|Broadcasting in South Africa|
|Written by Teer-Tomaselli, Ruth; Tomaselli, Keyan & Muller, John|
SERIES: Studies in the South African Media
Edited by Ruth Tomaselli, Keyan Tomaselli & John Muller
Broadcasting in South Africa examines the history of the broadcast media, both radio and television, in enhancing and creating the "general affairs" and "own affairs" cultures required by the National Party for their continued dominance. The book examines struggles within the South African Broadcasting Corporation, the reasons for and content of TV2/3, the role of soap operas in ideological legitimation and the way in which broadcasting technology has been shaped for political ends.
Keyan Tomaselli is director of the Contemporary Cultural Studies Unit at the University of Natal, the editor of Critical Arts, and author of The Cinema of Apartheid: Race and Class in South African Film.
Ruth Tomaselli, who has served on the board of the South African Broadcasting Corp., is a lecturer in the Contemporary Cultural Studies Unit at the University of Natal.
Johan Muller is senior lecturer in Education at the University of Witwatersrand.