In 1994, Nelson Mandela stepped forth as South Africa’s first black president and said, “Never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.” But 18 years later, is South Africa truly free? Journalist Douglas Foster explored that question while living in South Africa. He interviewed everyone from President Zuma to teens with HIV. Foster joins us to discuss his book “After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” and the problems that still divide the country.
Douglas Foster, associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a former editor at Mother Jones