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.

 

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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.

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.

Let us stop creating cannibals

2018-04-29 07:48

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

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.

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.

OBITUARY: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

2018-04-03 05:33

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.

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

2018-04-02 16:27

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.

AS IT HAPPENED: First lady Tobeka Madiba-Zuma breaks her silence

2018-02-09 13:30

While SA awaits a definitive decision on the ANC leadership transition, members of the ruling party's top 6 have pulled out of #Mandela100 celebrations to attend to 'urgent issues' at ANC headquarters.

Winnie's Qunu homestead claim might have been diminished had Madiba been alive - SCA

2018-01-19 21:46

The weight of the evidence of Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s claim to former president Nelson Mandela's Qunu homestead might have been diminished had he been alive to give his version, the Supreme Court of Appeal has said.

Winnie loses appeal in battle for Madiba's Qunu homestead

2018-01-19 13:14

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has lost her claim to former president Nelson Mandela's Qunu homestead, in a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

Politics of personality

2018-01-14 06:06

A political party’s history is not enough – its leader must have integrity or people will vote with their feet, writes Yonela Diko.

Will we finally see why Madiba preferred Ramaphosa as a leader?

2018-01-08 17:01

There has been a rumour that former president Nelson Mandela's preferred successor was actually Cyril Ramaphosa, instead of Thabo Mbeki, and we may finally get to see why, writes Ralph Mathekga.

For all who live in it

2018-01-07 06:12

The ANC has governed South Africa since the onset of democracy in 1994, when it won the popular vote by a wide margin and Parliament elected ANC leader Nelson Mandela as the first state president.

Democracy's been captured - we need a new vision for change

2017-12-14 14:15

As we move into the centenary of Madiba's birth, a year which we hope will provide the inspiration and impetus for change, we hark back to Madiba's fighting spirit for justice, writes Sello Hatang.

What went wrong after Madiba’s death?

2017-12-10 06:15

‘What will happen to South Africa after Mandela goes?” A group of US journalist friends asked this question while we were travelling in July 2013 through Qunu – the village where Madiba grew up in the Eastern Cape.

What went wrong after Madiba’s death?

2017-12-10 06:09

‘What will happen to South Africa after Mandela goes?” A group of US journalist friends asked this question while travelling through Qunu – the village where Madiba grew up, writes Janet Heard.

Malema's dilemma: to be Mandela or Mugabe?

2017-12-08 08:36

Julius Malema is one of South Africa's most contentious leaders. However, people should be slow to write him off as a political extremist. The fact is, Malema is at a crossroads, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Egyptian journalist wins Nelson Mandela Innovation Award

2017-11-28 20:31

A South African organisation has announced that an Egyptian rights campaigner won its Nelson Mandela award for individual activism for 2017.

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.

Songezo Zibi: Let us stop creating cannibals

2018-04-29 06:06

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

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Nelson Mandela's centenary should be a year of radical transformation

2018-02-02 15:03

South Africa has waited too long for radical transformation. For too long we have been held back by the normalisation of the abnormal and the embrace of mediocrity, writes Sello Hatang.

WATCH: 'Mugabe forgot he fired me,' Mnangagwa reveals ex-president shocker

2018-01-19 21:22

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly claimed that his predecessor Robert Mugabe had forgotten he had fired him a week before a military intervention that culminated on the nonagenarian’s ouster last year.

Politics of personality

2018-01-14 06:19

A political party’s history is not enough – its leader must haveintegrity orpeople will vote with their feet.

ANC leaders pay homage to Madiba

2018-01-11 16:59

The newly elected ANC’s national executive committee, led by party president Cyril Ramaphosa, has paid a courtesy visit to the family of former ANC president and founding father of South Africa’s democracy, Nelson Mandela.

For all who live in it

2018-01-07 06:12

The ANC has governed South Africa since the onset of democracy in 1994, when it won the popular vote by a wide margin and Parliament elected ANC leader Nelson Mandela as the first state president.

UN to mark Mandela's 100th birthday with a peace summit

2017-12-23 07:38

The UN General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders.

Why I fear for South Africa

2017-12-13 08:43

Unless something dramatic happens, it is likely that the 54th ANC conference will also bury the organisation of Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

How they robbed Mandela

2017-12-10 06:10

There is little hope the school from hell will receive a much-needed upgrade, after the Eastern Cape government blew millions in social infrastructure grant money on Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

How they robbed Mandela

2017-12-10 05:52

There is little hope the school from hell will receive a much-needed upgrade, after the Eastern Cape government blew millions in social infrastructure grant money on Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

Mandela funeral 'spending irregularities': Mkhwebane to release report

2017-12-04 05:07

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is set to release a report on expenditure incurred in the preparation for the funeral of later former president Nelson Mandela.

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