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Adam Haupt

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Adam Haupt writes about film, media, culture and copyright law. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and is the author of Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion (HSRC Press, 2008) and Static: Race & Representation in Post-Apartheid Music, Media & Film (HSRC Press, 2012). In 2010, he was a Mandela Mellon Fellow at Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.

My black president does me wrong

A friend recently posted rare footage of Steve Biko in an interview on German TV on his blog. The week of the 35th anniversary of…

Youth culture’s double negative

Last week, a youth culture archive named Staticphlow went live two days before Youth Day. I joined heads with some scholars, activists and hip-hop DJs…

Crush Occupy Rondebosch Common

It’s been a glorious summer in Cape Town. The heatwave had one and all at swimming pools and beaches all over the Cape. Long Street…

DA, the new UDF…

Helen Zille’s letter to City Press editor Ferial Haffajee on News24 raises interesting new possibilities for the DA. Zille writes, “The DA is the new…

For Andries Tatane

Paper rights with blood splatters over them. The new Rorschach test. What do you see? I see black empowerment. I see Strange Fruit falling from…

Max, the TRIBE has spoken

I must admit that I am enlightened by the insights of so many racial identity experts who make their views known in the variety of…

Make Poverty History (Bono Remix)

Despite what John Pilger, or any other investigative journalist might have to say, I have always been a big U2 fan. I was hooked with…

Born-frees will learn the ‘value’ of freedom

Since 1994, there has been a lot of talk about South Africa’s lost generation — the Y generation that is apathetic, apolitical, consumerist and vulnerable…