Mvuzo Ponono is a Xhosa man from the Eastern Cape, now based at the University of the Free State. His research interests include audience, and postcolonial studies. His MA examined the influence of a township family context on the interpretation of a health education television programme. His current PhD research is an ethnographic study on the interpretation of mainstream news by township youth. He will continue conducting research focused on townships until practical application of theory benefits the lives of those involved, or he will die trying.