Although Nelson Mandela preached tolerance and reconciliation, there are still divisions within South Africa. Some have warned that without his presence those divisions may spark violence.
But even members in a poor Afrikaner enclave appear cautiously optimistic about their future.
“At the end of the day we should listen to what Mandela taught us. And he was like always letting us join together and not be racist. And we must take that example. And people must take that example all over and just try and follow it,” said resident Sandra Batha.
When Mandela was elected the country’s first black president in 1994 many Afrikaners were uneasy about life under a black-majority government after decades of white rule.