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South Africa: Tales from the Coalface

Activists face uphill battles when they push back against mining companies. Their stories include violence, secret deals, a lack of access to information and unenforced laws.

South Africa: Around Alex

The people and places in Alex tell the township’s story and history, among them rival organizations of longtime property owners, a soup kitchen for drug addicts, and a hostel built under apartheid.

Business as Usual in Alexandra Township

Christian Belanger reports on the tense relationship between the government and the street traders and scrap metal collectors who contribute to the township's informal economy. Would regulation help?

Alexandra: Room to Grow

Since 2001, millions of dollars have been spent to improve a poor Johannesburg township. Residents say, however, that the project has often failed to meet their needs.