Schools of theft – 1min
Joni Els & Lyndsey Thorpe
Khutliso Daniels Secondary school has experienced many break ins, damage to the equipment and attempted robbery. Fortunately the culprits were prevented from stealing the school’s brand new computers as security firm High Tech were quick to respond. Principal Mcuba talks to RUTV News about the robberies that took place at his school and the likelihood that it is pupils that are involved.
Hi res version | lo res version
Political Violence March
A march was held in the wake of Human Rights Week on 7th March to protest against racism and sexual violence. The march, which included staff, students and academics, started at the Rhodes Admin building and proceeded down High Street to the Cathedral where a vigil was held. The theme of the march was ‘Political Violence’ and various speakers tackled this topic.
March – hi res | March – lo res
This story reports an incident of mob ‘justice’. Sabelo Macman’s house was burnt down, and he was severely attacked with “sticks and fists” by members of his community. The residents of Transit Camp in Grahamstown claim that Macman threatened to rape various elderly women in the community. Following these threats they attacked him and he is currently recovering in hospital in Port Elizabeth. The trial has been postponed to the 7th April owing to the number of suspects, four of which were released on R500 bail on 7th March.
Vigilante – hi res | Vigilante – lo res
Car washers moved on
Jade Menezies & Tasmin Vosloo
Thobani, a young grade 11 pupil, has re-established the Langa Production Group, a drama ensemble in Grahamstown.. This group aims to entertain the public but also bring about social change and development. These thought provoking productions aim to take children off the streets and get them involved in projects that make a difference. As crime statistics and real poverty levels are on the increase in Grahamstown, Thobani hopes to give children an alternative to violence and crime. His future looks bright and as he continues to excel his community will continue to reap the rewards.
thobani hi | thobani-lo