Land Restitution


This video examines the motion to amend section 23 of the constitution, calling for land expropriation without compensation. This piece looks at the opportunities this amendment could create as well as justifies why this amendment is necessary. The piece is probing the question of if South Africa could be seeing the 18th Amendment to the constitution.

Production by Justin Cronje

WATER- A basic human right denied


This viral video explores water as a basic primary need that millions of South Africans still do not have access to. Apartheid deprived millions of black/ non-white South Africans of their basic needs. Clean, running, accessible water is one of them. Although the numbers have decreased the new democratically elected government has failed to deliver services including water to some of the poorer communities of South Africa. The video begs the question ‘What Has Changed? pre-1994 to post-1994′.

Production by Zama Lithuli

Farms and expropriation without compensation


What is the state of the agricultural land debate in South Africa in 2018? This short video shows the inequality of agricultural land ownership in South Africa. This inequality is based on racial lines, and many communities and individuals could use the land that has been denied to them in order to create sustainable livelihoods.

Production by Christian Stroud

The worth of water


Water is our most important resource and South African is in the middle of a drought. With such a steadily growing population, South Africa cannot keep up with the demand. We need to save water and we need to do it now.

Production by Ciara O’Donoghue

Our plastic sea


Plastic is used in our everyday living, but what happens to the waste? Waste, such as plastic is dumped into the ocean affecting marine animals, killing as well as endangering them. Plastic is killing this planet. Earth Day is a day of acknowledging the beauty of this planet and the concerns it may face due to human neglect, but one day is not enough, this is an issue that has to be regularly discussed

Production by Courtney Jeftha

Lactose intolerance nightmare


This video is for those who want to know a little bit more about lactose intolerance as well as those that want to have a bit of a laugh. We show the fact that the food industry does not cater for the lactose intolerant

Production by Hannah Chibayambuya

How safe Is the meat we eat?


Meat is a part of the staple diet in most South African homes. The recent Listeriosis outbreak shook the country, resulting in a loss of about 200 lives. South Africa’s history of scandals surrounding the meat industry bares the question, how safe is the meat we consume? From accepting rotten meat imported from the shores of Brazil, to ‘cross contaminated meat’ found in popular supermarket chains; this short video explores it all.

Production by Lameez Khumalo

Climate change – a matter of time


Climate impacts our lives in more ways than we understand, after years of debate it is finally becoming common knowledge that climate change is taking place yet people do see the urgency of the matter. The video demands that people begin to listen because they don’t the future for life on earth looks bleak.

Production by Nokwanda Dlamini

Better service delivery for rural South Africa.


Rural communities still don’t have water services. Although measures have been taken, these communities are forced to use unprotected water. Studies say the challenge is caused by municipal mismanagement. Therefore, rural communities struggle to get these services. Community members suffer from disease outbreaks from consuming untreated water.

Production by Nontokozo Mchunu

Uneven Waters: A tale of rich and poor


Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought of the century. Consequently, the municipality has placed water restrictions in a bid to save water. But, it seems as if heavy restrictions are placed in informal settlements where there is little access to water in any case. This video explores water usage in these areas and how it differs to affluent suburbs. With consistent droughts in many parts of South Africa, municipalities have put water curbs on their residents. But it seems that these restrictions reinforce inequalities by being placed in informal settlements.

Production by Tswelopele Maputla

Where are women’s voices in land conversations?


This video explores the lack of dialogue regarding women and land in South Africa. It asks the question of whether there will be a change in women’s treatment over land and the lack of land that gets given to them. Asking these kind of questions is important as it uncovers the complex questions we should have about the land expropriation without compensation policy. Past traditional laws in South Africa have seen women not gain as much land as men. Will this change with this new policy?

Production by SANDISIWE MAGADLA

Land


The Land Restitution Act which was put in place in 1994 and aimed to restore the land forcefully taken from black South Africans during colonialism and apartheid. As of 2017, only 7% of that land has been restored which means that black farmers do not have land to farm on, and are forced to rent the land on which they farm because of lack of funds and resources

Production by Zandile Hlabangane