Thousands turned out for Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday in the pouring rain. Across the nation, South Africans mourned, and some called for their current leaders to follow more in his footsteps.
It's often the small signals that matter in diplomacy. And today had a doozy. President Obama greeted Cuba's President Raul Castro, as Obama was making his way to the podium to speak at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Did it mean something?
Author Adam Hochschild was 19 and writing for an anti-apartheid newspaper in Capetown, South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was arrested and put in prison. He couldn't imagine that Mandela had a chance against a government with the most military might in Africa.
Sexual attitudes are changing in South Africa. But there remains challenges in family planning and disease prevention. Anchor Marco Werman talks with reporter Poppy Louw from The Times newspaper in Johannesburg about those challenges.
With very little information available regarding the deteriorating health of South Africa's former-President Nelson Mandela, foreign media is waiting outside the hospital for him to either die or dramatically improve. Their vigil is angering some South Africans, including parts of the Mandela family.
A documentary tells the story of National Wake, a South African punk band that challenged the country's apartheid divisions in the 1970's. Unfortunately, the group didn't last very long, as reporter Mirissa Neff tells us.
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.
Nelson Mandela turns 93 today. His foundation has urged people to mark the second annual "Mandela Day" by devoting 67 minutes of volunteer work today, representing the 67 years he devoted to South Africa's political struggle.
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.