Mandela 'Freedom Torch' to go on auction in US

2014-09-10 13:56

The torch Nelson Mandela used to light the 'Freedom Flame' will be auctioned in Boston in the US with the bidding starting at R500 000.

Wild Mandela: conservationist and lover of the land

2014-07-15 21:00

Nelson Mandela's immersion in nature as a child gave him a sense of wonder and respect for the Earth, but as an adult, Madiba was a conservationist and a lover of the land. Scott Ramsay remembers the late South African icon.

Mandela tour named one of NatGeo’s top 50

2014-04-15 08:31

National Geographic Traveler magazine has announced its annual Tours of a Lifetime selection and a trip based on the landscapes influenced Madiba's life has made it into the top 50.

Madiba closure cost Shoprite R260m

2014-01-20 08:55

Shoprite lost an estimated R260m by closing its stores on the day of former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, according to a report.

Report shines light on 'false' Mandela movie claims

2013-12-19 08:19

According to a report released by Africa Check the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom did not sustain 12 000 new jobs as promised.

SA celebrates its greatest man

2013-12-13 15:39

Ordinary South Africans have responded to the death of Nelson Mandela with dignity and warmth, and we can feel proud of ourselves, says CyberShrink.

Popular artists to join night vigil ahead of Madiba's funeral

2013-12-13 13:17

The City of Cape Town has released its list of weekend events paying tribute to Nelson Mandela ahead of his state funeral in Qunu on Sunday.

NUM urges firms to close for Madiba funeral

2013-12-13 07:43

The National Union of Mineworkers has urged companies to shut down their operations on Sunday so that staff could be part of Nelson Mandela's state funeral.

Durban pays special tribute to Madiba with beach art

2013-12-12 13:19

If you thought Durban was lagging in its tribute to Madiba - take a look at this image posted on Facebook by O Magazine. Well done guys!

Free transport to Grand Parade screening of Madiba tribute

2013-12-11 10:38

If you do not have a coupon to the Cape Town Stadium tribute event, it will be live screened on the Grand Parade, with the city providing free transport.

Madiba tributes around the globe

2013-12-11 08:34

The world has joined South Africa in mourning for Nelson Mandela. Take a look at these tribute spots around the globe.

Mandela's body to lie in state for three days - what you need know

2013-12-11 08:17

The state has advised people to form a guard of honour by lining the streets as Mandela's coffin will travel from 1Military Hospital to the Union Buildings at 7am daily.

FULL TEXT: Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela Memorial

2013-12-10 15:50

Read the full text of the speech delivered by President Jacob Zuma at the memorial for Nelson Mandela at FNB stadium.

Live your life message

2013-12-10 13:40

Madiba's baton has been passed on to us and we can be the generation to achieve financial freedom and prosperity, says Ann Wilson.

Big screen venues for Madiba week of mourning

2013-12-10 10:43

Don't miss out on history in the making - here is a list of venues where you can watch the big events happening during this week of mourning for Madiba.

Stall operators wait for mourners

2013-12-10 09:21

Stall operators at Orlando Stadium in Soweto are eagerly anticipating throngs of mourners, but say that rain is interfering with their business.

Saved from civil war

2013-12-10 07:47

Madiba's statesmanship pulled a Fin24 user's family back from the brink of civil war.

Madiba: Union Buildings restrictions for lying in state

2013-12-09 13:04

Cellphones and cameras have been barred from the Union Buildings during the lying in state of Nelson Mandela’s body.

Pretoria travel arrangements for Madiba week of mourning

2013-12-09 12:03

As the capital city of South Africa, Tshwane will be playing a significant part in the national period of mourning. Find out more about travel arrangements for proceedings.

Cape road closures update for Madiba week of mourning

2013-12-09 10:00

The following road closures are going to be in place for the next two weeks.

How to gain access to a Madiba Memorial event

2013-12-09 09:56

There are three key events taking place in honour of the Father of our Nation ahead of the his State Funeral in Qunu on Sunday 15 December. Here are the times and how you gain access.

SAA monitoring flight situation for Madiba funeral

2013-12-09 08:50

South Africa Airways is monitoring the demand for flights following the death of former president Nelson Mandela.

The boxer who KO'd apartheid

2013-12-07 11:14

For Nelson Mandela sport was not only leisure but a weapon to be used to crush apartheid and unite South Africans.

SAA announces special flight service for Madiba funeral

2013-12-06 18:09

South African Airways will provide air transport service to ferry mourners who will attend the funeral of world icon and former president Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape.

Mandela put SA on the map

2013-12-06 10:24

Former president Nelson Mandela single-handedly put the country on the map, SA Tourism said on Friday.


The torch Nelson Mandela used to light the 'Freedom Flame' will be auctioned in Boston with bidding starting at R500 000.

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67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

2014-06-24 11:48

Cape Town Knitwits donate blankets to sick children at the Tygerberg Hospital Paediatric Oncology Ward.

Tens of thousands leave message for Madiba

2013-12-20 11:29

"Madiba, as you close your eyes, may the world open theirs."- The City of Cape Town says its overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and condolences for the late Nelson Mandela and will be

Hope for the youth

2013-12-17 09:52

Madiba identified with small business owners and youngsters, say accountants.

Parts of N2 closed near Qunu

2013-12-13 14:52

Residents and other road users who are not accredited to attend the funeral, will be given alternative routes and detours in affected areas

Madiba: Where to leave your messages in Cape Town

2013-12-13 08:32

If you haven't paid your last respects to Madiba in written form yet, the City of Cape Town has set up various channels that members of the public can use.

Falling on deaf ears

2013-12-13 07:07

The booing will continue as long as the ANC hoodwinks the people, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Airport plans for mourners

2013-12-12 08:43

Plans have been made for the large number of mourners passing through the airports ahead of former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, the home affairs department said.

Final arrangements for Cape Town's Mandela tribute

2013-12-11 08:54

The final line-up and arrangements for 'Nelson Mandela: A Life Remembered' happening at the Cape Town stadium have been confirmed.

Cape Town road closures for Nelson Mandela tribute

2013-12-11 08:24

A number of Cape Town roads will be closed due to the Nelson Mandela tribute event happening at the stadium.

Tshwane traffic delays expected for Madiba procession

2013-12-11 07:49

The City of Tshwane has called on Pretoria residents to be patient with traffic congestion surrounding Nelson Mandela's lying in state.

FULL TEXT: Obama honours Nelson Mandela

2013-12-10 13:46

Read the full speech delivered by US President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service at FNB Stadium.

Madiba: Cape Town Tribute Concert full

2013-12-10 11:07

The City of Cape Town is appealing to coupon holders to give away any coupons that they are not using, as all the coupons available for the Cape Town Tribute concert - Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated - have been collected.

Nelson Mandela museum quiet as Qunu prepares for Madiba's funeral

2013-12-10 10:03

The Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu in the Eastern Cape earth will be live screening the Memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Soweto at 11am.

SA airspace ready for Madiba mourners

2013-12-10 08:26

Measures have been put in place to ensure safe air travel after the death of former president Nelson Mandela, the Air Traffic and Navigation Services and Acsa have said.

'Mandela crash' unlikely

2013-12-10 07:05

SA's economy was troubled long before Mandela’s death, says Malcom Sharara.

Business booming for Vilakazi St vendors

2013-12-09 12:59

Vendors lining Vilakazi Street around former president Nelson Mandela's old home selling memorabilia, beverages, and snacks are making a killing.

An Ode to Mandela

2013-12-09 10:30

On this sad day we all pay tribute to a great man. Read this reader's poem.

Air travel restrictions for Madiba week of mourning

2013-12-09 09:56

Due to the expected increase in passengers arriving and departing from local airports over the coming days, travellers are encouraged to arrive early to ensure smooth travel.

Madiba Travel Advisories

2013-12-09 09:18

What you need to know if you plan to attend a Tribute event for the late Nelson Mandela.

Joburg road closures for Madiba memorial

2013-12-09 08:44

The City of Johannesburg has released details of bus and rail services available for those wanting to attend Tuesday's national memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

Madiba: In celebration of a hero

2013-12-06 14:57

Pay tribute to the Father of Our Nation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at one of these iconic sites.

Hamba kahle, Madiba

2013-12-06 08:27

We mourn today someone who achieved the near impossible: to have seen the worst that humankind could offer, and not lose faith and hope in humanity, says Susan Erasmus.

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