Author Archives: Rhodes JMS alumni

Print is not dead: Making a success of Makana Sharp!

By Carey Finn If you’ve paged through a copy of Grocott’s Mail recently, a colourful supplement may have caught your eye. From early February to the end of June this year, the fourth-year Writing & Editing class have been producing, as part of their coursework, 4-8 pages of content geared towards the newspaper’s younger readers […]

Reading made fun

by Ettione Ferreira Dr. Suess’ saying, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child,” came true for our JMS4 writing and editing students during this year’s National Library Week from 11 to21 March The writing students decided to pay a visit to the Lebone Centre. […]

Shepi Mati returns to Rhodes

By Ettioné Ferreira During the apartheid years Rhodes University housed many anti-apartheid movements and activists. In the 1980s, Shepi Mati was one of the students involved in these movements and he continued the struggle long after his graduation in 1988. Now, 27 years later, he returns to his alma mater Rhodes JMS to share his […]

Not just an average Joe

At the heart of the Africa Media Matrix I found Joe Alfers sitting quietly in his office; the same office that will become an empty shell for the next few months. The School of JMS is losing not only our Technology Manager but a mentor; a visionary and a friend.

City of old and new India

By Ettioné Ferreira Hyderabad is now the cyber mecca of India. During the IAMCR the population of 6.8 million in the city welcomed a few more from all over the world to their modern hub. Among the conference visitors were five JMS academics, Priscilla Boshoff, Anthea Garman, Vanessa Malila, Lorenzo Dalvit and Azwi Mufamadi. There […]

Rhodents reign Terra Incognita

By Kerstin Hall Terra Incognita. It means “unknown land”. Beyond the boundaries. Here be dragons. It is also the title and theme of the 2014 Short Story Day Africa competition. This year, entrants from all over the continent were asked to delve into the world of speculative fiction within an African context. 104 rose to…

Finding MaMbeki: A tribute

Gillian Rennie, one of our writing & editing lecturers, along with Jenny Gordon, a photojourn lecturer, did a story on MaMbeki which published in the Fairlady Magazine, December 2005. The article also won Gillian the Mondi award for Profile Writing in 2006. We thought it appropriate to share the article with everyone as a tribute […]