The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is the southernmost country in Africa. Its population of 57 million people has a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions.
From 1948 until 1992, South Africa enforced a system of apartheid by segregating black South Africans from their white counterparts, leading to the systematic discrimination of the non-white population. This page collates DW content relating to South Africa.
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In many parts of Africa, insects such as termites and grasshoppers are an important source of protein in people's diets. But in South Africa, edible bugs are facing increasing threats due to changes in their environment. Now, scientists are racing to log the DNA barcode of these insect species before they disappear.
It's all about insects! We'll find out how the "murder hornet" could spread across the US and Europe, the ways in which climate change is challenging beekeepers in Botswana, and why scientists are racing to document populations of edible insects in South Africa.