Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
South Africa's history shows that mobilising white privilege can be a useful tool for advancing the struggle against racism.
The inequalities in South Africa's education are systematically being exposed at a scale not experienced before.
It is not hard to see the roots of 20th century apartheid policies in the legacy of the British settlers.
It is rare for a post-authoritarian society to get two chances to reconcile. This may be just that, for white South Africans in particular.
Goldberg was the youngest Rivonia triallist. Segregated prisons meant he was sent to Pretoria, while his fellow accused were incarcerated on Robben Island.
For the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994, citizens have had to accept stringent restrictions on their normal civil liberties.
The election of Port Elizabeth's first black mayor in 1995 signalled that the democratic change that had started in 1994 was irreversible. But problems lay ahead.
The British Anti-Apartheid Movement was founded 60 years ago. Here's why it remains as relevant today as in its heyday.
Moe Shaik fancies himself as an analyst who can read people well. And yet, he has a rather large blind spot for his leaders – until they fall out with him.
Set in the army during apartheid, the South African film Moffie is a masterpiece. Oliver Hermanus, a black filmmaker, explores how toxic white masculinity breeds racism and homophobia.
No other photographer in southern Africa has documented war in the way that John Liebenberg did. He captured the life and the conflict of both sides in his body of work.
The long history of racist beauty standards alone cannot explain the ongoing global use of harmful skin lighteners.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
Desmond Tutu is by far the most high-profile African, if not global, religious leader to support lesbian and gay rights, and he has done so since the 1970s.
The passing of music giant Joseph Shabalala rests heavy on South African hearts - he told the story of black migrants within the apartheid system in a way no-one else did - and achieved global fame.
Does South Africa have skeletons in the closet over the death of the UN Secretary-General?
Underlying direct or personal violence is structural violence that is entrenched in unequal power relations in society.
An archive project is restoring the secret history of Namibia's resistance music culture from the 1950s to the late 1980s -- suppressed and censored during apartheid but now touring the world.
Unity for the wrong reasons reduces social cooperation to whatever happens to benefit a particular person or group, making it a zero-sum game.