01st Oct2010
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A day to remember

Jozi a city of crime and bad news only? Victorine Ntambo problematises the usual stereotypes about our city. Ever heard of TEARS OF JOY? I write this...

29th Sep2010
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SLLS Research Seminar: Last Moyo on blogging in Zimbabwe, 7 October 2010

Please join us next Thursday 7 October 2010 for a seminar in the School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand by Dr Last Moyo...

29th Sep2010
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Topics in Media and Cultural Studies Roundtable: 5 October 2010

Please join us next Tuesday for a roundtable discussion with Wendy Willems and Shepherd Mpofu on new media in Zimbabwe. All welcome!

29th Sep2010
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19.5 years in prison for Iranian blogfather

The Iranian blogger, Hossein – aka Hoder -Derakshan, has been sentenced to 19.5 years in prison for alleged anti-state activities, so the The Guardian reported yesterday. In...

29th Sep2010
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Tutu the Flying Blogger

South Africa recently announced its blog awards for the best blogs of 2010. Of course, we could not have been part of these but we are certainly...

29th Sep2010

Mncedisi Mashigoane in the spotlight

Isaac Themba Mnguni interviews Mncedisi Mashigoane about the ins and outs of his research on the soap opera Isidingo and post-apartheid identity formation. ITM: What are you...

23rd Sep2010
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Topics in Media and Cultural Studies roundtable: 28 September 2010

Please join us next Tuesday for a roundtable discussion with Nomalanga Masina and Nafeesa Jooma on representation and South African magazines. All welcome!

23rd Sep2010
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exPress imPress launch a big success!

Professor Tawana Kupe, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, officially unveiled our blog on Tuesday 21 September. The launch was a...

21st Sep2010
Nursing and Teaching Strike in SA

Women who strike

Victorine Ntambo reflects on popular perceptions of the recent public service strike and the gender dimension of the protests. We call them sisters. A very soothing title...

21st Sep2010
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The semiotics of fashion: identity and subcultures in South Africa

If you were to define identity, would it be your sense of style, the people you hang out with, the way you talk or more? What do...

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