"I’m just that person. I’m like, dude — I’m HIV-positive.”
When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Zelda la Grange had no idea who he was. In her Afrikaaner family, he was simply a "terrorist." She was in her twenties and would soon become Mandela's personal assistant, and later, a close friend.
If you're in Pretoria, South Africa, one show you won't be able to see is a new opera about Nelson Mandela. That's because the show, "Madiba: The African Opera," was cancelled after just three nights because of a lack of funding. The opera depicts Nelson Mandela's early years in his native home of Qunu, on South Africa's Eastern Cape. Thabang Senekal is the well-known South African baritone who played Mandela in the production. He describes what it's like to play Mandela on stage.
South Africa kept recordings of Nelson Mandela's famous Rivonia speech. But no one could hear them because they were on dictabelts. And then South Africa's last remaining dictaphone machine broke.
Was it murder or a terrible accident? As the trial of Oscar Pistorius continues, South Africans are divided on whether the athlete is guilty of murdering his girlfriend.
There were tears and sobs from South African athlete Oscar Pistorius as he took the witness stand and apologized to Reeva Steenkamp's family. Pistorius is on trial for Steenkamp's murder.
All this week, judges in Pretoria's High Court heard witnesses describe what happened last Valentine's Day, when Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. For South Africans, it is the first time a trial has been broadcast on TV, and they are following it like a prime-time crime show.
Oscar Pistorius, the South African amputee athlete who runs on high-tech blades, is about to go on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. Many in his country view the tragic case as a morality tale. But what, exactly, is the moral?
NORAD started tracking Santa by accident, when a phone number was misprinted in a Colorado Springs newspaper. Now the Santa tracking has turned into a digital empire that will delight thousands, perhaps millions, of children around the world on Christmas Eve.
A judge in Pretoria has released double-amputee track star Oscar Pistorius on a $113,000 bail.