NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8


Associated Professor Martha Evans

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours programme.


This course examines political and public discourse in South Africa, with a focus on iconic speeches from 1948 to the present. We will examine the discourse associated with the state and the rhetoric employed to counter state power, looking also at the various platforms and strategies employed to circulate discourse in quasi-totalitarian regimes.

DP requirements

Attendance at all classes; punctual submission of written work.


Two research assignments of 4,000 words each. Each of these assignments count 45% of the final course work mark(s). The class presentation, based on one of the research assignments, counts for 10% of the final course work mark(s).