South Africa

Health

The grip of HIV and tuberculosis in South Africa: Portraits of survivors and those who are gone

Three years ago, photographer Misha Friedman traveled to South Africa. He went to Gugulethu, a township near Cape Town, to photograph several women living with HIV and tuberculosis. This year, he went back to try and find the women again. Some have since died. Friedman has now produced a new portrait series — focusing in part on those who were left behind and on the ongoing HIV crisis in South Africa — a country with the highest infection rate in the world.

Pages

Arts, Culture & Media

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

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.

Global 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.

Global Politics

Global Hit

Tomorrow is election day in South Africa. The ruling party, the African National Congress, is expected to retain power. That likely means the ANC's controversial leader, Jacob Zuma, would become president. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Alex Russell about his new book, "Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma."