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

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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