Nelson Mandela

Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'

South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

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South Africa-born lawyer who defended Mandela dies

2017-06-20 13:16

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison.

Like Madiba, men must work on themselves

2017-06-11 06:49

As men we must do the hard work of unlearning the culture of patriarchy that binds us and try to emulate Madiba in working on the self and our conscious and subconscious biases.

Like Madiba, men must work on themselves

2017-06-11 06:10

As men we must do the hard work of unlearning the culture of patriarchy that binds us and try to emulate Madiba in working on the self and our conscious and subconscious biases, writes Sello Hatang.

 

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Former police commissioner ‘never gave ex-Mandela cop clear mandate’

2017-05-15 21:07

Former national police commissioner George Fivaz has denied failing to properly brief a senior officer former president Nelson Mandela chose to head an elite investigative unit.

Mugabe 'not asleep in meetings, he's protecting eyes', says aide

2017-05-12 06:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods in public events but is resting his eyes from bright lights, his spokesperson says.

Zuma’s birthday highlights South Africa’s disparities – Mandela’s granddaughter

2017-04-28 22:16

Former president Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, has sharply criticised President Jacob Zuma, saying she became uncomfortable with the ANC government when she started her foundation in 2014.

Buffalo City ex-mayor in court on fraud charges

2017-04-25 19:10

A former Buffalo City metro mayor, four senior municipal employees and a local lawyer have appeared in the East London Magistrate's Court on fraud charges.

'It was like bleeding through my nails' - controversial artist about latest painting

Artist Ayanda Mabulu has shocked again - this time depicting President Jacob Zuma raping former president Nelson Mandela.

Praising and looting

2017-03-26 13:38

In this extract from his straight-talking and controversial new book, Unmasked, ANC veteran Khulu Mbatha writes that the governing party has lost direction and has become an assemblage of factions poised to defeat one another.

Heritage bound to Winnie’s early life

2017-03-20 14:40

The National Heritage Council SA wants to make the village where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born and the church where her marriage to Mandela was blessed in Bizana, a national heritage site

Mandela's 'intuitive' letter that unravelled a plot to murder him

2017-03-17 08:33

A letter penned by former president Nelson Mandela's in 1996 appears to have led to the uncovering of an alleged plot to assassinate him at his 1994 inauguration.

National police intentionally derailed Palazzolo probe - top cop

2017-03-14 12:58

National police purposefully crippled a high-level and top secret investigation into mafioso Vito Palazzolo by blowing the cover of a covert officer, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Was probe into Mandela murder plot purposefully put on ice?

2017-03-11 19:34

Worries about plans to quash an investigation into an alleged plot by police to have former president Nelson Mandela murdered at his inauguration in 1994 were initially expressed more than a decade ago.

Former political prisoners planning Robben Island reunion

2017-01-04 16:39

The Ex-Political Prisoner Association of South Africa says it is going to hold a reunion of apartheid political prisoners on Robben Island.

Madiba’s teachings remain in our memories - ANC

2016-12-05 17:20

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says that it has recommitted itself to grow the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela.

Madiba’s legacy: A note from Portugal

2016-12-04 06:19

When the greatest political icon of our generation, Nelson Mandela, passed away three years ago this week, I was deeply shocked. The world had lost a leading advocate for democracy and human rights.

New children’s hospital is proof that SA is on a good path - Moseneke

2016-12-02 21:33

The new state-of-the-art children’s hospital built in memory of former president Nelson Mandela is proof that South Africa is on a good path, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says.

Angola: Fidel Castro's big African adventure

2016-11-27 21:03

Southern African leaders have paid glowing tributes to the late revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, but if one country will forever be heavily indebted to his leadership of Cuba, it is Angola.

Where is the ANC that we know?

2016-11-08 12:37

If the ANC is dropping in credibility, who is growing? Soon the people's party could be an insignificant factor in South African politics.

Mandela the Christian

2016-10-30 12:34

Mandela had to continually persuade church leaders, both during his presidency and afterwards, that his government needed and wanted the church’s backing to obtain the trust of the Afrikaans community.

Mandela's cell becomes a moving history on the move

2016-09-26 16:35

Standing outside a replica of the tiny Robben Island cell, which was the home of Nelson Mandela for 18 years, has brought back powerful memories for anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada.

Qunu home is Winnie's customary right - court papers

2016-08-23 21:46

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s right to the late Nelson Mandela’s homestead is as not a common law right but a customary law right, according to court papers.

Best branch of the ANC in heaven, only Zuma cheerleaders left - Maimane

2016-08-02 16:03

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has again slammed President Jacob Zuma’s African National Congress, accusing the party of standing against struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s values.

Former police commissioner had 'no grudges' against ex-Mandela cop

2017-05-15 18:46

A former national police commissioner, who was asked to appoint an elite presidential investigative unit in 1996, has testified he had nothing against the man that the late Nelson Mandela had hand-picked to head up the unit.

Mandela, Mbeki and 'farce' mafioso probe discussed in court

2017-05-03 16:16

A former high-ranking policeman believes a cop appointed by Nelson Mandela to head up a special investigative unit instead protected mafioso Vito Palazzolo.

Should white people celebrate Freedom Day?

2017-04-27 11:35

The 27th of April marks our country's first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994, writes Mondli Zondo.

City of Cape Town wants to honour Mandela with a R3.5m statue

2017-04-17 16:00

The City of Cape Town says it plans to honour former president Nelson Mandela with a R3.5m statue and exhibition at the City Hall.

The Rivonia trialists still standing

2017-04-02 08:10

I knew Ahmed Kathrada as a man who had a heart that never grew tired of noble pursuits. He was one of the youngest and brightest stars in our struggle.

Racism needs a Madiba moment

2017-03-26 06:34

Our politicians seem to be pandering to their own constituencies, ignoring the valid concerns of others. Inclusive, Mandela-style leadership is urgently required, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Heritage bound to Winnie’s early life

2017-03-19 06:02

The National Heritage Council SA wants to make the village where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born and the church where her marriage to Mandela was blessed in Bizana, a national heritage site.

Commit to the truth – Achille Mbembe at Kathrada lecture

2017-03-16 21:00

There is no freedom, democracy and accountability without some commitment to the truth, Professor Achille Mbembe has said in a lecture on Ahmed Kathrada and his activism against racism.

Mandela murder plot was 'covered up' - top cop

2017-03-13 12:51

The investigation into a suspected plot by cops to kill former president Nelson Mandela at his 1994 inauguration was "covered up,” Major General Andre Lincoln has testified in the Western Cape High Court.

Nelson Mandela Centenary program, marking 100 years since his birth, to be launched

2017-02-11 12:00

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will on Monday launch the Nelson Mandela Centenary programme to mark 100 years since his birth, as it marked 27 years since he was released from prison.

This is a difficult time for South Africa – Ramaphosa

2016-12-05 22:05

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says although South Africa has made great strides since the adoption of its Constitution twenty years ago there is still a long way to go.

Madiba’s legacy: A note from Portugal

2016-12-04 06:07

When the greatest political icon of our generation, Nelson Mandela, passed away three years ago this week, I was deeply shocked. The world had lost a leading advocate for democracy and human rights.

3 Myths about SA's democratic transition busted

2016-11-17 08:59

Mandela and De Klerk didn't put their heads together and pluck the miracle of a new democratic Constitution out of a hat. Instead it took hard work and hard talking by hundreds and thousands of people, writes Albie Sachs.

Mandela the Christian

2016-10-30 13:51

Mandela had to continually persuade church leaders, both during his presidency and afterwards, that his government needed and wanted the church’s backing to obtain the trust of the Afrikaans community.

Editors' forum mourns death of 'fearless' photographer Juda Ngwenya

2016-10-22 11:44

The South African National Editors' Forum has sent its condolences to the family of renowned photo-journalist Juda Ngwenya, who died recently.

Madiba's first known television interview comes to light

2016-09-01 18:17

New footage has emerged of the late president Nelson Mandela speaking with a journalist in 1956, five years earlier than what was thought to have been his first television interview.

Has Zuma become an electoral liability to the ANC?

2016-08-02 19:06

Is the ANC under Jacob Zuma really much worse than the ANC of Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, asks Piet Croucamp.

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