In another awkward incident to emerge from Mandela's official memorial service, the South African government is facing accusations that the interpreter hired to sign for the deaf instead invented nonsense hand signals.
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 musical trio The Robben Island Singers served time in the same prison as Nelson Mandela. Now, as free men, they perform the songs they wrote behind bars — songs of the apartheid movement that continue to resonate to this day.
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.