qThe 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.q--BOOK JACKET.Afrikaans is the mother tongue of approximately 5.8 million people or about sixteen percent of South Africaa#39;s population. Of this number ... About 25 percent of black South Africans understand English well enough to use it adequately in public life. Nevertheless ... Wassermana#39;s essay examines the potential offered by the Internet to build a new South African nationhood, especially through multilingualism.
|Title||:||Media, Identity and the Public Sphere in Post-Apartheid South Africa|
|Author||:||Abebe Zegeye, Richard Legé Harris|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 2003|