Mitchell’s Plain, a suburb of Cape Town, suffers from a high murder rate and widespread poverty. The local green movement SEED tries to change that. It hopes to improve the situation by teaching pupils and communities how to grow their own food.
A South African imam has been trying for 20 years to change misconceptions about Islam. Muhsin Hendricks is gay, and he believes that homosexuality is not only compatible with Islam, but also integral to it.
Six rooftops in Johannesburg have been turned into neighborhood food co-operatives. The city is using urban farming to lift people out of poverty, counter food insecurity and off-set its CO2 emissions.
South African lawmakers have decided to keep President Jacob Zuma in power, with the ruling ANC party backing the leader despite corruption charges. The emotionally charged vote triggered rallies across the country.
Cities in Asia and Africa are growing at a very fast pace, and societies change. That brings many opportunities to those moving to the cities, but it also exposes them to insecurities and different forms of violence.
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