oa Communicare : Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa - n Semiotiek van asiel/sitbetoging: 'n interpretasie van die Kine 3-gebeure

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-0069



This research has as its theme the sit-in by three persons staged in the USA consulate in Johannesburg in 1988. The event is studied from a semiotic perspective. The semiotic 'model' followed is eclectic as it is constituted by views drawn from inter alia Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Benson, and particularly Eco. Two main readers were involved in the event, i.e. the governments of South Africa and the United States of America. The interpretation of the event by both governments, created a specific 'perception'/meaning in the minds of South Africa's (and the world's) population. This research strives to establish which country's interpretation was accepted by the population in South Africa.

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