Factwalk: South Africahttp://www.factwalk.com/south_africaFacts, information and statistics on South Africa.Dan Roodt on the Mythological Nelson Mandela Promoted by the News Mediahttp://www.factwalk.com/1125Mandela is that ultimate postmodern illusion: a fable, a South African simulation. Mandela sprung from a rural African village in the Eastern Cape, the most backward of South African provinces where the age-old African cattle culture is still being perpetuated and where subsistence farmers eke out a living on small patches of land controlled by their chief. From these primitive, rural surroundings Mandela was plucked to be put into global circulation, on gold coins and more recently even on our banknotes.2013-07-06 02:27:49