Monthly Archives: May 2016

6: Protest Action on University Campuses — A podcast about critical issues in higher education.

Dr Prishani Naidoo joins The Academic Citizen to discuss the politics of protest action within the context of university campuses in South Africa. The conversation centres around the university as a microcosm of society and the legitimacy of violent and non-violent forms of protest. The Academic Citizen also gains insight into students’ perspectives on protest […]

via 6: Protest Action on University Campuses — A podcast about critical issues in higher education.

South Africa’s sadly weakening newspapers — martinplaut

With South Africa run by such a dominant political party the lack of popular appeal of newspapers is worrying. All politicians need to be held to account. Since much of televion is controlled by the government or its associates, the papers are one of the few agencies able to do this. The only glimmer of […]

via South Africa’s sadly weakening newspapers — martinplaut

An “Uber for police” has been launched in South Africa — Quartz

In South Africa, it often feels like the speed at which crimes are committed are inversely proportional to the speed at which police react to them. It’s a major frustration in a country with some of the world’s highest crime rates. A new mobile phone app aims to cut the average police response time. Namola…

via An “Uber for police” has been launched in South Africa — Quartz

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