Adam Haupt

Adam Haupt is professor of media studies at the Centre for Film & Media Studies, University of Cape Town

Black Lives Matter? Which black lives?

In South Africa, police brutality and violence affect black, working- class lives in particular. We must dismantle this systemic oppression

The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover

Two academic articles raise questions about the inherent racism and sexism in scientific methodologies and research ethics

Malema and the like are no different to Trump

The so-called left in South Africa treats the media in much the same way as the US president, pointing to a troubling slide towards fascism

What’s so crazy about free tertiary education?

The state misspends and decolonised education is delayed until we have a different economic system, writes Adam Haupt.

​UCT’s Max Price was right to disinvite Flemming Rose, but he insulted students

The vice-chancellor rightly withdrew the Jyllands-Posten editor's invitation. But failure to consult the student body was unwise.

It matters who teaches you, Graça

It is not enough to say the curriculum is transformative, argues Adam Haupt.

‘Are Die Antwoord blackface?’

Adam Haupt explores the idea in this edited extract of his book "Static: Race and Representation in Post-Apartheid Music, Media and Film".

Born-frees have precious little freedom

The gang rape of a teenager and the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl tell us a great deal about the failures of news media as well as the state.

Gang rape, murder: Are these children truly ‘born free’?

The gang rape of a teenager and the shooting of a 12-year-old girl tell us as much as about the failures of news media as they do about the state.

Media Tribunal: Why Stop There?

The ruling party should regulate all heretical texts and performances across every medium, argues <b>Adam Haupt</b>.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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