A South African court handed down an 18-year jail term to German engineer Gerhard Wisser for his involvement in an international nuclear smuggling ring...but then suspended the sentence when he pleaded guilty in another case.
Thabo Mbeki has been president of South Africa since 1999. He's credited with completing the country's transition to democracy. But he's also known for downplaying the AIDS crisis there. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer Mark Gevisser, who spent ten years researching a new book about the South African president. It's called "Thabo Mbeki: A Dream Deferred."
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Archbishop Desmond Tutu about South Africa's ruling ANC government. Critics say its falling short in providing proper housing and health care to its people...especially in the country's black townships.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Will Ross about the political shift in South Africa. Today, the country's ruling party, the African National Congress, passed over current leader, President Thabo Mbeki. It chose the ANC's vice president Jacob Zuma as the party's next chief.
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