Category «Television»

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 …

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 …

Young Lives, Wrong Turns

Special Assignment

Township gangs are an increasing national problem and the township of Sebokeng in the Vaal Triangle is no exception. The community has been plagued with gang violence since 2010. It is alleged that many gang members are unemployed or impoverished youth who rob businesses and steal from people in order to live. Unregistered and therefore …

Beware the avalanche Part III

Special Assignment

This week’s Special Assignment brings you a third episode in our ongoing investigation into ivory poaching in Northern Mozambique and its spread to South Africa. We focus on the links between ivory, rhino poaching and canned lion hunting and reveal the impact of a trade steeped in violence and greed. Today the value of ivory …

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 3 & 4

This includes programme information and airtimes for the following programmes on CNN International: The Silk Road: Past Present Future  ‘The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future’ continues its nine-month journey along the old caravan routes between China and Italy in January, this time exploring Turkey (see below for more). Open Court  In January ‘Open Court’ gears up …