BSc Maths(UP) & Nat Dip Film and Video(Technikon Pretoria); Hons Journalism (Wits)
Alette’s teaching areas include TV News Writing (1st year) and TV News Production (3rd year) Alette’s professional projects include producing inserts for SABC2 on culture and development; training professional journalists in new approaches to TV News.
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Alette is researching how mobile phones are integrated into the lives of young adults living in a 'mixed race' township area in a rural town. THe research is for her MA degree, and follows the domestication approach to explore how phones adopt a township lifestyle, and so help their owners navigate the challenges of everyday life. She focuses on the meaning of instant messaging application Mxit and gossip site Outoilet for these young adults and links this to local notions of mobility, space, everyday life and respectability in the township.