SABC News - Nelson Mandela


The Israel Embassy says the Israeli MP's had meetings with senior ANC member, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former President Kgalema Motlanthe and others.
Israel’s parliament delegation visits South Africa

Saturday 19 August 2017 09:56

The Israeli Embassy says a delegation of five members of Israel's Parliament, met leaders from across the South African political spectrum during a visit this week.


Mandela family seeks answers amid book saga

Wednesday 26 July 2017 07:27

The family of Nelson Mandela has called on executors of his estate to get to bottom of the publication of the book, Mandela's Last Years, and establish which family member authorised its publication.


Mandela family calls for action against “Mandela’s Last Years” author

Tuesday 25 July 2017 21:32

The family of the former statesman Nelson Mandela has urged the executors of his estate to speed up action against retired SANDF surgeon-general, Dr Vejay Ramlakan.


Pulling Mandela book off shelves welcomed

Tuesday 25 July 2017 07:17

Nelson Mandela Foundation spokesperson Sello Hatang has welcomed publisher Penguin Random's decision to pull off the shelves a book about the late former President.


The book, 'Mandela's Last Years' details the last days of the late former president Nelson Mandela.
Doctor-patient relationship must be respected: Sama

Tuesday 25 July 2017 05:41

The South African Medical Association (Sama) says any information within the doctor-patient relationship must be respected, even after death.


This book caused a stir disappearing from shelves in various book stores
"Mandela’s last years" book removed from shelves

Monday 24 July 2017 21:12

Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, had threatened to sue both Ramlakan and Penguin Random House, for allegedly insulting her late husband's dignity.


Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel says the new book has breached doctor-patient confidentiality.
Mandela’s doctor says he was asked to write a book

Monday 24 July 2017 11:09

Nelson Mandela’s former physician, Vejay Ramlakan, says the former president’s family asked that he and the other doctors write a book about his last days.


ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu Nelson was speaking at the Mandela Memorial lecture in Kliptown in Soweto on Saturday.
‘I’m ready to fight’ Sisulu

Sunday 23 July 2017 07:03

ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has officially launched her campaign to become the party's president while giving the Nelson Mandela Memorial lecture in Kliptown in Soweto.


Machel seeks legal action after book on Mandela’s last moments

Friday 21 July 2017 14:41

Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel is taking legal advice on his Doctor, Vejay Ramlakan's book, "Mandela's Last Years", saying it breaches the doctor-patient of confidentiality.


Hollywood star turned social justice activist Danny called for the chaos in the world to be counteracted by the concept of Ubuntu.
UN General Assembly observes Nelson Mandela International Day

Tuesday 18 July 2017 21:47

At the United Nations in New York, a host of tributes have described Nelson Mandela as a far-seeing man of conscience and a man who represented the best of humanity.


President Jacob Zuma took some time out to do his 67 minutes of charity on Mandela Day.
Zuma calls for protection of the vulnerable

Tuesday 18 July 2017 21:02

President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to support and protect the vulnerable.


Angie Motshekga was speaking during the announcement of a partnership to refurbish Free State schools.
Motshekga announces partnership to refurbish SA schools

Tuesday 18 July 2017 20:16

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says former President Nelson Mandela would be saddened by the current rampant state of corruption.


The SABC Foundation is replacing some of the shacks in the area with solid structures.
SABC Foundation builds houses in Orange Farm for Mandela Day

Tuesday 18 July 2017 11:42

The SABC Foundation along with ANC Chairperson Paul Mashatile and Habitat for Humanity have committed to build 67 houses in Orange Farm by July 22.


Limpopo's Mandela Day gives priority to education

Tuesday 18 July 2017 06:43

Various activities have been lined-up in honour of Nelson Mandela in Limpopo on Tuesday.


Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on July 18, which is Madiba’s birthday.
‘Mandela’s values drive the UN’

Tuesday 18 July 2017 06:08

Nelson Mandela’s values of building a future where everyone can live in peace, prosperity and in harmony with nature remain central principles of the UN.


Mandela Day puts spotlight on human rights

Tuesday 18 July 2017 05:55

The Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Bongani Majola, will spend Mandela Day in the Central Karoo educating communities about their rights and responsibilities.


Part of the celebrations will be held at the Nelson Mandela Museum.
Preparations underway for Mandela Day celebrations in Mthatha

Monday 17 July 2017 20:50

The city of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape is expected to come alive as hundreds of dignitaries attend the Nelson Mandela Day celebrations Tuesday.


Nelson Madela died in December 2013.
A new book describes Mandela as “medical marvel”

Monday 17 July 2017 20:32

Nelson Mandela has been described by his former physician as a medical marvel. Dr Vejay Ramlakan shares intimate details of how South Africa’s first democratic president amazed doctors.


Nelson Mandela spent the better part of his years after his release from prison mediating peace between warring factions in Burundi.
Kenyans want leaders to emulate Mandela

Monday 17 July 2017 19:12

Kenyans from all walks of life want their leaders to emulate former South African President Nelson Mandela's style of leadership.  


Patricia de Lille says the day is an opportunity for the country to come together to help those less fortunate.
'Mandela Day should spur greater action beyond 67 minutes'

Monday 17 July 2017 05:45

The City of Cape Town says Mandela Day should be used to spur on greater action, beyond 67 minutes, to show more compassion and give more help where it is needed.


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