South Africa

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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The end of the plastic bag?

The plastic shopping bag is a major shopping convenience, but it's also a major environmental blight, and some countries, like Australia and China, plan to phase out the use of the bags completely

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's controversial pledge

Correspondent Terry FitzPatrick reports from South Africa about a heated debate over the country's new pledge of allegiance: South African officials say it promotes unity, but critics say it injects politics into the classroom.

Environment

On a new track

Diane Toomey reports in a South Africa program that teaches women the skill of animal tracking -- traditionally a male profession.

Arts, Culture & Media

Sex and politics on stage

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with South African actor and political satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys who is touring the United States with his new one-man show, "Elections and Erections - A Chronicle of Fear and Fun."

Business, Economics and Jobs

Endless cities

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the co-editors of a book called "The Endless City;� Ricky Vurdett and Deyan Sudjic set out to document how six of the world's largest cities got to be so big.