by Candice Ford, Tarryn Ross, Rosanna Scott.
10min investigative documentary

This 10 minute investigative piece explores a big issue of a marginalised minority in South Africa – the tertiary education of intellectually challenged people. A variety of case studies highlight the experiences of different families with government grants and the inefficiencies with obtaining them. Where can families send their child to be looked after or continue education once they turn eighteen? What is government’s role?


Rhodes res serenades

Produced by Aimee Caulfield and Julie Campbell,

The Rhodes University tradition of serenades is under threat. An anonymous letter addressed to Dean of Students, Dr Vivian de Klerk, complaining about serenades has got the university up in arms and the tradition is under review.


Umthati organic gardens

Produced by: Charmian Africa and Rosanna Scott,

The Umthathi Training Project in Grahamstown teaches the importance of organic produce and helps communities to grow their own. The Seventh Day Adventist School in Joza takes up the challenge and manages their own vegetable garden in a small space with minimal resources. Koleka Ralo explains the benefits of their techniques. These techniques have been adopted by Seventh Day Adventist School in Joza.


Kariega rhino poaching 2012

Production by Justin Archer and Thomas Mills, School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University.

Thandi and Themba are two rhinos that survived the Kariega game reserve poaching incident on the 3rd of March 2012. This video looks at how they are both coping a week after the attack when they both received extensive treatment to aid their survival.
South Africa is in the middle of a rhino poaching crisis. The Kariega game reserve in the Eastern Cape had three rhinos attacked with two left in critical condition. We look at their condition a week from their attack with veterinarian, Dr. William Fowlds.

Thanks to Dr. William Fowlds and Alan Weyer
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Fire at PJ Olivier

A veld fire became threatening when it reached the borders of PJ Olivier High School, Grahamstown a new wing of the school caught fire. The damage to a biology lab, computer centres and classroom will set the school back at least one million rand.

Gabi Zietsman and Rosanna Scott report.


Rhodes Green Fun Run 2012 – Worm Farm

Production by Kelley Wake, Sungeni Chithambo and Candyce Bruce.

The Green Fund Run is an annual race to fund sustainable projects in Grahamstown. The event supported the Rhodes University Worm Farm Project started by a student at Rhodes. This sustainable project uses biodegradable waste to produce fertilizer which can then be sold.