South Africa's Indian community is being fed with images of Bollywood and homeland culture that are way off the mark, argues Dr. Jyoti Mistry. To grab the potential of this niche, research and hard facts are desperately needed.
In a conversation with <i>Mail & Guardian</i> editor Ferial Haffajee, Dr. Jyoti Mistry explores the implications of the appointment of a black female to one of South Africa's most important editorial roles.
<em>[email protected]</em> from Weave is an anthology of short stories, poems, diary entries and sections from plays and screenplays. It celebrates a generation of women who have dedicated themselves to the struggle for liberation from apartheid and to challenging patriarchy in their communities. Jyoti Mistry reports.
Jyoti Mistry tackles the fundamental problems of pigeonholing certain media in a 'black' box. How can it be of any use in a class conscious, disparate and evolving society where the vast majority is black?
As part of the SABCs valiant efforts to bolster the film industry in South Africa, they have been running a series aimed at aspirant film-makers. Jyoti Mistry of Wits asks whether Quickies is achieving the aim or glossing over the real requirements.
Jyoti Mistry writes that the current image of regional television an apparent solution to the dilemma of language representation resurrects skeletons from the apartheid closet. India can show us some improvements on the model.