south africa

A new miniseries about South Africa’s most famous hero, Nelson Mandela, is in the works. The proposed 6-part miniseries has been approved by Mandela’s family, and is even being produced by his grandson Kweku Mandela. According to the BBC, two of Mandela’s books will be used to create the miniseries and working title of the […]

Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey’s girls are heading out into the world! Saturday, the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa graduated. The Associated Press reports that of the 75 girls who began the school in 2007, 72 are graduates. All of the graduates are headed to universities in South […]

British actor Idris Elba has some very big shoes to fill in his latest film role. Elba will play former South African president Nelson Mandela in an upcoming biopic. Elba has taken on some pretty major roles lately, including movies like “Thor” and “Takers.” Idris Elba now joins an elite list of actors who have […]

Oprah Winfrey spent $40 million to give the girls at her school in South Africa a campus with computer and science labs, a library and a wellness center. None paid tuition. The students are high-achievers, often from communities where schools are struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. As the South African school year nears […]

JOHANNESBURG — A somber and frail Nelson Mandela attended the funeral Thursday for his 13-year-old great-granddaughter, whose death in a car crash last week following the World Cup’s opening concert marked a tragic start to the tournament.