Radio in Southern Africa: Past and Present

Radio in Southern Africa: Past and Present

Thursday, 12 May 2022 - 11:30am to 5:45pm

Location: Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

Prof. Liz Gunner (Johannesburg), Dr. Peter Brooke (Oxford) and guests

A joint symposium held by the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Johannesburg and the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford.  

St Antony's College, Oxford, and online @ Radio in Southern Africa 

Convenor: Dr. Peter Brooke 

This one-day research event brings together leading scholars from UK and Southern Africa on political, social and cultural aspects of radio broadcasting and listening in the region, past and present. Speakers include Sekiba Lekgoathi (Wits) on ANC's Radio Freedom, Tanya Bosch (UCT) on contemporary SA, Catarina Valdigem (Lisbon) on music in colonial Mozambique, Alastair Fraser (SOAS) on contemporary Zambia, Tinashe Mushakavanhu (Oxford) on contemporary Zimbabwe, Winston Mano (Westminster) on decolonising radio and Peter Brooke (Oxford) on transnational listening as subversion. The symposium culminates in a keynote lecture on 'Beyond the Static: Woman, Voice and Radio Zulu in the 1980s' by Prof. Liz Gunner (Johannesburg), the foremost historian of South African radio broadcasting during and after the apartheid era.  

To join the event online please follow this link: 

Radio in Southern Africa 

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