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."
Amina Cachalia, who's died in Johannesberg at the age of 82, was a veteran of South Africa's struggle against apartheid and a close friend to Nelson Mandela for more than sixty years. The World's Alex Gallafent met her in 2011.
South African cartoonist John Curtis is honoring Nelson Mandela by collecting political cartoons that tell his story. But telling Mandela's story in cartoons is difficult — since South Africa banned any quotes or images of him, including cartoons, for many years, and few knew what he looked like during his 27 years in prison.
Ntshepeng Motema is a South African living in New York. In this radio essay, she talks about how she's been spending a lot of time online checking for news on the health of South Africa's ailing former president, Nelson Mandela.
Greensboro-based hip-hop group Phive paid tribute to Nelson Mandela's birthday today by releasing a special song. Marco Werman speaks with singer and songwriter Afika Nxumalo about his connection to South Africa and the song he penned called "Madiba."