Tuesday, July 17, 2018


All the latest journalism from the Rhodes TV3 class

Taking back the Streets!

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Citizen journalism views the journalist as a citizen first, and media worker second. The 3rd year Journalism class were scattered across Grahamstown to uncover the real issues of crime amongst our communities. We spoke to Given, a lily seller in the CBD, about his experiences with crime.

Taverns of Tantyi

Posted by Paddy On November - 26 - 2009

A doccie exploring the taverns at Tanty location and the role they play in exacerbating crime in the area.

Spaza Life

Posted by Paddy On October - 23 - 2009

A 4 minute doccie on Akhtar Abbas, a Pakistani spaza shop owner in Extension 6, Grahamstown.

The Doccie with Xhosa subtitles:



The doccie without Xhosa subtitles


Nuns pray for stronger communities

Posted by Paddy On October - 23 - 2009

 A four minute documentary on Mother Zelma and the Sistersof St. Peter’s Rectory in Grahamstown and how their lives and desire to help the needy has been adversely affected by crime

The Community Angle

Posted by Paddy On October - 23 - 2009

By Andisa Ndlovu and Shanel Pillay

The idea of doing community based journalism was really exciting. As part of our civic mapping task, we were asked to go into the areas we were allocated and get a general feel as to what each area was like. The areas we were allocated to was Cradock Heights, West Hill and Hill 60.

After looking around these areas and meeting some of the residents we invited a few to a focus group meeting to discuss the issue of crime and what it means to them. We thought it would be good to draw on these responses for our television news stories.

Many residents feel as thought this area is safe, some, such as Nicole went through some effort to check.


Sup. Du Plooy, a resident in the Cradock Heights area felt that the level in crime in these areas is nothing to be worried about.

Even though this may be the case, and even though some residents haven’t experienced crime they still take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from crime.

From this and other conversations surrounding crime we decided that our focus should be on the psychological effects crime has on its residents. We wanted to use what they gave us and perhaps enlighten them as the effects crime has on individuals.

The Other Side Of The Fence

Posted by Paddy On October - 23 - 2009

By Andisa Ndlovu and Shanel Pillay

West Hill, a peaceful suburb in Grahamstown… although many say the crime in this area is minimal the residents here still feel the need to protect themselves from crime.  Jessica Weaver, an exchange student from America, shares her views on the differences in security.

Video Today

Raphael HIV testing and support CentreThe Raphael Centre located in Grahamstown, South Africa is a HIV/AIDS testing and support centre. Lately, though, this haven for people infected or affected by the virus has been rought by troubles. The future of the centre is uncertain as it needs sponsors to ensure it’s survival. Meanwhile other issues, like an objecting neighbour are also posing problems for the centre which helps over 1 000 people every month.