Nelson Mandela

WATCH: Madiba inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Nelson Mandela, who harnessed rugby as a vehicle for social change in 1995 to unite a nation, was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.


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.

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.

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.

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.


inside Nelson Mandela

Surviving a trial by fire

2015-07-28 09:38

If you feel like you are stuck in a rut and that you are facing unconquerable challenges, don't worry - some of the most successful people also felt that way, writes Chemory Gunko.

Why did you spend all that money on Mandela Day?

2015-07-22 08:09

After keeping his eye on social media over the weekend, Lemo Monyatsi discusses why he thinks South Africans made a mistake on Mandela Day.

Homeboy has spirit of Madiba

2015-07-19 15:11

Tshepo Machaea will never forget the moment that changed his life. It was the brutal rape and murder of 10-year-old Nontombi Timakwe in Zimbane Valley outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

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.

Zuma calls for unity, love in memory of Mandela

2015-07-17 19:04

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.

SA gears up to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day

2015-07-17 10:05

Today's newspapers focus on Nelson Mandela ahead of his birthday tomorrow. Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath takes you through the stories that made today's front pages.

Mandela Day: We have it all so wrong

2015-07-16 08:04

We’ve missed a chance to raise little Mandelas. Instead, we have weakened Madiba's legacy and turned it into a meaningless PR campaign, says Sibu Mgudlwa.

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

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

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

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.

Zuma honours Mandela's SANDF helpers

2014-12-07 15:50

President Jacob Zuma has handed medals to SANDF officers who cared for former president Nelson Mandela and helped with his burial.

Graça grateful Madiba chose her

2014-12-06 19:01

Graça Machel, the widow of the late former president Nelson Mandela was glad that the global icon had chosen to spend the last years of his life with her.

Mandela's legacy children’s hospital is ‘awe-inspiring’

2014-12-05 14:30

Nelson Mandela’s dying wish was to build a children’s hospital in Johannesburg. With the first anniversary of his death upon us, News24 finds out how plans are progressing.

Mandela would be disappointed by corruption - Bizos

2014-12-05 12:55

Former president Nelson Mandela would have been disappointed by the ongoing corruption in the country, veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos says.

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.

Madiba’s vision changed mud into brick

2015-07-19 17:00

Madiba magic started a revamp at a rural school, where youths can now get a decent education, but more still needs to be done.

Mandela brand rakes in millions

2015-07-19 15:11

Nelson Mandela’s close friend Advocate George Bizos once declared that the former statesman was not a millionaire, but his brand had the power to rake in millions.

Mandela Day - We are the world

2015-07-18 08:58

There are many inspiring similarities between the late Michael Jackson and our beloved Nelson Mandela, writes Chris Kanyane.

WATCH: Madiba's life through puppets

2015-07-17 13:06

Watch to see how a national puppet company has turned Nelson Mandela's incredible life into a puppet show for primary school children.

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

2015-07-16 19:59

IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa is being lambasted on Facebook over his comment to a newspaper about Nelson Mandela.

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

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

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

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".

Official alleges bullying in Mandela funeral case

2014-12-07 14:44

A Buffalo City, Eastern Cape, municipality official accused of fraud involving Nelson Mandela's memorial service alleges she was bullied into signing forms.

Mandela's legacy celebrated

2014-12-05 20:56

A year after his death, former president Nelson Mandela's legacy has been celebrated throughout the country.

Mandela's spirit lives - Ramaphosa

2014-12-05 13:54

The spirit of former president Nelson Mandela lives on and inspires the nation, Acting President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

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