Tshidzumba CV

General Information

Aaron is the Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities responsible for Community Engagement, Business Development and Stakeholder Relations. He is currently coordinating BRICS@NWU – a group of researchers from various faculties within the university who are in collaboration with universities from BRICS member states. As a Senior Lecturer he also teaches Broadcasting, Journalism, Corporate Communication, Development Communications. He supervises post-graduate (Honours, Masters and PhDs) students’ research projects (dissertations and thesis). He taught Broadcasting, and Journalism at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria. He worked as a High school teacher in South Africa and Britain, a broadcaster in South Africa as well as a Chief Executive Officer in the South African government entity within the Department of Communication and Digital Technologies. Aaron further served as board member of Dirapeng (Pty) Ltd, North West Parks & Tourism Board, South African Broadcasting Corporation and as a member of the Task Team on establishment of Mpumalanga University to the Premier’s Office Mpumalanga. As a broadcaster he co-founded the NWUFM-a campus radio station, Riverside FM-a campus radio station and Nkungumathe FM, a community radio station in Kwa-Zulu Natal province. He has produced various television and corporate productions. His research interests includes regional broadcasting, communication (telecoms, energy and ICTs) policies and regulations, as well as apps development, community journalism (including the ‘internet of things’), broadband and computer/digital literacy and media transmission and satellite. Aaron is an administrator of a community skills project called NWU e-Agro-Tourism CoLab in the North West University, which promotes the use of ICTs in agriculture and tourism within the North West Province of South Africa.

Education

2012
North West University Doctorate in Communication

Broadcasting for Television and Radio 


2003 - 2004
North West University M A in Communication

Public Relations
Development Communication
Corporate Communication
Broadcasting
Research Project 


2000 - 2001
National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa Post Graduate Diploma in Television Production

Video Editing (Avid Media Composer, Abode Premier) 
History of Television in Africa 
Writing for Television
Business Communication 
Camera Techniques 
Entrepreneurship  


Work Experience

2016 to date
North West University Senior Lecturer and Deputy Dean

Teaching (Broadcast Production for TV and Radio, Computer Literacy)
Supervising (Honours, Masters and PhD) 
Deputy Dean ( Community Engagement, Business Development & Stakeholder Relations) 


2012 - 2016
Tshwane University of Technology Senior Lecturer and Head of Department

Teaching (Journalism for broadcast production)
HOD ( Accounting Officer of the Department, Administration, Management, Recruitment, Curriculum development) 


Summary of Skills

Television Producer
90%
TV Camera Operator
100%
Radio Skills Facilitator
100%

Contact Aaron Tshidzumba

Sheikh Zayed was able to lay the foundation and the solid pillars of a strong state that has become a successful development model by all measures and a source of inspiration for states seeking progress.

LOCATION

Liwa College
Fatima Bint Mubarak Street
(Al Najda Street previously), Al Danah,
Baniyas Tower B,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.