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Dr Anton Binneman

Research Associate
Name: Anton Binneman
Department of Strategic Communication Staff  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: 011 442 2454

Email: abinneman@uj.ac.za

About Dr Anton Binneman

​Qualifications:

BTh, BCom, MDiv, MA, MPhil, PhD, University of Pretoria, 2010

Overview/bio:

Dr Anton Binneman is a Research Associate for the UJ Department of Strategic Communication. By profession, Anton is the Stakeholder Manager for the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRF|SARAO) and the Square Kilometer Array. Currently, Anton specialises in strategic stakeholder engagement in science and science infrastructure projects, however, he has in excess of 10 years’ experience in strategic stakeholder communication and engagement, communication research, and public relations management. Some of his other strengths and interests are rooted in creating business awareness, design-thinking, media management, and communications, which enables him to effectively promote a positive organisational brand, whilst remaining sensitive to both stakeholders and the broader society.

Research Interests: Design-thinking, Stakeholder Engagement, Science Communication, Strategic Communication

Books and Chapters in Books

Binneman, A. and Davis C. 2019 Stakeholder engagement with SKA in South Africa.

Binneman, A. and Muller J. 2013 Abuse and the transformation of desire. City of Desires

Conference Participation (in the last 5 years):

International Astronomical Union Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — a roadmap to action within the framework of IAU centennial anniversary. Japan Tokyo (2019). Stakeholder Engagement with SKA in South Africa. Paper authored and presented.

African Traditional and Natural Product Medicine Conference. Polokwane (2018). NRF|SARAO’s collaboration with the South African National San Council in the Protection and Promotion of San Indigenous knowledge: A case study for a proposed policy development that focus on intergovernmental projects developed on land linked to indigenous populations. Paper authored and presented.

Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference. New Zealand Dunedin (2018). Square Kilometre array’s (Meerkat) struggles with anti-science advocacy groups. Paper authored and presented.

Public Communication of Science and Technology conference. New Zealand Dunedin (2018). Square Kilometre Array South Africa understanding San cosmology. Paper authored and presented.

Southern African Association of Science and Technology centres conference. South Africa (2017). ” Conference Paper: Authored “The Quality of Mall Outreach Activities”. Presented at SAASTEC.”. Paper authored and presented.

Science Agora Japan Tokyo (2016) “South African Science and Technology through the Media”. This was subsequently translated to Japanese. Paper authored and presented

Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference. Turkey Istanbul (2016). “Quality of Science Communication in South Africa”. Paper authored and presented

Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres Conference. South Africa (2016). The Impact of a Mobile Planetarium at a Science Festival”. Paper authored and presented.

Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres Conference. South Africa (2016). The Impact of Competitions on Career Choice: SAASTA Coordinated AstroQuiz and the National Science Olympiad as Examples””. Paper authored and presented.

Beijing Association of Science and Technology. China Beijing (2015) . Monitoring and Evaluation Best Practices”. Presented at the Annual Beijing Academy of Science and Technology Conference. Paper authored and presented.

Beijing Association of Science and Technology. China Beijing (2015). Media Monitoring in SETI”. Presented at the Annual Beijing Academy of Science and Technology Conference. Paper authored and presented.

Linkedin

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Twitter

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Facebook:

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