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Development

Dreading 'Day Zero' when the taps run dry in Cape Town

A severe drought has forced South Africa to declare a national disaster and impose tough water-saving measures in attempts to push back the day when taps are expected to run dry. In this photo essay from Reuters' Mike Hutchings, you can see how devastating the drought has already been on the country.

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Environment

Poaching abalone in South Africa

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

Global Politics

South Africa and AIDS

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.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Sandbag housing in South Africa

A South African design team has come up with a plan for building affordable housing -- using sandbags. But the houses may still cost more than the South African government can afford. Correspondent Terry Fitzpatrick reports for The World from Cape Town.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Cape Town, South Africa. That's where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after being released from prison 20 years ago today. Cape Town resident Vanessa Watson remembers seeing Mandela that day right outside her home.

Sports

Geo answer

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.