Rachel Dolezal's claims that she is black has opened a wide-reaching discussion about race. And no where is the story translating more than in South Africa where self-identification is nothing to take lightly.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Will Ross about the political shift in South Africa. Today, the country's ruling party, the African National Congress, passed over current leader, President Thabo Mbeki. It chose the ANC's vice president Jacob Zuma as the party's next chief.
South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.
South African legend Miriam Makeba has died. Anchor Lisa Mullins revisits Makeba's historic speech to the United Nations in 1963. In that speech, Makeba pleaded with world leaders to help South Africans defeat apartheid.
The World Cup is less than two months away and organizers today admitted they're worried about ticket sales for the event. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's William Troop, who's keeping an eye on preparations for the World Cup.
Last month billionaire businessman Robert Gumede became the first black shareholder of a major South African rugby team. Today Gumede faces charges of corruption, as reporter Alex Elisieev in Johannesburg explains to host Marco Werman.
Lesego Rampolokeng is a South African writer and poet who came out of the 'Black Consciousness' movement of the 1980s. 20 years later, he's still angry, and his written voice is still appealing to South African musicians. The World's Carol Hills reports.