Mandla Radebe is a PhD student in Media Studies. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Johannesburg, a BA (Hons) and MA in Journalism & Media Studies from Wits University. He has worked in the field of media and communication for over a decade in various sectors including higher education, telecommunication, government and financial sector. A community and political activist, his research interests include the political economy of media, labour, economic development policies, and social theory.