Nelson Mandela

Plans for anniversary of Mandela's death unveiled

The commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of former president Nelson Mandela will start with a wreath laying ceremony at the Union Buildings, while several other events will also take place, government has announced.

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Mandela estate commits to cattle care

2014-11-26 16:54

Family of the late president Nelson Mandela have undertaken to ensure the welfare of cattle at his Qunu homestead in the Eastern Cape, the NSPCA says.

President's powers must be reviewed – Moseneke

2014-11-14 10:16
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Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has questioned the amount of power vested in President Jacob Zuma, according to a report.

Keep Mandela's memory alive - Machel

2014-11-11 14:45

As the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death approaches, his widow Graca Machel says that her heart is growing heavier and that it is still difficult to accept he was gone.

Malala donates children's prize cash to Gaza schools

2014-10-29 19:22

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has said she is giving her entire winnings from a children's rights award to help rebuild schools in war-ravaged Gaza.

 

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Malala wins Children's Nobel Prize

2014-10-28 18:23

Teen education advocate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan has been named the winner of the World's Children's Prize, sometimes called the Children's Nobel Prize.

Winnie to contest divorce - report

2014-10-15 10:08
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ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has claimed in court papers that her divorce from former president Nelson Mandela was fraudulently obtained, according to a report.

Winnie to undergo surgery – daughter

2014-10-13 14:22

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is to be admitted to hospital to undergo surgery, her daughter said on Monday.

Dalai Lama row puts ANC on collision course with history

2014-10-10 11:13

Most people would be reluctant to pick a fight with a revered Buddhist holy man and 14 other Nobel peace prize winners, but that's just what President Jacob Zuma has done.

Tutu gives govt a tongue lashing over Dalai Lama

2014-10-01 22:20
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Nobel Peace Laureate and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has lashed out at the government for "kowtowing" to China by barring the Dalai Lama from attending a global summit of fellow prizewinners in Cape Town.

SA has become an angry country - Zelda

2014-09-18 10:45
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Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant Zelda la Grange says she is worried that South Africa has become an angry society, and that people don't follow Mandela's example of respecting others.

Winnie should have approached elders - AbaThembu

2014-08-08 23:17
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela should have approached the elders in the AbaThembu before launching a claim on the estate of former president Nelson Mandela, the AbaThembu clan says.

E Cape govt feeds Mandela's dying cattle - report

2014-08-03 16:19
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The Eastern Cape government fed starving cattle at former president Nelson Mandela's homestead in Qunu, the Sunday Times has reported.

PE residents force anti-apartheid museum to close

2014-07-31 17:15

Residents have forced the closure of a museum honouring anti-apartheid heroes, accusing the authorities of building "a house for dead people" while they live in squalor.

Kerry quotes Mandela for Mideast truce

2014-07-28 20:40

US Secretary of State John Kerry evoked the memory of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela to press his push for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians.

Madonsela investigating Mandela funeral claims

2014-07-22 20:13

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating alleged corruption by Eastern Cape municipalities relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Mandela remains symbol of hope - Zuma

2014-07-18 21:02

President Jacob Zuma says former president Nelson Mandela remained a symbol of hope to South Africa as it celebrated his birthday.

Mandela looking down from heaven - Tutu

2014-07-18 14:05

Former president Nelson Mandela is looking down from heaven at the things people are doing to celebrate his legacy on Mandela Day, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

Mandela was ready to kill for SA - Malema

2014-07-17 23:42
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EFF leader Julius Malema says late former president Nelson Mandela was ready to kill for this country.

Speaker probing Mandela funeral questions claim

2014-07-16 22:01

Allegations that the Eastern Cape legislature twice blocked the DA's questions about funds for former president Nelson Mandela's funeral are being investigated.

SA urged to embrace Mandela Month

2014-07-07 10:15

The government has urged South Africans to embrace the opportunity to celebrate Mandela Month by giving 67 minutes of their time to build a cleaner and better country.

Report details Mandela funeral overspending

2014-07-02 09:19

An East London company was paid R49 000 to supply cleaning and sanitary materials for the funeral of Nelson Mandela in December last year, it has been reported.

Graça Machel breaks her silence

2014-06-29 09:21

Former president Nelson Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, has told City Press how she misses sitting in the lounge with her late husband, and how she misses feeding him.

Mayor held for Mandela funeral fraud

2014-06-23 14:26
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Buffalo City municipality Mayor Zukiswa Ncitha and two others have been arrested for alleged fraud involving Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Zelda: Madiba told Hansie to move on

2014-06-19 10:46

Details of former president Nelson Mandela's meetings with various celebrities including Charlize Theron and late cricketer Hansie Cronje feature in his personal assistant Zelda La Grange's book, which has just been released.

Mandela's daughter warns Zelda of legal action

2014-06-15 14:30
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Nelson Mandela's daughter has warned the late stateman’s long time assistant, Zelda La Grange, that she could be sued over her claims that Mandela’s wife Graça Machel was side-lined during his final days.

Mandela family mark end of mourning period

2014-06-14 16:25

The family of former president Nelson Mandela are expected in Qunu in the Eastern Cape to mark the end of the mourning period, the SABC has reported.

Manuel: Cancelling arms deal detrimental

2014-06-11 14:50
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Cancelling loans secured for financing the 1999 arms deal would hurt the South African economy, former finance minister Trevor Manuel says.

Winnie accuses Mandela of land fraud - report

2014-10-19 12:42
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ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela claims her former husband Nelson Mandela may have committed land fraud when he registered a plot of land in Qunu, Eastern Cape, in his own name.

Winnie goes to court over Mandela's estate

2014-10-14 15:08
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's lawyers have confirmed that they had filed papers in court challenging the estate of former president Nelson Mandela, seeking the rights to his home in Qunu.

Mandela honoured posthumously

2014-10-11 14:15

Ndileka Mandela, eldest granddaughter of former president Nelson Mandela, has accepted a posthumous award for Madiba from SAFA.

Armed struggle against ANC government inevitable

2014-10-03 16:45

It has become excruciatingly clear that everything we believed about our democracy and freedom was an illusion, says Matome Letsoalo.

South Africa: Her story by 51 million authors

2014-09-24 08:19

How do we tell the world that the Rainbow Nation is currently an Angry Nation?, asks Venolia Rabodiba.

Govt disingenuous about Dalai Lama visit

2014-09-05 15:33
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The government is being disingenuous about the Dalai Lama's visa for entry to South Africa, says Cape Town's mayor.

Winnie wants Mandela's Qunu home - report

2014-08-05 08:03
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is challenging Nelson Mandela's estate, seeking the rights to his home in Qunu, according to a report.

Zuma has little impact on SA's reputation

2014-08-02 08:32
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Scandals involving President Jacob Zuma have little impact on South Africa's reputation in the US, Brand SA country manager Simon Barber says.

Woman gets naked at Mandela statue

2014-07-30 09:42
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A woman has caused a commotion when she stripped naked and caressed the statue of former president Nelson Mandela in Sandton. WARNING: Article contains imagery which some users might find offensive.

Ramaphosa makes appeal on national anthem

2014-07-24 21:16
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South African leaders need to reach out to those in the Afrikaans-speaking and African communities on their concerns about singing the full national anthem, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

2014-07-22 14:21

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in honour of Nelson Mandela wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom”.

Media casts dark cloud over Mandela funeral - premier

2014-07-18 21:02

The media continues to "cast a dark cloud" over how the Eastern Cape leadership carried out the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, the office of Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

World marks 1st Mandela Day since his death

2014-07-18 07:17

People in at least 126 countries are set to volunteer their time for the common good on Mandela Day - for the first time since Mandela's death last year.

ANC: Clean up for Mandela

2014-07-17 05:00

South Africans are urged to clean up their cities, towns, neighbourhoods, villages and schools on Nelson Mandela International Day, the government has said.

Prolonging life at any cost?

2014-07-15 09:53

Following Desmond Tutu's comments about assisted dying, and that Nelson Mandela's prolonged death was an affront to his dignity, News24 takes a look at the debate.

Masualle denies altering DA's Mandela questions

2014-07-05 08:40

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has denied having altered written questions given by the Democratic Alliance about the Mandela funeral funds.

Zuma receives Mandela condolences books

2014-07-01 18:36

President Jacob Zuma has received thousands of condolence books paying tribute to former president Nelson Mandela.

Graça Machel ends period of mourning

2014-06-27 08:27

Former president Nelson Mandela's widow Graça Machel has returned to public life after six months of mourning, and will continue to focus on children and women's rights, her trust says.

Members of Mandela family support Zelda's book

2014-06-20 08:43

Former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela and his grandson Mandla Mandela have welcomed a book by Zelda la Grange, saying she's entitled to share her experiences of him.

Military doctors treated Mandela badly - Zelda

2014-06-19 09:33
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Former president Nelson Mandela experienced shockingly poor treatment at the hands of state doctors and had to be booked into a private hospital with bedsores in 2011, according to Zelda la Grange.

Zelda to lift lid on Mandela family drama

2014-06-15 08:07
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A new book from Nelson Mandela’s long-time personal assistant reveals the family drama in the days leading up to the icon’s death.

ANC salutes 'heroic resolve' of Rivonia trialists

2014-06-12 12:43

The ANC has saluted the Rivonia trialists on the 50th anniversary of their sentencing, saying the trial marked the stepping up of the offensive against apartheid.

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