Mandela's early life in Soweto, South Africa's biggest township
Nelson Mandela spent the 15 years before his imprisonment in Soweto, South Africa's largest township. His former home is now a pilgrimage site for tourists wanting an insight into his early life.
Nelson Mandela has inspired a generation of people around the world, from actors and directors to famous footballers. Some of those who knew him well share their thoughts about the man and his legacy.