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.
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.
With South Africa in the midst of a historic drought, the government continues to allow ambitious prospecting for coal mines in water-sensitive areas.
A controversial underground coal mine in a protected water catchment in Mpumalanga has moved closer to breaking ground after it was granted environmental authorisation and a water use licence.
Found in Africa and Asia, scaly anteaters are thought to be the world’s most trafficked mammal.
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?
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.
In Gugulethu, South Africa, at least one in four people is HIV-positive. One of them is 60-year-old Oriana.
Scientists have developed products to protect healthy young women from the disease—but women aren't taking to them in trials.
Misha Friedman speaks to PRI's The World about photographing women living with HIV and tuberculosis in South Africa.
The final installment in the PBS NewsHour series "The End of AIDS," focusing on South Africa's fight against the disease.
Genetics study confirms a social cycle that helps infection to spread in South Africa.