Opinion

Embracing Nelson Mandela's contested legacy

The global peacemaker's reputation has taken a knock among young South Africans who believe he chose unity over justice.

Sisonke Msimang

by Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

South Africa

30 years since Mandela was freed, where does South Africa stand?

Three decades after anti-apartheid leader was released from prison, how has life changed for South Africans?

30 years since Mandela was freed, where does South Africa stand?

Africa

Who are Africa's Nobel Prize winners?

A look at the continent's Nobel laureates honoured for efforts in peace, chemistry, literature, medicine and physics.

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Head to Head

Transcript: Baleka Mbete on Xenophobia, Corruption, and the ANC

Read the full transcript of the debate with the South African politician on corruption, xenophobia and ANC's future.

Head to Head

Has South Africa's ruling party betrayed Mandela's legacy?

South African politician Baleka Mbete on corruption, xenophobia and whether the ANC has lived up to its promises.

Inside Story

Is apartheid in South Africa over?

It has been 25 years since the official end of segregation and white minority rule.

Nelson Mandela

In Pictures: Mandela's life

The South African leader rose from rural obscurity to become one of the world's most respected and loved figures.

In Pictures: Mandela's life

Nelson Mandela

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's centennial birthday

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela left a legacy of reconciliation, but contemporary South Africa still struggles with race and other challenges.

United States

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

Intellectual Cornel West discusses former US president Barack Obama's legacy and symbolism behind his rise to power.

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

South Africa

Mandela foundation urged to withdraw Obama invitation

Critics say former US president does not represent Mandela's legacy and should not be a guest lecturer at annual event.

Activists urge Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw Obama invite

The Listening Post

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Her life and death in the media

As the country mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, the media went to work characterising her life.

Inside Story

The legacy of South Africa's Winnie Mandela

Anti-apartheid campaigner and ex-wife of country's first President Nelson Mandela died on Monday aged 81.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Mandela: Life in pictures

A veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle, Winnie Mandela died at the age of 81.

Winnie Mandela: Life in pictures

South Africa

South Africa activist Winnie Mandela dies

Uncompromising opponent of apartheid maintained ties with Nelson Mandela despite their divorce in 1996.

South Africa

Who was South Africa's Winnie Mandela?

A look back at the life of anti-apartheid campaigner and ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela.