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Name: Elmon Motloutsi
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About Mr Elmon Motloutsi


MA in Corporate Communication, University of Johannesburg (2020)


Elmon Motloutsi is an Assistant Lecturer under the Global Excellence Statute (GES) in the Department of Strategic Communication. Elmon holds a BA in Communication Studies and BA Honours in Communication Studies from the University of Limpopo and an MA in Corporate Communication from UJ. Elmon is currently PhD in Strategic Communication candidate under the National Research Foundation (NRF) scholarship in the Department of Strategic Communication at UJ. As an emerging scholar, Elmon participated in many academic seminars and conferences at UJ and other Universities. His current research project focuses on local government, public participation, stakeholder engagement and inclusive decision-making under the supervision of Prof Corne Meintjes (UJ).

Research Interests: Stakeholder Engagement, Public Participation, Local Governance, Political Communication, Strategic Communication and Public Relations.


2020 Top Achiever Masters Faculty of Humanities University of Johannesburg.

Conference participation (in the last 5 years):

Motloutsi E, 2023.  Exploring Social Innovation through Public Participation and Stakeholder Engagement in Local Government: An Analysis of the New District Development Model (NDDM). Presented at the School of Communication’s Centre for Data and Digital Communications (CDDC) Postgraduate Seminar, 25 July 2023, University of Johannesburg Kingsway Campus, South Africa.

Motloutsi E, 2022. The Role of E-governance in the South African Local Government: Reimaging Public Participation and Citizen Engagement in the New District Development Model, presented at the Media Studies Conference on Youth and Digital Africa at the University of Botswana, Goborone, Botswana.

Motloutsi, E and Motloutsi AM, 2022. Invited and Invented Spaces of Public Participation in South African Local Government: The study of community engagement practices and service delivery protest, presented at the Department of Communication Science of the University of South Africa, online Webinar, 18 August 2022.

Motloutsi E and Corne, M, 2022. From City Halls to Virtual Halls: Public Participation and Governance Reimagined in the South African Local Government presented at the SACOMM Annual Conference, 2022 September 14-16, at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Motloutsi, E, 2022. Stakeholder Engagement, Public Participation, and Inclusive Decision- making during a Time of Flux: A South Africa Local Government COVID-19 Perspective. University of Johannesburg School of Communication and Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies Postgraduate Conference, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway, 09-10 September 2021.

Motloutsi E, 2019: Stakeholder Engagement in a Municipality Context: A case of Greater Tzaneen Municipality. South African Communication Association Conference, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa, 28-30 August 2019.

Motloutsi, E, Stakeholder Engagement, Community Participation and Service Delivery in Greater Tzaneen Municipality. School of Communication Postgraduate Student Conference, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway, 14 and 15 March 2019.