Name: Simran Juglal

Bio:  I am a BA (Media Studies) Honours student at Nelson Mandela University (NMU).  My current area of focus is gender identity and how the performance of gender (hegemonic masculinity, in particular) may lead to greater access to power and resources.

Topic 1:  The Performance of Gender in Afghanistan’s Bacha Posh community.

Topic 2:  Reflections of Ecofeminism in Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Name: Sipho Mabunda

Bio: I’m an artist blending, curating and creating the surreal and abstract worlds of the arts (visual, literature) with the stern and rational worlds of philosophy to capture the true experience of the being; a creator.

Topic: Kwaito & Biko’s Black Consciousness: an emergence of culture in the Post-Apartheid era

Name: Lungelo Manona

Topic: What is it to be a man? Rites, hashtags, outrage.

Name: Similile Qinela

Bio: I am exploring the role of the media in promoting nation-building in the coverage of the South African national sport teams. The main aim of my HONS treatise is to critically engage with the issues of transformation in South African rugby, focussing on the role played by media in these.

Topic: Rugby, media coverage and nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa.