12/11/2013 12:11 pm ET Updated Feb 08, 2014


Nelson Mandela, his legacy and his life, mean a great many things to a great many people around the world. To me, he'll always be one of the modern world's most exceptional examples of how one man's work can be utterly transformative. His inspirational legacy spans the best of what humanity has to offer, through times engineered by the worst of humanity's players.

This 3 Minute Postcard shows a slice of Mandela's life through the Township that meant so much to him, and to all of South Africa. No matter what you've heard about the South Western Townships, I can guarantee you a day spent on a personalized tour of Soweto will change your perspective on the concept of an "urban slum," and possibly your perspective on the history of South Africa.