Distance and money will prevent millions of South Africans from getting to see the FIFA World Cup while it takes place in their own country next month. That’s why South African filmmaker Don Edkins created Soccer Cinema, a traveling theater that has been screening soccer-themed films in small communities all over the country since April.
The late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., is well-known for his efforts in the domestic policy front, but in the diplomatic arena he also used his high-profile status to help galvanize support for anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa. Continue reading
New South African President Jacob Zuma replaced Barbara Hogan as health minister this week, in a move that disappointed many in the HIV/AIDS advocacy and medical community. Continue reading
The African National Congress swept to victory in South Africa’s parliamentary elections last week, and the nation’s presumed next president, Jacob Zuma, promised to improve public services and fight corruption. Continue reading
As South Africans cast ballots Wednesday in a parliamentary election that will determine a new president, forecasts show the ruling party’s Jacob Zuma is likely to win. NPR’s Charlayne Hunter-Gault describes the challenges that will confront the nation’s new leader, including rising unemployment and high crime rates. Continue reading
With so many South Africans struck down by AIDS, a generation of children is watching their parents die and being forced to form new family units. In his third report from South Africa, Ray Suarez explores the plight of AIDS orphans. Continue reading