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Strategic Communication



​​The goal of Strategic Communication is to build the UJ brand through effective internal and external communication campaigns. This unit supports the corporate mission, policy and goals of the University as well as its marketing activities for maximum impact.

Communication and information sharing is core to achieving the strategic goals of UJ. Our communication outputs are focused, and effort is leveraged to the maximum by identifying suitable communication vehicles through which communication can be implemented.

Strategic Communication objectives: 

  •  Create awareness and increase UJ's visibility, its objectives and directives amongst stakeholders
  • Provide ongoing communication about UJ, its activities and programmes
  •  Initiate and facilitate liaison between the UJ and its stakeholders
  • Manage the University’s reputation holistically
  • Create communication that is clear, pertinent, unambiguous and timely – internally and externally
  • Website development and maintenance
  • Implement evaluation methodology​

At Strategic Communication we are available to assist both media professionals as well as the University community with their communication and media liaison needs. 

For Media

Whether it’s a looming deadline or you just require photos to accompany an article, the staff at Strategic Communication can provide timely help to print, broadcast and online media with the following:

Media Contacts and News Releases 

Whether you’re seeking a story idea, putting the finishing touches on a piece, or looking for an expert, connect with an UJ Media communications officer to provide you with the relevant information. The Media office also writes news releases to publicise a variety of topics from ground-breaking research studies to major events taking place at the University.  

Filming and Photography 

News reporters with camera crews must schedule all visits to university grounds with the Strategic Communication. Video, photographic images or audio of students may not be captured without written consent from the individuals in question. For more information about filming on campus, please contact our Media office. You can also request photos of UJ staff, campuses and events.

Publications

Official reports, magazines, newsletter and other special publications are available.

UJ Experts

Often media requires an expert to speak on a topic of interest, and UJ has a wealth of knowledge among its corridors and lecturer rooms. You can find a UJ expert to comment on a variety of news and current affairs topics. Reporters can search through our People and Experts for faculty members by their area of expertise.  

Speeches & Statements from UJ

Speeches and other public statements by UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Ihron Rensburg, which cover a wide range of topics concerning the University.

UJ Facts & Figures

General information and useful facts and stats about the University of Johannesburg.

For Staff

Strategic Communication can help you communicate your work to members of the media and to a wider audience. Here are some of the helpful communication tools and services available to the UJ community.

Media Training

When a reporter calls, be prepared. Strategic Communication organises training with helpful learning techniques and tips to help you succeed through your press interviews.

Multimedia Services

Our photographers and videographer provide a wide range of photographic, video, audio services to the UJ community.

Web​

UJ offers web services for staff where Strategic Communication’s web team can advise departments and divisions on how to maintain their site, start up their faculty or department blog, training and much more.

Internal Communication

Send messages to targeted University audiences using this web-based tool managed by Strategic Communication.​

For any queries relating to Media, Web, Publications or making a booking for a Photographer and/or Videographer, don't hesitate to contact our office.

Ms Thembelihle Dhlalisa​

Administrative Officer

Strategic Communication​

253 Maropeng (Admin) Building, Doornfontein Campus​

Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 6673
Email: ​tdhlalisa@uj.ac.za