Department of Journalism, Film and Television, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gilbert Motsaathebe, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He previously taught at the United Arab Emirates University in the UAE and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa. He also lived and taught in Japan and India, where he was a South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS) fellow. Prior to joining academia, he worked as news producer and output editor for television stations such as Bop Television, SABC, and e-TV, before serving as manager of communication and media relations for the North West Provincial Government in South Africa. His research interests include topics on feminist film criticism, post-apartheid films, media and gender, journalism education and practice, African rhetoric, and multiculturalism. He is an editor of a number of books and has published extensively in accredited peer-reviewed publications. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences in the areas of African rhetoric, film, journalism, communication and media studies. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa.