Social Movement Media, Post-Apartheid (South Africa)

2 04 2011

Social Movement Media, Post-Apartheid (South Africa) by Wendy Willems

Social organisations central in the resistance against South Africa’s apartheid regime, such as the African National Congress (ANC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and t he united Democratic Front (UDF), effectively mobilized their constitutencies through use of alternative media, such as T-shirts, murals, music, pamphlets, and posters.  Their tactics, use of alternative media, and strategies of resistance lived on in the new social movements that emerged in South Africa in the early 2000s.

Excerpt from Social Movement Media by John Downings.   The entire book can be access here: