Given South Africa's legacy of two outstanding Nobel Peace Prize past winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, the award is a big deal for our country.
The award came back to the continent this year, as a coalition of civil society groups, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins the highly prestigious prize, for their "decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011".
Ray White spoke to Africa Correspondent, JJ Cornish about the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet.
Listen to the conversation below:
This article first appeared on 702 : Tunisian civil society groups win 2015 Nobel Peace Prize