Cameras in hand, boys find their way

Bernard Viljoen works with former street children in downtown Jozi. Using disposable cameras, they are finding their voices and carving a path out of the wilderness. I Was Shot In Joburg is proving to be a saviour for these young boys, who otherwise would have fallen through the cracks.

The search for the kingpins

South Africa is cracking down on crime, illegal drugs and the cartels behind them in an attempt to build a drug-free country. The police have notched up an impressive list of busts, and the courts and the government are playing their parts too.

Villagers benefit from well-heeled visitors

In a small village outside Kruger National Park, education, health care, employment and sustainability are key. Along with wildlife conservation, a safari lodge is putting into practice its social principles in creating a positive culture within the community.

Partners team up to feed the future

Thousands of children go to school without breakfast. They are lethargic and cannot concentrate. This makes teaching and learning impossible, trapping them in poverty. Alongside government feeding schemes, the private sector has initiatives to put food in every child's stomach.

Januaries keep Mandela spirit alive in France

Although rugby hero Ricky Januarie and his family live in Europe, they keep Madiba close to their hearts. They teach their children about the great man, and ensure his legacy lives on in Lyon through following his example of working for the greater good.

D’Sa lauded for fight for environmental justice

Nearly three-quarters of South Africa's industry is housed in South Durban. The pollution – and a toxic waste dump – has had a devastating effect on local residents. But the community is fighting back, led by activist Desmond D'Sa and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance.

New hospital prescribed for Jabulani

Pressure has been eased on Soweto's massive Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital with the opening of the Zola-Jabulani District Hospital, a multimillion-rand state-of-the-art facility. It adds to the growing number of first-class services turning the once neglected township into a vibrant economic hub.

A look back at national election results

South Africa has held five national elections since 1994, one every five years. As we await the results of the country's latest national vote, which took place on 7 May 2014 in South Africa's 20th year of democracy, we look back at past election results, from 1994 to 2009.

The strength of South Africa’s democracy

There may be a fair amount of criticism of the government and widespread protests, but the reality is, South Africa's democracy is stronger than it has ever been. Citizens can criticise without fear and turn anger into positive action.

Election volunteers: the beating heart of democracy

South African election volunteers take their passion for democracy and their party-of-choice manifestos to the people, helping political promises reflect on-the-ground community needs, and building on voter education.