Rivonia tapes allow us to recover lost voices

2017-11-19 05:52

History is as much about story telling as it is about fact. Very few people are inspired by a list of names and dates; instead we crave a narrative to piece together the past and how we came to be where we are, writes Gavin Fischer.

Solly Moeng: Emulate Mandela - don't tarnish his legacy

2017-11-15 06:00

We cannot blame Nelson Mandela for the inability of leaders who came after him to live up to the high standards he set, says Solly Moeng.

Madiba’s long walk to South African TV

2017-11-05 06:11

Veteran actor Hlomla Dandala has challenged the South African movie industry and investors to tell South African stories using local talent, without looking to Hollywood to tell them.

How the ANC is failing its Palestinian comrades

2017-10-27 08:41

The ANC's increasingly regressive political behaviour is inadvertently undermining Palestinian hope of realising freedom, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Mandela’s presidential years

2017-10-15 06:18

Dare Not Linger is based on Mandela’s unfinished memoir. In this edited extract, he recalls his threat to withdraw government funding to the IFP.

Nelson Mandela Foundation hits back at Mugabe... says he 'should base his comments on facts'

2017-09-15 09:57

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, saying that he should base his comments on facts when interrogating the South African icon's legacy, reports say.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Libya

2017-09-09 09:03

Zimbabwe's president says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Nelson Mandela, and the Mugabes have been slapped with a bill of R780 000 to repair a luxury Sandton apartment.

Mugabe must stop attacking Madiba's legacy - Mantashe

2017-09-05 20:22

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is telling lies about South Africa's economy and he must stop, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has said.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the sanctions busters toolkit

2017-08-18 07:15

Open Secrets, in its third instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, unpacks some of the ways the private sector colluded with the apartheid government to bust sanctions.

Work starts to open Madiba’s grave to public

2017-08-06 06:01

Former president Nelson Mandela’s gravesite in Qunu in the Eastern Cape is receiving a face-lift.


Let’s find ways to dream freedom anew

2017-11-18 23:59

More than two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela sits at the heart of debates about the country’s progress, or lack thereof, writes Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi.

Winnie to battle for Madiba's Qunu homestead in SCA

2017-11-08 05:11

The tug-of-war over former president Nelson Mandela's homestead in the Eastern Cape is set to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

'Lion of our struggle’ George Bizos honoured with gallery at Joburg's Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum honoured anti-apartheid human rights lawyer Advocate George Bizos with the launch of the beautiful "George Bizos Gallery" on Thursday evening. Watch.

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Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Madagascar

2017-09-16 11:30

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and an analyst says Kenya's electoral body must be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month.

Mugabe should chastise South Africans, not Mandela

2017-09-11 09:12

If Mugabe believes Mandela let black South Africans down in 1994, he must accept that South Africans have let the people of Zimbabwe down by failing to deal with him, writes Mondli Zondo.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Kenya

2017-09-08 09:00

Troops from several southern African countries, including SA, are deploying to Lesotho following the murder of the country's military chief, and Britain and MDC the have refuted claims of a 'political deal' with Zimbabwean VP Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe: Mandela 'forgot why he was in jail… that's why everything in SA is in whites' hands'

2017-09-04 06:14

President Robert Mugabe says Nelson Mandela cherished his personal freedom over the economic freedom of his people, which is why today in South Africa "everything is in the whites' hands", reports say.

Kenya's 'Mandela' is hoping for a presidential victory that has long eluded him

2017-08-08 10:14

Kenyan four-time presidential hopeful, Raila Odinga, is hoping for some Madiba magic. That much is clear from his Facebook page.

Fallout over the book will get worse

2017-07-30 05:56

The fallout over Vejay Ramlakan’s book documenting the final hours of former president Nelson Mandela’s life is set to get worse.

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