- December 06, 2013
With Nelson Mandela's passing, the world has lost one of the past century's great leaders, a man who fought oppression and spent decades in prison in his battle against apartheid. In the end, he was forced to watch as his successors jeopardized his life's work. more... [ Comment ]
- August 02, 2013
'Amandla' is a relatively modest, German-run football school in a Cape Town township. But unlike many well-funded projects in South Africa sponsored by FIFA since the last World Cup, the camp changes the lives of thousands of children. more... [ Comment ]
- July 26, 2013
American photographer Roger Ballen searches for his images on the fringes of society. Most recently, his jarring music video for South African group Die Antwoord helped propel the artists to global fame. He spoke with SPIEGEL ONLINE about his work. more... [ Comment ]
- July 12, 2013
Last fall Malala Yousafza, a 15-year-old blogger in Pakistan, was gunned down for demanding the right to an education. She has taken her message to the UN, and girls worldwide are fighting back against violence and oppression. A global movement is taking shape. more... [ Comment ]
- August 29, 2012
South Africa's legendary African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela, is destroying itself. Corruption, cronyism, internal divisions and, more recently, the mine massacre in Marikana are draining support from the party's base -- and destroying the country's economy. more...
- July 05, 2010
South Africa became the first World Cup host nation ever to exit the tournament following the group stage. Still, midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala tells SPIEGEL in an interview that he is proud of what his team achieved and talks about how the World Cup changed his life and his country. more...
- June 21, 2010
With World Cup security stewards complaining of poor working conditions and unpaid wages, a labor dispute threatens to overshadow the action on the pitch in South Africa. SPIEGEL spoke to union head Evan Abrahamse about the workers' complaints. more...
- June 15, 2010
Sepp Blatter has brought the World Cup to South Africa, and now he is seeking to portray himself as a benevolent champion of foreign aid. Is the president of football's international governing body, FIFA, really interested in more than his own fame? more... [ Comment ]
- June 14, 2010
The plastic 'vuvuzela' trumpets so popular with South African football fans at the World Cup are causing considerable debate abroad. Players, officials and viewers have been critical and, after only three days, some are calling for a ban. German commentators say the debate is a sign of deeper cultural issues at play. more...
- June 11, 2010
Did Daimler support the racist apartheid regime in South Africa? A group of victims has sued the German company because it supplied vehicles used in the oppression of anti-apartheid activists. The group wants to use the World Cup to draw attention to its struggle. more... [ Comment ]