Terry Fitzpatrick reports from Cape Town on an effort to save threatened South African penguins. One conservation group is building special nesting igloos so more of the penguins will make it to adulthood.
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.
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.
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
Baboons and humans are butting heads in Cape Town, South Africa. Scores of the feisty primates have left nature preserves on the outskirts of town and are roaming neighborhoods, sometimes entering homes in search of food. Many residents are up in arms abo
“What this virus has taught is that you can be a researcher, you can design something amazing … and then people don’t use it.” That's the challenge facing medical researchers looking for ways for women to protect themselves from HIV infection.
After a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Americans are debating whether Confederate monuments should appear in public places. In South Africa, statues celebrating British imperialists and architects of apartheid have also faced calls for removal. A University of Cape Town student explains why that's so important.
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.
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is easing a bit, but the city and many of its businesses and institutions are forging ahead with expensive efforts to increase supply, including private desalination plants.
Nearly 163 million people among India's population of 1.3 billion — or more than one in 10 — lack access to clean water close to their home, according to a 2018 WaterAid report. That is the most of any country in the world.
Vogue Portugal's most recent cover features a black woman with albinism, Thando Hopa. A lawyer and activist from South Africa, she's the first model with albinism to appear on the cover of the global fashion magazine.
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