Author Jonny Steinberg’s new book, "Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage," explores the complex relationship between Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, two of the world’s best-known freedom fighters. Steinberg joined The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the fraught political partnership of these iconic revolutionaries.
The 31-year-old comic has faced bigger challenges than running "The Daily Show." One of them: growing up mixed-race in apartheid-era South Africa. Sometimes, he says, "I felt like a bag of weed."
South Africa's Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masekela are in the midst of a US tour they're calling 20 Years of Freedom. The music celebrates 20 years since the start of democracy in South Africa and the official end of apartheid.
When Sheryl Ozinsky was attacked at gunpoint in her own home in a rich neighborhood in Cape Town, her whole life changed. Today, she's running a farm and market day to help people come out of their locked homes and build their community.
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.
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.
Two decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa's eleven official languages don't always sit well together. And their relationships are changing.
Veteran BBC reporter John Humphrys recalls interviewing former South African President P.W. Botha, who saw nothing wrong with treating blacks differently than whites.
Nelson Mandela was "a leader among leaders" in the drive to end apartheid. One of those leaders who stood next to him was Denis Goldberg, who recalls Mandela's commitment — and how far he was willing to go to achieve equality.
With Nelson Mandela’s death, many South Africans felt the country lost its greatest leader. So, Friday morning, many turned to the nation’s other global icon – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Soweto was the nucleus in the fight against apartheid, and it was also the place Nelson Mandela and the resistance movement called home for a time.