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Activate - Edition 4 2012

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A C T I V A T E
RHODES UNIVERSITY INDEPENDENTSTUDENT NEWSPAPER
EDITION 4 • 08 MAY 2012 • SINCE 1947
SA Men’s hockey togo to London
New Media:
A threat or a tool?
Grahamstown’s
fght against TB
Skype Sexy Time
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Edition 3 . 24 April 2012
From the Editor
       H       I       G       H       L       I       G       H       T       S
Editor-in-chief:
Lauren Kate Rawlins
Deputy Editor:
Isabelle Anne Abraham
Content Editor:
Kayla Roux 
Managing Editor
Palesa Mashigo
Online Editor:
Alexander Venturas
Chief Media Supervisor:
Megan Ellis
Chief Sub-Editor:
Matthew Kynaston
Chief Designer
Simone Loxton
Assistant Designer:
Mignon van Zyl
Chief Pics Editor:
Anton Scholtz
Assistant Pics Editor:
Niamh Walsh-Vorster
Illustrator:
Katja Schreiber
News Editor:
Sibulele Mabusela
Politics Editor:
Marc Davies
Business Editor:
Njabulo Nkosi
C&A Editor:
Alexa Sedgwick 
Features Editor:
Karlien van der Wielen
Features Assistant Editor:
Nina McFall
Lifestyle Editor:
Sarisha Dhaya
A & E Editor:
Elna Schütz
Sports Editor:
Bridgette Hall
Science & Tech Editor:
Brad de Klerk 
Environment Editor
Shirley Erasmus
Advertising Manager
Lethukuthula Tembe
Advertising Assistants
Justine PearceAdrienne Weidner
Advertisement Designer:
Alex Bernatzky
Distribution Manager:
Bulali Dyakopu
Community Engagement:
Victoria Hlubi
Editorial Consultant:
Craig Wynn
Contacts:
Editor:
activate.editor@gmail.com
Deputy Editor:
activate.deputy@gmail.com
Printed by Paarlcoldset,Port Elizabeth 
Page 13:
Lu-Fuki album launch
Page 7:
Press Freedom debate
Page 11:
Bare feet on campus
Page 17:
Green hospital in Khayalitsha
Front page: A scker showing support of the ght against Tuberculosis is displayed on the glass door which separates one of the wards from the nurses staonat Temba TB Hospital in Fingo Village. Temba has played an integral part in the bale against the disease in the Grahamstown area. See page 8 and 9 for a photofeature on the hospital.
Pic: Anton Scholtz
I
n this edition of 
 Activate
, we have decided to publish an online versiononly. There are many reasons for this decision, but let’s just say it is sort of an experiment... Read our Science and Technology section for a look intonew media and its uses – whether as a threat to the tradition of print mediaor a tool to be used by it. Has the rapid growth of the online media reachedGrahamstown yet? Are Rhodes students reading online, offline, or at all?I believe that the experience of reading a newspaper can never be replaced.However, there are many positive aspects to bringing our work online. Firstly,our print run is not limited: the paper can be read by anyone anywhere inthe world with Internet access. Secondly, we’re saving the trees and reducingpaper waste. Look at us, saving the environment! Thirdly, you can choose whatstories you want to read, and if it’s not good enough, a better one is just a click away. If nothing in this edition meets your standards, why not tell us so by using your Facebook account to comment on our website? The possibilities areendless.In other news,
 Activate
received some negative feedback about a story entitled‘Enough to make you sick’, which was published in the last edition. We havepublished two letters in our letters section on page 5. I would like to, in my capacity as Editor-in-Chief, apologise to any party that was offended by thearticle. We were approached by students who had legitimate concerns andfelt that these concerns should be aired in the interest of anyone who eatsand works in the dining hall. We did not feel that the story was biased againstdining halls, as we had quotes from a Senior Caterer and a representativefrom the Health Care Centre. Upon reflection and careful consideration of theresponses, I realise that there were some problematic elements in the story thatmight have caused offence. Through our mistakes and oversights, however,we learn how to improve our work as student journalists and develop thesensitivity and careful insight necessary to work in this profession. I am happy that these students’ concerns have been brought to light and an investigationinto the state of the food in their dining hall is being scheduled. Whether theirconcerns were based on the truth or not, the food can only get better fromhere!I hope you all enjoy this online edition of 
 Activate
.
Editor-in-Chief,Lauren Kate Rawlins
Above: Cliord Bangusha, a gardener in Grahamstown, takes a break from his job and the heat of the aernoon. Bangusha earns R100 a day for this work and onlyworks one day a week. On this salary he does his best to support his two children in high school and his wife who is currently unemployed. In light of Worker’s Dayon the 1st of May, it is important that South Africans confront the fact that many of the country’s workers are subject to similar employment pracces which can beconsidered to be unacceptable, even bordering on exploitaon.
Pic: Anton Scholtz
 
By Nikho Mageza
Carl Niehaus, ormer ANC spokesperson, is asking ora second chance rom the party. According to News24,Niehaus quit his position in February due to allegationso raud. Accusations pointed to his extravagant liestyle,his raudulent doctorate and a raudulent letter usedto obtain loans. Niehaus said he has had time to reectupon his actions. “I want to be the person who madethe decision to join the ANC when I was 19 and stuck with it,” he said in a press conerence. “I don’t want tobe the person who made wrong decisions.” Accordingto
News24
, known ANC spin-doctor Brian Sokutu saidthe party viewed Niehaus’ immediate resignation as anunortunate event. Sokutu explains that i Niehaus wouldlike his position back, there are structural units within theANC to which he must rst report.
Niehaus asks or job back 
By Nikho Mageza
According to
TimesLive
, advocate Glynnis Breytenbachmay need police protection aer being targeted in ashooting on her way home and a second attack by twomotorbikes attempting to throw her o the road inCenturion. Breytenbach is known as a no-nonsensecorruption judge and is in the process o investigatingthe arms deal case, as well as the National Police CrimeIntelligence Chie Lieutenant-General Richard
 Mdluli
’scorruption case. I Breytenbach is placed under policesurveillance, she will be the second judge who is dealingwith the arms deal case to be placed under surveillance.“I it was an attempt to intimidate me, it was notsuccessul,” she said.
Advocate targeted in shooting
A SPLA-N ghter stands with a mortar shell near Jebel Kwo village in therebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, Sudan. May 2,2012.
Pic: Reuters
Sana, a ve-year-old girl, plays on a cloth sling hanging from a signalling pole as smoke from a garbage dumprises next to a railway track in Mumbai. May 2, 2012.
Pic: Reuters
A rebel ghter points his gun at a suspected Gadda supporter as other rebelstry to protect him, on a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah. March 21,2012.
Pic: Reuters
Arst and poet Barry Edgar Pilcher, age 69, is the only inhabitant of the islandon which he has lived for the past 20 years. May 1, 2012.
Pic: Reuters
By Kayla Roux
Last weekend saw the birth o the Cape Canna Festival,which was kicked o by about 400 protesters who took part in the Global Marijuana March in Cape own.Te march started outside Cape ech University andprogressed through the city streets with no intererencerom authorities.Tey joined orces with over 700 other cities across theworld to make their voices heard or the decriminalisationo marijuana. Te Global Marijuana March, also knownas the Million Marijuana March, started in 1999 by mainorganisers Dana Beal, a marijuana activist, and magazineCannabis Culture. “Te goals o the protest were todecriminalize spli, and to not be hassled or our liestylechoices,” explained James Speirs, a Rhodes graduate whoattended the march.“Tere were lots o cool people,” said Speirs. “Tere wasa nice vibe rom the cars that drove past – even a riendly police escort that didn’t harass us, even though peoplewere smoking.
Cape Canna Festival kicks of 
By Sibulele Mabusela and Brenda Sekgota
Soon to satisy the sweet tooth o Rhodes students aswell as Grahamstown locals is a dessert parlor scheduledto open right across the Arch on Somerset Street on 19May. Tis student-owned project is an extension o whatmany already know as Freshly Fun Doughnuts, a businessthat ormerly worked on an order-and-delivery basis.Luke Muyambi, who was eatured in an earlier editiono 
 Activate
or his entrepreneurial skills, started Freshly Fun Doughnuts in his at when he ound a doughnutmachine at a discounted price. Muyambi is nowbranching out and will be trading to the greater publicrom the building that currently houses driving schoolPronto’s ofces, and will be renaming his business toDessert Island.No longer just selling doughnuts, Muyambi will beadding other desserts to his menu and although he willcontinue to deliver, he admits that those who come to thestore will have the pleasure o seeing how the doughnutsare made.
From doughnuts to desserts
03News in Brief[s]
Edition 4 . 8 May 2012
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