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Honours Students Attend SACOMM 2014

Dr Jones and Honours students at the Lake Cafe in Potchestroom.

Dr Jones and Honours students at the Lake Cafe in Potchestroom.

On Monday, Dr Nicola Jones left with five of MECS’ top Honours students for the South African Communication Association’s annual conference in Potchefstroom. They, along with PhD candidate, Sandra Pitcher, have all been accepted to present at this year’s conference.

The group spent most of Monday travelling, the 8 and a half hour trip, on dirt roads across the Free State, stopping every so often so that Dr Jones was able to point out important South African landmarks such as Wagon’s Drift Dam and the vast farmlands that supply our country’s economy.

Honours student Warwick Jones taking photos of the country side.

Honours student Warwick Jones taking photos of the country side.

However, the students also gave Dr Jones a few lessons on technology as they converted their mini-bus’ backseat into a mobile UNO card playing table and pointed out the special reflectors contained in the Free State’s cat’s eyes.

Students, Claire Keyworth and Merusha Naidoo, playing UNO.

Students, Claire Keyworth and Merusha Naidoo, playing UNO.

Dr Jones, who was selected to present two papers, has also been invited to contribute to a special panel discussion on self-expression and the media.

Yesterday, Merusha Naidoo and Amil Umraw debuted their papers for the UKZN contingent to much success. A report of their performance will be published soon.

Students learning about Wagon's Drift Dam.

Students learning about Wagon’s Drift Dam.

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