Madiba: In celebration of a hero

2013-12-06 14:57
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Countries from all over the world are paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela by flying their flags at half-mast.

On February 11 1990, South Africa stood before a momentous precipice of change.


private funeral. Unofficial government sources have said he could be laid to rest on 14 December, though some are calling for his burial to take place on the 16th, a public holiday named Reconciliation Day.

Mandel Expo and condolences book at the Cape Town Civic Centre

Mandela Family Museum

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The Apartheid museum

The Mandela Centre of Memory

The Nelson Mandela Museum

"The Nelson Mandela Museum is a not for profit institution established by the government of South Africa as part of a portfolio of legacy projects that seek to transform the heritage landscape from our apartheid past. At the same time, it is a resource for promoting economic development throughout tourism in an impoverished region of the country. This is the region in which I was born and grew up.


Nelson Mandela Gateway, V7A Waterfront and Robben Island

Howick Mandela Monument, KZN Midlands

the Nelson Mandela Capture Site - unveiled to mark the 50th anniversary of his long walk to freedom. It was here, on this rather ordinary piece of road along the R103, back on 5 August 1962, that armed apartheid police flagged down a car in which Nelson Mandela was pretending to be the chauffeur. Having succeeded in evading capture by apartheid operatives for 17 months, Mandela had just paid a clandestine visit to African National Congress (ANC) president Chief Albert Luthuli's Groutville home to report back on his African odyssey, and to request support in calling for an armed struggle. It was in this dramatic way, at this unassuming spot, that Nelson Mandela was finally captured, and proceeded to disappear from public view for the next 27 years.

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