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“Balaclava rapists”

For a considerable length of time in Alexandra Township, young girls as youthful as 14 years of age, women and couples fell prey to two serial attackers covering up in balaclavas. The men would rob, assault, abduct and force couples to engage in sexual intercourse with each other at gunpoint. Toward the end of last year, the men,  Josias Xaniseka …

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“WEAK FLESH” A Special Assignment Investigation

We begin the New Year with a Special Assignment investigation into the murky world of the poultry industry. As we expose a multi-billion dollar business that operates without proper mechanisms in place to ensure product safety and quality controls. Our investigation begins in Brazil, where a recent meat scandal has led to the country losing its credibility as a global …

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New sheriff in town ready to serve

Newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole’s main focus is to create a safe and secure environment for all South Africans. This will be done through a turnaround strategy which will see the “the creation of a safe and secure environment into a crime-free conducive climate for socio-economic stability in support for a better life for all.” Outlining …

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Motswako synopses: Dark Side

Murder, rape, abuse – so often we talk about these topics where the perpetrators are men but this week on Motswako things have taken a different.  This week Mapaseka chats with Tertia Vukamanovic, who was convicted of murder and Shantel Venter, who was convicted of rape. Both ladies are currently serving out their sentences at Johannesburg Correctional Services Facility [Sun …

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SABC 1 viewers are in for a special treat with the introduction of a unique local television reality series called, It Takes a Village. It Takes a Village is a new reality format with a difference as we will see our very own DJ Zinhle like she’s never been seen before on television – driving social activism; with determined purpose …

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Deadly Gold Legacy – Part Two

In recent weeks South Africa’s major gold-mining companies announced that they have earmarked money to establish a trust fund for former goldmine workers who contracted , a deadly lung disease, while working in the mines. This has been hailed as a major breakthrough by stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to bring about justice for South Africa’s goldmine workers who have …

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