Born in a small village in Transkei, Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg as a young man. He called several places home over the years, from a backyard shack in Alexandra to an upmarket house in well-heeled Houghton. In his retirement, he divided his time between the city and his rural retreat in Qunu.
Perhaps the best people to express the sadness of South Africa – and the world – after the death of Nelson Mandela are those closest to him: his long-time personal assistant Zelda la Grange, his old friend Ahmed Kathrada, and his fellow Elder, Desmond Tutu.
On behalf of Brand South Africa and all South Africans: Tata, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you well surrounded by the comfort and love of your family and friends.
He's only 12 years old and has already picked up several awards for his philanthropy. He's Jordan van der Walt and his school feeding initiative has fed a million hungry tummies in two years.