Could decriminalising sex work reduce HIV rates?

South African activists call for the decriminalisation of sex work to protect human rights and reduce spread of HIV.

Human Rights

Illicit miners scrape for diamonds on abandoned mines

In South Africa digging for diamonds with picks, shovels is only means of income for many, though it is against the law.


S Africa: White men in court over racist coffin attack

The two accused face assault charges after video emerged online showing them forcing a black man into a coffin.


'Islamophobia to blame' for South Africa mosque attacks

Muslim leaders call for calm and unity after mosques in Cape Town are defiled with pig blood and a pig's snout.


South Africa: Zuma calls for ANC unity, admits mistakes

President Jacob Zuma calls for end to ANC infighting as South Africa's ruling party marks 105 years since its formation.


South Africa's ANC marks 105 years amid deep divisions

President Zuma to address party members in Soweto just months after surviving a no-confidence vote.

Women's Rights

Lady Liberty brings legal options to South Africa women

A mobile legal office hits the road to empower and defend South African women.

Talk to Al Jazeera

2016 in review: The best from Talk to Al Jazeera

We revisit some of the year's most interesting and impactful interviews.


Rebels kill S African peacekeeper and policeman in DRC

Clashes between security forces and rebel fighters come amid rising tension as President Kabila's mandate runs out.


The Poachers Pipeline: Exposing wildlife trafficking

Our panellists discuss The Poachers Pipeline, Al Jazeera's investigation into the illegal rhino horn trade.


Cape Town slave descendants share stories of strength

An exhibit on South Africa's history of slavery helps a new generation understand their heritage.

South Africa

South Africa's move to quit ICC challenged in court

Democratic Alliance opposition party challenges government over move to withdraw from International Criminal Court.


South Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

A highly efficient vaccine would be a "game-changer", but results of the new trials will take years, scientists say.

Inside Story

Will South Africa's Jacob Zuma hang on to power?

There were calls from within the ruling ANC party for Zuma to resign amid public outrage over corruption accusations.

South Africa

South Africa's Zuma survives another no-confidence vote

At least four ministers from the ruling ANC party had bid to oust South Africa's scandal-plagued president.