Fifteen years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is struggling to implement the laws in its progressive constitution. Gays and lesbians in South Africa have more rights than many gay Americans, but that’s doesn’t mean they are safe. Lesbians are often the victims of corrective rape – a horrific crime where men sexually violate them in an effort to “correct” or “cure” their sexual orientation. Several non-governmental organizations claim corrective rape is on the rise, fuelled mostly by a growing homophobia in Africa.
Host Dan Rather presents hard-edged field reports, in-depth interviews and investigative pieces that emphasize accuracy, fairness and guts in their reporting. The program covers topics including, but not limited to, politics, the environment, the global economy, and international affairs and conflicts. Our format is dictated by the needs of individual stories and each show typically consists of multiple stories, but some shows are devoted to a single, hour-long report. Dan Rather Reports airs Tuesdays at 8pm ET on AXS TV.