Nelson Mandela

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Madagascar

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and an analyst says Kenya's electoral body must be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month.


Mugabe should chastise South Africans, not Mandela

2017-09-11 09:12

If Mugabe believes Mandela let black South Africans down in 1994, he must accept that South Africans have let the people of Zimbabwe down by failing to deal with him, writes Mondli Zondo.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Libya

2017-09-09 09:03

Zimbabwe's president says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Nelson Mandela, and the Mugabes have been slapped with a bill of R780 000 to repair a luxury Sandton apartment.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Kenya

2017-09-08 09:00

Troops from several southern African countries, including SA, are deploying to Lesotho following the murder of the country's military chief, and Britain and MDC the have refuted claims of a 'political deal' with Zimbabwean VP Emmerson Mnangagwa.


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#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the sanctions busters toolkit

2017-08-18 07:15

Open Secrets, in its third instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, unpacks some of the ways the private sector colluded with the apartheid government to bust sanctions.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela denies claims she approved Mandela book

2017-07-26 20:32

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has denied claims that she approved the publication of a controversial book describing former president Nelson Mandela's last days.

'Some things are meant to be private' - Twitter reacts to Mandela book being withdrawn

2017-07-25 11:52

Penguin Random House has withdrawn all copies of the latest book on former President Nelson Mandela's final days. South Africans weigh in on whether or not this was the right decision.

Mandla Mandela speaks out against book on his grandfather

2017-07-22 22:30

Chief Mandla Mandela and his family are aggrieved by a book that has shared intimate details of the former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments before his death.

Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's doctor over book

2017-07-21 12:48

Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, has slammed the newly-released book, Mandela’s Last Years, by his doctor Vejay Ramlakan, and is considering legal action.

WATCH: Zuma washes windows for his 67 minutes on Mandela Day

2017-07-18 17:43

President Jacob Zuma has said South Africans should remember former president Nelson Mandela for his values, sacrifices and what he stood for.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Step down Zuma,' demands Future of SA conference

2017-07-18 06:45

Civic organisations have gathered at the Conference for the Future of SA in Joburg to discuss the 're-capture' of SA from the 'power elite'.

Tiny tots at Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund party protest against abuse

2017-07-14 17:34

Little ones took to the streets of Johannesburg to say enough is enough, stop abusing women and children.

Nelson Mandela Foundation mourns death of 'Children's Champion'

2017-07-01 15:10

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development have paid tribute to German shipping company owner and philanthropist Peter Krämer as a champion of children in Africa.

Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'

2017-06-23 13:02

South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

Like Madiba, men must work on themselves

2017-06-11 06:49

As men we must do the hard work of unlearning the culture of patriarchy that binds us and try to emulate Madiba in working on the self and our conscious and subconscious biases.

Former police commissioner had 'no grudges' against ex-Mandela cop

2017-05-15 18:46

A former national police commissioner, who was asked to appoint an elite presidential investigative unit in 1996, has testified he had nothing against the man that the late Nelson Mandela had hand-picked to head up the unit.

Mandela, Mbeki and 'farce' mafioso probe discussed in court

2017-05-03 16:16

A former high-ranking policeman believes a cop appointed by Nelson Mandela to head up a special investigative unit instead protected mafioso Vito Palazzolo.

Should white people celebrate Freedom Day?

2017-04-27 11:35

The 27th of April marks our country's first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994, writes Mondli Zondo.

City of Cape Town wants to honour Mandela with a R3.5m statue

2017-04-17 16:00

The City of Cape Town says it plans to honour former president Nelson Mandela with a R3.5m statue and exhibition at the City Hall.

Mugabe: Mandela 'forgot why he was in jail… that's why everything in SA is in whites' hands'

2017-09-04 06:14

President Robert Mugabe says Nelson Mandela cherished his personal freedom over the economic freedom of his people, which is why today in South Africa "everything is in the whites' hands", reports say.

Obama quotes Mandela in tweet which breaks record

2017-08-16 11:04

One of former US president Barack Obama's tweets about the violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, in which he quoted Nelson Mandela, is now the most liked tweet ever.

Work starts to open Madiba’s grave to public

2017-08-06 07:11

Former president Nelson Mandela’s gravesite in Qunu in the Eastern Cape is receiving a face-lift.

Fallout over the book will get worse

2017-07-30 05:56

The fallout over Vejay Ramlakan’s book documenting the final hours of former president Nelson Mandela’s life is set to get worse.

Moving beyond giving 67 minutes

2017-07-30 05:52

As long as children still live under plastic covers, as long as many of our people are still without jobs, no South African should rest and wallow in the joy of freedom, writes Herman Mashaba.

Book about Mandela's 'last days' withdrawn from circulation

2017-07-24 20:57

A new book describing former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments has been withdrawn from circulation, publisher Penguin Random House South Africa has announced.

Defence department distances itself from book on Mandela’s ‘last years’

2017-07-22 18:29

The defence department on Saturday distanced itself from a newly-released book detailing the former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments before his death.

Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's doctor over book on his 'last years'

2017-07-21 12:47

Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, has slammed the newly-released book, Mandela’s Last Years, by his doctor Vejay Ramlakan, and is considering legal action.

1000's to walk in Cape Town on Mandela Day

2017-07-18 05:05

Capetonians and global leaders are set to march down the streets of Cape Town to launch a year-long movement aimed at continuing the work Mandela did during his lifetime.

Maharaj lauds political giants Mandela and Tambo

2017-07-05 17:30

Former ANC leaders Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were men of great humility and leadership, taking full responsibility for their actions, Mac Maharaj has said.

Mandela ordered select cops to infiltrate underworld, court hears

2017-06-30 05:00

Police officers under the instruction of then-President Nelson Mandela infiltrated Cape Town’s underworld in the late 90s, it emerged in the Western Cape High Court this week.

South Africa-born lawyer who defended Mandela dies

2017-06-20 13:16

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison.

Like Madiba, men must work on themselves

2017-06-11 06:10

As men we must do the hard work of unlearning the culture of patriarchy that binds us and try to emulate Madiba in working on the self and our conscious and subconscious biases, writes Sello Hatang.

Former police commissioner ‘never gave ex-Mandela cop clear mandate’

2017-05-15 21:07

Former national police commissioner George Fivaz has denied failing to properly brief a senior officer former president Nelson Mandela chose to head an elite investigative unit.

Mugabe 'not asleep in meetings, he's protecting eyes', says aide

2017-05-12 06:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods in public events but is resting his eyes from bright lights, his spokesperson says.

Zuma’s birthday highlights South Africa’s disparities – Mandela’s granddaughter

2017-04-28 22:16

Former president Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, has sharply criticised President Jacob Zuma, saying she became uncomfortable with the ANC government when she started her foundation in 2014.

Buffalo City ex-mayor in court on fraud charges

2017-04-25 19:10

A former Buffalo City metro mayor, four senior municipal employees and a local lawyer have appeared in the East London Magistrate's Court on fraud charges.

'It was like bleeding through my nails' - controversial artist about latest painting

Artist Ayanda Mabulu has shocked again - this time depicting President Jacob Zuma raping former president Nelson Mandela.

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