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.
Oscar Pistorius was cleared of a murder charge last month, but found guilty of negligent homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Now arguments are underway in his sentencing hearing, and the argument of Pistorius' witnesses were termed "shockingly inappropriate."
College students in South Africa today grew up after apartheid but they still wrestle with big questions about equality. Here they describe the challenges they face even as the country embarks on a more hopeful future.
Every three years or so, the Convention on International Trade Of Endangered Species (CITES) meets to determine the best way to protect plants and animals traded across borders. The most recent meeting was deemed a great success by most of the participants.
COSAT is a science and technology high school teaching some of South Africa's poorest kids. Yet it has one of the highest graduation rates of any public high in the country. Its principal, Phadiela Cooper, is one reason why.