inside Nelson Mandela

Reconciliation as we knew it is overworked

2019-06-21 06:00

Reconciliation as we knew it then (mid-nineties) is overworked. The challenge now remains – how do opposing groups dialogue and overcome the structural divides, writes Leon Wessels.

Mandela vs Ramaphosa: Whose list is better?

2019-05-20 09:47

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday lead an ANC caucus to the first sitting of the National Assembly that seems to be vastly different in quality than the one Nelson Mandela presented to parliament 25 years ago.

'DA is highly opportunistic to campaign in president Mandela's name' - Royal House of Mandela

2019-04-29 20:03

The Mandela royal house has slammed the DA's latest election poster "honouring" Mandela, saying the DA is "abusing the Mandela name and legacy to further their own narrow class interests".

Time to rethink our foreign relations

2019-04-14 10:00

In our foreign policy, we have to balance our interests. There is nothing wrong with rethinking our relationships with countries that were on our side in the fight against apartheid, writes Phumlani Majozi.

Nelson Mandela's ascension: Madiba's picture sent to space, lands in Ceres

2019-01-24 06:18

Nelson Mandela has been sent to space - in the form of a picture which a group of University of Cape Town students sent from Stellenbosch.

News24's 'Young Mandelas of the future' continue their good work across cities, borders

2018-12-14 09:04

In celebration of what would have been former president Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, News24 honoured the day by highlighting the outstanding work of young South Africans in communities.

Robben Island Museum holds night vigil for Mandela, Sisulu

2018-12-06 22:31

The Robben Island Museum has hosted a 12 hour night vigil to mark the conclusion of a year dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the births of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu.

Madiba embraced a selfless struggle with little hope of reward

2018-12-05 14:14

In remembering five years since Nelson Mandela's passing we celebrate the lessons he taught all of us; he embraced the values of selfless struggle with little of hope of reward, writes Mandla Mandela.

Oprah Winfrey recalls the time she spent 10 days, 10 nights and 29 meals with Nelson Mandela

2018-11-29 17:55

Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey recalls how the dream of her academy began during a 10-day visit to Nelson Mandela's home in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

White people failed the Truth Commission - Peter Storey

2018-11-11 06:13

White people must also be careful to think the past is over and done with, says Peter Storey. He warns that the longer they stand back instead of getting involved, the sharper the cries of black people calling for the fall for historical injustice will become.

WATCH: Ramaphosa unveils Nelson Mandela statue at UN headquarters

2018-09-24 17:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a life-sized statue of late president Nelson Mandela at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as South Africa celebrates Heritage Day on Monday.

Mandela's African nationalism was far more inclusive than populism of today's ANC

2018-08-31 12:20

Mandela’s African nationalism was far more embracing, inclusive and non-racial in outlook than the narrow Africanism, populism and tribalism espoused by many leaders in the ANC today, writes William Gumede.

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.

‘Greed drives the Mandela family’

2018-07-22 22:48

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.

‘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.

My Time with Mandela

2018-07-18 20:00

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

Wilhelm Verwoerd: Reconciliation requires more than 'tea with Madiba'

2019-07-18 13:06

If white people profess to remember Mandela warmly, but do this only within our comfort zones, from behind our security walls, what does it say about our commitment to his vision of racial inclusivity, asks Wilhelm Verwoerd.

Wilhelm Verwoerd: Reconciliation requires more than 'tea with Madiba'

2019-07-18 05:00

If white people profess to remember Mandela warmly, but do this only within our comfort zones, from behind our security walls, what does it say about our commitment to his vision of racial inclusivity, asks Wilhelm Verwoerd.

Nibbling at our big fat presidential inauguration

2019-05-26 09:25

Ramaphosa is the Mandela of our times, it has been suggested. Brace yourselves, folks. In the next few days and weeks you will be told and retold of his stellar struggle credentials, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

The 20 million that got away: The mourning after the elections

2019-05-19 07:00

South African voter absenteeism must be understood first and foremost as strategic, informed and intended. Their absence is by no means a sign of apathy, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

Growing up with democracy

2019-04-29 11:17

When South Africa held its first democratic elections, I was about to turn 6 years old. A few years later, when my world changed, I got a better idea of what this "new, democratic South Africa" meant to me, writes Mpho Raborife.

Christchurch killer likens himself to Mandela, calls him a 'terrorist'

2019-03-18 19:24

The notorious Christchurch mosque shooter who killed 50 people and wounded 34 others compares himself to South African icon and former president Nelson Mandela in his "manifesto".

Cape Town mayor disappointed that Mandela statue was not returned on time

2019-02-13 05:24

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato says he is disappointed that City officials did not return the statue of former statesman Nelson Mandela to the Cape Town City Hall in time for the anniversary of his release from prison.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi on his legacy: 'I believe in the goodwill of people'

2018-12-16 15:33

More than a year after announcing an intention to retire from politics, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has still not retired and seemingly waiting for the IFP to constitute a national congress in order to elect a new leader.

Seeing through the Global Citizen facade

2018-12-06 08:02

Strategic interventions from individuals and institutions in our society are important but the government must be cautious of outsourcing its responsibilities, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

The resurrection of Winnie Mandela: 'You have always been a leader, and a brave sort of woman'

2018-11-12 09:26

You are a banned person and so you cannot stay in the city past a certain hour. Even if your husband has just been sentenced to life in prison, the petty rules are the petty rules.

Conversations with Pik Botha: Apartheid, PW and Mandela

2018-10-12 14:39

Pik Botha was a product of apartheid and as Minister of State played a leading role in administering policy. As a retiree he was a fascinating witness to the country's most crucial moments, writes Pieter du Toit.

Graça Machel urges world: put egos aside and end violence

2018-09-25 10:01

Nelson Mandela's widow has challenged world leaders celebrating his life to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honour his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world.

Ramaphosa to unveil Mandela statue at UN HQ on Heritage Day

2018-09-24 09:40

While South Africans celebrate Heritage Day on home soil, President Cyril Ramaphosa will extend the country's historic legacy by unveiling a statue of late president Nelson Mandela at the UN headquarters in New York.

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

2018-09-19 08:49

The "Mandela and Me" exhibition at the British Council in London sponsored by Anglo American, completely ignores the company's role as a principal beneficiary of British colonial rule and the apartheid regime, writes Andy Higginbottom.

Invoking the Madiba in us

2018-08-19 09:36

One of the greatest gifts Nelson Mandela left the world is mastery of self, writes Oyama Mabandla.

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.

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.

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