Over the weekend, South African leader Jacob Zuma canceled a trip overseas following a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants. David Smith of the Guardian joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Johannesburg to discuss the backlash. Continue reading
The dress seen ‘round the world last week has made a reappearance in a new Salvation Army campaign in South Africa.
Soweto, an enduring symbol of apartheid discrimination and impoverishment, is now home to the first microbrewery built in a black township. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal offers a look at South Africa’s rising black middle class and what it means for that country’s transformation. Continue reading
While adult penguins can survive 21 days without food, baby chicks cannot. Under normal conditions, the chicks would be out of their nests and able to survive the fast. But sparse fish populations around the South African shore limit chick’s growth and keep them nesting when adults reach the critical point when they must molt. Continue reading
When the Apartheid regime fell in 1994, South Africa established the Constitutional Court. One of the original justices began collecting artwork for the court, with prominent South African artists donating the majority of pieces. Continue reading
Conservationists across the globe are marking World Rhino Day on Monday, a day focused on five species of rhino, including black, white and Sumatran rhinos. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, 45 UN peacekeepers held captive for two weeks were released by al-Nusra Front, Syrian rebels who are linked to al-Qaida. Also, a South African judge ruled that Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius cannot be convicted on murder charges for the death of his girlfriend, whom he shot in 2013. Pistorius may still be convicted of a lesser crime. Continue reading