The department of journalism at Rhodes University in Grahamstown is the largest, oldest and most influential school of it’s kind in Africa. You need only to check the employee roll of all the major media companies – newspapers, radio, TV and government bodies – to see the influence stemming out of this place. Kevin McCallum (head sports journalist of Star newspaper), Ray Hartley (editor of Sunday Times) and David O’Sullivan (702 radio DJ) to name a few. The principle of free press and fair unbiased reporting is a core concept of democracy, and in this spirit we recognize the contribution of Rhodes University and its journalism department to the fabric of South Africa.
It is also a fact that the current breed of Rhodes journalism students will siphon through to all the major media companies in the next few years and will then be in the perfect position to spread the Braai4Heritage message to the rest of South Africa. Thus I thought it a good idea to influence them now with free boerie rolls!