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.

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.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grahamstown water outages

We explored the ongoing water crisis in Grahamstown that still has everybody talking, Khatija Nxedlana spoke to local Grahamstown pharmacist, Jane Bladen, who gave us more information.

KwaJackie spaza shop

Local business man, reflects on his history, studying, living and working in Grahamstown.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Journalistic Philosophy

Grahamstown is a small city in the Eastern Cape, situated between Port Elizabeth and East London. Grahamstown appears to be very small to an outsider, however the neighbouring townships (unseen by many Rhodents) show how much bigger the town really is. The city consists of a mainly white population whilst the townships are home to the black and coloured majorities. Most of the people in the townships find employment in the city centre. Grahamstown has come to be known as a student town because of the number of students attending Rhodes University. The University boasts the motto, “Where leaders learn” and many students are actively involved in the community. Students participate in community service, start their own businesses and help raise awareness on issues that are faced by the marginalised.