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‘Life of a Swazi student’ – MISA interns from Limkokwing university launch documentary

MISA-Swaziland Alert
Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Limkokwing University students Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene and Phesheya Ian Kunene, who have been working as interns at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa, launched their documentary — “The life of a Swazi student” — at the premiere screening at Limkokwing on Thursday 5 December, 2013.

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The premiere screening of documentary “The Life of a Swazi Student”, made by MISA-Swaziland interns, Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene and Phesheya Ian Kunene, from Limkokwing University

The packed room of about 5o people, filled mostly with fellow Limkokwing students, applauded the work of Bhekilanga and Phesheya.

The purpose of the documentary, said Bhekilanga, is to “give a voice to students, to hear their side of the story. What is it like being a student? Are they ready for life after university? What causes students to strike and boycott classes? What are the good things happening at university?”

Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene, co-director and producer of the documentary, speaking at the premiere at Limkokwing University

Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene, interviewer, co-director and producer of the documentary, speaking at the premiere at Limkokwing University

These are some of the questions raised in the documentary.

The documentary also includes interviews with Limkokwing lecturer Kemmonye Kamodi, former Uniswa student Patrick Myeni, and former minister of labour and social security Lutfo Dlamini.

“The driving motivation behind the film, in addition to giving students a voice, is to foster an ongoing conversation about tertiary education in Swaziland,” said co-director and producer Phesheya.

Co-directors and producers Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene and Phesheya Ian Kunene being interviewed on Swazi TV before the premiere

Co-directors and producers Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene and Phesheya Ian Kunene being interviewed on Swazi TV before the premiere

The interns were working at MISA-Swaziland as part of Limkokwing University’s LEAP program. LEAP stands for Limkokwing Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program.

Manager of the LEAP program, Nkosilenhle Masuku, greeted the guests at the premiere and congratulated the students on their hard work.

Alec Lushaba, chairman of MISA-Swaziland, also spoke at the event. He thanked Limkokwing for running the internship program, and said MISA-Swaziland is looking forward to working together on similar projects in the future.

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MISA-Swaziland chairman Alec Lushaba thanked Limkokwing for running the internship program and encouraged the students to continue working hard

He added that MISA-Swaziland has seen the interns grow and improve as the internship program has progressed.

The documentary can be seen on YouTube.

Click here to be re-directed to MISA-Swaziland’s YouTube page to watch the documentary.

Or copy and paste this web address into the browser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gImTrH5PTvE

For comments or queries, please contact:
Vuyisile Hlatshwayo
MISA-Swaziland National Director

Email: misa.nd@realnet.co.sz

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