The communication industry is an energetic, innovative environment, which covers a wide spectrum. It is expected of people in this industry to be life-long learners and to reach mastery in their fields through their skills. Job practices change rapidly and it becomes more and more diffcult for communication practitioners to stay on top of new trends. People who are responsible for communication-related tasks experience an evergrowing need to network, share knowledge, and learn from experts.
The Guild for Communications and Marketing is there to help you develop and to empower you with knowledge to handle your daily responsibilities in a professional and ethical way. We also represent the profession by building relationships with other institutions and organisations, which could have an influence on the profession.
Who can join the Guild?
Matriculants who are interest in pursuing a career in this field.
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Students who are currently studying Communication, Marketing and Journalism.
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Any person interested in Communication and who wants to learn nore about it.
Specialists and experts in the following fields:
- Graphic design
- Public relations
- Communication management
- Social media
- Event coordinators
- Content managers
- Digital communication
- Reputation managers
- Relationship management
- Banquet managers
- Conference coordinators
- Media relations
This Guild also includes all people who are not members of a communication team traditionally speaking.
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They are people who want to develop themselves and are not afraid to learn new things. Guild members do not want to only empower themselves with knowledge, but want to also take responsibility for the next generation. This responsibility is transferred by sharing knowledge, through mentorship programmes, and by providing internships and jobs.
As a member of the Guild, you qualify for all the trade union benefits we offer.
*Terms and conditions apply
Additional benefits communication practitioners enjoy in the Guild:
Access to a website with relevant information, articles and research articles.
A network of work where practitioners can share and obtain advice, soundboard their ideas, and establish and develop professional relationships.
Discount at S-Leer, a registered training institution for CPD points, and personal development programmes. Several training programmes improve skills in many specialist areas in this profession.
The opportunity to act as mentor: Click here for more information.
Access to students who are looking for internship positions: Click here.
Annual knowledge festival.
Free platform to share knowledge in the form of:
- Focus groups
- Participation in discussions on communication platforms, such as LinkedIn and Facebook
The Guild helps you to adapt to new technology and trends with practical tips.
Access to a job search portal.
Regulations & Authorities
The Occupational Guild for Communication lambastes government for the newly proposed regulations to be included in the so-called internet censorship bill. The occupational guild argues that this legslation not only violates South Africans’ right to freedom of speech, but also censors the entire communications sector.