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.
The commission is expected to investigate the extent of the influence of the wealthy Gupta family in South African politics. Local media dubbed the allegations as 'state capture.'
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have a series of ambitious plans for the meeting in Johannesburg.
Johannesburg's inner city is notorious – except for Maboneng. Creative artists live in this hip precinct, tourists stroll through it and the rich party here. But just a street away, abject poverty prevails.
More than 14,000 people came to hear the former US president speak in Johannesburg. Obama called for a rejection of the "politics of fear, resentment and retrenchment."
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