Mandela and the curse of presentism

2018-06-10 19:14

We cannot judge him for what we have the luxury of knowing now, but that could not have been predicted with any certainty then, writes Lwando Xaso.

Sack DG for funeral scandal

2018-06-03 12:00

Provincial secretary says criminal charges should be instituted against all those implicated in the Mandela funeral scandal.

Eastern Cape fraud surrounding Mandela's funeral to be probed after Ramaphosa signs SIU proclamations

2018-05-25 20:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced several proclamations for the Special Investigation Unit to investigate a wide variety of irregularities at several levels of government, including the alleged corruption surrounding former president Nelson Mandela's funeral in the Eastern Cape.

Dear Mmusi 'mini-Mandela' Maimane, what have you done for SA?

2018-05-09 13:42

The greatest tragedy of our contemporary politics has been Mmusi Maimane's inability to carve yourself an identity that you can own and be known for championing, writes Lukhona Mnguni.

Centenary celebration programmes for Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu announced

2018-05-08 17:36

"South Africans must work together to remove all obstacles which still divide our society and strive to build on the many ties that bind us together. Together, we can combat racism‚ racial discrimination‚ xenophobia and related intolerances on all fronts," Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has said.

Let us stop creating cannibals

2018-04-29 06:05

We are becoming a people who believe fiction without consideration of the facts, thus creating an environment for dictatorship to thrive, writes Songezo Zibi.

News24 is looking for 100 young Nelson Mandelas of the future, nominations open!

2018-04-23 19:17

Help News24 find South Africans from all walks of life, aged 35 and younger, who can be considered Mandelas of the future.

Winnie: Custodian of our heritage

2018-04-15 06:04

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy lives on in her letters, clothing and songs, writes Sonwabile Mancotywa.

Buthelezi recalls fond memories of late nights with Winnie and Madiba

2018-04-04 12:47

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has shared fond memories of time spent with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the Mandela family – a story not widely known by the public, he says.

'Mother of the nation' Madikizela-Mandela defiant till the end

2018-04-02 16:26

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who first emerged as the dignified anti-apartheid struggle figure and then came to represent the liberation movement’s worst excesses, has died at the age of 81.


US-North Korea Summit: Lessons from South Africa

2018-06-08 09:10

On June 12 North Korea's Kim Jong-un will meet US President Donald Trump at the NK – US Summit. The two can take important lessons from Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk's negotiations, writes Robert J. Traydon.

WATCH: Soweto International Jazz Festival to light up the township

2018-05-28 10:33

Soweto is preparing up to host a brand new music festival that promises to light up the township and put local talent on the spotlight.

WATCH: A moment in history - Mandela inauguration

It has been 24 years since Nelson Mandela delivered his historic inauguration speech as the country's first black president. Watch.

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Why it's wrong to blame SA's woes on Mandela's compromises

2018-05-09 07:10

If he were alive today, Nelson Mandela would probably be puzzled to find that it has become popular among South Africans frustrated with the pace of change to cast him as a villain, writes Steven Friedman.

Dealing with our wounds

2018-05-02 07:31

Some may argue Nelson Mandela left prematurely when he resigned after one term. His departure left South Africans orphaned, still in need of a leader to help the country heal, says Solly Moeng.

Two new R50 Mandela coins have just been launched, starting from R127

2018-04-24 12:01

The launch of the coins coincides with former president Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.

PICS: Queen Elizabeth gives Ramaphosa letters from Mandela

2018-04-17 22:47

President Cyril Ramaphosa has received two letters from Queen Elizabeth that the late former president Nelson Mandela had written her.

Guard recalls how Winnie snuck grandchild onto Robben Island for Mandela to see

2018-04-10 19:40

The one-time prison guard for South Africa's first democratically elected president, Christo Brand, has described the incredible bond shared by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her former husband, Nelson Mandela.

Madikizela-Mandela dies with Qunu land ownership not fully settled

2018-04-03 05:22

Lauded as one of the fiercest icons in the struggle against apartheid, the one battle Winnie Madikizela-Mandela could not see through to its end was reclaiming the land upon which the Qunu homestead of her former husband, Nelson Mandela, was built.

R2.1bn copyright claim over Madiba image

2018-02-25 06:01

The largest copyright claim for a South African artwork is heading to court, writes Charl Blignaut, and the accusedis the state.

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