Nelson Mandela

Follow Mandela's moral example: Ramaphosa

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.

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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.

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.

Graça owns whole world in Mozambique - Winnie

2014-12-09 08:17
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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".

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.

 

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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.

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.

Silence observed for Madiba at SABC

2014-12-05 11:38

One minute of silence has been observed in memory of former president Nelson Mandela at the SABC studios in Johannesburg.

South Africans honour Mandela's 'enormous' legacy

2014-12-05 09:41

South Africans have begun marking one year since the death of Nelson Mandela with services, blasting of vuvuzelas and a cricket match to honour his enormous legacy.

Mandela is happy - Graca

2014-12-05 09:25

Former president Nelson Mandela is happy and smiling wherever he is, his widow Graca Machel says.

As it happened: You remember Mandela

2014-12-05 07:55

On the anniversary of his death, News24 Users pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. Upload or e-mail us your thoughts and photos.

Nelson Mandela remembered - one year on

2014-12-05 06:46

Many have paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela a year after his death, agreeing that his contributions to securing constitutional democracy in South Africa should never be forgotten.

Inmates get crafty for Mandela

2014-12-04 21:27

Ahead of the first anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's death, inmates at Zonderwater prison have been making brightly coloured blankets to commemorate the day.

Why I think Mandela was not a Christian

2014-12-04 17:11

Nelson Mandela was indeed a remarkable man, but was he a Christian? Solomon Ashoms shares five reasons why he thinks not.

Mandela’s Parliament vs Zuma’s Parliament

2014-12-04 14:30

Nelson Mandela’s Parliament is often used as an example of what we are in danger of losing, but was it all sweetness and rainbows, asks Glenn Bownes.

Free for the first time

2014-12-02 14:14

When Nelson Mandela held up that cup we were free for the first time in our history, writes a News24 User.

No new Mandelas among today's political crop

2014-12-01 10:36

Most of today’s young leaders, both within the ANC and the opposition, sadly lack both the style and moral authority of Nelson Mandela, writes Glenn Bownes.

Plans for anniversary of Mandela's death unveiled

2014-11-28 07:42

The commemoration of the first anniversary of the death of former president Nelson Mandela will start with a wreath laying ceremony at the Union Buildings, while several other events will also take place, government has announced.

President's powers must be reviewed – Moseneke

2014-11-14 10:16
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Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has questioned the amount of power vested in President Jacob Zuma, according to a report.

Malala donates children's prize cash to Gaza schools

2014-10-29 19:22

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has said she is giving her entire winnings from a children's rights award to help rebuild schools in war-ravaged Gaza.

Winnie accuses Mandela of land fraud - report

2014-10-19 12:42
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ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela claims her former husband Nelson Mandela may have committed land fraud when he registered a plot of land in Qunu, Eastern Cape, in his own name.

Winnie goes to court over Mandela's estate

2014-10-14 15:08
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's lawyers have confirmed that they had filed papers in court challenging the estate of former president Nelson Mandela, seeking the rights to his home in Qunu.

Mandela honoured posthumously

2014-10-11 14:15

Ndileka Mandela, eldest granddaughter of former president Nelson Mandela, has accepted a posthumous award for Madiba from SAFA.

Armed struggle against ANC government inevitable

2014-10-03 16:45

It has become excruciatingly clear that everything we believed about our democracy and freedom was an illusion, says Matome Letsoalo.

South Africa: Her story by 51 million authors

2014-09-24 08:19

How do we tell the world that the Rainbow Nation is currently an Angry Nation?, asks Venolia Rabodiba.

Govt disingenuous about Dalai Lama visit

2014-09-05 15:33
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The government is being disingenuous about the Dalai Lama's visa for entry to South Africa, says Cape Town's mayor.

Korkie tragedy: we needed a Mandela-like figure

2014-12-07 09:08

If Madiba was alive and active, I think he would have used his moral gravitas to secure Pierre Korkie’s release, says Saber Jazbhay.

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.

Dignitaries remember Mandela

2014-12-05 11:41

The Mandela family, struggle veterans, government leaders, diplomats and celebrities have gathers at Freedom Park in Pretoria to commemorate former president Nelson Mandela’s death.

Mdluli court minute of silence for Mandela

2014-12-05 11:38

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has observed a minute’s silence for former president Nelson Mandela, ahead of the appearance of former police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Mandela belongs to the ANC

2014-12-05 09:30

White neo-liberals and black opportunistic haranguers are not wasting any time on this “first anniversary” of Madiba’s death, says Pedro Mzileni.

Family, dignitaries arrive to honour Mandela

2014-12-05 09:11

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela and the late statesperson's wife Graca Machel are among dignitaries arriving at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to commemorate his death.

LIVE: Ramaphosa - Mandela's spirit continues to inspire

2014-12-05 07:48

We bring you the latest updates as the world marks the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death.

Tutu urges South Africans to follow in Mandela's footsteps

2014-12-05 00:43

One year after Nelson Mandela's death, fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called on South Africans to emulate the anti-apartheid hero's example.

Mandela museum far from completion

2014-12-04 19:25

As millions prepare to commemorate the anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s death, a museum meant to be in built in his honour in Mvezo is yet to be completed, according to reports.

Musical tributes to Madiba

2014-12-04 07:42

Remembering Nelson Mandela on the anniversary of his passing would not be complete without remembering the music he inspired.

Bells, vuvuzelas for anniversary of Mandela's death

2014-12-01 14:20

Bells will be rung and vuvuzelas blown to mark the one year anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's death, during an official government commemoration at Freedom Park, in Pretoria.

Zuma to oppose Winnie's Qunu application

2014-11-30 14:49
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President Jacob Zuma has filed a notice to oppose Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's reported application to have access to government documents relating to Nelson Mandela's Qunu property.

Mandela estate commits to cattle care

2014-11-26 16:54

Family of the late president Nelson Mandela have undertaken to ensure the welfare of cattle at his Qunu homestead in the Eastern Cape, the NSPCA says.

Keep Mandela's memory alive - Machel

2014-11-11 14:45

As the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death approaches, his widow Graca Machel says that her heart is growing heavier and that it is still difficult to accept he was gone.

Malala wins Children's Nobel Prize

2014-10-28 18:23

Teen education advocate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan has been named the winner of the World's Children's Prize, sometimes called the Children's Nobel Prize.

Winnie to contest divorce - report

2014-10-15 10:08
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ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has claimed in court papers that her divorce from former president Nelson Mandela was fraudulently obtained, according to a report.

Winnie to undergo surgery – daughter

2014-10-13 14:22

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is to be admitted to hospital to undergo surgery, her daughter said on Monday.

Dalai Lama row puts ANC on collision course with history

2014-10-10 11:13

Most people would be reluctant to pick a fight with a revered Buddhist holy man and 14 other Nobel peace prize winners, but that's just what President Jacob Zuma has done.

Tutu gives govt a tongue lashing over Dalai Lama

2014-10-01 22:20
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Nobel Peace Laureate and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has lashed out at the government for "kowtowing" to China by barring the Dalai Lama from attending a global summit of fellow prizewinners in Cape Town.

SA has become an angry country - Zelda

2014-09-18 10:45
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Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant Zelda la Grange says she is worried that South Africa has become an angry society, and that people don't follow Mandela's example of respecting others.

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