(19**-) Theatre and film critic, lecturer and arts editor of VUKA!. Wrote a doctorate on South African film and wrote and co-wrote a books on the South African film industry. Was a lecturer and head of research at City Varsity for a while, and was then appointed as Associate Professor in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. In addition to teaching, Botha has been a freelance film critic since the 1980’s he has published more than 200 articles, reports and papers on the South African media, including six books on South African cinema.
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