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Ross Kemp: Extreme World

  • Season 4
  • 7 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 2: South Africa

Summary

Ross Kemp heads to South Africa, 20 years after apartheid was lifted, only to discover that a new set of problems exist, such as a widening gap between rich and poor. However, as he enters the deprived township of Diepsloot on the outskirts of Johannesburg, he discovers an even bigger crisis. Rape has reached epidemic proportions in the country, with statistics showing one in two women born in South Africa will be attacked in their lifetime. Meeting victims and perpetrators, he asks how attitudes to women can change, and what the government can do to curb this abhorrent crime.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It’s 20 years since apartheid officially ended in South Africa, but for too many of its citizens, life is still a harsh fight against poverty and other urban ills. Ross Kemp is in the Diepsloot township in Johannesburg, where rape has reached epidemic levels, and where some 45 per cent of reported rapes are against children.

Where there’s no electricity for lighting at night, narrow alleys and ready access to drink, drugs and guns, women and children will always be vulnerable, but the stories Kemp hears – from victims, perpetrators, township vigilantes and those trying to help – make for distressing viewing, and leave him reeling, despite his worthy attempt to give everyone a fair hearing. And why do so few rapes end in prosecution? A permanent solution appears to be a long way off.

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    South Africa

    Summary

    Ross Kemp heads to South Africa, 20 years after apartheid was lifted, only to discover that a new set of problems exist, such as a widening gap between rich and poor. However, as he enters the deprived township of Diepsloot on the outskirts of Johannesburg, he discovers an even bigger crisis. Rape has reached epidemic proportions in the country, with statistics showing one in two women born in South Africa will be attacked in their lifetime. Meeting victims and perpetrators, he asks how attitudes to women can change, and what the government can do to curb this abhorrent crime.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    It’s 20 years since apartheid officially ended in South Africa, but for too many of its citizens, life is still a harsh fight against poverty and other urban ills. Ross Kemp is in the Diepsloot township in Johannesburg, where rape has reached epidemic levels, and where some 45 per cent of reported rapes are against children.

    Where there’s no electricity for lighting at night, narrow alleys and ready access to drink, drugs and guns, women and children will always be vulnerable, but the stories Kemp hears – from victims, perpetrators, township vigilantes and those trying to help – make for distressing viewing, and leave him reeling, despite his worthy attempt to give everyone a fair hearing. And why do so few rapes end in prosecution? A permanent solution appears to be a long way off.

    How to watch

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    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterRoss Kemp
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