Journalism by Anna Majavu
As part of the Breaking Barriers series, we spoke to Wendy Pekeur, trade unionist in South Africa.
This programme, called “Skillz Street”, was developed specifically for girls and is run by the NGO Grassroot Soccer. It combines activities-based HIV prevention and life skills.
When rooibos, South Africa’s naturally caffeine-free tea, made the jump from health food store to supermarket staple it provided a lifeline for a small group of indigenous farmers. Then drought and the entry of commercial growers into the market threatened them with ruin.
Vice squads in Cape Town have been cracking down on the city's sex trade ahead of the World Cup. However, female sex workers say continued criminalisation makes it harder to protect themselves against HIV.
No more hunger, plentiful cheap food and small scale farmers living off the fat of the land. African activists say a continent self-sufficient in food is well within reach. But will this vision create long term problems for the continent's poorest farmers?
Countries: South Africa