Inspired by Austrian swimming ponds, one architect in Johannesburg is transforming chemically treated swimming pools into oases for local wildlife. Plants and microorganisms keep the water clean enough to drink from.
More than a dozen students were also injured after a walkway at a school outside Johannesburg collapsed. The cause of the collapse was not immediately clear.
Mozambique's parliament has lifted immunity for its ex-finance minister Manuel Chang, detained in South Africa on a US-issued international arrest warrant. Investigators suspect a link to its Lusophone ally, Angola.
The former first lady of Zimbabwe is facing an arrest warrant in South Africa for a reported assault. She is accused of whipping a model with an electrical cord at a lavish hotel.
Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Pharrell were among the stars who took to the stage in South Africa to raise awareness for global poverty. Chancellor Angela Merkel's message offering good prospects for the future was beamed.
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