This post explores the dangerous and illegal infrastructure conditions at Utjane Primary School through photography. The school is located in Limpopo, a northern province of South Africa.
A single clause in the South Africa Constitution holds the government accountable to fixing infrastructure in schools. This clause continues to help activists emerge victorious in court.
When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.
Melissa Bunni Elian discusses Afropunk and black identity across the globe on the Real Photo Show podcast.
Afropunk's festival has come of age. In reaching the next phase of its evolution, it's upholding the long African American musical tradition of sociopolitical influence around the world.
Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa, Jacqueline Flynn explores the reality of living with Level 6 water restrictions and the little changes that made the biggest difference for Capetonians during the water crisis.
What were the first signs of a looming water crisis in Cape Town? What restrictions were placed on residents? And how did Capetonians reduce their water consumption?
For months, street corners, buildings, and bathroom mirrors served as constant reminders for Capetonians of the looming threat of the water crisis and suggested new ways to save water.
Brett Walton reflects on the necessity of reporting on natural disasters with a dual approach that brings to light both the personal and the structural.
The city of 4 million people almost turned off its taps.
Is Africa the next frontier for Silicon Valley? Despite all the fanfare and media coverage, the venture capital scene in Africa, particularly beyond South Africa, remains nascent.
This IJNet blog on covering Massingir land grabs includes lessons in using new media techniques in remote areas.
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.
Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.
An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
There's a method to stopping gun violence before it starts--and it has worked in seven countries. Can the method be modified to prevent sexual violence?
In South Africa's poorest mining communities, fury at the political class is mounting.
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa. Drug resistance is now so strong that patients are sent home to die. However, new drugs are being made available through trials or NGOs.
Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.
In South Africa, women are not equal. The fight to end apartheid has been waged and won, but the fight for gender equality continues.
This reporting initiative partners African and US journalists to explore critical challenges in reproductive health and family planning—and what they mean for life, death and socio-economic stability.
During the summer of 2010, the world flooded South Africa through ticket turnstiles or television sets for the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup. How is the nation reacquainting with daily life now that international football fans have boarded their planes home? And how can grassroot soccer games help to improve life and development in the country?
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Grantees Jack Shenker and Jason Larkin report from Marikana, South Africa where 34 striking mineworkers were killed two years ago this week.
Pulitzer Center grantee Meera Senthilingam, in a report for CNN Health, notes that tuberculosis has long been known as a disease of poverty.
“What will he say? What will Mandela say after 27 years in prison?”
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Exxon Mobil’s multi-billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas project in Papua New Guinea.
Port Elizabeth's The Herald features a multi-part series by Estelle Ellis on South Africa's Eastern Cape's abortion crisis.
Ten Pulitzer Center student fellows will report from abroad on topics such as environmental policy in Thailand, health and nutrition in the United Arab Emirates and gender equality in South Africa.
Four African journalists have been selected to participate in the Pulitzer Center's collaborative reproductive health-reporting project.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
Fatal Extraction examines the impact of Australian mining companies on African communities. Through exploration and discussion, students will learn about the concept of corporate responsibility.
Students learn about the impact of mining companies on African communities. Accusations of violence and poor safety regulations are explored using photographs, videos, court documents, and...
Uses resources from Fatal Extraction to support understanding around interdependent global forces, social vs individual needs, legacies of discrimination and environmental impact of human activity.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.