South Africa is further removed now from the ideal of a rainbow nation than at any other time since the official end of apartheid in 1994. Extremists are increasingly gaining traction and poisoning the atmosphere, as some incite hatred for short-term political gain. The tide is turning in South Africa.
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These are testing times for the European Union, with the ongoing Brexit saga, the quest for a common approach to migration, and dwindling faith in its old transatlantic partner, the US. Italy is the latest addition to the mix, as the new government in Rome seeks to lay down a hard line over refugees and migrants. Our two-part documentary examines this precarious political situation in the EU.
Our weekly half-hour program delivers in-depth reporting on topical political issues and newsworthy events. Revealing the story behind the stories, Close Up is informative, gripping and visually powerful.