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.

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 shrine recreates his 'long walk' - architect

2013-12-15 22:05

Nelson Mandela has been buried in a garden with a winding path designed to lead visitors along the icon's "long walk" to freedom, the architect who created it says.

Politicking creeps into Mandela services

2013-12-08 19:56

Flutterings of politicking have crept into certain commemoration services held countrywide in honour of struggle icon Nelson Mandela.

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.

Holomisa with Madiba shortly before his death

2013-12-08 09:13

United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa was one of the last people to visit Nelson Mandela before the global icon passed away.

Zuma visits Mandela

2013-11-18 14:22

President Jacob Zuma has visited former president Nelson Mandela at his Houghton home in Johannesburg.

Mandela film cost over R300m to make

2013-11-02 17:00

The film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" cost just over R350 million to make, film-maker Anant Singh says.

Winnie: Nelson Mandela is 'fine'

2013-10-06 22:28

Former president Nelson Mandela is doing fine, his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has said.

Cashing in on Mandela well-wishers

2013-09-08 15:41

For one entrepreneur, the trips of well-wishers to ex-president Nelson Mandela's Houghton home is proving profitable.

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.

Mandela makes 'dramatic' progress, says daughter

2013-07-17 18:05

Nelson Mandela is making "dramatic" progress, his daughter Zindzi has said on the eve of his 95th birthday.

AbaThembu king visits Mandela

2013-07-09 14:15

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has arrived at the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela is spending his 32nd day.

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.

Winnie blasts Zuma over 'insensitive' visit

2013-06-30 14:21

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has strongly criticised a visit paid by President Jacob Zuma in April to an ailing Nelson Mandela, who is again critically ill in hospital.

Mandela family leaves Pretoria hospital

2013-06-26 16:18

Nelson Mandela's family, including ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has left the hospital where the critically ill former president is being treated.

Steady stream of visitors to Mandela hospital

2013-06-24 22:09

There has been a steady stream of relatives and senior politicians to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where a critically ill Nelson Mandela is being treated.

13th day in hospital for Mandela

2013-06-20 16:05

Former president Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, have arrived at the Pretoria hospital where he is spending his 13th day in the hospital for a recurring lung infection.

Family members continue to visit Mandela

2013-06-17 15:35

Former president Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as well as his daughters, have visited him at the Pretoria hospital where he is being treated for a recurring lung infection.

Little activity at Mandela home

2013-06-12 11:41

There has been little activity outside former president Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton in northern Johannesburg as the ailing icon entered his fifth day in hospital.


An auction at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's house to pay off her debts was cancelled on Tuesday when her property remained closed off to journalists and bidders.

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Bid to halt auction of Winnie's goods

2013-05-21 09:04

Last-minute talks are under way to prevent the auction of some of MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's personal items to cover a debt to a college, her lawyer says.

SA's toilet situation a disgrace, DA says

2013-05-07 22:07

It is a disgrace that over two million households in the country are without toilets, the Democratic Alliance says.

Winnie's bodyguard 'wasn't speeding'

2013-04-06 13:12

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's bodyguard has testified that he was not speeding when he was pulled over by two policemen, according to a report.

2 bodies exhumed, echoes of dark past

2013-03-12 16:26

Relatives sang hymns and songs from the struggle as forensic scientists exhumed two bodies, hoped to be those of young activists last seen 24 years ago.


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.

Winnie blasts Mandela family feud reports

2013-12-19 07:27

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has expressed disappointment at the media interference with the matters of the Mandela family, her spokesperson says.

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.

Prayers for Mandela at apartheid altar

2013-12-08 17:59

Their church was once a pillar of apartheid, but white parishioners who attended services had only prayers of gratitude for the man who condemned the system to history.

ANCYL, EFF clash in Vilakazi Street

2013-12-08 15:43

ANC Youth League and EFF supporters have nearly come to physical blows in Vilakazi Street in Soweto.

Winnie will not join EFF - Malema

2013-11-28 17:08

Julius Malema says struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will not join the Economic Freedom Fighters, as she deeply identifies with the ANC.

Winnie: Malema hasn't approached me

2013-11-17 22:30

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says that EFF leader Julius Malema had not approached her to join his party, the Sunday Independent reports.

Mandela not ill, just old: Sexwale

2013-11-02 14:50

Former president Nelson Mandela is no longer ill, African National Congress stalwart Tokyo Sexwale says.

Winnie gets birthday wishes from ANCYL

2013-09-26 18:33

The ANC Youth League has wished ANC MP Winnie Madikizela-Mandela well on her 77th birthday.

Winnie Mandela releases prison journal

2013-08-09 07:27

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie has released a book about her detention by the apartheid regime, a time she described as the darkest part of her life.

SA will continue Madiba's legacy - Winnie

2013-07-18 09:06

South Africa will uphold former president Nelson Mandela's legacy beyond his lifespan, the international peace icon's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says.

Mandla to be ousted as chief - king

2013-07-10 22:11

Formalities will soon be finalised to oust Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela as chief of Mvezo, AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo says.

UK rugby players pay respects to Mandela

2013-07-09 13:32

Rugby players from Kings College in Wimbledon, London, who were on a two-week rugby tour, came to the Pretoria hospital to pay their respects to the ailing anti-apartheid icon.

ANC: Winnie's comments regrettable

2013-07-01 08:03

The ANC says comments made by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela about a publicised visit by President Jacob Zuma to Nelson Mandela were regrettable.

Zuma vists Mandela, cancels Mozambique trip

2013-06-26 23:15

President Jacob Zuma has cancelled a scheduled trip to Mozambique after visiting the critically ill former president Nelson Mandela in hospital.

Messages of love, support for Madiba

2013-06-25 07:22

A collection of pink and red flowers, colourful balloons and an assortment of get-well-soon cards is adorning the main entrance of the Pretoria hospital where Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition.

Another minister visits Mandela

2013-06-24 19:24

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has arrived at the Pretoria hospital, where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection.

Elderly gather to pray for Mandela

2013-06-18 16:18

A group of elderly well-wishers have arrived at the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela was spending his 11th day, to offer their prayers.

Media remains alert at Mandela's hospital

2013-06-14 22:29

The situation was quiet outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former president Nelson Mandela is being treated.

Mandela getting intensive care - Maharaj

2013-06-10 17:53

Former president Nelson Mandela is receiving intensive care at a Pretoria hospital, presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj says.

Confusion at Winnie debt auction

2013-05-21 11:03

The sheriff of the court has arrived and left at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's house in Orlando West, Soweto, to auction items to recover a debt.

Winnie can't pay R20 000 debt

2013-05-14 08:43

Art, furniture and a silver tea-set belonging to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will go under the hammer next week to repay a R20 000 debt, according to a report.

'Winnie' cops acquitted on all charges

2013-04-16 17:14

Two policemen involved in an altercation with ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her bodyguards have been acquitted of all charges, trade union Solidarity says.

Winnie's bodyguard gives evidence

2013-04-05 11:42

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's bodyguard has testified that a policeman who stopped them on the M1 had behaved like "an apartheid policeman".

Mandela granddaughters dish on TV show

2013-02-08 08:48

Ahead of the US premiere of reality show Being Mandela, Nelson Mandela's granddaughters Zaziwe and Swati have said they hope to show audiences a vibrant and modern side of South Africa.

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