chinesejoburg

Students of the Wits Journalism program launched Chinese Joburg, a website that chronicles the many narratives of the Chinese community of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Comprising a 2000-word feature story and a multimedia production each, the class of 17 (also known  as #teamvuvu) spent a month researching this multi-faceted and often guarded community . The stories range from personal family histories spanning several generations to discussions of themes such as gender, birth, death, self-identity and even expat living among this community.

Some of the multimedia elements include a video about dragon-boat racing in Johannesburg, interviews with a feng shui practitioner and a mandarin-speaking street vendor.

The students completed this project in fulfillment of their Honours in Journalism degree at Wits.

Visit the site at: www.chinesejoburg.com