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Community Engagement

Students in the Journalism Programme are encouraged to practice their reporting and writing skills in real-life situations.

Since 2010 students have visited Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, to report on the schools, community projects and people in this community. The project was started with undergraduate students, but has since been taken over by the honours group. 

This project has grown to include the production of a newspaper, The Mamelodi Voice. The newspaper has been very well-received, by both the community and the industry.

In 2013 the students also started to produce, in collaboration with the UP Drama Department, the Grapevine, festival newspaper for the annual Krêkvars Student Arts Festival.