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.
African fashion industry is evolving and becoming attractive to many young people. According to Textile Today magazine, the market in sub-Saharan Africa is worth 31 billion US dollars. But not everyone can be part of that market. Listen to the show to get tips on how one can stand out from the crowded African fashion market.
Xenophobia in South Africa is nothing new. Since 2008 there have been killings and attacks against refugees and migrants from other African countries. Some experts and critics say it’s more than just an economic issue. Listen to the show featuring among others Zambian musician and activist popularly known as Pilato for more insight.
Jacob Zuma testifies before a commission on his role in state corruption+++A pastor has been confirmed with Ebola as the disease spreads in DR Congo+++Ugandans are making profits from snail farming to supply the insatiable apetites of foreigners in the capital Kampala.
The holders and hosts are both out as Nigeria and South Africa pulled off big wins. Odion Ighalo was the star for Nigeria, who recovered to beat Cameroon, while a late Thembinkosi Lorch goal stunned Egypt in Cairo.
African identity has always been a controversial issue. Partly because of past colonization and the current wave of globalization. The 77 percent, who make up majority of the population are redefining and reaffirming who they are despite modern day challenges. They see as a major element in defining their origins. But how achievable is it? And why does it even matter?