Nelson Mandela

The Mandela we should reject and hate

Those people who are anti-transformation and anti-justice have created a "Mandela" to hide behind in order to protect what they have, writes Esethu Hasane.

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Mandela remains symbol of hope - Zuma

2014-07-18 21:02

President Jacob Zuma says former president Nelson Mandela remained a symbol of hope to South Africa as it celebrated his birthday.

Media casts dark cloud over Mandela funeral - premier

2014-07-18 21:02

The media continues to "cast a dark cloud" over how the Eastern Cape leadership carried out the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, the office of Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

Mandela looking down from heaven - Tutu

2014-07-18 14:05
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Former president Nelson Mandela is looking down from heaven at the things people are doing to celebrate his legacy on Mandela Day, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says.

World marks 1st Mandela Day since his death

2014-07-18 07:17

People in at least 126 countries are set to volunteer their time for the common good on Mandela Day - for the first time since Mandela's death last year.

 

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Mandela was ready to kill for SA - Malema

2014-07-17 23:42
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EFF leader Julius Malema says late former president Nelson Mandela was ready to kill for this country.

Speaker probing Mandela funeral questions claim

2014-07-16 22:01

Allegations that the Eastern Cape legislature twice blocked the DA's questions about funds for former president Nelson Mandela's funeral are being investigated.

We miss you, Madiba

2014-07-14 18:18

Dear Madiba, I am glad you’re not here to see what is going on in South Africa. It would have made you very sad, writes Ian de Jager.

SA urged to embrace Mandela Month

2014-07-07 10:15

The government has urged South Africans to embrace the opportunity to celebrate Mandela Month by giving 67 minutes of their time to build a cleaner and better country.

Report details Mandela funeral overspending

2014-07-02 09:19

An East London company was paid R49 000 to supply cleaning and sanitary materials for the funeral of Nelson Mandela in December last year, it has been reported.

INFOGRAPHIC: Our last six Presidents rated

2014-06-30 15:31

Dwaine van Vuuren rates our last six Presidents - from PW Botha to Jacob Zuma - through metrics that represent the “share price” of “SA Inc”.

Graça Machel ends period of mourning

2014-06-27 08:27

Former president Nelson Mandela's widow Graça Machel has returned to public life after six months of mourning, and will continue to focus on children and women's rights, her trust says.

Members of Mandela family support Zelda's book

2014-06-20 08:43

Former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela and his grandson Mandla Mandela have welcomed a book by Zelda la Grange, saying she's entitled to share her experiences of him.

Military doctors treated Mandela badly - Zelda

2014-06-19 09:33
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Former president Nelson Mandela experienced shockingly poor treatment at the hands of state doctors and had to be booked into a private hospital with bedsores in 2011, according to Zelda la Grange.

Zelda to lift lid on Mandela family drama

2014-06-15 08:07
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A new book from Nelson Mandela’s long-time personal assistant reveals the family drama in the days leading up to the icon’s death.

ANC salutes 'heroic resolve' of Rivonia trialists

2014-06-12 12:43

The ANC has saluted the Rivonia trialists on the 50th anniversary of their sentencing, saying the trial marked the stepping up of the offensive against apartheid.

Manuel: Mandela was pro-arms deal

2014-06-11 14:03

A mandate by former president Nelson Mandela to his Cabinet to properly equip the defence force resulted in the 1999 arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mandela named Newsmaker of the Year

2014-05-30 08:50

Former president Nelson Mandela has been named as the Newsmaker of the Year for 2013, after his death "riveted the attention of the world".

Mandela on YouTube

2014-05-22 19:25

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Google have asked YouTube creators to help celebrate the icon's legacy in video.

Funds for Mandela's funeral not misused - ANC

2014-05-13 14:52

Government funds meant for former president Nelson Mandela's memorial and funeral have not been misused, an ANC official in the Eastern Cape says.

Graça Machel breaks mourning - Nigeria must find girls

2014-05-09 18:55

Nelson Mandela's widow Graça Machel has broken the customary mourning period to call on the Nigerian government and international community to do more to find the 200-plus schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Let's reignite Mandela's vision of SA

2014-04-28 06:58

We now owe it to Nelson Mandela to nurture and safeguard his vision of a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa, says Christo van der Rheede.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure

2014-04-23 17:17

Our healthcare and education systems are really struggling. If we were to implement socialism, things would get worse and not better, says Siphiwo Ntshuntshe.

Many SA leaders not following Mandela - De Klerk

2014-04-21 18:51
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Many South African leaders are not following Nelson Mandela's example and see government office as a "means to self-enrichment", says FW de Klerk, who won the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela.

Intelligence a tool for Luthuli House - Kasrils

2014-04-15 22:21
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Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says the intelligence service has become a tool for Luthuli House and the president.

Dali Tambo in Mandela statue scandal

2014-04-13 08:13

Dali Tambo, son of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo, is caught up in a tender controversy over a bronze bust that honours former president Nelson Mandela, according to reports.

Hawks probing theft from Mandela burial funds

2014-04-07 19:10

The Hawks are investigating reports that the girlfriend of an Eastern Cape ANC official received R350 000 from funds earmarked for the burial of former president Nelson Mandela.

Vavi not out for revenge

2014-04-06 16:51

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he will not be out for revenge when he returns to work, the SABC reports.

ANC: Clean up for Mandela

2014-07-17 05:00

South Africans are urged to clean up their cities, towns, neighbourhoods, villages and schools on Nelson Mandela International Day, the government has said.

Prolonging life at any cost?

2014-07-15 09:53

Following Desmond Tutu's comments about assisted dying, and that Nelson Mandela's prolonged death was an affront to his dignity, News24 takes a look at the debate.

Mandela: the monk who sold his Ferrari?

2014-07-12 13:15

Every time I read The Monk who sold his Ferrari I ask myself whether the author was inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, writes Chris Kanyane.

Masualle denies altering DA's Mandela questions

2014-07-05 08:40

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has denied having altered written questions given by the Democratic Alliance about the Mandela funeral funds.

Zuma receives Mandela condolences books

2014-07-01 18:36

President Jacob Zuma has received thousands of condolence books paying tribute to former president Nelson Mandela.

Graça Machel breaks her silence

2014-06-29 09:21

Former president Nelson Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, has told City Press how she misses sitting in the lounge with her late husband, and how she misses feeding him.

Mayor held for Mandela funeral fraud

2014-06-23 14:26
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Buffalo City municipality Mayor Zukiswa Ncitha and two others have been arrested for alleged fraud involving Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Zelda: Madiba told Hansie to move on

2014-06-19 10:46

Details of former president Nelson Mandela's meetings with various celebrities including Charlize Theron and late cricketer Hansie Cronje feature in his personal assistant Zelda La Grange's book, which has just been released.

Mandela's daughter warns Zelda of legal action

2014-06-15 14:30
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Nelson Mandela's daughter has warned the late stateman’s long time assistant, Zelda La Grange, that she could be sued over her claims that Mandela’s wife Graça Machel was side-lined during his final days.

Mandela family mark end of mourning period

2014-06-14 16:25

The family of former president Nelson Mandela are expected in Qunu in the Eastern Cape to mark the end of the mourning period, the SABC has reported.

Manuel: Cancelling arms deal detrimental

2014-06-11 14:50
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Cancelling loans secured for financing the 1999 arms deal would hurt the South African economy, former finance minister Trevor Manuel says.

Death threats against Mandela in 1990 US trip

2014-05-31 07:26

The FBI investigated multiple death threats against Nelson Mandela during his 1990 visit to the United States and relied on an informant for details about his trip, according to newly released documents.

What would our fallen heroes say about SA today?

2014-05-28 08:34

I’m saying our obsession with commemorations is turning us into less critical admirers of struggle credentials, says Ace Moloi.

Respect our institutions - Madonsela

2014-05-14 14:32

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has urged public figures to respect institutions supporting democracy, otherwise people will "take to the streets" with grievances.

Madiba 'would have voted ANC'

2014-05-10 09:40
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Former president Nelson Mandela would have been happy with the 2014 elections, and would have encouraged voters to give the ANC another chance, believes Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Come back to the ANC, says Zuma

2014-05-04 17:38
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President Jacob Zuma has urged those who have left the ANC to return to the party.

De Klerk hails 20 years of democracy, scolds ANC

2014-04-26 13:41
92 comments

Ex-president, FW de Klerk, has hailed the successes seen in two decades of democracy, but scolded the ruling ANC for gross mismanagement and "increasingly aggressive" racial discrimination.

2014 elections ANC’s toughest test yet

2014-04-23 14:53

Twenty years after the euphoria of South Africa's first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the governing party faces its toughest test at the polls next month.

ANCYL: Not voting would be blasphemy

2014-04-20 22:28
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Not voting in the forthcoming elections would be blasphemy, the ANCYL says in a statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of struggle icon Nelson Mandela's Rivonia trial speech.

Mandela bust tender above board - Parliament

2014-04-15 20:54

There was nothing untoward about awarding a closed tender to Dali Tambo to create a bust of former president Nelson Mandela, Parliament says.

Mandela led when Hani killed - Motlanthe

2014-04-11 07:22

Former president Nelson Mandela showed leadership to the nation when Chris Hani was assassinated 21 years ago, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Mandela's ANC died with him - Malema

2014-04-06 18:02
258 comments

The ANC of Nelson Mandela has died with him, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

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