication
  • Social media communication

Journal articles

Research article published in the accredited journal Public Relations Review 40(2), 2014
Title: An assessment of work-integrated learning for public relations in an open distance learning context

Research article published in the accredited journal Communicatio 38(3) 2012
Title: Building organisation–public relationships: Towards an understanding of the challenges facing public relations

Research article published  in the accredited journal Communicatio 30(2) 2004
Title:  Story of the Larger Grain Borer: Communicating Science to Rural Communities

Research article published in the  in the accredited journal Communicare 22(1) 2003
Title:  The use of technology in relationship management:  a public relations perspective (C Swart & S Verwey)

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • SACOMM membership