Chikezie Uzuegbunam

Chikezie Uzuegbunam is a PhD scholar at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. Before his temporary relocation to South Africa, he was a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Nigeria. A published academic and a lover of travel, his research papers have appeared in reputable journals and books including those published by leading academic publishers like Routledge (Taylor and Francis), Intellect and Cambridge Scholars Publishing. In September 2017, he was named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa, 2017.




High blood pressure, a silent killer


High blood pressure has always been described as a silent killer by the medical profession because the disease can exist without a single symptom for a very long time. Sadly, the only time people are made aware of their hypertension is when they get a stroke or heart attack, by which time, it is too […]

Slavery and suppression of basic freedoms persists in Mauritania


Slavery, ethnic discrimination and suppression of basic freedoms persists in Mauritania.  According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index more than two out of every 100 people still live as slaves. Slavery was formally abolished in 1981. It was criminalised in 2007. However, in reality it remains firmly in place. Discrimination, repression and treatment of communities […]

Active citizenship is about having the will


South Africans are well-known the world over for their tenacity to achieve the unimaginable in the face of adversity or where any person would easily give up, given the hurdles normally associated with hardship. One of the greatest characteristics we see daily here at home is how so many people are always willing to go […]


First responders need digital support in crises like Tropical Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai wrecked destruction and havoc on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with winds of up to 200 km/h. The miles and miles of water rendered...


Where all the women in the various political parties?

As the political campaigns gain traction, one cannot help but encounter posters on lampposts across the country. Almost every street, every major thoroughfare, and...


The poor are hardest hit by petrol price increases

The recent steep petrol price increases yet will hit the cities’ poorest the most – those who stay in townships and informal settlements. The...