Nelson Mandela

Officials subpoenaed in Mandela funeral funds probe

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office has subpoenaed senior Eastern Cape politicians and officials as part of the investigation into the misuse of funds relating to former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

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Honestly, who really ‘ended’ apartheid?

2015-02-20 07:55

So many politicians want to take credit for their party's role in bringing down apartheid, but who really had a hand in ending the previous regime? asks Fairchance Ncube.

We are part of a police state - Malema

2015-02-13 05:00
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EFF leader Julius Malema, who was dragged out of the National Assembly chamber by riot police on the order of Speaker Baleka Mbete, says the country has become a police state.

Zuma a sad replacement for Mandela

2015-02-11 12:41

The Presidency called for public input into Zuma's SONA address, and their idea backfired. But what did they think will happen? asks Anneke Scheepers.

 

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'I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all' - Mandela 1990

2015-02-10 23:09
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A local photographer recalls the joy of Nelson Mandela's release from prison 25 years ago. Listen to Mandela's speech in the story.

Mandela's release a massively significant moment - Tutu

2015-02-10 21:19

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has hailed the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison 25 years ago as a "massively significant moment" freeing a man of "extraordinary magnanimity”.

Retracing Mandela's long walk to freedom

2015-02-05 10:02

Twenty-five years after former president Nelson Mandela stepped out of prison as a free man, thousands will gather to commemorate the event by taking part in the 27 for Freedom Race.

Flowers at Madiba's grave dying - report

2015-01-27 09:11

A water shortage at former president Nelson Mandela's farm in Qunu in the Eastern Cape has resulted in cattle being without grazing and flowers at his gravesite dying, according to a report.

FW de Klerk not a messiah, says ANC

2015-01-16 08:58
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FW de Klerk is 'not a messiah', the ANC says in response to the City of Cape Town's proposal to rename Table Bay Boulevard after the former president.

AbaThembu call for Mandela meeting

2014-12-30 13:43

The abaThembu royal family has called a meeting to resolve apparent infighting in the Mandela family, according to a report.

Follow Mandela's moral example: Ramaphosa

2014-12-16 06:51
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged all sectors of society to behave with moral responsibility in order to further the legacy of the late former president Nelson Mandela.

ANC salutes Tutu's contributions to SA

2014-12-12 13:11

The ANC saluted Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 30 years since he received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Zuma honours Mandela's SANDF helpers

2014-12-07 15:50

President Jacob Zuma has handed medals to SANDF officers who cared for former president Nelson Mandela and helped with his burial.

Korkie tragedy: we needed a Mandela-like figure

2014-12-07 09:08

If Madiba was alive and active, I think he would have used his moral gravitas to secure Pierre Korkie’s release, says Saber Jazbhay.

Mandela's legacy celebrated

2014-12-05 20:56

A year after his death, former president Nelson Mandela's legacy has been celebrated throughout the country.

Mandela's spirit lives - Ramaphosa

2014-12-05 13:54

The spirit of former president Nelson Mandela lives on and inspires the nation, Acting President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Dignitaries remember Mandela

2014-12-05 11:41

The Mandela family, struggle veterans, government leaders, diplomats and celebrities have gathers at Freedom Park in Pretoria to commemorate former president Nelson Mandela’s death.

Mdluli court minute of silence for Mandela

2014-12-05 11:38

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has observed a minute’s silence for former president Nelson Mandela, ahead of the appearance of former police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Mandela belongs to the ANC

2014-12-05 09:30

White neo-liberals and black opportunistic haranguers are not wasting any time on this “first anniversary” of Madiba’s death, says Pedro Mzileni.

Family, dignitaries arrive to honour Mandela

2014-12-05 09:11

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela and the late statesperson's wife Graca Machel are among dignitaries arriving at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to commemorate his death.

LIVE: Ramaphosa - Mandela's spirit continues to inspire

2014-12-05 07:48

We bring you the latest updates as the world marks the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death.

Tutu urges South Africans to follow in Mandela's footsteps

2014-12-05 00:43

One year after Nelson Mandela's death, fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called on South Africans to emulate the anti-apartheid hero's example.

Mandela museum far from completion

2014-12-04 19:25

As millions prepare to commemorate the anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s death, a museum meant to be in built in his honour in Mvezo is yet to be completed, according to reports.

Musical tributes to Madiba

2014-12-04 07:42

Remembering Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his passing would not be complete without remembering the music he inspired.

Bells, vuvuzelas for anniversary of Mandela's death

2014-12-01 14:20

Bells will be rung and vuvuzelas blown to mark the one year anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's death, during an official government commemoration at Freedom Park, in Pretoria.

The day Mandela 'went missing'

2015-02-10 21:40

On the day Nelson Mandela walked free 25 years ago, he went missing for more than an hour somewhere between the prison gates and the venue where he was to deliver his first speech.

Why Zuma is a better politician than Mandela

2015-02-10 07:24

Many people think Nelson Mandela is a political-saint whose memory should not be devalued by being compared to Jacob Zuma, says Fairchance Ncube.

Cape Town's street renaming disgrace

2015-01-29 08:12

It is ironic that during a period when Cape Town is at its peak with racist incidents that the DA wants to honour the last president of a racist regime, says Esethu Hasane.

De Klerk road name change to go ahead

2015-01-19 08:43
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The proposal to rename Table Bay Boulevard to FW de Klerk Boulevard will go ahead, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's office says.

Stop the bickering, AbaThembu leader urges Mandelas

2015-01-16 21:08

A senior leader within the AbaThembu royal family and cousin of former president Nelson Mandela has called for bickering in the family to stop.

Winnie takes Mandla to court to stop Qunu meeting

2015-01-08 16:31

Yet another Mandela family feud is heading to court – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is trying to stop Mandla Mandela from hosting a family meeting at Nelson Mandela’s Qunu home.

Executors to oppose Winnie's Qunu bid

2014-12-15 16:47

The executors of former president Nelson Mandela's estate will oppose ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's court bid to get his Qunu home, they say.

Graça owns whole world in Mozambique - Winnie

2014-12-09 08:17
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela believes that former president Nelson Mandela's widow Graça Machel should not inherit a property in Qunu because she owns "a whole world in Mozambique".

Official alleges bullying in Mandela funeral case

2014-12-07 14:44

A Buffalo City, Eastern Cape, municipality official accused of fraud involving Nelson Mandela's memorial service alleges she was bullied into signing forms.

Graça grateful Madiba chose her

2014-12-06 19:01

Graça Machel, the widow of the late former president Nelson Mandela was glad that the global icon had chosen to spend the last years of his life with her.

Mandela's legacy children’s hospital is ‘awe-inspiring’

2014-12-05 14:30

Nelson Mandela’s dying wish was to build a children’s hospital in Johannesburg. With the first anniversary of his death upon us, News24 finds out how plans are progressing.

Mandela would be disappointed by corruption - Bizos

2014-12-05 12:55

Former president Nelson Mandela would have been disappointed by the ongoing corruption in the country, veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos says.

Silence observed for Madiba at SABC

2014-12-05 11:38

One minute of silence has been observed in memory of former president Nelson Mandela at the SABC studios in Johannesburg.

South Africans honour Mandela's 'enormous' legacy

2014-12-05 09:41

South Africans have begun marking one year since the death of Nelson Mandela with services, blasting of vuvuzelas and a cricket match to honour his enormous legacy.

Mandela is happy - Graca

2014-12-05 09:25

Former president Nelson Mandela is happy and smiling wherever he is, his widow Graca Machel says.

As it happened: You remember Mandela

2014-12-05 07:55

On the anniversary of his death, News24 Users pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. Upload or e-mail us your thoughts and photos.

Nelson Mandela remembered - one year on

2014-12-05 06:46

Many have paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela a year after his death, agreeing that his contributions to securing constitutional democracy in South Africa should never be forgotten.

Inmates get crafty for Mandela

2014-12-04 21:27

Ahead of the first anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's death, inmates at Zonderwater prison have been making brightly coloured blankets to commemorate the day.

Why I think Mandela was not a Christian

2014-12-04 17:11

Nelson Mandela was indeed a remarkable man, but was he a Christian? Solomon Ashoms shares five reasons why he thinks not.

Mandela’s Parliament vs Zuma’s Parliament

2014-12-04 14:30

Nelson Mandela’s Parliament is often used as an example of what we are in danger of losing, but was it all sweetness and rainbows, asks Glenn Bownes.

Free for the first time

2014-12-02 14:14

When Nelson Mandela held up that cup we were free for the first time in our history, writes a News24 User.

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