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US President Barack Obama has called former president Nelson Mandela to mark the 20th anniversary of his release from prison.
To mark the anniversary of the release of former president Nelson Mandela from prison 20 years ago, his foundation has released a chronology of his life.
Take a look at photos from the Rivonia Trial and Nelson Mandela's detention.
Take a look at photos from the day Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island.
Take a look at photos of Nelson Mandela during his years as President of South Africa.
Take a look at photos of Nelson Mandela and his work with the 46664 campaign.
A feature length film on Nelson Mandela's life will be distributed at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town, says producer Anant Singh.
People at a rally to commemorate Nelson Mandela's release from prison have shared their thoughts on seeing him for the first time - and what he means to them.
Clarence Keyter, the voice behind the live worldwide broadcast of Mandela's release, had a very tough day at the office.
Nationalisation was a policy that Nelson Mandela himself had supported, says ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.
VIP guests have begun arriving at Drakenstein prison near Paarl for a morning of celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from jail.
"Where are my weights," Nelson Mandela demanded from an exhausted Trevor Manuel in an 05:00 call the day after Madiba's release.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged all South Africans to recapture the spirit of the day Nelson Mandela was released - February 11 1990.
Read a Statement by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.
"Electric and yet so tense", is how Siraaj Cassiem described waiting in Cape Town hoping to see former president Nelson Mandela emerge from prison.
Nelson Mandela's release from prison ushered in South Africa's democracy, but an intractable social divide has dimmed the sparkle of the nation's "rainbow miracle".
ANC Youth League leader says racism, unemployment and the housing shortage are all the legacy of former state president FW de Klerk, who is neither a hero nor an icon.
Arm in arm, ANC stalwarts have marked the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from jail by retracing his first steps to freedom.
While SA remembers the historical importance of Nelson Mandela’s release, Trevor Manuel, one of the one of the organisers behind the event 20 years ago, remembers how he "lost" the anti-apartheid icon.
Nelson Mandela could be proud of what South Africa has become two decades after his release from jail, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
An act of kindness started a friendship between a guard and the man who would leave his jail cell to eventually become South Africa's first black president.
When Nelson Mandela was released, police stayed under the radar as much as possible, with then police minister Adriaan Vlok watching proceedings from a helicopter in a nearby lucerne field.
The Drakenstein Correctional Centre, formerly the Victor Verster Prison, from which ex-president Nelson Mandela walked free after being jailed for 27 years has been declared a heritage site.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso and 2010 World Cup fraudsters have learned the knuckling-rapping lesson: the Nelson Mandela brand is not for sale.
Nelson Mandela walked out of an apartheid prison 20 years ago on Thursday, beginning South Africa's march to democracy and reconciliation.
SA is celebrating the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release as the country worries about its future with unemployment at about 30% and staggering levels of crime.
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