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.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African "land and farm seizures" and the "killing of farmers," prompting Pretoria to accuse Trump of stoking racial divisions.
Two winners of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize were a team of grassroots activists from South Africa. Their efforts quashed a secret deal between Russia and the South African government to build expensive and wasteful nuclear power plants.
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.
Three years after endorsing the use of DDT in poor countries to control malaria, the World Health Organization is reversing its policy. Brenda Eskenazi, an epidemiologist at UC Berkeley, talks with Living on Earth's Steve Curwood.
A South African court handed down an 18-year jail term to German engineer Gerhard Wisser for his involvement in an international nuclear smuggling ring...but then suspended the sentence when he pleaded guilty in another case.
Thabo Mbeki has been president of South Africa since 1999. He's credited with completing the country's transition to democracy. But he's also known for downplaying the AIDS crisis there. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer Mark Gevisser, who spent ten years researching a new book about the South African president. It's called "Thabo Mbeki: A Dream Deferred."
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Archbishop Desmond Tutu about South Africa's ruling ANC government. Critics say its falling short in providing proper housing and health care to its people...especially in the country's black townships.
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.