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South Africa: Efforts to curb commercialisation of religion

As Christians in South Africa head to church on Sunday, a Religious Rights Commission is taking steps to regulate all places of worship. It's to stop what it calls the commercialisation of religion and other dangerous practices.

South Africa: Efforts to curb commercialisation of religion

Politics

South Africa’s 'state capture' scandal widens

Protestors are accusing South African President Jacob Zuma of allowing business to control the government via corruption.

South Africa’s 'state capture' scandal widens

Health

50 years after first successful human heart transplant

It has been 50 years since the world's first successful human heart transplant. The operation was carried out by Dr Christiaan Barnard at a hospital in Cape Town.

50 years after first successful human heart transplant

South Africa

Oscar Pistorius to serve 13 years after supreme court resentence

A South African court has more than doubled Oscar Pistorius's murder sentence after finding the original ruling 'shockingly lenient'.

Oscar Pistorius to serve 13 years after supreme court resentence

Africa

White farmers thrive in Zambia years after driven from Zimbabwe

One of former President Robert Mugabe's most controversial policies was the land reform programme of 2000 which made it legal for black Zimbabweans to seize properties from white farmers - without compensation.

White farmers thrive in Zambia years after driven from Zimbabwe

Africa

Zimbabweans in exile hope to return home post-Mugabe

The International Organisation for Migration says there are up to three million Zimbabweans living abroad, many of them in South Africa.

Zimbabweans in exile hope to return home post-Mugabe

Africa

World reacts to end of Mugabe's era in Zimbabwe

Although reactions to Robert Mugabe's resignation will run the gamut, most will agree that they are glad it happened peacefully.

World reacts to end of Mugabe's era in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

In South Africa, Zimbabwe citizens react to crisis at home

Zimbabweans in South Africa react differently to the military's seizure of power from President Robert Mugabe, but most agree that the people - not the military or political elites - should be in charge.

In South Africa, Zimbabwe citizens react to crisis at home

Africa

South Africa: Young entrepreneurs hope to curb unemployment

Unemployment in South Africa is at a 14-year high.

South Africa: Young entrepreneurs hope to curb unemployment

Africa

South African boxing grannies fighting to stay fit

As you get older, you can be excused for slowing down. But not some energetic grannies in South Africa, who are determined to keep their bodies and minds healthy.

South African boxing grannies fighting to stay fit

Africa

UN announces new deal to cut HIV drug costs

A deal announced at the UN will supply a new HIV drug to millions of patients in developing countries for $75 dollars, as opposed to $75 a day, which is the pill's price in the US.

UN announces new deal to cut HIV drug costs

Africa

Report highlights effects of gender stereotypes on health

Across the world, children are subjected to gender stereotypes. A new global study has found the notion that men should be strong and women are weak is imposed on children before they reach adolescence.

Report highlights effects of gender stereotypes on health