Dr Chikezie Uzuegbunam

Chikezie Uzuegbunam holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Before his temporary relocation to South Africa, he was a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria. A published academic and a lover of travel, he writes commentaries and op-eds on issues that are close to his heart including, but not limited to, toxic masculinity, social media use, young people’s use of technology, wellbeing and lifestyle.  He was named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa in 2017 and was a 2019 fellow of Oxford Media Policy Institute at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

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Working for an alcohol-safe South Africa for all its people


 

There has been a lot of opposition from the liquor industry and other commentators to government steps to control the sale and consumption of alcohol during the coronavirus pandemic. But there are many communities around the country that are pleased that the momentum to regulate alcohol is increasing.  The natural experiment of Covid-19 has shown […]

A vaccine for our GBV pandemic


 

This Women’s Month, the focus regrettably but rightfully falls on gender-based violence during lockdown.  But unlike Covid-19, the GBV pandemic already has an effective treatment against it. And our schools and institutions of higher learning have a vital role to play in administering it. “A war being waged against the women and children of our […]

Womens Month interview with Kim Barlow


 

How did you move your operations online under lockdown? It was very difficult to figure out what the new normal for us would be. As in many organisations, people were anxious about the future. What would a transition to the online space look like especially since the price of data is so high; would our […]

INNOVATION

Mathematical sciences and fourth industrial revolution technologies

The fourth industrial revolution has become more than just a buzzword, and to say that it is a new reality is an understatement because...

EDUCATION

Action against Guptas long overdue

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation welcomes the action instituted by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and Eskom against the Guptas and several former officials at...

ECONOMICS

Nelson Mandela legacy still lives through clear rivers campaign

What can be more important than our source of life, water? Ensuring that this resource is nurtured and kept consumable should be our number...