Introduction / Abebe Zegeye and Richard L. Harris -- The Struggle for African Identity: Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance / Pal Ahluwalia -- How Good is the South African Media for Democracy? Mapping the South African Public Sphere after Apartheid / Sean Jacobs -- Between the Local and the Global: South African Languages and the Internet / Herman Wasserman -- A Matter of Colour / Abebe Zegeye -- Unsung Heroines: Media Reflections of the Social Conflict in South Africa / Elizabeth Le Roux -- Shooting the East/Veils and Masks: Uncovering Orientalism in South African Media / Gabeba Baderoon -- Black and White in Ink: Discourses of Resistance in South African Cartooning / Andy Mason -- Opportunities and Challenges of New Technologies in Media and Communication: The Windhoek Declaration / Thembisa Mjwacu.
"The contributors to this collection of essays provide invaluable information on the role of the mass media in the social transformation of South African society and on the political, social and cultural importance of the evolving identities of the diverse array of people who make up the population of this important country. The interrelationships between the mass media and the evolving identities of the country's diverse population are the focus of most of the essays and provide the connecting theme throughout the collection."--BOOK JACKET.