The townships in South Africa are becoming better places to live in with more public space and services and entertainment. Most of the buyers are either part of the upcoming black middle class.
Thousands of people are expected to attend Johannesburg's annual Pride celebrations – the biggest on the African continent. This year's event, however, has drawn ire from critics for being aimed at white people.
South African President Jacob Zuma turned 75 on Wednesday as a sea of demonstrators welled up in Pretoria calling on him to quit. The opposition is hoping to chip away at his solid parliamentary majority.
South Africans are celebrating four decades since the 1976 Soweto uprising. An estimated 176 school children were shot and killed by the apartheid regime for marching against the enforcement of Afrikaans in schools.
President Jacob Zuma has promised to address problems of corruption and infighting within the ruling ANC party. The ANC Women’s League said that they would back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as a presidential candidate.
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