CFMS is celebrating the graduation of two of its PhD and two of its masters students. Dr Norita Mdege, Dr Bernadine Jones, Msakha Mona and Rozanne Engel received their degrees in April 2018. Some of these students have been closely involved in the department and leave lasting footprint. We asked them to share their graduation experience and offer advice to future postgraduates.
Prof Herman Wasserman, Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has received three awards this year in recognition of his scholarly work: The Georg Foster Research Award, the Stals Prize for Academy for Science and Arts, and the Neva Award in journalism and mass communication research.
Prof Herman Wasserman recently received the prestigious Georg Foster Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at a symposium held in Bamberg, Germany. Prof Wasserman’s award was one of three Georg Foster awards presented to prizewinners at the symposium.
Censorship, one of the insidious strategies used by the apartheid government, has made an ominous comeback in South Africa with the recent X18 classification of the award-winning film Inxeba (The Wound), writes senior lecturer in film, Dr Liani Maasdorp in a recent article on The Conversation. In South Africa the film can now only be shown in locations licensed to screen adult entertainment.