Nelson Mandela

Study hard, Graca Machel urges children at Mandela Day launch

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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

 

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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.

The Pandora's Box of the ANC

2016-04-07 09:49

The ANC with its willful narcissism just goes on blaming Apartheid and its legacy whilst knowing well that they are selling parts of the country to greed, says Lina Mpolase.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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