Cafe Delizzia – a business in lockdown

Production by Khethiwe Shobede & Ongezwa Shosha

The experience of the 2020 lockdown for Cafe Delizzia – a popular cafe and restaurant in Makhanda. Dees Naidoo – who took over the business 6 weeks before the Covid-19 crisis, describes the effects this has on staff and the business.

Lockdown and Mental Health

Production by Ongezwa Shosha

An explainer video of some of the experiences of Covid-19 lockdown

The 7 Chakra System explained

Production by Claire O’Reilly

An explainer video on the 7 chakras and the energy system that governs our physical and mental well being

Muggings on the rise

Production by Khethiwe Shobede

An explainer video on the rise of mugging and street crime on women in South Africa

BE AWARE of the perils of social media

Production by Monique January

An explainer video on the perils of social media

Electoral Reform in South Africa

Production by Luvo Mnyobe

An explainer video looking at the Constitutional Court ruling allowing ordinary South Africans to contest for seats in the national assembly. Currently, in South Africa elections happen under the proportional system which requires that people should be elected leaders within political parties before they can stand for elections representatives of political parties

What it means to be non-binary

Production by Leago Mamabolo

The world is typically understood in opposition or binaries which is why we think there are only two genders. But what if gender is a spectrum and that gender and sex are not one and the same thing? This explainer video shows how non-binary people exist and challenges the worldview showing societies that have historically not subscribed to a gendered biological determinism.

Life after a loss

Production by Khaka Ngcofe

Losing something or someone is inevitable; it’s part of the life cycle. Although we know this, when experiencing a loss, we always find ourselves in a dark place experiencing emotions which may overwhelm us. This explainer video lists these emotions and reassures us that things will get better.

My lockdown garden

Production by Temba Mkosi

Crocheting our way through lockdown

Production by Monique January & Khaka Ngcofe

Black Girls Skating

Production by Luvo Mnyobe & Leago Mamabolo

Skating, like other forms of sports, remains gendered, and mostly practiced by men. It is also racialized as black communities do not have the facilities to participate. We look at three black women who go against the grain and have created a community of black girls in skating culture. For them skating gives a feeling of freedom, inclusivity and joy. They founded SMUDGE, a group of black women who teach one another how to skate.

The Democratic Alliance’s troubled history with Racism

Production by Luvo Mnyobe

Luvo Mnyobe, a student journalist traces the Democratic Alliance’s history with racism. Using archive footage from news channels to analyse/explain the official opposition’s handling of issues of racial diversity in South Africa.

Plague Diaries – A week of conversation in lockdown

Production by Leago Mamabolo

Leago Mamabolo documented a week of what life has been like for her during lockdown. She lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her partner and documents conversations she has been having with her partner, neighbour and friends during this time. The broader meaning of the documentary is trying to understand the personal and societal changes the pandemic has affected as well as understanding the broader dimensions of family beyond the traditional nuclear family.

Laatlammetjie

Production by Monique January

Monique January shares her story of being a “laatlammetjie” to older parents and being born premature. She shares the rich memories and story of her mother, Dorothy Monyake’s planning for the arrival of her much-anticipated girl child.

The struggle of online learning at university

Production by Ongezwa Shosha

Meet Ongezwa Shosha, a 4th year B. Journalism student at the University currently known as Rhodes (UCKAR). She takes us on a journey of what it means to continue to study online during Covid19 lockdown when you are an in an underprivileged rural location. With travelling from one place to another, in search of a better place to access the online learning. She is from a village that has no electricity, and has to take the option to move to live with her father in a small town Carletonville in Gauteng province.



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