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.
This week Cyril Ramaphosa was elected the new president of South Africa's African National Congress. It was seen as a modest victory for reformers. But will it be enough to restore young South Africans' faith in the party and country?
Wednesday’s protests in the major cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria drew thousands of largely middle class South Africans. They called for Zuma to resign or be “recalled” by his party, the African National Congress, which was returned to power in 2014
South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was known for his incredible skills in goal, recently earning the starting spot on his country's national team. But he died on Sunday during a robbery at his girlfriend's house, stunning South Africans and bringing even more attention to gun violence there.
Many South Africans are frustrated with politicians who line their pockets at the public's expense. But now, the country has a new champion in the anti-corruption fight — and her work could influence national elections.
Thousands turned out for Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday in the pouring rain. Across the nation, South Africans mourned, and some called for their current leaders to follow more in his footsteps.
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