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.

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.

'South Africa needs another Madiba'

2017-02-02 16:16

South Africa needs a leader, who like Nelson Mandela, made nation building a priority, according to a Fin24 user.

RW Johnson: Why Zuma’s ANC turning to racism, fuelling anti-white rhetoric – Best of BizNews 2016

2016-12-28 20:06

RW Johnson argues the ruling ANC is ill-equipped to cope with the vote-eroding path it has chosen, and so has started to employ crude racist tactics.

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.

‘Not enough being done to commemorate Madiba’

2016-12-05 11:10

Today marks exactly three years since the death of former president Nelson Mandela.

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.


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.

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.

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.

WATCH: Mandela memories retold by South African icons

South African icons share their favourite moments with former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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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.

New children’s hospital a legacy of Madiba’s love for kids, says Machel

2016-12-02 19:19

The new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is now open to the public and will be remembered as one of the struggle icon’s legacies, his wife Graca Machel says.

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.

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