If being a citizen in a democracy entails more than just voting every five years then how active and engaged are South Africans as citizens? What real say do they have in the shaping of their democracy? And what role does the media play in enabling them (and especially those previously disenfranchised) to be active partners in deepening democracy? The Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies research project into citizenship and media (funded by the Mellon Foundation) hosts a series of talks and panel discussions in which these questions are opened up and debated.
Steve Robins is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch. He has published on a wide range of topics including the politics of land, “development” and identity in Zimbabwe and South Africa; the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC); urban studies and most recently on citizenship and governance. His books include From Revolution to Rights in South Africa: Social Movements and Popular Politics and Limits to Liberation after Apartheid: Citizenship, Governance and Culture.
Duration : 60 minutes
Full Price : R 25.00
- Thu 5 July 2012, 14:00 @