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.

We must live the legacy of Mandela – Thabo Mbeki

2018-07-18 17:48

Former president Thabo Mbeki says, in order to achieve the legacy of Nelson Mandela, we need to move forward as a country.

Humanity, humour and land - Tutu, DA, EFF share Mandela Day messages

2018-07-18 16:05

Political parties, Parliament and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu have shared their special messages this Mandela Day, marking former president Nelson Mandela's centenary birthday celebrations.

'I did not have a magic wand' - Mandela in '93

2018-07-18 16:02

As the world celebrates the Mandela centenary and arguments are raised about his legacy, it seems appropriate to look to his first published views about himself, the negotiations process and the role of the ANC.

WATCH: #Mandela100 - This touching tribute by Mercedes-Benz SA honours the life of Nelson Mandela

2018-07-18 12:47

South Africa celebrates #Mandela100 today, honouring the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Watch as Mercedes-Benz SA delivers a touching tribute highlighting the life of the iconic freedom fighter.

Boks, Proteas lead the way in honouring Madiba

2018-07-18 10:40

The SA sports community has joined the rest of the country in celebrating former President Nelson Mandela on what would've been his 100th birthday.


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.

Local chef recounts the day he cooked for Nelson Mandela

2018-07-18 17:40

The chef who cooked for Nelson Mandela shares anecdotes in his new book about his stint at the presidential guesthouse.

Who gets to mess with Mandela?

2018-07-18 16:05

For years Nelson Mandela has been safe and solid ground. South Africans across the racial and religious divide loved him and looked up to him. But his legacy is no longer a holy cow, writes Howard Feldman.

Ramaphosa invokes his inner Mandela – for political ends

2018-07-18 14:58

Mandela is once again a political asset for those with the credibility to hold onto his coat-tails. Jacob Zuma could not invoke Mandela - but Ramaphosa can, says Daniel Silke.

'On Madiba's 100th birthday, we now stand at a crossroads' - read Obama's full speech

2018-07-18 11:56

Read the full text of former US President Barack Obama's Nelson Mandela lecture given in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

WATCH: Was Mandela a hero or a 'sell-out'?

2018-07-18 10:32

The BBC asked young South Africans for their views on anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

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