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.

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.

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 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.

Mandela family feud deepens - report

2013-12-17 10:53

A feud between Nelson Mandela’s children and grandchildren has deepened in the days after his death and funeral, it has been reported.

Graca wipes away tears as she receives ANC flag

2013-12-14 10:16

Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel wiped away tears as she was given the ANC flag which had been draped over her husband’s coffin.

Graca, Winnie embrace

2013-12-10 12:26

Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Mandela bent down to embrace Graca Machel before taking her own seat at the former president's memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto.

The widow who made a 'decent man' of Mandela

2013-12-09 14:55

Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel, who barely left her husband's bedside in the final six months of his life, has hardly been seen in the wake of his death.

Keep Mandela's dream alive, asks family

2013-12-08 16:54

The Mandela family has asked all South Africans to help them keep former president Nelson Mandela's dream alive.

Mandela was a holy man - Archbishop

2013-12-07 19:00

Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has remembered former president Nelson Mandela as a holy man because of his ability to unite people.

Mandela a role model for students

2013-12-06 19:50

Students can look to former president Nelson Mandela as an example of completing studies under difficult circumstances, Stellenbosh University rector and vice chancellor Russel Botman says.

Zuma visits Mandela family home

2013-12-06 13:44

President Jacob Zuma is visiting former president Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel, after which he will address the media, the ANC says.

Preparations begin for Mandela funeral

2013-12-06 11:35

Preparations have begun for the state funeral of former president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, as the world mourns the icon’s passing.

Mandela endured long history of heartache

2013-12-06 07:43

Nelson Mandela, who was separated from his family by nearly three decades in an apartheid prison, endured a long history of heartache in his private life.

Book ensures Mandela legacy lives on - Sisulu

2013-12-04 12:48

Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says a book chronicling Nelson Mandela's life will ensure that his legacy is never forgotten.

Graça addresses women inequality

2013-08-18 17:03

The wife of former president Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, has said that she was ashamed that issues of gender inequality in the Democratic Republic of Congo had not ceased.

Graça arrives to visit Madiba in hospital

2013-08-02 12:00

Nelson Mandela's wife Graça Machel has arrived at the Pretoria hospital where the ailing former president is spending his 56th day.

Mandela continues hospital stay

2013-07-20 22:58

Global icon Nelson Mandela who celebrated his 95th birthday this week remains in hospital six weeks after he was admitted for treatment for a lung illness.

Zindzi upbeat as Mandela turns 95

2013-07-17 22:38

As Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital, where he was admitted on 8 June, there has been an upbeat account of his condition.

Mandla grave docket given to NPA

2013-07-09 21:56

A police docket containing evidence of alleged grave tampering by Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela has been handed to prosecutors in Mthatha.

Graça Machel keeping bedside vigil

2013-07-07 10:10

Nelson Mandela's wife Graça Machel has reportedly hardly left his bedside since his hospitalisation, providing a lone beacon of dignity as members of the family battle it out in court and in the media.

Mandelas urged to resolve dispute

2013-07-05 14:36

The presidency has urged Nelson Mandela's family to solve an increasingly bitter dispute "amicably", weighing in for the first time on a feud over the ailing former president’s final resting place.

Graça speaks about Madiba's health

2013-07-04 11:40

Former president Nelson Mandela's wife Graça Machel has spoken about her husband's condition, saying he is "sometimes uncomfortable" but is "fine".

Winnie's fading star revived

2013-07-01 15:44

With Nelson Mandela possibly on his last, his colourful and controversial ex-wife Winnie is back in the limelight.


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.

Moz's ruling party meets to pick next leader

2014-02-28 07:48

Mozambique’s ruling party has gathered to pick a new leader, likely the country’s next president, amid signs incumbent Armando Guebuza may struggle to impose his candidate of choice.

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.

Royal family: 'Don't undermine Graça Machel'

2013-12-24 12:05

No member of the Mandela family may intimidate former president Nelson Mandela's widow Graça Machel, the AbaThembu royal family has said.

Thanks for sharing Mandela - Zuma

2013-12-15 15:29

President Jacob Zuma has thanked former president Nelson Mandela’s family for sharing him with South Africa and the world.

Mandela a moral compass - Annan

2013-12-10 19:14

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has hailed former president Nelson Mandela as an inspirational moral compass.

SA struggles with logistics as 'the world comes to South Africa' for Mandela

2013-12-10 05:41

"The world literally is coming to South Africa," the government's head of public diplomacy has said as the country struggled to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100 world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Doctors, nurses lauded for not leaking information on Mandela

2013-12-08 21:46

The doctors and nurses who cared for former president Nelson Mandela have been lauded for never leaking any information of what went on at his Houghton home, or in hospital.

Madiba’s final moments

2013-12-08 08:12

Former president Nelson Mandela’s final moments were with close family members and at the time of his death he was not on life support but breathing on his own.

Obamas, Bushes, Clintons to head to SA

2013-12-07 07:48

US President Barack Obama and his two predecessors, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, along with their wives, will be travelling to South Africa next week to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela.

Mandela a great statesman - UWC

2013-12-06 15:34

Nelson Mandela was a great statesman, a truly democratic president and a passionate freedom fighter who was committed to South Africa, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) says.

Mandela 'touched the life of many freedom fighters'

2013-12-06 13:33

Nelson Mandela’s legacy will live on, Free State premier Ace Magashule says, adding that the former president touched his life and that of many freedom fighters “in the most profound way”.

A pall hangs over Parliament - Sisulu

2013-12-06 08:27

A pall is hanging over Parliament after the news of the death of former president Nelson Mandela, National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu says.

Mandela's passing signals passing of an era

2013-12-06 01:31

The death of former president Nelson Mandela signals the end of a historic era, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

Mandela 'on his death bed, but still a fighter'

2013-12-03 21:42

Former president Nelson Mandela's family has resorted to an unusual choice of words to describe his condition during a TV interview.

Machel, Mbeki, Haffajee at women's summit

2013-08-18 13:02

The Young Women in Dialogue conference will explore themes around violence against women, the future of women in Africa and female empowerment.

Zuma gets smart ID

2013-07-30 19:04

President Jacob Zuma has received his smart card ID from the home affairs department in Pretoria.

Happy anniversary, Graça and Nelson!

2013-07-18 09:06

With his 95th birthday, Nelson Mandela also marks 15 years of marriage to Graça Machel, who throughout his hospitalisation has wooed a nation with her dignified poise.

Bizos recalls his last Mandela visit

2013-07-11 20:45

Human rights lawyer George Bizos recalls the day he spent with Nelson Mandela at his Houghton home, a week before Madiba was hospitalised.


Graca Machel stood firmly behind the court bid to force Mandla Mandela to return the remains of three family members to Qunu. Watch.

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Mandla: Court decision a travesty of justice

2013-07-06 15:16

The Mthatha High Court's decision to grant members of the Mandela family an order to exhume the remains of former president Nelson Mandela's children is a travesty of justice, his grandson Mandla says.

Mandela's chances of surviving 'slim'

2013-07-04 22:18

With reports that it will depend on his family how long Nelson Mandela will remain on life support, a specialist has said it is almost impossible to wean an elderly person off a ventilator.

Faithful gather for Mandela

2013-07-01 21:18

People from different religions around the world have continued to pray for the recovery of former president Nelson Mandela, who remains in a critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.

Mandela tributes grow outside hospital

2013-06-30 13:00

A stream of people continue to visit the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria to lay tributes to critically ill former president Nelson Mandela.

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