Nelson Mandela

Democracy's been captured - we need a new vision for change

As we move into the centenary of Madiba's birth, a year which we hope will provide the inspiration and impetus for change, we hark back to Madiba's fighting spirit for justice, writes Sello Hatang.

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Why I fear for South Africa

2017-12-13 08:43

Unless something dramatic happens, it is likely that the 54th ANC conference will also bury the organisation of Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

What went wrong after Madiba’s death?

2017-12-10 06:15

‘What will happen to South Africa after Mandela goes?” A group of US journalist friends asked this question while we were travelling in July 2013 through Qunu – the village where Madiba grew up in the Eastern Cape.

How they robbed Mandela

2017-12-10 06:10

There is little hope the school from hell will receive a much-needed upgrade, after the Eastern Cape government blew millions in social infrastructure grant money on Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

What went wrong after Madiba’s death?

2017-12-10 06:09

‘What will happen to South Africa after Mandela goes?” A group of US journalist friends asked this question while travelling through Qunu – the village where Madiba grew up, writes Janet Heard.

 

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How they robbed Mandela

2017-12-10 05:52

There is little hope the school from hell will receive a much-needed upgrade, after the Eastern Cape government blew millions in social infrastructure grant money on Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

Mandela funeral 'spending irregularities': Mkhwebane to release report

2017-12-04 05:07

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is set to release a report on expenditure incurred in the preparation for the funeral of later former president Nelson Mandela.

Sorrow, admiration in Mugabe's birthplace

2017-11-24 13:30

Local residents in the rural Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married, and has a house say he was a great leader - but express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting.

Rivonia tapes allow us to recover lost voices

2017-11-19 06:15

History is as much about story telling as it is about fact. Very few people are inspired by a list of names, dates and basic historical detail; instead we crave a narrative to piece together the past and how we came to be where we are.

Let’s find ways to dream freedom anew

2017-11-18 23:59

More than two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela sits at the heart of debates about the country’s progress, or lack thereof, writes Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi.

Winnie to battle for Madiba's Qunu homestead in SCA

2017-11-08 05:11

The tug-of-war over former president Nelson Mandela's homestead in the Eastern Cape is set to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

How the ANC is failing its Palestinian comrades

2017-10-27 08:41

The ANC's increasingly regressive political behaviour is inadvertently undermining Palestinian hope of realising freedom, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

Mandela’s presidential years

2017-10-15 06:18

Dare Not Linger is based on Mandela’s unfinished memoir. In this edited extract, he recalls his threat to withdraw government funding to the IFP.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Libya

2017-09-09 09:03

Zimbabwe's president says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Nelson Mandela, and the Mugabes have been slapped with a bill of R780 000 to repair a luxury Sandton apartment.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the sanctions busters toolkit

2017-08-18 07:15

Open Secrets, in its third instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, unpacks some of the ways the private sector colluded with the apartheid government to bust sanctions.

Work starts to open Madiba’s grave to public

2017-08-06 07:11

Former president Nelson Mandela’s gravesite in Qunu in the Eastern Cape is receiving a face-lift.

Fallout over the book will get worse

2017-07-30 05:56

The fallout over Vejay Ramlakan’s book documenting the final hours of former president Nelson Mandela’s life is set to get worse.

Moving beyond giving 67 minutes

2017-07-30 05:52

As long as children still live under plastic covers, as long as many of our people are still without jobs, no South African should rest and wallow in the joy of freedom, writes Herman Mashaba.

Book about Mandela's 'last days' withdrawn from circulation

2017-07-24 20:57

A new book describing former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments has been withdrawn from circulation, publisher Penguin Random House South Africa has announced.

Defence department distances itself from book on Mandela’s ‘last years’

2017-07-22 18:29

The defence department on Saturday distanced itself from a newly-released book detailing the former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments before his death.

Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's doctor over book on his 'last years'

2017-07-21 12:47

Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, has slammed the newly-released book, Mandela’s Last Years, by his doctor Vejay Ramlakan, and is considering legal action.

1000's to walk in Cape Town on Mandela Day

2017-07-18 05:05

Capetonians and global leaders are set to march down the streets of Cape Town to launch a year-long movement aimed at continuing the work Mandela did during his lifetime.

Maharaj lauds political giants Mandela and Tambo

2017-07-05 17:30

Former ANC leaders Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were men of great humility and leadership, taking full responsibility for their actions, Mac Maharaj has said.

Malema's dilemma: to be Mandela or Mugabe?

2017-12-08 08:36

Julius Malema is one of South Africa's most contentious leaders. However, people should be slow to write him off as a political extremist. The fact is, Malema is at a crossroads, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Egyptian journalist wins Nelson Mandela Innovation Award

2017-11-28 20:31

A South African organisation has announced that an Egyptian rights campaigner won its Nelson Mandela award for individual activism for 2017.

Let’s find ways to dream freedom anew

2017-11-19 06:15

More than two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela sits at the heart of debates about the country’s progress, or lack thereof.

Rivonia tapes allow us to recover lost voices

2017-11-19 05:52

History is as much about story telling as it is about fact. Very few people are inspired by a list of names and dates; instead we crave a narrative to piece together the past and how we came to be where we are, writes Gavin Fischer.

Let’s find ways to dream freedom anew

2017-11-18 23:59

More than two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela sits at the heart of debates about the country’s progress, or lack thereof, writes Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi.

Mandela and Zuma: A tale of two presidents

2017-10-31 08:16

It might seem like a fallacy when trying to compare the leadership of Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma. But Ferial Haffajee gives it a go.

'New' Mandela memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 15:20

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book, speaks about it.

Mandela’s presidential years

2017-10-15 06:25

Dare Not Linger is based on Mandela’s unfinished memoir. In this edited extract, he recalls his threat to withdraw government funding to the IFP.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Madagascar

2017-09-16 11:30

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and an analyst says Kenya's electoral body must be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month.

Mugabe should chastise South Africans, not Mandela

2017-09-11 09:12

If Mugabe believes Mandela let black South Africans down in 1994, he must accept that South Africans have let the people of Zimbabwe down by failing to deal with him, writes Mondli Zondo.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Kenya

2017-09-08 09:00

Troops from several southern African countries, including SA, are deploying to Lesotho following the murder of the country's military chief, and Britain and MDC the have refuted claims of a 'political deal' with Zimbabwean VP Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe: Mandela 'forgot why he was in jail… that's why everything in SA is in whites' hands'

2017-09-04 06:14

President Robert Mugabe says Nelson Mandela cherished his personal freedom over the economic freedom of his people, which is why today in South Africa "everything is in the whites' hands", reports say.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela denies claims she approved Mandela book

2017-07-26 20:32

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has denied claims that she approved the publication of a controversial book describing former president Nelson Mandela's last days.

'Some things are meant to be private' - Twitter reacts to Mandela book being withdrawn

2017-07-25 11:52

Penguin Random House has withdrawn all copies of the latest book on former President Nelson Mandela's final days. South Africans weigh in on whether or not this was the right decision.

Mandla Mandela speaks out against book on his grandfather

2017-07-22 22:30

Chief Mandla Mandela and his family are aggrieved by a book that has shared intimate details of the former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments before his death.

Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's doctor over book

2017-07-21 12:48

Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, has slammed the newly-released book, Mandela’s Last Years, by his doctor Vejay Ramlakan, and is considering legal action.

WATCH: Zuma washes windows for his 67 minutes on Mandela Day

2017-07-18 17:43

President Jacob Zuma has said South Africans should remember former president Nelson Mandela for his values, sacrifices and what he stood for.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Step down Zuma,' demands Future of SA conference

2017-07-18 06:45

Civic organisations have gathered at the Conference for the Future of SA in Joburg to discuss the 're-capture' of SA from the 'power elite'.

Tiny tots at Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund party protest against abuse

2017-07-14 17:34

Little ones took to the streets of Johannesburg to say enough is enough, stop abusing women and children.

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