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South Africa's Future Without Coal

As the world slowly moves away from coal-fired and other fossil fuel-based electricity generation, South Africa sits at a crossroads in determining its future energy portfolio.

August 29, 2017

Rhinoceros Poaching in South Africa

Kelsey Emery

South African wildlife sits on the brink of disaster as rhinos continue to be poached. With so much at stake, villagers fight to protect the keystone species, resources, and the tourism industry.

October 13, 2016

South Africa's Toxic Legacy

Mark Olalde

More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.

October 11, 2016

The World Without Wildlife

Rachel Nuwer

Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?

September 19, 2016

Examining the Alexandra Renewal Project

Christian Belanger

The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?

August 17, 2016

HIV and TB in South Africa, Revisited

Misha Friedman

According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.

July 19, 2016

What's Driving HIV in South Africa?

Amy Maxmen

Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.

March 01, 2016

Environmental Martyrs

Fred Pearce

Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.

December 09, 2015

Ending AIDS

Jon Cohen

An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

April 08, 2015

Interrupting Rape Worldwide

M. Sophia Newman

There's a method to stopping gun violence before it starts--and it has worked in seven countries. Can the method be modified to prevent sexual violence?

March 24, 2014

South Africa: When the Drugs Don't Work

Meera Senthilingam

Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa. Drug resistance is now so strong that patients are sent home to die. However, new drugs are being made available through trials or NGOs.

December 14, 2012

South Africa's Healthcare Crisis in the Eastern Cape

Samantha Thornton

Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.

Meet the Journalist: Fred Pearce

200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.

Another Win for "The End of AIDS?"

Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

To End AIDS: Addressing Community Needs

Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.

HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING

Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.

Tuberculosis: A Call to Action

This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.