WATCH: Semenya reflects on meeting Madiba

2018-10-19 07:30

South African track star Caster Semenya said that she never thought she'd meet someone as inspirational as Nelson Mandela.

WATCH: Boks to honour Nelson Mandela in PE

2018-09-27 10:21

The Springboks will honour Nelson Mandela, who would have been 100 this year, when they take on Australia on Saturday.

Graça Machel urges world: put egos aside and end violence

2018-09-25 10:01

Nelson Mandela's widow has challenged world leaders celebrating his life to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honour his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world.

Ramaphosa to unveil Mandela statue at UN HQ on Heritage Day

2018-09-24 09:40

While South Africans celebrate Heritage Day on home soil, President Cyril Ramaphosa will extend the country's historic legacy by unveiling a statue of late president Nelson Mandela at the UN headquarters in New York.

Mandela's African nationalism was far more inclusive than populism of today's ANC

2018-08-31 12:20

Mandela’s African nationalism was far more embracing, inclusive and non-racial in outlook than the narrow Africanism, populism and tribalism espoused by many leaders in the ANC today, writes William Gumede.

Mandela centenary project to raise R100m for jobs, youth literacy

2018-08-04 06:45

Mandela's granddaughters Zaziwe Manaway and Swati Dlamini-Mandela have teamed up with metals mine South32 and the Relate Trust to raise R100m for job creation and youth literature.

Why the crooks will fail to get rid of Ramaphosa

2018-07-25 08:18

Politicians have a responsibility to help nations create and define their collective identity. Why is this important? Because collective identity holds enormous power, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Bronze Mandela erected on balcony at Cape Town's City Hall

2018-07-24 16:22

A life-size bronze statue of a waving Nelson Mandela has been erected where the former statesman gave his first address as a free man in Cape Town on February 11, 1990.

Obama was uplifting, but didn't say anything new

2018-07-22 10:10

Obama spoke about the many challenges facing the world but he didn’t come up with solutions, writes Marc Wegerif.

Finding Madiba in each of us

2018-07-20 13:43

This is a speech Professor Njabulo S Ndebele, chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, delivered at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture.


Conversations with Pik Botha: Apartheid, PW and Mandela

2018-10-12 14:39

Pik Botha was a product of apartheid and as Minister of State played a leading role in administering policy. As a retiree he was a fascinating witness to the country's most crucial moments, writes Pieter du Toit.

Does this UN statue look like Nelson Mandela? These tweeps don't seem to think so

2018-09-25 12:47

Not everybody is impressed with the new statue of former president Nelson Mandela that was unveiled at the UN.

WATCH: Ramaphosa unveils Nelson Mandela statue at UN headquarters

2018-09-24 17:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a life-sized statue of late president Nelson Mandela at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as South Africa celebrates Heritage Day on Monday.

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

2018-09-19 08:49

The "Mandela and Me" exhibition at the British Council in London sponsored by Anglo American, completely ignores the company's role as a principal beneficiary of British colonial rule and the apartheid regime, writes Andy Higginbottom.

Invoking the Madiba in us

2018-08-19 09:36

One of the greatest gifts Nelson Mandela left the world is mastery of self, writes Oyama Mabandla.

NBA stars are coming to Jozi to honour Madiba

2018-07-29 09:00

NBA vice-president and managing director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall, has promised that the third NBA Africa Game will be exciting.

A tale of two Chinas: The story of SA's switch from Taipei to Beijing

2018-07-24 18:00

It took Mandela 30 months to announce SA's change in support from Taipei to Beijing. Internal pressure from the ANC as well as external pressure from China influenced his choice, writes Christopher Wiliams.

On the road back to Mandela's progressive values

2018-07-24 08:21

South Africa has regressed into an erosion of democracy, cheap populist politics, a culture of entitlement, ethnic nationalism, polarisation and intolerance. We need to find our way back, writes Max du Preez.

‘Greed drives the family’

2018-07-22 10:02

Asenior abaThembu traditional leader has accused the Mandela family of being driven by selfish personal interests and greed to cash in on Madiba’s name, rather than serving people in the same way the global icon did.

Multi-racial French SWC champions draw praise, controversy

2018-07-19 20:17

Former US President Barack Obama chose celebrations to laud the benefits of diversity by holding up France's World Cup success.

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