Though he's still living, Nelson Mandela, the revered former leader of South Africa, makes fewer and fewer public appearances. Now 93, many South Africans are preparing for the day Nelson Mandela will no longer be alive.
South Africans are calling for radical changes in their police force in the aftermath of a grim video showing local police dragging a man behind a police van. Anchor Marco Werman talks with New York Times correspondent Lydia Polgreen in Johannesburg.
A new TV ad from the South Africa-based chicken restaurant chain, Nando's, is prompting laughs and raising some eye brows. The ad features look-a-likes for a slew of tyrants from Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe to the late Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.
South Africa changed dramatically when apartheid was abolished in 1990. But for many white South Africans, it was an unwelcome change. Producer Andrea Crossan of PRI's The World visited Johannesburg in 1999 and was tutored in white fears.
The former South African president's face will appear on bills of all denominations by the end of year. Current President Jacob Zuma said the gesture was meant to express the South African people's "deep gratitude."