The media and telecommunications of
the Republic of South Africa
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- SA needs a diversity of media
- Mayibuye, Opinion piece, October 1995. In
some countries, governments moved quickly after wars
of liberation to take control of the mass media. But
not ours: we did not set up a Mass Media Trust to
run the press and force it to toe the ANC line. Nor
did we introduce anti-trust legislation to break up
the media monopolies.
- From miscommunication to mass
- By Karen Thorne, in Mayibuye, October 1995.
After years of resistance struggle and a subsequent
focus in public policy work, community media activists
are having to come to grips with the real and far more
challenging realities of working within a developmental
context in the building of community access television
in South Africa.
- Ordinary People/South Africa TV
- 31 August 1995. Ordinary People was the first
independently produced documentary series to appear on
South African TV. Ordinary People looks at an
event in South Africa each week through the eyes of three
or four different people.