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About The Conference

The Highway Africa Conference is a project of Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa). The 22-year old event is supported by a variety of partners including Government, corporate South Africa and development agencies. The key focus is the impact of digital technologies (internet and mobile) on journalism and the media and, by extension, society.


Rhodes University
Grahamstown, SA


Thursday to Friday
November 29 to 30th, 2018

Conference App

2018 Theme:Digital Citizenship

The changing relationship of media and society

1. Connecting Everyone: Universal Access
2. Enter the Mobile Phone
3. The Evolution of the Newspaper
4. Radio and the Digital Sphere
5. Television and the 2nd Screen
6. How Social is Social Media?
7. Belonging and Identities in Cyberspace
8. Education and Training for Journalists: emerging issues.

Come and witness a great conference

The conference will be a mix of:

• Keynote addresses
• Plenary presentations
• Parallel sessions
• Book launches
• Training workshops
• Networking dinners

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Last year our tickets sold out...

Conference Schedule

The 2018 Schedule will be updated shortly.
  • Day 1

    November 29, 2018

  • Day 2

    November 30, 2018

Our Speakers

A complete list of our speakers will be updated shortly

Location & Venue

Rhodes University, Grahamstown (Eden Groove Complex)

Eden Grove Centre is a modern double storey venue, which is ideally suited for conferences. It houses five modern fully air-conditioned and state-or-the-art lecture theatres. It boasts a delightful open-plan and spacious foyer/concourse area, perfect for conference displays and/or exhibitions, and for hosting special teas, lunches and cocktail parties.

Get Ticket Now!

Experience the conference wherever you are. Register now for online access. Tune in live for the keynotes and watch sessions on demand. Also be sure to join our event