Community Media Hubs
Editorial teams of the DURBAN SINGS project in Clermont, Folweni, Inanda, Marianridge, uMzinyathi, uMlazi and the Durban inner city; are currently establishing local oral history collections and setting up community media hubs.
upcoming workshops and events:
DURBAN SINGS central editorial workshops with 40 members of 8 local teams based in Clermont, Folweni, Inanda, Marianridge, Umlazi and the inner city are taking place on 8th and 22nd June from 8:30 to 3:30 at UKZN L1&L1A. Contents of the workshops are reflection, evaluation and analysis of local data-collection, exchange of experiences during the process, pre-production (developing editorial briefs), post-production (developing local editions, periodical, distribution, launches).
Editorial teams, their areas and organisations:
Clermont: Ubuntu Babasha: Thembinkosi Daemane, Malaodi Sekake, Mpumelelo Kwini, Zandile Ngidi
Folweni Township: Imizebenzi Yentsha: Thulile Zama, Ayanda Mthembu, Zinhle Ndaba, Malusi Mkhwanazi, Sanele Langa, Nkosi Zama
Marianridge: Marian Coordinating Committee: Jenny Boyce, Beverly Webster, Linda Dupreez, Kathy Boyce, Charlenn Bridger
Mzinyathi: Malungisa Youth Development: Bongisipho, Mthokozisi Ngcobo, Zine Ngcobo, Sphelele Phewa
Inanda Newtown A: Youth in Action: Nhlanhla Mkhonza , Nkosinathi Buwa, Ndumiso Sondezi, Maswazi Mkhonza, Bomgani Mzaka, Nqobile Kunene, Vukani Mahiaba
Inanda Newtown A: Abasha: Phindilie Xulu, Nokulunga Mthethwa, Ayanda Sokele, Nosipho Maphumulo
Inner City: UKZN Refugee Council: Mambo Mukambilwa, Oliver Babingwa, Mustafa, Faustin, Stephen, Jean Claude
Umlazi (G section): Umlazi Youth Organisation: Cyril Linda Vezi, Sandile Desmond Sekeleni, Nokubonga ka Seme
DURBAN SINGS editorial workshops (post-production) with 2 delegates of 8 local teams based in Clermont, Folweni, Inanda, Marianridge, Umlazi and the inner city are taking place on 15th, and 17th-19th June from 8:30 to 4:00 in the IT lan of the History Department (we gratefully acknowledge the kind permission to use the lan). Contents of the workshops are project-orientated IT training with particular focus on audio-editing and on-line blog presentations, developing play-list of 10 clips to represent the research of each editorial team, uploading the footage archives and presenting the local audio-archives, findings of the oral history research and the work of media teams of the 8 organisations involved in the project.
DURBAN SINGS Wolpe lecture events on 14th – 16th July:
A collective, multimedia and interactive Wolpe lecture presented jointly with the Nigerian scholar and media activist Tunde Adegbola and the DURBAN SINGS editorial teams based in Clermont, Folweni, Inanda, Marianridge, Umlazi and the inner city.
The Wolpe lecture event on 16th July is preceded by workshops and other events with Tunde and the entire editorial team, including site visits to community organisations involved in the project on the 14th July.
On 16th July, a Pan-Africanist festival will be held in the inner city to celebrate the launch of DURBAN SINGS audio compilations in collaboration with members and artists of the migrant communities living in Durban.