A planned lodge development at the settlement of Molapo in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve has become a source of controversy. Tourists who frequent the 40-room lodge's luxury accommodation will enjoy the sights of the Kalahari. The outlook for indigenous Bushmen from the reserve is less positive, however.
Violence in South African schools has claimed the lives of a number of children in recent years, while many more have been hospitalised with injuries. In one of the latest incidents, a 15-year-old boy was beaten by a fellow pupil at a high school in Florida, a relatively well-off suburb of Johannesburg.