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Tutu defends reconciliation process

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has defended the reconciliation policy that ended white minority rule in South Africa, saying the country has social and economic problems largely because of later mismanagement.

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Long way to go on race in SA - Mandela friend

2016-01-27 22:49

A former prison comrade of Nelson Mandela has said that there was "a long way to go" on race relations in SA, as he and others received a high-profile honour in London.

What have whites done for this country?

2016-01-17 09:24

Left-wing zealots want us to hate "white economic monopoly" as they say it exploits blacks to serve whites. This is nonsense, says Phumlani Majozi.

 

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The difficult but important question Malema asks

2015-12-07 08:16

Like it or not, Julius Malema has gotten many black people to ask ourselves whether Nelson Mandela sold us out, writes Abuti Rams.

Oscar trumps memories of Mandela on social media

2015-12-06 12:50

The Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling on Oscar Pistorius was the top story on local social media the past week, media monitoring company ROi Africa said on Sunday.

SA to celebrate Mandela's legacy

2015-12-04 19:05

Saturday, December 5 will mark two years since the death of former president, Nelson Mandela.

Malema needs psychological help - ANCYL

2015-11-30 19:29

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema needs psychological help, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said on Monday.

'Politicians who use Mandela's name negatively are politically bankrupt'

2015-11-28 10:00

Politicians who use former president Nelson Mandela's name negatively are politically bankrupt, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has said in response to comments made by EFF leader Julius Malema.

Rich white men made Mandela turn against the revolution - Malema

2015-11-26 16:34

Late former president Nelson Mandela turned his back on parts of the revolution after being released from prison, EFF leader Julius Malema has said.

Ex-Nobel committee advisor denies breaching confidentiality

2015-09-22 22:02

The former secretary of the committee that selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize has denied that he breached a code of confidentiality in a new book on the secretive panel.

Mandla Mandela takes a swipe at his rape-accused brother at school opening

2015-08-25 18:05

Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla has expressed sorrow over the use of alcohol, drugs and substance abuse among young people, in what could be seen as a veiled reference to his younger brother, who is accused of raping an underaged girl.

SA artwork worth millions used as kitchen notice board in London flat

2015-07-22 17:13

A South African painting worth millions has been discovered in a London flat, where it was being used as a kitchen notice board - and it also has an interesting history which includes Nelson Mandela.

Zuma calls for unity, love in memory of Mandela

2015-07-17 19:04
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President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to dedicate themselves to building a united and caring society, as the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day.

City volunteers giving time for Nelson Mandela

2015-07-12 19:55

A number of City of Cape Town employees will volunteer their time at the Pelican Park housing development as part of the Nelson Mandela International Build Week.

Robben Island prison goes solar

2015-05-14 21:09

Robben Island prison, where the late president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and which is now a popular tourist destination, is to soon run solely on solar power.

Mandela memorial scandal: Court won't withdraw charges against Buffalo City leaders

2015-04-08 17:31

The East London Regional Court has dismissed an application to withdraw charges against Buffalo City Municipality leaders accused of pocketing R5.9m meant for memorial service events for former president Nelson Mandela.

Officials subpoenaed in Mandela funeral funds probe

2015-02-21 07:40
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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.

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.

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.

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".

Mandela lived a truly good life, with imperfections - Archbishop

2015-12-06 21:30

On the second anniversary of former President Nelson Mandela’s death, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba questioned what he would think of present day South Africa.

We dare not fail Madiba's legacy - Mandla Mandela

2015-12-05 07:23

Mandla Mandela says it was rare for a soul to touch the entire human race in the way his grandfather Nelson had, and South Africans dare not fail his legacy.

Malema: I never said Mandela was a sell-out

2015-12-02 17:13

EFF leader Julius Malema says he does not believe former president Nelson Mandela was a sell-out, but he stands by his statement that Mandela made compromises.

Malema’s attack on Mandela legacy immature - Cope

2015-11-28 14:50

Congress of the People’s leader Mosiuoa Lekota says Julius Malema’s attacks on former president Nelson Mandela's legacy are immature and uninformed.

Mandla Mandela hits back at Malema for attacking Madiba's legacy

2015-11-27 21:30

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla, has hit out at Julius Malema's "soundbyte-bigotry" after the EFF leader launched an attack on Madiba during a talk in the UK.

King Dalindyebo: I am in this situation because of Madiba

2015-10-12 12:30

An unrepentant AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has promised to fight his court case to the bitter end.

Zuma gives nod to Buffalo City probe

2015-09-22 17:43

President Jacob Zuma has given the Special Investigations Unit the go-ahead to investigate a number of allegations made against the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.

Mandela grandson charged with rape

2015-08-17 19:44

A grandson of the late Nelson Mandela has appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of rape.

Mandela Day dominates news media

2015-07-19 12:39

Almost half of news media over the last week has been dominated by Mandela Day and the Springbok rugby team, a media monitoring company says.

Furore after IFP MP says Mandela didn't ‘free’ him

2015-07-16 19:59
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IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa is being lambasted on Facebook over his comment to a newspaper about Nelson Mandela.

Mandela gravesite will be opened to the public - grandchild

2015-07-12 16:06

Former president Nelson Mandela’s gravesite in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape will eventually be opened to the public by his family, the Sunday Times has reported.

Mandela bust unveiled at City Hall in Cape Town

2015-04-27 14:16

A bust of late former president Nelson Mandela has been unveiled in Cape Town as part of Freedom Day celebrations in the city.

Chabane's burial day symbolic - Zuma

2015-03-21 15:58

President Jacob Zuma says the burial of the late Public Service and Administration Minister, Collins Chabane, on Human Rights Day, is symbolic.

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.

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

2015-02-10 23:09

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”.

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.

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