South Africa

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South Africa's Risk-Loving Train Surfers

A stunning short film finds out why young men in the city of Kathlehong jump on moving rail cars despite the obvious, and potentially fatal, danger.

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Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela's home country.

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This Brutalist Apartment Building Encapsulates the Story of Apartheid

Ponte Tower began as a haven for Johannesburg's white elites. but fell into disrepair when they began to flee the city.

Adrian Frith

An Amazing, Dizzying Map of All the Languages and Races in South Africa

The legacy of apartheid, in technicolor.

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In Africa, Burying the Dead Is Big Business

Funerals are lavish affairs and, often, a burdensome expense.

A Dazzling Totem Pole of Tires in One of Cape Town's Most Dangerous Slums

Rather, it's about a neat community art project dealing with old tires.

Jonathan Burton

An Optical Illusion Commemorates Nelson Mandela

Is it thorny prison bars or the South African leader's profile? Depends on where you stand.

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How Will Johannesburg Pay For its $2.5 Billion Highway Upgrade?

Officials planned to use toll revenue, but a court ruled the fees illegal. This leaves the cash-strapped government in a lurch.

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Can Rail Beef Up South Africa’s Economy?

The president hopes to build transportation capacity to aid the crucial mining sector.