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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.

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Darwin's South Africa legacy

Charles Darwin stopped at Cape Town during the voyage of the Beagle, and some in that city are using Darwin's birthday to commemorate his visit. But some South Africans are ashamed at how his theory of evolution was used by early supporters of apartheid. Correspondent Rhoda Metcalfe reports.

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.


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

Police corruption in South Africa

Rhoda Metcalfe reports that South Africa's president has suspended the national police chief amid corruption charges, and critics say the move was long overdue.