south africa

Why Winnie Mandela could not be forgiven

Opinion: Despite character assassination and imprisonment, Winnie Mandela died at the age of 81 without experiencing forgiveness for her alleged crimes

Is Julius Malema the new Nelson Mandela?

How a radical leader with a checkered past is winning voters away from the party of Nelson Mandela and inspiring a new kind of politics

The true measure of Nelson Mandela

Mandela was what his nation needed, and had no right to expect. He was released from prison 25 years ago on Feb. 11, 1990

Newsmaker of the day: Eugene de Kock, aka ‘Prime Evil’

Apartheid death squad leader Eugene de Kock is granted parole

Palestine’s most uncommon ally

Equating its apartheid past with Israel, South Africa has emerged as one of Palestine’s most outspoken supporters

What in the world is going on in 2014?

From war and politics to sports and culture, the global calendar is already crowded

‘Remember this always’

I didn’t realize until it was too late how few perfectly incorruptible human beings there are

From the archives: The lessons of Mandela

In his 1990 report, Allan Fotheringham witnesses history as a jailed martyr tastes freedom

Will the centre hold in South Africa?

The ruling African National Congress is under pressure to redistribute resources to the black majority

Nelson Mandela conquered apartheid, united his country and inspired the world

His remarkable journey was one of the great sagas of our time

Editorial: Remembering Mandela, and how he saved South Africa—and himself

The man who rejected the inevitability of violence

PM’s staffers attempt to control media in South Africa

And it doesn’t really work. Local journalist Barry Bateman tweets the encounter.