Produced by Vicky Stark
October 25, 2023
Africa’s Young Community Leaders Honored as Global Changemakers
As the world seeks strong leadership to find solutions to its many crises, Africa is celebrating 50 young people who are making a difference. They have been named “Global Changemakers” at an African Youth Summit in Rawsonville, South Africa. Vicky Stark files this report. Camera — Shadley Lombard.
June 17, 2023
South Africa Calls for Improved Policing
South African citizens are calling for effective policing in the wake of authorities announcing that over 6,000 murders were recorded in the first three months of 2023. For more, reporter Vicky Stark produced this report where she spoke to victims of violent crime and documents measures taken by South Africa’s police minister Bheki Cele to address the high number of homicides.
May 29, 2023
South African Officials Tear Down Cape Town Shacks
City officials in South Africa's Cape Town have expressed confidence over a legal battle where they look to tear down 300 shacks occupied by homeless people and are located on public pavements, under bridges and near historic landmarks – attempts facing resistance from rights groups. For more, reporter Vicky Stark produced this report from Cape Town.
March 30, 2023
S.Africa Recognizes Waste Pickers on International Day of Zero Waste
As the world marks International Day of Zero Waste, South Africa is encouraging those collecting recyclables from homes and rubbish dumps to register so they can be eligible for benefits such as higher payments for the items they collect. Authorities say this is necessary because the work they do contributes to the economy and helps fight against climate change. Vicky Stark has more from Cape Town.
March 25, 2023
Group Empowers Young African Women to Coach Basketball
A sports group in South Africa is encouraging more women to not only play basketball but also coach the game. African Grassroot Hoops runs a basketball leadership academy for young women with the lofty goal of getting a basketball in the hands of every young African. Vicky Stark reports from Cape Town.
March 11, 2023
US 'Oscars' Snub African Films: Critics
Cape Town — African movie critics say that eight films from the continent were snubbed by the prestigious Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, following submission for consideration for Sunday’s awards show hosted in Los Angeles, California.
February 24, 2023
Ukrainians in South Africa Remember Russia's Invasion
Ukrainians that fled Russia’s “special military operation” to South Africa have expressed gratitude to locals in the city of Cape Town who joined them in producing a performance titled “We Stand for Freedom,” that draws parallels between racial oppression under apartheid and Moscow’s attack on their nation. For more, VOA’s Vicky Stark spoke to some of the East Europeans who fled the conflict.
November 24, 2021
South Africa Environmental Activists Protest Offshore Oil Survey