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Nelson Mandela's first interview

Watch short video of Nelson Mandela's just released first ever interview (Videos)

The Nelson Mandela Foundation recently released video footage which is believed to be Mandela‘s earliest recorded interview.

Mac Maharaj in Durban, June 2015

Full transcript: FT interview with Mac Maharaj on Mandela, Zuma and South Africa

The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and Mac Maharaj, former confidant of Nelson Mandela and until recently the spin-doctor of President Jacob Zuma.

South African cadets relax ahead of celebrations for 20th anniversary of Freedom day, which marks the end of Apartheid, in Pretoria on April 27, 2014 (AFP Photo/Marco Longari)

Race relations at a crossroads in Mandela's South Africa

As a country that emerged from years of racial segregation, South Africa is often lauded for its reconciliation efforts, but cracks in the foundation of Nelson Mandela’s “Rainbow Nation” are starting to show.