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Assassin of Mandela's likely successor to walk streets of the democratic South Africa for the first time

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

On the afternoon of the 10th April, 1993 anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani pulled up out outside his home in Boksburg, a quiet suburb of Johannesburg. ...

Activist Shareholders: Hear Them, Don't Necessarily Heed Them

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

January 1987 and South Africa was burning. The eyes of the free world transfixed on a country in turmoil -- declared state of emergency, mounting Anti...

Listen: 50 Years On, Mandela's Fateful Words That Media Too Easily Forget

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.17.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The media just love anniversaries. But I'm wondering how many mass media outlets will pick up on a confluence of two such commemorations this coming week -- a 50th and a 20th -- which mark separate major events in the long life of a recently departed global giant.

Freedom Is Like Oxygen: A Story to Honor International Women's Day

Beth Murphy | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Beth Murphy

"Freedom is like oxygen," she says. "You don't notice it until you can't breathe." Marshall joined the anti-apartheid National Union of South African Students (NUSAS) -- the only female member at the time. Soon, she was President.

Nelson Mandela and Saths Cooper: Two Generations of Anti-apartheid Activists Share a Prison Cell Block and Become a President

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

The name Sathasivian Cooper may not be as famous internationally as that of Nelson Rohihlhla Mandela, but the younger man fondly called "Saths" and the older man affectionately nicknamed "Madiba" (meaning "troublemaker") were both rebels and anti-apartheid activists.

Students Greet Nelson Mandela at Yankee Stadium

Alan Singer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

In June 1990, Nelson Mandela traveled to the United States for a twelve-day, eight-city, campaign to keep economic and political pressure on the government of South Africa to end apartheid and accept majority rule.

POLITICAL ART: Exiled Photographer Ernest Cole’s Work Exhibited in South Africa

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JOHANNESBURG -- When he was only in his 20s Ernest Cole, a black photographer who stood barely five feet tall, created one of the most harrowing picto...

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

A Look at Nelson Mandela's Legacy on His 90th Birthday

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Rose

2008-07-21-mandela.jpgTo mark the South African leader's life and legacy we talked to Rick Stengel who helped Mandela with his autobiography and Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret Marshall who hails from South Africa.