Engaging with the world

Engaging with the world

Purpose of blog...

"Journalism3portfolio-khatija" is a blog that will comprise of all the work I produce during the course of the year. In my personal journalistic philosophy I have made clear my position on objectivity and its role in journalism as a profession. All the work I produce will be in line with what I believe journalism is all about, thereby reinforcing my philosophy and keeping consistent.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Selaelo Selota by Khatija Nxedlana

Selaelo Selota is no stranger to the jazz scene. In this year’s Standard Bank Festival in Grahamstown he pleased the crowd with his performance and brought the ‘heat’ to this year’s Festival. This sound slide explores Selota’s views of South Africa’s music industry and his lament of a South Africa without a culture.




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Comics pop their festival cherry

An an online of the newcomers in comedy to the Arts Festival. The content is for those over the age of 16...you have been warned.

Making their debut to the National Arts Festival, comedians, Jem Atkins, Glen Bo, Dusty Rich and Gareth Woods of The Durban Comedy Invasion as well as Daniel Friedman of Deeply Fried spoke to Khatija Nxedlana and Zinziswa Mani about their comedy show and the reception they've received in Grahamstown.

Nelisa Kala's "The Awakening"

An online video profiling afro/jazz musician, Nelisa Kala.

The Awakening makes its debut to the National Arts Festival. An eclectic production of afro/jazz and soul music complimented with spoken word poetry, written and composed by former East Coast radio presenter, Nelisa Kala. Khatija Nxedlana spoke to the highly experienced performer about her work.

Imbokodo Iyazenzela

An audio slideshow told in isiZulu about a group of women from the Keiskamma Trust and Arts Project in Peddie, Eastern Cape who make products using local material, felt.

Iqembu labantu besifazana basePeddie beze kwiNational Arts Festival eRhini ngalonyaka ukukhombisa imisebenzi yabo yezobuciko. Lombukiso obizwa nge Felt:Fabric and Feelings uyindlela ephelele yokuziqhayisa ngokuba abasemzansi neAfrica. UKhatija Nxedlana weCue Online ucwaninge lobubuciko balaba abesifazane.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Local development

Individuals play a huge role in the development of South Africa. Initiatives, such as the “Proudly South African” campaign, aimed at encouraging national unity and promoting locally produced goods are widespread. This movement is not only targeted at big business but also at a grass-root level. Eastern Cape farmer, Craig Rippon who has been farming olives for ten years, decided this year to expand his business by producing Springvale Extra Virgin olive oil. Khatija Nxedlana has more...

Sustainability in universities

Global warming is causing severe problems for the environment and those living on it. Through education we can inform and find ways of reducing resource consumption to avoid destroying the earth for future generations. Khatija Nxedlana has more.

Connect with Cacadu

The sixth of May marked the launch of phase two of “Connect with Cacadu”, a project providing 24 libraries in the District with computers. Khatija Nxedlana spoke to Patricia Vusela who explained the programme.