01st Apr2011

Heroes: a masculine affair

Dineo Sitole discusses the politics of gender around commemorations of the liberation struggle in South Africa. Being an active participant in student politics at my university, I feel...

31st Mar2011

The annual radio reshuffling exercise

The South African radio landscape will be experiencing its annual radio changes or reshufflings in the month of April, starting from tomorrow. It will be interesting to...

31st Mar2011
Donavan van Lill (source: Independent Newspapers)

Are we heading toward a society of many Martin Sudgens?

Two weeks ago, I read the story Racist ‘jibes’ led to murder in The Star and it left me in complete ambivalence. Like any other ‘normal’ law-abiding...

30th Mar2011

SLLS seminar on the advertising discourse of traditional medicine

The School of Literature and Language Studies (SLLS) at the University of the Witwatersrand invites you to a research seminar tomorrow afternoon on the advertising discourse of...

30th Mar2011

No country for old stereotypes

Naledi Siphokazi Msimang reflects on the recent race debate in South African mainstream media and internet fora. These blacks! You give them Bantu education. They take up...

29th Mar2011
Week 4

You learn something new every day

The 2011 BA(Hons) class continues its struggle to understand Stuart Hall, a key figure in the field of cultural studies. They recently watched a brief video clip...

28th Mar2011

Foursquare and Google Circles: the new social networking kings?

Tired of Facebook? Valentia Lekekela takes us through a few other social media options. Social networking has undoubtedly become an enormous part of popular culture and contemporary...

25th Mar2011

A young black man learning how to swim!

I have recently started taking swimming lessons and every time I actually progress in my learning, I encounter what I call the “what took me so long...

24th Mar2011

When you are friends with the President

Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik was released last week for allegedly violating his parole conditions. The former financial adviser of the President of the Republic, Jacob Zuma, was...

23rd Mar2011

No under-21s?

Cream soda only for next year’s Freshers’ bash? Pheladi Sethusa, a second year Media Studies student, discusses recent government plans to increase the legal drinking age. Last...

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