Most Shared Stories Tagged: South Africa

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

On today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a South African city that was once a way-station for the Dutch East India Company. The answer is Cape Town. That city's streets come alive this week with the sounds of marching minstrels. It's part of a new-year's tradition that dates back to the days when the Dutch forced people from Southeast Asia to work as slaves in Cape Town. Terry FitzPatrick sent us this report.

Politics

Turf battle in South Africa

South Africa is struggling to make post-apartheid land reform a reality. The World's Laura Lynch profiles one bitter dispute between some black villagers and a white farmer who all claim the same patch of land.

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Darwin's South Africa legacy

Charles Darwin stopped at Cape Town during the voyage of the Beagle, and some in that city are using Darwin's birthday to commemorate his visit. But some South Africans are ashamed at how his theory of evolution was used by early supporters of apartheid. Correspondent Rhoda Metcalfe reports.

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Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the leader of the group Tumi and the Volume. Tumi is from South Africa. He writes lyrics that promote political awareness and hopefully bring about positive change in South Africa.

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Global Hit

BLK JKS is a four-piece band from Johannesburg. This group doesn't sound like anything you've heard out of South Africa before. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two members of the band.

Politics

Dissatisfaction with the ANC in South Africa

The African National Congress (ANC) is widely expected to retain power in South Africa when voters go to the polls on Wednesday. But dissatisfaction with the ANC and its new leader, Jacob Zuma, is growing in some areas. In one corner of South Africa, the Western Cape, the ANC may actually lose. Rhoda Metcalfe reports from Cape Town.