For the first time in 127 years, a black man captained the South African national team, the Springboks, to a Rugby World Cup victory. But his story should not fool us into thinking South Africa has overcome its racist past.
On May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela, became the first black president of South Africa after decades of systemic oppression against black South Africans.
A quarter-century ago, South Africa's black population was finally able to vote. But long after the brutal apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination, many say they still struggle to find a decent life.
South Africa has travelled a difficult road since the first inclusive elections in April 1994 ended more than three centuries of white domination.
Facebook has long banned white supremacist language, but did not previously consider white nationalist or separatist content to be explicitly racist. Now they do, and many argue it would make a difference.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomes the social media giant's ban that comes in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack on two mosques that killed 50 people people and was carried out by a self-confessed white supremacist.
The government is introducing a series of laws to regulate life in migrant-heavy neighbourhoods it labels as ghettos, but some residents feel it is another push to make them feel less at home in their own country.
In Soweto, a flashpoint of the anti-apartheid struggle when music was widely used to bring attention to the cause, punk rock is growing in influence and popularity.
The new head of South Africa's ANC party is a former union leader turned businessman and now one of the country's richest people. He is likely to become South Africa's next president in 2019 elections.
"Uncle Kathy," as he was known, died of pneumonia on Tuesday. He fought the apartheid government over its injustice, inequality and racism. But he also didn't shy away from taking his own African National Congress to task for corruption.
Twenty-five years ago, South African whites voted in a historic referendum that put an end to privileges they enjoyed and the centuries-old discriminatory policy of apartheid.
Members of the clergy, parents and anti-apartheid struggle stalwarts will mediate a process of consensus on Friday. The varsity is expected to resume classes in the following week.
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