As part of a 10-day visit to Southern Africa, Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and their son Archie are in the country this week.
The royal couple will start their tour in Cape Town where they will visit a township and District Six.
What is the purpose of the visit and what is achieved from visits by British royals?
Africa Melane chats to sculptor, poet, writer, and academic professor Pitika Ntuli to give more insight on the visit.
He says the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is a very important one.
This visit is at a time when South Africa is portrayed as a bad place to be in, so their visit highlights something different.— Professor Pitika Ntuli, Sculptor, poet, writer, and academic
Listen below to the full interview: