For years, high schools in South Africa have warned female students about the risks of dating older men. But for one girl in poverty, it is hard to say "no" to a sugar daddy.
An American radio listener heard the story of an impoverished South African high school student and raised $1,000 to help him. How would he respond?
COSAT is a science and technology high school teaching some of South Africa's poorest kids. Yet it has one of the highest graduation rates of any public high in the country. Its principal, Phadiela Cooper, is one reason why.
As president of South Africa, Mandela pushed for equality between blacks and whites in the nation's schools. Anders Kelto of PRI's The World went to a school he's been following for a year to find out what teenagers were feeling after Mandela's death.
Some people think life in America is wonderful. Others think it's terrible. What do high school students in South Africa think?
Students at COSAT are encouraged to practice mental math on their own and one student has taken that challenge to heart.
We recently asked high school students in Cape Town, South Africa, this question: Who was JFK? Here is what they said.
What happens when students from a low-income high school in Cape Town meet a NASA scientist? Let's just say the scientist may have been a little caught off guard.
Boys at COSAT often spend a lot of time on their hair. But what happens when teachers decide their hairstyles are a threat to student safety?
Two girls sing a cute duet, the choir performs an African song (with dancing), and a trio of boys does some a capella.
The end of the school year is always an emotional time for seniors. For poor students, fear and anxiety can be the dominant emotions.
When South Africa ended apartheid and held free elections nearly 20 years ago, it needed a song that would heal the rift created by segregation. Its choice, the country's new national anthem, is part-hymn, part-march, and all mashup. Instead of rejecting the past, it embraced both parts of it.
Reporter Anders Kelto travels to the mall with some COSAT students during school hours, and is surprised by what he sees.