Tuesday, July 17, 2018


All the latest journalism from the Rhodes TV3 class

The thrill of skydiving

Posted by Kyle On May - 14 - 2010

By Kyle Robinson and Bradley Janssen

Skydiving is a sport that appeals to many because of the thrill of the adrenalin rush. However, others are more worried about their personal safety, and would not trust themselves to jump out of an aeroplane. This piece investigates the dangers of skydiving, and follows the entire training process of two men about to jump. We see them learning the theory, and then learning the practical side. It reveals how seriously EP Skydiver’s, based outside Grahamstown, take their safety precautions.

Lesbians stereotyped.

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Produced by Katherine Robinson and Madele’ Vermaak.

Rape is not a cure

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Produced by Katherine Robinson, Madele’ Vermaak and Camalita Naicker.

Alternative Academics

Posted by Paddy On November - 27 - 2009

Rhodes University is immersed in a culture of drinking and partying. The stereotypical Rhodent often spends his or her time drinking their livers away and substituting beneficial academic time for regular ‘social’ time. Rhodes is stereotyped as the drinking university, and many people who fall into this trap fall behind in their studies and often find themselves looking for a new university at year end or repeating the same subjects for another year. We followed a bunch of guys who live up to this stereotype and wondered if it is at all possible to live this party animal lifestyle and actually get through university and obtain a degree.

Smiley Face

Posted by Paddy On November - 25 - 2009

By Grethe Koen, Jess Levy and Roza Carvalho

A PSA produced for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group.

Children of the Soil

Posted by Paddy On November - 15 - 2009

A documentary on the stereotypes around people seen to be ‘traditional’ and practicing their traditions in the ‘modern city’ spaces in South Africa.

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.