SABC News - Madiba


 On April, 22, 10324 blankets covering 17181 square meters were laid out at Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl.
67 Blankets founder ‘euphoric’ after setting Guinness World Record

Tuesday 26 April 2016 12:45

Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, Carolyn Steyn, says they are euphoric and in disbelieve about setting the new world record.


De Klerk's speech on Mandela release, 26 years on

Tuesday 2 February 2016 00:20

The FW de Klerk Foundation will on Tuesday hold a conference in Parliament to mark 26 years since de Klerk's announcement to release Nelson Mandela from prison.


Cape Town International Airport celebrates Madiba

Thursday 10 December 2015 20:08

Nelson Mandela tributes come in all forms, shapes and sizes, the latest is a giant tapestry at the Cape Town International Airport.


Mandela family remembers the former statesman

Saturday 5 December 2015 17:42

Saturday marks the second anniversary of the death of world icon Nelson Mandela.


‘Be More Madiba’ initiative bears fruit

Friday 17 July 2015 13:03

A state of the art kitchen has been donated to Nyanda Primary school at Sweetwaters in Pietermaritzburg, which will benefit 600 school children, especially from child-headed households.


New York's first black Mayor recounts Mandela's visit to US

Friday 17 July 2015 10:01

New York City’s first and only black mayor has lauded Nelson Mandela’s vision and the steadfastness he displayed when he first visited the city after his release from prison in 1990.


SABC’s Sully Motsweni unpacks the public broadcaster’s initiative for Mandela Day.
SABC launches ‘Be More Madiba’ campaign

Thursday 9 July 2015 12:40

‘Be More Madiba’, is the SABC’s initiative for this year’s Madiba Day, says the public broadcaster's Corporate Affairs Group Executive, Sully Motsweni.


National Arts Festival to commemorate Mandela

Thursday 2 July 2015 10:52

This year’s the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown has dedicated its programme of performances and exhibitions to celebrate Madiba's spirit of freedom.


De Lille says on Freedom Day we must all recommit ourselves to keep the flame of hope alive.
Freedom Day, a day of rededication to build a united country: De Lille

Monday 27 April 2015 13:02

Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille has honoured former president Nelson Mandela by committing to build a city for all its citizens. She has described Mandela as the Father of the Nation.


Pupils and prisoners knit for Madiba

Tuesday 21 April 2015 20:19

Prisons and schools like many South Africans played a big part in the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Good Wool Cup at the Union Building in Pretoria on Tuesday.


Nominations open for UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize 2015

Monday 13 April 2015 17:49

The first UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize has opened the call for nominations.


Colour blind generation 25 years on

Monday 2 February 2015 11:11

Monday marks the 25th anniversary of former President FW de Klerk’s unbanning of liberation movements and political parties that fought for freedom in South Africa.


EFF refuses to be dressed in old western attire in parliament

Tuesday 13 May 2014 20:32

The fifth Parliament has not yet been constituted but there is already quibbling over how Ministers in Parliament (MP’s) should dress.


Zuma praises De Klerk's role in ending apartheid

Monday 28 April 2014 15:00

President Jacob Zuma has acknowledged the role former President FW De Klerk played in ending apartheid.


President Jacob Zuma unveils Madiba’s bust

Monday 28 April 2014 11:08

President Jacob Zuma is unveiling a bust of the South Africa's first democratic President Nelson Mandela.


ANCYL has rejected former ANC activist and government minister Ronnie Kasrils' call to not vote for the ANC.
ANCYL remembers Madiba speech with call to vote

Monday 21 April 2014 09:04

Not voting in the forthcoming elections would be blasphemy, the ANCYL said in a statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of struggle icon Nelson Mandela's Rivonia trial speech.


South Africa is a much better place: Foundation

Sunday 20 April 2014 17:46

The F W De Klerk Foundation says South Africa is a much better place today than it was before 1994.


Mandela Foundation gets a £120 000 boost

Friday 7 March 2014 10:33

The Brazilian Football Confederation (BFC) has donated £120 000 to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to preserve Madiba's legacy.


The song, tipped as favourite in this category, has already won a Golden Globe film award.
Mandela Film nominated in the Oscars

Sunday 2 March 2014 11:03

Music from the South African film, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom", stands a chance to win an Oscar at tonight's 86th Academy Awards Ceremony in Hollywood.


Addressing jobs, education, corruption and crime have featured strongly in the Democratic Alliance's election manifesto which party leader Helen Zille has unveiled in Polokwane.
‘DA must stop using cheap shot tactics’: Analyst

Sunday 23 February 2014 18:50

Analyst, Lebogang Pheko says the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) election manifesto launch in Polokwane on Sunday mainly took pot shots at the African National Congress (ANC).


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