Cheap security for Zuma


Today I had no appointments so I drove out to Cyrildene to hear from the Chairman of the Chinese Police Forum, Rob Crawford. He informed us that President Jacob Zuma would be at the official opening of the Arch on Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene. Being the curious journos we are, we went to the opening to…

我的朋友谷歌


“We would like a translator.” This was our cry on Wednesday morning when we realised we were failing to communicate with people we were hoping would be great sources for our stories. There is no need for me to go into the details of the back and forth we had with our different lecturers and…

Unpacking prejudice


Last week on the day before we took a tour of first and second China Town my mentor, Nechama Brodie, told us that we needed to be aware of ourselves and remember not to be rude. She asked us to go home and “unpack our prejudices” before we start on this project. I looked around…

WITH GALLERY: Chinese Johannesburg


For months we have been told that the most challenging part of our course will be what is called: The In-Depth Project. This is a course where we are given a topic to tackle which will definitely throw us right out of the journalism labs that have become our comfortable home. Last year the theme…