Empty Bottles, Shattered Lives

This week Special Assignment celebrates its recent achievement of scooping two awards at the 2016 Diageo Responsible Drinking Awards for “Empty Bottles – Shattered Lives.” Producer Cleopatra Jones, won in the Best Broadcast category and the overall Journalist of the Year Award. This week’s broadcast…

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War on Women

“War on Women” tells of the alarmingly high rate of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has since the mid-1990s been involved in various outbreaks of civil war. Rape has become a way of life for many soldiers. It is used…

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Who Is To Be Blamed

Women’s Month commemoration In this week’s episode of Special Assignment, Special Assignment tracks down and speaks three of the first group of eight female students who fled the country in July 1976. They are some of our lesser known struggle heroines, but who worked behind…

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Love Our Elderly

In “LOVE OUR ELDERLY’’ we uncover cases at Middelburg State Hospital in Mpumalanga, where elderly patients are admitted for hip fractures and die a few months later. Families of the deceased and other stakeholders believe the elderly patients died due to gross medical neglect. Bets…

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SAUK versaak toenemend sy rol as onpartydige openbare uitsaaier

Die VF Plus betreur die gebeure by die SAUK waar personeellede vervolg word weens hul teenkanting teen sensuur en beskou die situasie as so ernstig dat die parlementêre portefeuljekomitee gevra gaan word om in te gryp, sê dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus.…

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Dodgy Doctors Part II

In September 2014, Special Assignment exposed an illegal abortion clinic of Dr. William Mogaila at Lister Building in the Johannesburg inner city. Our investigation found that not only were the abortions conducted illegally beyond the regulated six months period, the people employed at his facilities…

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Tender Sharks

This week’s Special Assignment looks at scam syndicates that approach unsuspecting people on the supplier databases of various government departments and pretend to be the respective government departments. The scammers then instruct these suppliers to send three quotes for jobs under a million rand to…

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Students and the Vice: The Update

Last year, Special Assignment, exposed a shocking source of student entertainment - university students frequenting night clubs in Hillbrow to participate in live sex shows. Hillbrow is infamous as Johannesburg’s red light district, a place where you can find almost anything. Our investigation revealed that…

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Common Ground

A Big Fish Production ‘Illegal’ mining is in the spotlight once again. This week’s episode of Special Assignment illuminates the issue with a revealing documentary that explores the underlying complexities of the unregulated side of gold mining, borne out of perpetual unemployment and a shrinking…

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