In other news Thursday, nearly a week of labor violence in South Africa intensified as police fired on striking platinum miners, killing as many as 18 workers. Also, officials in Congo confirmed that a mining landslide killed at least 60 gold miners. Continue reading
As South Africa’s ruling political party, the African National Congress, marked its 100th anniversary this week, PBS stations around the country have begun airing a new series called “Have You Heard From Johannesburg?” about the ANC and international efforts to end apartheid. Continue reading
Cape Town, South Africa (Photo courtesy United Nations) Thursday is World Tuberculosis Day. Ray Suarez reported on the toll of the deadly airborne disease in South Africa in 2009 as one of his first stories with the global health unit. … Continue reading
Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one social entrepreneur’s effort to help some unemployed find work in South Africa amid a massive jobless problem. Continue reading
As the World Cup enters the semi-finals in South Africa, the country’s poorer sections are left in the shadows of the soccer stadiums. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how one man has been attempting to bridge the digital divide in one of Johannesburg’s poorest neighborhoods. Continue reading
French leaders and fans condemned their national soccer team, following players’ refusal to practice on Sunday after a teammate’s dismissal. Jeffrey Brown talks to Roger Bennett of ESPN.com for an update on the controversy from the World Cup in South Africa. Continue reading
The distinctive buzz of traditional South African vuvuzela stadium horns has sparked controversy at the matches and fascination on the Internet. A reporter with Independent Television News examines the noisy controversy from the World Cup. Continue reading
North Korea’s national soccer team is something Gordon knows a lot about — it took him four years to be granted access to make his first film, “The Game of Their Lives,” a profile of North Korea’s 1966 World Cup team.