Category «Arts & Entertainment»

Download My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19

Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19 GENEVA, 9 April 2020 – A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, …

World Health Organization announces Health for All Film Festival

WHO announces Health for All Film Festival shortlist and jury composition 26 March, 2020 — In an extraordinary demonstration of creative energy and enthusiasm for telling public health stories, the first ever Health for All Film Festival organized by the World Health Organization, has attracted nearly 1300 short film submissions — both amateur and professional …

National Arts Festival 28 June to 8 July in Grahamstown

Amazing ride ahead: the 2018 National Arts Festival’s Main Programme revealed The line-up for this year’s National Arts Festival Main Programme extends an invitation to audiences to join a thrilling journey that travels through the established and familiar to brand-new, uncharted creative territories. Now in its 44th year, the Festival will run from 28 June …

Deadly Decisions A Special Assignment Production

This week Special Assignment has decided to re-broadcast the multiple-award winning documentary Deadly Decisions, which has recently scooped three Diageo Responsible Drinking Awards for Best Broadcast, Best up and coming and Journalist of the Year. The documentary, produced by Cleopatra Jones, looks at the impact that drunk driving has on victims and their families. It …

DISMANTLING VERWOERD’s SOUTH AFRICA – PART 2

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This year marks fifty years since the assassination of South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, who is regarded as the architect of Apartheid. Last week’s part one of this series on the legacy of Verwoerd we highlighted issues around race identity and racial tensions in South Africa half a century after Verwoerd’s death. In this …

Medical Aid Scam

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According to healthcare funders, medical aid fraud is one of the leading crimes in South Africa. It is estimated at between nine and 19 billion rand a year, money which could have been better spent on providing quality health care for all. Special Assignment exposes a series of bogus surgeries operated by a syndicate of …

To Die For

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In Zulu, great men are called iNkakha – a named derived from the pangolin. In Tsonga, it is called the Khwara – the trait of toughness is associated with it. In Afrikaans it is called the Ietermagog because of its habit of eating insects. The pangolin is the most poached mammal on earth and could …

Spieners (Part 1)

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It’s every motorist’s worst fear – being held up at gunpoint and hijacked or having their car stolen. According to police crime statistics, the past four years has seen an upwards trajectory in car hijackings. The country’s hotspots for this crime are Johannesburg, followed closely by Durban. This week, Special Assignment speaks to families of …