Looters outside a shopping centre alongside a burning barricade in Durban, South Africa

South Africa’s democracy is ‘standing firm’ despite civil unrest, says analyst


William Gumede, the executive chairperson of the Democracy Works Foundation in South Africa, discusses the recent civil unrest in South Africa with The World’s host Marco Werman.

Caster Semenya wears a track and field outfit and sets off on a race

‘There is a sense of being robbed’: Olympian Caster Semenya loses appeal on testosterone rule

Men and women wearing red political shirts chant in front of a department store in South Africa

‘Racist’ hair care ad in South Africa sparks demonstrations

Singer Johnny Clegg performs on stage.

Remembering trailblazing South African musician and activist Johnny Clegg

Collen Malatji

South Africa’s youngest ANC candidate says young people need to go into politics

people marching

Global Women’s Marches persevere despite divisions among US activists

This year’s Women’s March in the US is experiencing some tension at the top, but that hasn’t slowed down other women across the globe who are also marching for their rights.

McDaid and Lekalakala

Two friends from South Africa share the Goldman Environmental Prize


Two winners of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize were a team of grassroots activists from South Africa. Their efforts quashed a secret deal between Russia and the South African government to build expensive and wasteful nuclear power plants.

Late South African jazz great Hugh Masekela,

How South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela inspired band members


Former bass player, Bakithi Kumalo, remembers late legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela.

South African trumpeter and musician Hugh Masekela performs on May 13, 2012.

From the archives: An interview with the late Hugh Masekela


The legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela died Jan. 23 in Johannesburg. He was 78.

Lesego Legobane

He trolled a plus-size model on Twitter. She had the perfect comeback.


“It’s crazy that those four words were so impactful,” says Lesego Legobane. “I didn’t even dream of getting 10 retweets.”