While South Africa celebrated women during official "Women's Month," organizations that provide counseling, support and shelter for female victims of rape and domestic violence struggled to stay open.
HIV-positive women in South Africa are coming forward, reporting they have either been forcibly or coercively sterilized because of their HIV status.
South African sex workers say it isn’t the clients they service they are most afraid of – it’s the police. Abuse is rampant and includes assault, exploitation, and bribery.
Some South African women express dismay after President Zuma airs his thoughts on marriage and motherhood.
Faith leaders joined with members of South Africa's parliament in a service mourning the 34 protesters killed in a clash with police at Lonmin's platinum mine near Johannesburg.
The Herald, South Africa's daily regional paper, is well-known for launching tough-minded investigations into local issues.
Although South Africa legalized abortion 15 years ago, the volunteer midwives and health professionals who provide it at Dora Nginza, a state hospital in Port Elizabeth, are often scorned.
Life circumstances seem bleak for many youth in South Africa but soccer provides skills and a source of hope for some.
Inspired by the World Cup, South Africans engage in local development initiatives.
In South Africa, the legacy of the 2010 World Cup will be written by young people - playing soccer while learning life skills and fighting disease.
By Monday, the morning after the World Cup final in South Africa, the tension that had been building for weeks had already broken.
A group of girls from the Musina rape survivors’ shelter are clustered in the courtyard, giggling and smiling in the soft late afternoon sunshine.