Category «Arts & Entertainment»

Birds of Prey

Special Assignment

This week’s episode of Special Assignment exposes the rampant abuse and killing of the already endangered vulture population in South Africa and parts of the continent, as well as Asian countries, in a quest for wealth and success by school children, businessmen, gamblers and other groups. These people believe that vultures’ heads bring visions of …

Dodgy Doctors

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“DODGY DOCTORS” A SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT INVESTIGATION In this week’s episode on Special Assignment we investigate and expose an alleged organized crime syndicate of medical doctors, operating from the Lister Medical Centre in Johannesburg. Our four- month long investigation has uncovered disturbing practices by some qualified medical doctors, who sell their practice numbers in exchange for …

Poached Earth: Part 2

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A day in the lives of DRC miner Joseph Kasette and his children consists of rising before dawn, digging in deep, dangerous pits and scraping the earth. After paying a stipend to a mafia organisation masquerading as a union and selling their bounty through corrupt middlemen and trading houses, the family will be fortunate to …

Duplicity – an update

Special Assignment

It is 18 months since the suburb of Manenberg erupted in gang warfare, sparked by news of the release on day parole of the former General of the Hard Livings gang, Rashied Staggie. On Sunday night, 9th November, Special Assignment will bring viewers a rebroadcast and update of ‘Duplicity’ – the story about unanswered questions …

The Frontline Of Fear

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With the Oscar Pistorius conviction and sentencing now under appeal and the Shrien Dewani murder trial well under way, the focus now shifts to another high profile trial: that of Zwelethu Mthethwa accused of the murder of Nokuphila Kumalo. They lived vastly different lives: Mthethwa, the internationally celebrated artist, Kumalo, the marginalised sex worker. He …

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria – Since the 20th of 0ctober 2014 the prosecution team, Adv Gerrie Nel and Adv Andrea Johnson, have been hard at work studying the judgement, researching and also consulting with legal experts with the view to establish whether or not there are sufficient grounds to appeal both the judgement and sentence. Today we announce …

Devil In The Deal

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As South Africa counts the cost of the arms deal – dubbed the biggest corruption scandal this country has ever seen in a democracy – the credibility of the state is at stake in the eyes of both its citizens and the world. The Arms Procurement Commission was set up to probe the alleged corruption …

Stem cells: Hope or Hype?

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As the burden of disease increases in the world, hundreds of patients continue to seek cures for various illnesses, sometimes in unconventional medical solutions. One of these is stem cell therapy, a medical field which has seen significant progress from the research breakthroughs since 1968, when the first bone marrow transplant was successfully done. As …

NIGERIA’S HIDDEN WAR PART 2

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NIGERIA’S HIDDEN WAR” PART 2 An exposition of how ordinary citizens are caught in the crossfire in the search for Boko Haram This week on Special Assignment we continue with the exposition of the desperate war that Nigeria seems to be waging on its citizens, in its frantic search for Boko Haram. This follows the …

NPA reacts to Pistorius judgment

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is disappointed that it could not secure a conviction on the original charge of premeditated murder, negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of ammunition in the Oscar Pistorius trial. “From the very beginning, the prosecutors held the view that there was sufficient evidence to secure …