Nelson Mandela

Intelligence a tool for Luthuli House - Kasrils

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says the intelligence service has become a tool for Luthuli House and the president.


Mandela bust tender above board - Parliament

2014-04-15 20:54

There was nothing untoward about awarding a closed tender to Dali Tambo to create a bust of former president Nelson Mandela, Parliament says.

Dali Tambo in Mandela statue scandal

2014-04-13 08:13

Dali Tambo, son of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo, is caught up in a tender controversy over a bronze bust that honours former president Nelson Mandela, according to reports.

Mandela led when Hani killed - Motlanthe

2014-04-11 07:22

Former president Nelson Mandela showed leadership to the nation when Chris Hani was assassinated 21 years ago, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Hawks probing theft from Mandela burial funds

2014-04-07 19:10

The Hawks are investigating reports that the girlfriend of an Eastern Cape ANC official received R350 000 from funds earmarked for the burial of former president Nelson Mandela.


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Mandela's ANC died with him - Malema

2014-04-06 18:02

The ANC of Nelson Mandela has died with him, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

13 great South African spots to show your kids

2014-03-27 15:01

We are lucky to live in a country of exceptional diversity and natural beauty - why not introduce your kids?

School holiday ideas

2014-03-26 09:16

13 great spots you should introduce your kids to at some point.

Machel waives right to half of Mandela estate

2014-03-25 16:19

Graça Machel has waived the right to half of the estate of her husband, former president Nelson Mandela, acting Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says.

Mourning period for Mandela ends

2014-03-23 15:48

The family of former president Nelson Mandela have gathered at his ancestral home in Qunu for a traditional ritual to mark the end of their mourning period.

Canadian official quits over Mandela trip

2014-03-20 09:04

The premier of the Canadian province of Alberta has announced she is resigning after being criticised for spending thousands on a trip to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Madiba inspired tourist map launched

2014-03-18 15:22

South African Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk has launched a new “Madiba Inspired Tourist Attractions” map.

20 years, two stories

2014-03-18 07:22

Not too shabby. That was the sense I got after reading the rigorous 20-year review released by President Jacob Zuma, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Madiba’s dream on track thanks to donors

2014-03-09 13:02

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust says donations have been pouring in from wealthy donors who want to fulfil Madiba’s dream of building a world-class paediatric hospital.

UK to host special Westminster service in memory of Madiba

2014-03-03 09:55

Britain will be hosting a distinguished memorial service for the late father of the nation, former South African President Nelson Mandela.? SA thanks British people

Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda hospitalised

2014-02-24 12:29

Zambia’s founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda has been taken to hospital but is said to be in good spirits, the government says.

Bizos honoured for defence of struggle heroes

2014-02-19 21:05

Veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos has received an award from the Free Market Foundation at a ceremony in Johannesburg.

Zim cost Mbeki his presidency - Zanu-PF MP

2014-02-17 15:12

Former president Thabo Mbeki lost his presidency for helping Zimbabwe come out of its difficulties following the 2008 disputed polls when "the regime change agenda was at play", a Zanu-PF legislator has reportedly said.

Zuma returns from Congo

2014-02-12 13:24

President Jacob Zuma has returned from the Republic of Congo where he attended the 25th anniversary celebration of the Brazzaville peace accord, the presidency says.

There might be another Mandela will - report

2014-02-09 17:02

A report says that questions have been raised about the validity of former president Nelson Mandela’s will, which could set the scene for a possible challenge in court.

Register to vote: Mandla Mandela

2014-02-08 12:50

Former president Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, has urged the youth to defend "democracy" by registering to vote this weekend.

Most of Mandela's estate goes to Graça

2014-02-04 05:30

The bulk of Nelson Mandela's R46m estate went to his widow Graça Machel and their offspring - with not a single cent to his second wife, Winnie.

Bizos: Mandela was unselfish

2014-02-03 18:41

Former president Nelson Mandela's will shows how unselfish he was, his lawyer and friend George Bizos has said.

Graça Machel keeps properties, jewellery, cars

2014-02-03 16:28

Former president Nelson Mandela's wife Graça Machel will take ownership of four properties the couple jointly owned in Mozambique, according to Mandela's will.

Machel has 90 days to contest Mandela will

2014-02-03 15:17

Former president Nelson Mandela's wife Graça Machel has 90 days to decide whether she will waiver her right to half of his estate, the executors of the estate say.

Mandela's estate worth an estimated R46m

2014-02-03 14:05

The provisional assessment of former president Nelson Mandela’s estate was about R46m, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says.

Mandela will revealed - As it happened

2014-02-03 12:04

Get all the highlights from the reading of Nelson Mandela’s will here.

Mandela family thanks medical staff

2014-02-02 16:31

Representatives of the Mandela family have expressed gratitude to the medical staff who cared for for president Nelson Mandela, who died in December last year.

Vavi not out for revenge

2014-04-06 16:51

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he will not be out for revenge when he returns to work, the SABC reports.

Rabbit removed from Mandela statue

2014-03-27 11:37

A bronze rabbit that was added as an artist's signature to the statue of former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria has been removed.

13 great South African spots to show your kids

2014-03-26 09:01

We are lucky to live in a country of exceptional diversity and natural beauty - why not introduce your kids?

Family in 2nd phase of mourning for Mandela

2014-03-24 08:05

The Mandela family has observed a second phase of mourning for former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

No human should be without rights

2014-03-21 08:18

For democracy to work, citizens must not only exercise their rights. They must also observe certain values and ethics of the democratic process, writes Mohamed Saeed.

Eastern Cape in Madiba memorial scandal

2014-03-19 10:08

The Eastern Cape government allegedly spent millions of rands meant for much-needed social development on matters connected to Nelson Mandela’s memorials, according to a report.

Mandela warned us about an anti-ANC media

2014-03-18 07:28

The media praises Nelson Mandela while omitting the ANC deliberately in the process, but they also omit Madiba's views on our media, says Esethu Hasane.

SA is a good story - Zuma

2014-03-11 13:43

Social cohesion among South Africans is hindered by lingering inequalities, President Jacob Zuma says.

Tribute paid to Nelson Mandela in London

2014-03-03 22:15

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Harry were among the guests at a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela in London.

Zuma to skip UK Mandela memorial service

2014-03-02 09:01

In a move seen as a snub in many circles, President Jacob Zuma has attended a Mugabe wedding in Zimbabwe and won't be travelling to the UK for a memorial service to honour Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey.

Mandela charity warns of scam

2014-02-20 15:26

The public should be aware of a scam using the Houghton address of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund has warned.

Zuma chuckles as opposition blasts him

2014-02-18 23:34

President Jacob Zuma has been seen chuckling as opposition MPs told him he'd failed to match up to his predecessors, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela.

Zuma: We must continue Mandela's legacy

2014-02-13 19:15

South Africans have a duty to honour the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela, says President Jacob Zuma.

Alleged love children want in on Mandela's estate

2014-02-10 08:11

Two people apparently fathered by late former president Nelson Mandela have sought to be acknowledged by his estate, an attorney dealing with Mandela's will has said.

'Zuma relaxes while SA burns'

2014-02-09 14:28

President Jacob Zuma is relaxing in Nkandla while the country burns, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane has said.

Zindzi Mandela takes to Twitter over Winnie

2014-02-05 15:37

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi has joined Twitter, starting with a series of tweets explaining why Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was left out of the former stateman’s will.

ANC grateful for Mandela's contribution

2014-02-03 21:32

The ANC has expressed appreciation that former president Nelson Mandela had instructed in his will that a percentage of royalties due to him go to the ruling party.

Winnie gets nothing

2014-02-03 18:16

Former president Nelson Mandela has left nothing to his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in his will, which has been read in Johannesburg.

Mandela will: Graça Machel may waive rights to half of estate

2014-02-03 15:56

Lawyers say former president Nelson Mandela's wife, Graça Machel, is likely to waive her right to half of his estate.

Will: No more money for Mandela kids

2014-02-03 14:58

Each of Nelson Mandela's children received more than R3m when he was alive and no further provision is made for them in the former president’s will.

Mandela leaves staff members R50 000 each

2014-02-03 13:27

In his will, former president Nelson Mandela left an amount of R50 000 each to certain members of his staff, including his former PA Zelda la Grange.

Mandela's will to be made public

2014-02-03 05:30

The dying wishes of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be revealed, the Constitutional Court has announced.

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