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…
By Tom LeGro
As if soccer fans need help getting excited about the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the nation's tourism office has created the Diski -- a dance to commemorate the tournament, the first ever on the continent.
A roundup of arts headlines.
By Arts Desk
Dennis Brutus was a South African poet and activist up until his death on Saturday at the age of 85 at his home in Cape Town.
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.
In other news, Wall Street rallied on a Labor Department report that showed the U.S. economy lost fewer jobs than expected in July, and President Obama signed a $2 billion extension of the "cash for clunkers" incentive program.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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,…
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…
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