Nelson Mandela

This is a difficult time for South Africa – Ramaphosa

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.

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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.

Madiba’s legacy: A note from Portugal

2016-12-04 06:19

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.

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.

 

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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.

Where is the ANC that we know?

2016-11-08 12:37

If the ANC is dropping in credibility, who is growing? Soon the people's party could be an insignificant factor in South African politics.

Mandela the Christian

2016-10-30 12:34

Mandela had to continually persuade church leaders, both during his presidency and afterwards, that his government needed and wanted the church’s backing to obtain the trust of the Afrikaans community.

Mandela's cell becomes a moving history on the move

2016-09-26 16:35

Standing outside a replica of the tiny Robben Island cell, which was the home of Nelson Mandela for 18 years, has brought back powerful memories for anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada.

Qunu home is Winnie's customary right - court papers

2016-08-23 21:46

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s right to the late Nelson Mandela’s homestead is as not a common law right but a customary law right, according to court papers.

Best branch of the ANC in heaven, only Zuma cheerleaders left - Maimane

2016-08-02 16:03

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has again slammed President Jacob Zuma’s African National Congress, accusing the party of standing against struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s values.

DA a Trojan Horse of apartheid, says ANC

2016-07-26 11:30

The ANC has once again slammed the DA's "appropriation" of former president Nelson Mandela for its election campaigns, describing the party as a "Trojan Horse of apartheid".

SA Twitter honours Madiba with 67 minutes

2016-07-18 10:11

Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter to honour late former President Nelson Mandela, with some coming up with great, encouraging and even strange ways to spend 67 minutes on Mandela Day.

Clear the path for Africa's youth - Bill Gates

2016-07-17 22:42

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said that obstacles in the path of Africa’s youth needed to be cleared so that they can drive the future of the continent.

DA's use of Madiba's voice a 'gross violation of electoral code' - Mandla Mandela

2016-07-04 11:50

Former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela, has demanded that the DA take down an election advertisement featuring Madiba's voice.

Study hard, Graca Machel urges children at Mandela Day launch

2016-06-08 18:01

The wife of late former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, says children have a responsibility to study hard.

Mandla Mandela pays tribute to Muhammad Ali

2016-06-05 08:06

Former President Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, has paid tribute to heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

SA 'has lost its leadership role on the African continent'

2016-05-30 12:15

South African journalist Liesl Louw-Vaudran has spent years reporting on Africa. She recently launched her entrancing book South Africa in Africa: Superpower or Neocolonialist? News24 speaks to her.

Mandela shares R22m with his former employees, schools

2016-05-27 14:50

Millions of rands of former president Nelson Mandela's estate have been distributed to beneficiaries listed in his will, including staff members and schools and universities he attended.

Palestinians unveil gift of giant Mandela statue

2016-04-26 23:09

Palestinians have inaugurated a giant statue of Nelson Mandela donated by Johannesburg to their political capital in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Grand Parade suggested as possible location for Mandela statue

2016-04-14 15:31

A project team is set to consider suitable locations in Cape Town for another statue of late president Nelson Mandela.

Winnie did nothing for 17 years – Bizos

2016-02-29 16:23

Former president Nelson Mandela's will did not provide for his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, advocate George Bizos has told journalists.

Tutu defends reconciliation process

2016-02-08 20:29

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mandela the Christian

2016-10-30 13:51

Mandela had to continually persuade church leaders, both during his presidency and afterwards, that his government needed and wanted the church’s backing to obtain the trust of the Afrikaans community.

Editors' forum mourns death of 'fearless' photographer Juda Ngwenya

2016-10-22 11:44

The South African National Editors' Forum has sent its condolences to the family of renowned photo-journalist Juda Ngwenya, who died recently.

Madiba's first known television interview comes to light

2016-09-01 18:17

New footage has emerged of the late president Nelson Mandela speaking with a journalist in 1956, five years earlier than what was thought to have been his first television interview.

Has Zuma become an electoral liability to the ANC?

2016-08-02 19:06

Is the ANC under Jacob Zuma really much worse than the ANC of Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, asks Piet Croucamp.

DA 'wolves' stealing Mandela's legacy - ANCYL in Gauteng

2016-07-26 22:39

The ANCYL in Gauteng is disgusted with some of the DA's new election posters and claims the party is trying to "steal" former president Nelson Mandela's legacy from the ANC.

Stop deifying Mandela to promote own interests - Nzimande

2016-07-26 11:00

People should stop deifying former president Nelson Mandela to promote their own interests, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Was Madiba as special as his media image portrayed?

2016-07-18 07:00

Nelson Mandela was every bit and more extraordinary in real life as he was portrayed in the media. He was principled, moral and yet deeply human, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Vote ANC for Madiba, says Zuma

2016-07-06 16:47

President Jacob Zuma has called on people to vote ANC for Nelson Mandela, saying that the party is still committed to his 'revolutionary ideals'.

Media24 to host Long Walk to Freedom readathon for Mandela Day

2016-07-04 10:18

Media24 is inviting celebrities, politicians, struggle stalwarts, musicians, actors, artists, sport stars and writers to join its 32-hour readathon of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, to celebrate Mandela Day.

Muhammad Ali, Pierce Brosnan and Madiba walk into a room...

2016-06-07 10:45

No matter how famous or rich people are, they still need love and affection and also people they can admire, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

SA man pays R65 000 for Mandela’s Unisa letter at auction

2016-06-02 11:30

A frenetic auction has seen a letter from Nelson Mandela to Unisa in 1977 sold for R65 000 in Pietermaritzburg.

Mandela's will: Who gets what

2016-05-27 20:20

Former president Nelson Mandela’s entire inheritance has been allocated to his beneficiaries as he requested in his will, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says.

Sanco welcomes Mandela statue in Palestine

2016-04-27 17:50

The SA National Civic Organisation has hailed the unveiling of a six-metre statue of former president Nelson Mandela in the city of Ramallah, Palestine.

Joburg mayor to Ramallah to hand over Mandela monument

2016-04-24 20:02

Johannesburg's mayor Parks Tau will unveil a monument commemorating late president Nelson Mandela in Ramallah in Palestine this week, his office has said.

Judgment reserved in Winnie's Qunu case

2016-03-01 18:10

The Mthatha High Court has reserved judgment in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's challenge to her ex-husband Nelson Mandela's estate in Qunu.

Malema apologises to Mbeki, Mandela

2016-02-16 18:10

EFF president Julius Malema has apologised for maligning former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, saying President Jacob Zuma had misled him.

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.

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