Category «Arts & Entertainment»

People Live Here

Special Assignment

n this week’s episode of Special Assignment we visit Lapland, one of the largest informal settlements in Gauteng, situated a few metres from Eldoradopark and Pimville in the south of Johannesburg. The shocking conditions that the poorest of the poor are living in in present day South Africa constitutes a human rights tragedy wherein up …

Searching for belonging: autism part II

Special Assignment

This week in the second of a two part series on autism, Special Assignment unpacks a controversial intervention for autistic children based on behavioural modification. Opponents of the so-called Applied Behavioral Analysis Approach (ABA) say the intervention is too intense and robotic, demanding long hours from young children already battling to cope with severe learning …

Autism – Making sense of the spectrum

Special Assignment

Autism experts talk of a global epidemic. One in every fifty children is now diagnosed with the disorder. A few decades ago this disorder was almost unheard of. Triggered in seemingly normal babies and young children, Autism Spectrum Disorder can render a child unable to talk or understand those around them, sensitive to any external …

Madina’s Dream

Special Assignment

A recently released 2015/16 Amnesty International Report strongly criticises the South African government, as signatories to the Rome Statute, for failing to arrest and surrender Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court in June 2015, for his alleged crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in Darfur. The report refers to this as …

Endler Konsertreeks 27 – 28 Feb

Konsert 27 Feb Die Endler Konsertreeks stel op 27 Februarie die internasionaal beroemde Israeli pianis en ‘n Van Cliburn-wenner Aviram Reichert bekend. Hy lewer ‘n program van musiek van Schubert en Franck. Gedurende die eerste helfte speel hy ‘n seleksie van vier impromptus van Schubert (op. 90), met die tweede helfte gewy aan Schubert se …

Young lives, Wrong Turns

Special Assignment

Due to the overwhelming response to our broadcast of Young Lives, Wrong Turns, Special Assignment will rebroadcast this episode which looks at the growing gang problem in various townships in the Vaal Triangle, with a particular focus on Sebokeng. Residents have been plagued with gang violence since 2010. Many gang members are unemployed or impoverished …

Desperate Farmers

Special Assignment

In this week’s episode of Special Assignment, we bring you the stories of drought stricken farmers in the North West Province who have had to resort to desperate measures to secure the livelihood of their starving animals. This includes resorting to desperate measures such as feeding their remaining livestock the controversial protein-rich chicken manure. Chicken …

HIV Stigma: Establishing a Legal Precedent?

Special Assignment

HIV testing is 99.9% accurate and although rare, as with any disease, a misdiagnosis can occur. But, what happens when such a misdiagnosis has occurred, can individuals make any legal claims against state or private institutions that facilitate such tests? Georgina Donson was born in the small town of Oudtshoorn and in 1996, at the …

Preview: CNN International programme information weeks 7&8

This includes programme information and airtimes for the following programmes on CNN International: Winning Post In February, CNN’s ‘Winning Post’ is joined by British sports presenter and journalist Aly Vance (nee Rowell) as the new host of the network’s monthly flat-racing show (full synopsis below).   Make Create Innovate This month, ‘Make Create Innovate’ explores …

Endler Concert Series 7 Feb

The Endler Concert Series presents Mezzo Soprano, Jolene McCleland, and Pianist, Ilse Schumann in a song recital entitiled “To be loved…” on 7 February at 16h30 in the Endler Hall. The programme will feature Arianna a Naxos by Joseph Haydn and three song cycles: Frauenliebe – und Leben by Robert Schumann; Van Liefde en Verlatenheid …