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.
South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.
It's been fourteen years since the African National Congress took power in South Africa under the leadership of Nelson Mandela. But now a split within its ranks has become an outright rebellion - and it could reshape the nation's political landscape.
Correspondent Rhoda Metcalfe reports on a controversy in South Africa surrounding a political cartoon. Jacob Zuma, the head of South Africa's ruling party, said today he's suing a political cartoonist for libel.
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.
To help us understand what Jacob Zuma's presumed leadership will mean for South Africa and what the U.S. will be watching in this election, The Takeaway talks to Dan Simpson, editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Many blame South Africa's problems on the government and for the first time since 1994, the African National Congress faces meaningful opposition in an election. To provide some background, we talk with Andrew Meldrum, Africa Editor of the Global Post.