Mandela's Last Years: In the bleak midwinter

2017-07-18 10:53

It was before dawn when I sent an SMS to Mac Maharaj containing a draft press statement about Mandela’s admission to Mediclinic Heart Hospital. It ended with the words ‘He remains in a serious condition,’ writes Vejay Ramlakan.

There's a reason the ANC adored Castro

2016-12-07 08:55

For members of the ANC, the attachment to Fidel Castro is an emotional one. He was the leader who sent thousands of soldiers to Angola to resist the apartheid regime’s army, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Mandela 'Freedom Torch' to go on auction in US

The torch Nelson Mandela used to light the 'Freedom Flame' will be auctioned in Boston with bidding starting at R500 000.

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Mandela tour named one of NatGeo’s top 50

2014-04-15 08:31

National Geographic Traveler magazine has announced its annual Tours of a Lifetime selection and a trip based on the landscapes influenced Madiba's life has made it into the top 50.

Madiba closure cost Shoprite R260m

2014-01-20 08:55

Shoprite lost an estimated R260m by closing its stores on the day of former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, according to a report.

Report shines light on 'false' Mandela movie claims

2013-12-19 08:19

According to a report released by Africa Check the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom did not sustain 12 000 new jobs as promised.

SA celebrates its greatest man

2013-12-13 15:39

Ordinary South Africans have responded to the death of Nelson Mandela with dignity and warmth, and we can feel proud of ourselves, says CyberShrink.

Popular artists to join night vigil ahead of Madiba's funeral

2013-12-13 13:17

The City of Cape Town has released its list of weekend events paying tribute to Nelson Mandela ahead of his state funeral in Qunu on Sunday.

NUM urges firms to close for Madiba funeral

2013-12-13 07:43

The National Union of Mineworkers has urged companies to shut down their operations on Sunday so that staff could be part of Nelson Mandela's state funeral.

Durban pays special tribute to Madiba with beach art

2013-12-12 13:19

If you thought Durban was lagging in its tribute to Madiba - take a look at this image posted on Facebook by O Magazine. Well done guys!


The best way SA can honour Mandela is by being active citizens

2017-07-18 08:16

South Africans can no longer stand by and watch their house burn. To truly honour Mandela’s legacy, they should become active citizens and help restore the world’s confidence in their country, writes Chris Jones.

Where you were when Mandela was released

2015-02-11 11:04

11 February marks the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison 25 years ago. Where were you on this day?

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

2014-06-24 11:48

Cape Town Knitwits donate blankets to sick children at the Tygerberg Hospital Paediatric Oncology Ward.

Wild Mandela: conservationist and lover of the land

2014-01-29 09:53

Scott Ramsay remembers the conservationist and lover of the land.

Tens of thousands leave message for Madiba

2013-12-20 11:29

"Madiba, as you close your eyes, may the world open theirs."- The City of Cape Town says its overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and condolences for the late Nelson Mandela and will be

Hope for the youth

2013-12-17 09:52

Madiba identified with small business owners and youngsters, say accountants.

Parts of N2 closed near Qunu

2013-12-13 14:52

Residents and other road users who are not accredited to attend the funeral, will be given alternative routes and detours in affected areas

Madiba: Where to leave your messages in Cape Town

2013-12-13 08:32

If you haven't paid your last respects to Madiba in written form yet, the City of Cape Town has set up various channels that members of the public can use.

Falling on deaf ears

2013-12-13 07:07

The booing will continue as long as the ANC hoodwinks the people, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Airport plans for mourners

2013-12-12 08:43

Plans have been made for the large number of mourners passing through the airports ahead of former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, the home affairs department said.

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