SABC News - Mandela Day


The expedition is expected to reach the Africa's Highest Peak, Uhuru, on July the 18th - Madiba's birthday.
30 climbers to trek for Mandela Day

Sunday 28 May 2017 20:01

Close to 30 climbers will participate in this year's Trek for Mandela Day to raise funds for sanitary pads for needy girls.


Inspired by Madiba's values, the initiative aimed at breaking records, as well as improving the lives of the poor and destitute.
Drakenstein prison broke Guinness World Record

Monday 23 January 2017 18:46

Offenders and officials at the Drakenstein Correctional Services Centre were acknowledged on Monday for their role in breaking the Guinness World Record.


Widow of race car driver Letshego Zulu.
I lost a part of myself: Gugu Zulu's wife

Thursday 28 July 2016 12:22

The widow of race car driver, Gugu Zulu, says this year's Mandela Day was the day she lost a part of herself.  


Gugu Zulu died on Monday morning last week while on the Trek4Mandela initiative.
Gugu Zulu to be laid to rest

Thursday 28 July 2016 08:22

The funeral service of popular racing driver Gugu Zulu is currently taking place at the Rhema Church in Randburg north of Johannesburg.


Gugu Zulu died on Monday morning on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Zulu’s memorial service to be held on Tuesday

Friday 22 July 2016 11:59

A memorial service for popular racing driver Gugu Zulu will be held next week Tuesday at the Kyalami race track in Midrand from 11am.


 Chief Mandla Mandela says the Mandela Day Marathon is about celebrating late Nelson Mandela's life.
"Mandela Day Marathon about the triumph of the human spirit"

Thursday 21 July 2016 09:18

Former President Nelson Mandela’s grandson Chief Mandla Mandela says the family is working hard to make sure that they keep up their grandfather’s legacy through bettering communities.


Gugu Zulu died while summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on Monday morning.
Zulu’s family to continue his legacy

Wednesday 20 July 2016 06:01

The family of race car driver, Gugu Zulu, says they will continue his legacy by helping the needy.


Gugu Zulu and his wife Letshekgo were part of the Trek4Mandela team.
Zulu was close to reaching Kilimanjaro: Mandela Foundation

Tuesday 19 July 2016 06:04

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says racing driver and TV star Gugu Zulu was close to reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro when he started having breathing problems.


Charlize Theron was speaking at the International AIDS Conference on Monday evening.
AIDS does not discriminate, we do: Charlize Theron

Monday 18 July 2016 21:45

Actress Charlize Theron has given a moving speech at the Opening of the International AIDS Conference in Durban on Monday evening.


Gugu and Letshego Zulu were affectionately known as the adventure couple.
Gugu Zulu’s wife on why she decided to climb Kilimanjaro

Monday 18 July 2016 19:41

Gugu Zulu’s wife, Letshego says she decided to climb Kilimanjaro when she heard that there were girls in South Africa who miss school because they do not have sanitary towels.


Learners at Navalsig High School in Bloemfontein interacted with the Provincial General Manager, Vincent Tsoenyane and other staff members.
SABC Bloemfontein visits Free State schools

Monday 18 July 2016 17:30

As part of International Mandela Day celebrations, the SABC in Bloemfontein visited some schools educating learners on the importance of reading and taking their studies seriously.


Paul Mashatile on Monday joined Gauteng Premier David Makhura and others in forming a circle of unity around Madiba's statue at the Union Buildings for Mandela Day.
Everyone can honour Nelson Mandela: Mashatile

Monday 18 July 2016 16:53

The ANC's Gauteng province chairperson, Paul Mashatile say all South Africans including opposition parties, have an inherent right to honour former late President Nelson Mandela.


Racing driver and TV star Gugu Zulu was part of the Trek4Mandela team that intended to summit Africa's highest peak on Mandela Day.
Tributes pour in for Gugu Zulu

Monday 18 July 2016 13:57

Tributes continue to pour in for racing driver and TV star Gugu Zulu, who died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on Monday morning.


Desmond Tutu says it’s sad that after so many years of democracy, some children still have to live in shacks.
SA should invest in a better future: Tutu

Monday 18 July 2016 13:51

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says this country should invest in building a better future for all children and its citizens.


Lindiwe Sisulu was speaking in Soweto during a clean-up campaign as part of Mandela Day.
Lindiwe Sisulu ready to work with Soweto hostel residents

Monday 18 July 2016 13:32

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the new family units in Soweto that have now been vandalised would have made the lives of hostel residents better.


President Zuma says the country should remember Mandela by engaging in meaningful community work.
Zuma calls on South Africans to commemorate Mandela day

Monday 18 July 2016 06:13

President Jacob Zuma has called on all South Africans to take part in the International Mandela Day commemorative events on Monday.


Nzimande urges colleges to better lives

Sunday 17 July 2016 15:26

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has called on TVET colleges to contribute towards the upliftment of people.


Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the Nelson Mandela lecture at the University of Pretoria's Mamelodi campus.
Bill Gates to present his vision for a better world

Sunday 17 July 2016 06:45

The 14th annual Nelson Mandela Foundation will raise topical issues that are affecting South Africa and the rest of the world.


Bill Gates said Nelson Mandela would be remembered for generations to come "for his courage, his vision, and his relentless pursuit of equality and justice”.
Bill Gates to deliver Nelson Mandela annual lecture in Pretoria

Saturday 16 July 2016 17:06

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the 14th annual Nelson Mandela Foundation lecture in Pretoria on the eve of the former statesman and president’s birthday.


Mandla Mandela says they hope to surpass last year's effort.and to pack 180 000 food packs by the end of Saturday.
Mandla Mandela joins 'Stop Hunger Now' drive

Saturday 16 July 2016 14:48

The Stop Hunger Now organisation and a hotel chain have joined forces to distribute two million food packs throughout South Africa to celebrate Mandela Day.


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