COSAT is a science and technology high school teaching some of South Africa's poorest kids. Yet it has one of the highest graduation rates of any public high in the country. Its principal, Phadiela Cooper, is one reason why.
Many parts of downtown Cape Town remain racially divided, and some are deserted at night and unsafe. It's part of the legacy of apartheid that hasn't changed. But Nelson Mandela's death has brought new life and integration to the center of the city — at least for now.
Author Adam Hochschild was 19 and writing for an anti-apartheid newspaper in Capetown, South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was arrested and put in prison. He couldn't imagine that Mandela had a chance against a government with the most military might in Africa.
In Africa's child-centered cultures, women who cannot give birth often endure stigma, scorn, and social isolation. A rare clinic in South Africa offers high-tech fertility treatment to those of low-income.
Details emerged Tuesday about the defense athlete Oscar Pistorius is using in the shooting death of his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. Host Aaron Schachter talks with The Worlds Anders Kelto in Cape Town.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Alex Capstick in Cape Town, South Africa, about the controversy surrounding Nigeria's president and his decision to ban the national team from competing, following a bad performance at the World Cup.
Pharrell Williams' feel-good music video for "Happy" inspired fans around the globe to create dance moves to his hit song. Now, he wants to harness that energy to promote the United Nations' International Day of Happiness.
Abalone is considered a seafood delicacy and an aphrodisiac in Asia and it's found in South African waters, but the demand for the small sea snail is so great, that South Africa's abalone is threatened
See the makeover that transforms a poor and smart South African Cinderella into a beauty queen for a night. By day, she's a student in a remarkable science and tech high school that lifts kids from a poor township near Cape Town into a better life.
South Africa's former leaders were criticized for downplaying the AIDS epidemic there. Now a new president and a new health minister are taking a different approach to fighting the disease. Rhoda Metcalfe reports on The World.