South Africa: the cradle of humankind and a brand new democracy. A land of extraordinary contrasts and breathtaking diversity of life, South Africa is home to 47 million people speaking different languages. It boasts some of the most dynamic and vibrant cities on Earth and yet is a nation of ancient custom and magnificent ritual. This is the story of life in the Rainbow Nation. South Africa has recently gone through one of the most extraordinary transformations of any nation on Earth, forging peace and democracy out of a state of sectarian civil war. The spirit of hope can still be found in countless individual stories which acknowledge their hardships while leaning towards a bright future. "Discovery Atlas" explores the lives of several individuals and tells the unique stories of how they contribute in their own way to the new South Africa after years of internal struggle.