Mandela is revered worldwide as champion of nonviolence and peace. Human rights activists and freedom fighters around the globe aim to follow his example of reconciliation, forgiveness, and non-retributive justice. This philosophy will be vital for future transitions in Iran and Syria.
By finding his freedom in grace and dignity, he was able to help bring freedom to all South Africans.
The Pool Stage is the initial round of competition in the Rugby World Cup. At the conclusion of this round, two teams (a winner and a runner-up) will advance to the next stage, or "quarter-finals." There are four pools - A, B, C and D, and it is widely anticipated that the top seeds in those pools: New Zealand, England, Australia and South Africa respectively, will move to the next round.
All the aspirations of an entire continent were channeled through the Ghana's Black Stars. Every goal was brilliant, every injury a matter of hot dispute.
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In the black Johannesburg township of Diepsloot, one volunteer coach is teaching children the basics of rugby.
In Muizenberg Beach, near Cape Town, surfer Gary Kleynhans teaches poor kids discipline, respect, and how to ride the waves like a champ.