22nd Oct2010
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Student strike for marks? Human right or a misdirected request?

In a previous article, Victorine Ntambo analysed how mothers, sisters, heroines, mentors, siblings and friends in the teaching and nursing profession teach and strike. Now, she reviews...

21st Oct2010
Source: Demelza Bush, Mail and Guardian

We like to (continue to) express ourselves

Coinciding with Media Freedom Day this Tuesday 19 October, the recently launched Right2Know campaign (sign up here) organised a march to mark a week of action against...

20th Oct2010
Police fire rubber bullets at protesting residents unhappy with living conditions at Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town

SAPS, media and the criminalization of the poor

Drawing upon her research (with Thulani Fakude) on media coverage of the service delivery protests, Fezani Khumalo asks the following questions: Who is the South African Police...

19th Oct2010
Carluccios

Zizek, cultural capitalism and Europe’s guilty conscience

Yesterday, Kgalalelo reported on the ‘Nike Considered’ product line which claims to be more environmentally friendly. She alluded that this was probably more of a public relations...

19th Oct2010
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The new struggle t-shirt

During South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, t-shirts effectively communicated political messages that were censored on radio and television, ultimately leading to a ban of political t-shirts under the...

19th Oct2010
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National Media Freedom Day events at Wits University

Today marks National Media Freedom Day in South Africa. This morning, a ‘Black Wednesday’ commemorative event will take place at Wits University which looks at why ‘Freedom...

18th Oct2010
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To do it or not to do it?

Think twice before you buy a Nike product! Kgalalelo Morwe explains why. To do it, or not to do it: that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler...

15th Oct2010
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Computer lab etiquette

Fezani Khumalo is proposing some new rules! If you can’t keep quiet, speak quietly. It is important to lower your voices at all times. Even if your...

14th Oct2010
Pic Foreign Ownership of Banks

Do foreign-owned banks bring prosperity to developing countries?

Reuters recently reported that the worry of most South Africans is that three of their top four banks have a substantial foreign owner. As it stands, Standard...

12th Oct2010
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Topics in Media and Cultural Studies Roundtable: 20 October 2010

Please join us on Wednesday 20 October 2010 for presentations by Last Moyo and Janeske Botes. All welcome!

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