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Case checks business roles in apartheid

(October 13th, 2009)

A lawsuit against several multinational companies accused of working with South Africa’s former apartheid government could set a new standard for corporate accountability overseas. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Africa finally to plug in to high-speed lines

(September 21st, 2009)

Fewer than 7% of Africans are connected to the Internet, compared to three out of four North Americans. But the imminent arrival of fiber-optic cables to the continent is expected to spark a telecommunications boom. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Africa resists lure of tobacco companies

(August 3rd, 2009)

International tobacco companies are cultivating millions of new smokers in Africa and other developing nations. Now the continent is a battleground between tobacco companies and the activists who want to stop them. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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South Africans strike against low wages

(July 21st, 2009)

South Africa has seen job-related strikes across a wide range of industries over the past several months. South African workers want President Jacob Zuma to pressure employers to raise wages. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Soweto Choir

(July 6th, 2009)

Those who work with HIV/AIDS patients deal with significant stress. In South Africa, AIDS workers gets together to sing on a weekly basis to mitigate some of that tension.

Reporting in the Soweto Township of South Africa, Gretchen Wilson brings this story, which won a 2008 Gabriel Award recognizing broadcasting excellence in the category of “Short Feature – National Release.”

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The Good Health Train

(July 6th, 2009)

Fifteen years after apartheid, South Africa is still in many ways a divided nation. Though the country’s private health care system is similar to what we have in the U.S., it remains expensive and out of reach for most South Africans, especially those who are poor, black or live in rural communities.

Gretchen Wilson reports from the small town of Kroonstad, where an innovative solution tries to bridge this gap by bringing quality health care by train.

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Going abroad for internships

(July 3rd, 2009)

The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.

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Tournament a test run for South Africa

(June 24th, 2009)

Today’s Confederations Cup soccer tournament is a priority for South Africa, which will have to deal with the chaos of next year’s World Cup. The trial’s success brings with it a chance for a new face for the continent. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Black South Africans may lose farms

(April 21st, 2009)

In 1994 then South African President Mandela pledged to redistribute 30% of white-owned farmland to the black majority. But now the government is threatening to take that land back. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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How Zuma could affect South Africa

(April 21st, 2009)

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is expected to win tomorrow’s election, and some investors worry about the new administration’s economic plans. Steve Chiotakis explores the potential new platform with Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg.

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