There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man.
An inspiring project is giving hope to prisoners at five correctional facilities by teaching them horticultural skills. And the proof is in the pudding: fewer people who have gone through the programme return to prison. Instead they concentrate on getting their lives back on track. And that’s “how we measure our success”.
Constitution Hill, seat of the Constitutional Court and symbol of South Africa's journey, has been named Preferred Heritage Destination of the Year. It is an impressive complex, sitting atop Johannesburg, from where it centres the country's past, present and future.
• Gandhi's memory lingers in South Africa
When pregnant women are sentenced to jail, they have their babies in prison. Their children remain with them until they are two. Babies Behind Bars works to help these innocent beings get the best start possible.