The Alternative Press

The term “Alternative Press” refers to a movement of media houses during the 1980’s, with a leftist orientation that emerged during the apartheid period in South Africa. The newspaper served as a voice to a majority of African black community who had no means to voice their opinion through media, that at the time was…
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12/07/2019 0

The need for an Alternative Press

The alternative press is an anti-capitalist press for the working class. The participants in the winter school were given an overnight reading titled ‘The Alternative Press’ by B Mpofu, to better understand the alternative press; how it was formed and how it ended up collapsing. Lehulere made a presentation on alternative media and how it…
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12/07/2019 0

Media influences everyone

Media shapes people’s lives especially social media. Social Media is difficult to control as people post whatever they want and no one can be accountable for it. Television has also played a negative role in how young people engage in sexual activities, influence of drugs, violence and guns. Soapies in television promote adultery promiscuousness. It…
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10/07/2019 0

Role of Capitalism in South Africa

Capitalism hurts people, big bosses use and abuse people for their own financial gain. Our president is also a capitalist because he owns and has shares in several entities. These people damage the country because of greed. Political leaders are influenced by capitalists. They influence leaders to change the constitution to suit them and keep…
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10/07/2019 0

Our sport is fading away in our community

Our sports facilities have turned into a spot for gambling and looting for youth who smoke nyaope in our communities. Today, there is no recreational activity in our society because substance abuse has taken all the energy. Alcohol is more like a hobby everyone want to see him/herself holding a bottle of beer and smoking.…
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10/07/2019 0

Shut down ANC

South Africa used to be better with a balanced economy and jobs when Thabo Mbeki was still in charge. When Jacob Zuma came in power, he did not just lie to us but he destroyed the economy and the country as a whole. He further brought more corruption to the ANC, now every ANC candidate…
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06/07/2019 0

The House of Movements

On the eve of its 20th anniversary in 2006 Khanya College came to the conclusion that the process of social movement building goes beyond targeted education and training for individual activists. Of equal importance is the need for a range of other facilities that enhance activist development, and without which the work of education and…
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Khanya College: Education for Liberation

Khanya College is an independent non-governmental organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1986, the primary aim of Khanya College is to assist various constituencies within working class and poor communities to respond to the challenges posed by the forces of economic and political globalisation. Khanya College offers assistance through providing educational and training…
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06/07/2019 0

Beautiful flowers, dying trees

Home is where I long to be The loud music on Saturday nights, drunk men, falling from different heights The loud arguments, that keeps me wide awake The blood stains dried on the ground My home is special and different from the rest The sense of belonging has vanished from air Broken bottles lying on…
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06/07/2019 0

A worker is a worker regarding the profession

The news of an intern doctor who was almost raped at Pelonomi hospital in Bloemfontein have been on the air for more than three days now. Most media houses reported about the story and majority of people within and outside the country are aware of what happened in Bloemfontein Pelonomi hospital as could be seen…
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