I am a South African. So far I have really enjoyed the program, but expected far more when my country was visited.
The producers obviously had a political agenda, as they covered a great deal of time on politics. Brazil, aired during the previous episode has more slums and poverty than South Africa but it wasn't even mentioned.
This program should not cover politics as politics and poverty is fairly irrelevant in the CONTEXT of the program.
And if politics is covered, at least show a balanced view.
Did they show the fact that the ANC (ruling party) government is spending the equivelant of 12,000 subsidized houses on luxury trips, luxury cars etc. or that the country has lost hundreds of millions of dollars to corruption through the same government and its corrupt officials? Money meant for poverty alleviation of the same people shown in the program?
It is easier for them to cover the softly softly stuff than to show something more balanced.
I rate this episode 1 out of 10 because the coverage of the country was very poor and the politics has no relevance in the context of the program and its purpose.
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