Research Report S1 E7 – Urban food systems: Maputi / Puffed Maize production in Harare

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 7), Tinashe chats with Fadzai Muramba about her research which looks to uncover what the increased presence of Maputi / Puffed Maize in the Harare (Zimbabwe) market means for the urban food system, through a holistic understanding of the practices, motivations and perceptions of…

Research Report S1 E6 – Movement of undocumented Zim nationals to Cape Town

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 6), Tinashe chats with Kiren Reggo about his research on movement of undocumented Zimbabwean nationals to Cape Town, South Africa and the South African government’s response to the influx of such Zimbabwean migrants. Enjoy! Alternatively, you can listen to the podcast on soundcloud or…

Research Report S1 E5 – Nation branding in the context of South Africa and Zimbabwe

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 5), Tinashe chats with Tendai Mushonga about her research on the concept of nation branding and related fields which include marketing, public diplomacy and brand management. Nation branding provides the platform for nations to create strategies to differentiate themselves from other countries. Tendai looks…

Research Report S1 E4 – Mobile tool to Support Deaf Adults Training in Computer Literacy Skills

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 4), Julian chats with George Ng’ethe about his research where he worked on the Design of a Mobile Support and Content Authoring tool to Support Deaf Adults Training in Computer Literacy Skills. George also gives some insights into the Silicon Savannah – the technology…

Research Report S1 E3 – Intersectionality within Rhodes Must Fall movement

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 3), Tinashe chats with Mwinji Siame about her research on Intersectionality within the context of The Rhodes Must Fall movement in South Africa. Intersectionality is a tool used to describe how women of colour experience sexism, racism, exploitation/class all at once or as “intersecting”…

Research Report S1 E2 – Use of Stokvels

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 2), Tinashe chats with Keamogetse Konopi about his research titled “Investigating the Use of Stokvels as an Alternative to Traditional Means of Sourcing Finance in South Africa”. Keamogetse discusses how consumers and households are hardest hit by interest rate hikes, how micro-lenders charge exorbitant…

The Varsity Podcasts Story

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The Beginning Breaking into radio and television is ridiculously tough, the industry is cutthroat. This holds true not only at a national level but university level too. Consider the case of a South African university with 5000 students (conservative estimate), the university radio station club will have say upto 50 active members. That translates to…

Research Report S1 E1 – Colourism

In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 1), Tinashe chats with Slindile Mbatha about her research titled “Understanding skin colour: Exploring colourism and its articulation among black and coloured students”. Slindile defines Colourism as “prejudicial treatment of individuals based on varying degrees of skin colour” and goes on to explain that…

Research Report S1 E0 – Teaser

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In this teaser episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1 Episode 0), Tinashe and Julian give us a taste of what to expect in this brand new South African podcast. The Research Report Show is a talk show aimed at creating awareness around academic research being carried out at postgraduate level in universities around…