South Africa is celebrating 20 years of freedom and democracy. The country has come a long way since the end of apartheid. Its constitution is one of the world's most advanced. But there's also a dark side to this anniversary: South Africa is still dealing with wide-spread poverty, corruption and discrimination. For example, gays and lesbians are often subjected to social exclusion and violence.
An industrial climber washes windows while enjoying stunning views of Würzburg; pupils from North Rhine-Westphalia raise money to help orphans in Uganda; an engineer from Brandenburg has toured the North and Baltic Sea coasts on his bicycle; and a traditional purveyor of tea and coffee in Kiel that serves customers across the globe.