Field Notes: Practicing Self-Defense Outside an Ultra-Conservative Stronghold
Orania, South Africa: Niklas Kirsten, a former paratrooper in the South African Army, instructs Erik Du Pree on handgun self-defense in the fields outside an ultra-conservative, all-Afrikaner stronghold known as Orania.
Women Are Being Left Out of South Africa's Minimum Wage Increase
While looking to lessen wage disparities, the government has instead enacted legislation that leaves behind a large swath of female workers.
Viewfinder: Mining Widows March to Commemorate Their Deceased Husbands in South Africa
Widows of deceased striking miners who were killed during the Marikana massacre walk from the memorial site during the event's fifth anniversary in Marikana on August 16th, 2017.
South Africa Asks: Would Legalizing Trade in Rhino Horn Save the Species?
As poaching pushes the rhino toward extinction, South Africa considers a radical solution: Legalize the very thing that is killing them. It'd make some people very rich. But would it doom the species?
Time May Be Running Out for Rhinos as Poaching Persists Worldwide
South Africa debates legalization of the rhino-horn trade to stem smuggling.
Since We Last Spoke: Updates to Previous Pacific Standard Stories
Updates to past Pacific Standard print stories.
The Humanities Professor at Mandela's Right Hand
When Nelson Mandela formed a National Unity government to rule the debut of a post-apartheid South Africa, he demonstrated both his magnanimity and his tactical sense, according to his late friend and chief of staff Jakes Gerwel.
Is Hosting a World Cup Like Sporting a Chanel Bag?
Destitute spots hosting high-profile sporting events can at least burnish their international reputations even if they are hemorrhaging money, right? Well, probably not.