The day Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, a teenage Godfrey Sithole was just beginning his journey to America.
Nelson Mandela came to Philadelphia 20 years ago, on two occasions in 1993 to receive the Liberty Medal and then after he became South Africa’s President.
Gov. Tom Corbett issued a statement Thursday that said the world lost one of its greatest statesmen and a champion of liberty.
The South African presidency says the health condition of Nelson Mandela has become critical.
In a few weeks, all eyes will be on Oscar Pistorius’ legs as the 25-year-old from South Africa becomes the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics.
There’s a special after-school program in Philadelphia where high school kids create beautiful works of art to brighten the lives of those who are less fortunate.
This was one of eleven shipments that will come in from South Africa this year, and officials there are hoping that number will expand.