Soweto locals talk about the legacy that Mandela has left behind ahead of what would have been his 100th birthday this year. Also The Elders, a group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, inaugurate the “100 Sparks of Hope Peace Park” to honour him
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Tens of thousands of mourners attend struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s state funeral in Soweto. IMAGES of Mandela’s casket arriving at Orlando Stadium
Rev. Jesse Jackson pays tribute to Winnie Mandela as hundreds of people line the streets of Soweto in South Africa to see her funeral procession.
Hundreds of people line the streets of Soweto to see the funeral procession of anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela ahead of her final send-off this weekend. IMAGES
As South Africa mourns the loss of Winnie Mandela, the death of 14-year-old activist Stompie Seipei in 1989 still taints the anti-apartheid stalwart’s legacy.
South Africans praise Winnie Mandela’s fight for women and young people as thousands of mourners flock to the heart of Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela’s former wife and struggle hero.
Toxic water and dust are endangering the lives of tens of thousands of South Africans living in Soweto townships, where residents have no choice but to live near mounds of toxic waste produced during the 19th century gold rush.
Soweto residents protest against housing and working conditions, voicing their opposition to the ANC’s Reconstruction and Development Programme in South Africa.
This week on Africa Weekly, a year after the launch of a much-needed clean-up programme in oil-rich southern Nigeria, the oil slicks which blackened the waters, killed the fish and ruined the mangroves are still present. Then we head to Soweto where small-scale entrepreneurs are hoping to transform South Africa’s township economy and finally we end in the DRC where a first class football training facility has been left in dissaray after its founder – also one of DRC’s key political opponents – left the country.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY