Test-tube studies suggest the South African coronavirus variant might be able to escape antibodies roused by vaccines.
One variant of SARS-CoV-2 is causing mayhem in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe.
COVID-19 has exacerbated the country's joblessness crisis. What can South Africa learn from nations that have experienced similar unemployment crises?
With South Africa in its third week of a COVID-19 lockdown that will last at least through April, scientists advising the government gave a preview of the next phase of the response.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps into South Africa, the country's experience with handling tuberculosis (TB) and HIV could give it an advantage. But those infections could also worsen the pandemic’s impact.
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is at the center of arguably the country's biggest land claim scandal, as several former residents of the site were displaced without fair compensation.
Instead of grabbing the story and rushing away to publish, the Conservation Capture multimedia collaboration helped remote rural community members participate in the project.
Dividends of South Africa’s biggest land claim settlement are benefiting less than a third of intended recipients. What does this mean for ecotourism on community land bordering the Kruger National Park?
Land claimed in one of South Africa's most exclusive game reserves is being exploited at the expense of many of its beneficiaries.
An unfinished civil war inspires a global delusion—grantee James Pogue looks at the myth of "white genocide" in South Africa.
This film examines the ways historical inequalities, inefficient bureaucracy, and a lack of urgency lead to unsafe and improper infrastructure conditions in rural South African schools, hindering learning and resulting in tragic deaths.
Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer's new book, Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, offers a new look on the poachers, traders, customers of, and people against illegal wildlife trade.
Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Land reform, or sleight of hand? Who benefited from the multimillion-dollar MalaMala deal in greater Kruger National Park? Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism follows the money trail of South Africa's most expensive land settlement.
Calls for expropriation of white-owned land are growing louder in South Africa, setting off a furious reaction from Afrikaner groups, and laying bare a widening rift in the post-Apartheid nation.
South African schools have long faced major infrastructure problems. Adam Yates investigates the historical causes and consequences of this issue. What hope exists for fixing these schools?
AFROPUNK connects the African Diaspora not only through music, but also socially and politically, proving it to be a global movement that parallels the current politics facing young South Africans.
Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What lessons can the world learn about handling drought?
After three years of severe drought, Cape Town’s water supply is at the brink of failure. How do leaders and residents respond to an era of unreliable water?
Has a laudable transnational anti-poaching initiative been hijacked by organized crime? This project investigates claims the Kruger National Park poaching wars are used to create eco-cocoons for the mega-rich.
South African wildlife sits on the brink of disaster as rhinos continue to be poached. With so much at stake, villagers fight to protect the keystone species, resources, and the tourism industry.
More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
Multimedia journalist Melissa Bunni Elian talks about her experience reporting on AFROPUNK as a cultural touchpoint for black identity and the African diaspora.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Rachel is a Brooklyn-based freelance science journalist who is writing a book about the illegal wildlife trade. She traveled to Malawi and South Africa to report on the war on poaching.
Journalist Amy Maxmen traveled to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where girls under age 20 are being infected by HIV at alarming rates.
Meet journalist Mark Olalde who is investigating the costs of abandoned mines and the active minerals extraction industry in South Africa.
Misha Friedman discusses traveleing to Cape Town to report on the human stories behind the statistics of HIV and the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa.
Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the process behind "Fatal Extraction," the ICIJ investigation about Australian mining companies in Africa.
Planting and maintaining vegetable gardens on school grounds in South Africa was supposed to be a sustainable operation to maintain food security. Unfortunately, it seems to have proven otherwise.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stern was nominated in the International category, and student fellows Nabong and Yates were nominated in the Student Journalism category.
Conversation focuses on data journalism initiatives produced in partnership with African journalists–projects such as the Pulitzer Center-supported "Kruger's Contested Borderlands."
A brief recap of a journalism training on reporting land and property rights held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 31 thru August 3, 2018
The Pulitzer Center and Thomson Reuters Foundation invite journalists from Southern African countries to apply for the 2018 Reporting Property Rights workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 31-August 3, 2018.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
Jon Cohen discussed his reporting on HIV/AIDS with University of Michigan students.
PBS NewsHour's "The End of AIDS" wins award for excellence in public health reporting by Association for Healthcare Journalists.
From discussing the role of journalism in ending the epidemic to focusing on women and HIV, Pulitzer Center-supported journalists present their reporting in panels, workshops and exhibitions.
Pulitzer Center grantees cover progress and challenges in the worldwide fight against AIDS.
This week's News Bite lesson investigates Jon Cohen's reporting on South Africa's efforts to prevent the spread of HIV.
This conversation-based unit guides students in telling fuller truths about marginalized people's experiences and struggles for justice by centering stories of joy.
Students reflect on stories they have seen about migration, and then analyze text and photography from eight short articles about women from different parts of the world who were forced to migrate.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students analyze how journalist Jon Cohen unfolds an analysis of HIV prevention measures in South Africa in order to create their own promotional tools.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.