#South Africa

  • Article: How an Unsung Army of Women Is Waging War on COVID-19 in Africa

    How an Unsung Army of Women Is Waging War on COVID-19 in Africa

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 30, 2020

    Community health workers are the foot soldiers who are trusted to save lives. Read more

  • Article: South Africa Started Testing a COVID-19 Vaccine This Week. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal.

    South Africa Started Testing a COVID-19 Vaccine This Week. Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal.

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 26, 2020

    The country has the highest number of cases of coronavirus in Africa. Read more

  • Article: African Countries Unite to Create Online Market to Increase Access to COVID-19 Medical Supplies

    African Countries Unite to Create Online Market to Increase Access to COVID-19 Medical Supplies

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 23, 2020

    The platform will work like eBay or Amazon, and will help lower the cost of supplies too. Read more

  • Article: Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    Murders of South African Women Surge as 9-Week Lockdown Eases

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 23, 2020

    Campaigners are calling for tougher police action on violence against women. Read more

  • Article: Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    Countries That Contributed to Slavery Must Be Held Accountable: UN Human Rights Chief

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 22, 2020

    This includes formal apologies, truth-telling processes, and reparations. Read more

  • Article: 4 Things the World Can Learn From South Africa About Racial Justice

    4 Things the World Can Learn From South Africa About Racial Justice

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 18, 2020

    We spoke to CEOs of Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ahmed Kathrada Foundation about systemic racism. Read more

  • Article: South Africa’s #RhodesMustFall Founder Speaks Out on Statues That Glorify Racism

    South Africa’s #RhodesMustFall Founder Speaks Out on Statues That Glorify Racism

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 17, 2020

    The 2015 student-led campaign paved the way for debate about monuments honouring imperial pasts. Read more

  • Article: Give Young People a Seat at the Decision-Making Table, Says South African Activist Zulaikha Patel

    Give Young People a Seat at the Decision-Making Table, Says South African Activist Zulaikha Patel

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 15, 2020

    Patel was just 13 when she confronted her school’s anti-Black policies. Read more