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Yewande Omotoso

Yewande Omotoso’s 'The Woman Next Door'

Yewande Omotoso on apartheid, architecture and her novel, "The Woman Next Door."

Yewande Omotoso’s 'The Woman Next Door'
The host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah's new memoir is called Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

Trevor Noah gets personal

Trevor Noah gets personal
Joe Stewart and Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, both descendants of people sold as slaves by Georgetown University, visit the school on September 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Lessons from South Africa as Georgetown attempts reparations for slavery

Lessons from South Africa as Georgetown attempts reparations for slavery
Students march at Stellenbosch University earlier this year

A South African university sheds the language of apartheid

A South African university sheds the language of apartheid
South Africa's Trevor Noah will be the new host of "The Daily Show," the popular Comedy Central show currently hosted by Jon Stewart.

Joyous South Africans pop champagne to celebrate Trevor Noah's taking over for Jon Stewart

Joyous South Africans pop champagne to celebrate Trevor Noah's taking over for Jon Stewart
Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela on stage October 14, 2014, at Carnegie Hall in New York.

'The Voice' of South Africa celebrates 20 years of freedom

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.

'The Voice' of South Africa celebrates 20 years of freedom
Sheryl Ozinsky, one of the founders of the Oranjezicht City Farm in Cape Town, selling produce at the Saturday market.

'You can't be a sissy to live in Africa'

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.

'You can't be a sissy to live in Africa'
Nelson Mandela's former private assistant Zelda la Grange. Her memoir traces the 43-year-old's upbringing in an Afrikaans family that considered Mandela a terrorist to her improbable appointment to his office when he became president in 1994, and her clos

Here's how a young white woman went from loving apartheid to being in Mandela's inner circle

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.

Here's how a young white woman went from loving apartheid to being in Mandela's inner circle
Nelson Mandela, as a young man, before he gave his famous Rivonia speech

Why hearing Mandela's Rivonia speech is so powerful. It's not just the words, it's the sounds behind them

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.

Why hearing Mandela's Rivonia speech is so powerful. It's not just the words, it's the sounds behind them
Children at a township school in Atteridgevile, South Africa. In post-apartheid South Africa, children are no longer required to learn the Afrikaans language.

From Afrikaans to Zulu, South Africa's languages have stories to tell

Two decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa's eleven official languages don't always sit well together. And their relationships are changing.

From Afrikaans to Zulu, South Africa's languages have stories to tell
Former South African president P.W. Botha and his wife Elize

Ever wonder how South Africa's former leaders justified apartheid?

Veteran BBC reporter John Humphrys recalls interviewing former South African President P.W. Botha, who saw nothing wrong with treating blacks differently than whites.

Ever wonder how South Africa's former leaders justified apartheid?
Mandela

Denis Goldberg, for years at Mandela's side, recalls their struggles

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.

Denis Goldberg, for years at Mandela's side, recalls their struggles
Tutu

After Mandela's death, South Africa turns to Tutu

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.

After Mandela's death, South Africa turns to Tutu
Soweto

In Soweto, Nelson Mandela was a hero... and also a neighbor

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.

In Soweto, Nelson Mandela was a hero... and also a neighbor

Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run

On the run from police and branded a terrorist, Nelson Mandela decided he should do a TV interview. The then-42-year-old lawyer spoke with ITN reporter Brian Widlake — and Widlake walked away totally confused about the man he'd just met.

Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run