Pressure of being one of the best


There is a lot of pressure that comes with being at “the number one journalism school in the world”. Arguably so, but whatever; we believe we are the best and so when you are here you feel like you are the crème de la crème and so everything you do or say must be crème…

Taking News24 comments to reality


When I woke up this morning I had an e-mail from Bizcommunity informing me that the News24 comments section will be closed down this Friday. My first thought was “Thank God!” Then I thought for a second about where all that anger would now be directed. I wondered, and so did one of my friends,…

Confidence = Fake it until you make it


It’s difficult to blog everyday when your life becomes consumed by work. The past two weeks have been quite the ride and the best way to show I’m alive has been via my Instagram account. (Shamelss plug: Follow me on @ShanduMul). I am so happy I decided to do this degree. It has been two…

Falling for the power of sound


When I first fell in love with journalism, it was my love for writing that drew me to the profession. I wanted to weave words together in such a way that they would paint a beautiful image that would remain vivid in the imagination of the reader. I still dream of that and in fact,…

The world my oyster


The past two days have really just been about getting to meet everyone in our class and in our faculty. Yesterday was all about the internationals and today we met the Americans. We learned that we are the 104th class to walk through the doors of the J-School which was founded by joseph Pulitzer in…

Black Twitter: The Caitlyn Jenner War


One of my ex-boyfriend’s referred to Feminism as noise. A reactionary movement with no real tenets or significance. I was crushed. Mostly because while I tried to explain what Feminism is about he just rubbished my statements and said he can gladly support the struggle for gender equality but he won’t accept Feminism. I paused,…

Rhodes: It’s not just about a name and a statue


There is a misconception going around. There is this idea that students at Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town are fighting over an ugly statue and a meaningless name.  There is so much more to this than the name and this constant trivialising of these issues is starting to annoy me. White imperialism…