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Development & Education

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Tandie Nkosi is a senior at the Centre of Science and Technology in the South African township of Khayelitsha. Tandie just went to the prom and is anxiously awaiting the results of her college applications. Her junior classmate, Sivenathi Juqu recently traveled to the US as part of a prestigious leadership program. His mother passed away in June and he now lives with his older brother, while managing most of the family's responsibilities.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mandela's love for humor was on full display when he sat for an interview with 'Evita'

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Nelson Mandela was many many things, among them a lover of humor and satire. He once sat down for a 30-minute TV interview with a man in a dress pretending to be an apartheid-era Afrikaner housewife. Mandela knew that talking to the fictitious Evita Bezuidenhout was going to reach more people than appearing on the nightly news. Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys was the man behind Evita.

Arts, Culture & Media

He calls it 'plastic fantastic' — beautiful artwork made out of discarded plastic (Video)

The materials needed to make art can be expensive, too expensive for some. But one artist in South Africa has found away to combine his artistic passion and his love of recycling. Mbongeni Buthelezi collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and melts them to create a unique kind of art — he calls it "plastic fantastic."