SABC News - Nelson Mandela


Visual Art exhibition honours Madiba

Saturday 4 July 2015 18:46

Eastern Cape Arts and Culture MEC, Pemmy Majodina, has officially opened the visual art exhibition depicting significant moments in the life and times of Nelson Mandela.


Former IEC Chairperson, Dr Brigalia Bam expresses that she is happy that she is no longer involved in politics because it is no longer the same.
Dr Bam launches a memoir

Friday 3 July 2015 12:30

Dr Brigalia Bam launched one of the most anticipated memoirs, titled: "Democracy, More than just elections".


SABC launches Mandela presidency timeline

Thursday 2 July 2015 18:32

The SABC has launched a widget that will showcase what Nelson Mandela was doing every day of the year during and after his time as the President of South Africa.


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.


Trek4Mandela adventure aims to raise money for 270 000 girl children

Wednesday 1 July 2015 07:51

With only 17 days before the celebration of Nelson Mandela Day, a group of prominent people are already gearing-up for the Trek4Mandela adventure to celebrate the former president’s legacy.


An extract from Nelson Mandela’s February 1997 state of the nation address to Parliament was read.
Even Mandela was in favour of arms deal package

Monday 29 June 2015 17:43

Critics of the 1999 multi-billion-rand arms deal frantically tried to dissociate former President Nelson Mandela from the controversial acquisition, the Arms Procurement Commission heard on Monday.


Springbok team manager calls the magic

Wednesday 24 June 2015 17:11

South African rugby on Wednesday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the historic 1995 Rugby World Cup win which played such a part in uniting the country and making people aware of the power of sport.


US regulators recommend no further action on South Deep deal

Monday 22 June 2015 12:16

South Africa's Gold Fields said the foreign anti-corruption unit of a United States financial markets regulator had recommended that no further action be taken against it.


The Nelson Mandela Foundation has once again emphasised the importance of continuing to celebrate the former statement’s legacy.
Citizens urged to do their part for 2015 Mandela Day

Thursday 18 June 2015 18:57

With just under a month until Mandela Day 2015, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is appealing to all people around the world to once again make a commitment to make a difference in other people's lives.


ANC general-secretary, Gwede Mantashe, says BEE creates black capitalists
BEE not benefitting SA masses: Mantashe

Friday 12 June 2015 11:15

ANC general-secretary Gwede Mantashe says Black Economic Empowerment is not benefitting the masses of poor South Africans.


New Buffalo City Metro mayor to be sworn in

Thursday 11 June 2015 06:35

Alfred Mtsi is expected to be sworn in on Thursday as new mayor of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.


More SANDF health workers honoured for serving Mandela

Wednesday 10 June 2015 20:49

More members of the South African military health service have received medals of recognition for duties performed during the later years of late former President Nelson Mandela.


The Trek4Mandela / Caring4Girls campaign aims to raise R40 million in order to support 270 000 impoverished schoolgirls with sanitary pads for a year.
Trek4Mandela donates sanitary pads to disadvantaged Tembisa pupils

Wednesday 10 June 2015 10:05

Schoolgirls at the Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, have been handed sanitary pads through The Trek4Mandela/Caring4Girls campaign.


'Miners should have approached ConCourt for Marikana report release'

Monday 8 June 2015 12:13

Lawyers representing President Jacob Zuma argue that Marikana miners should have approached the Constitutional Court in a bid to force him to release the Marikana report.


Attendants at the WEF on Africa community discussion say the continent at large faces challenges like questionable leadership, whereby people who challenge the system are being treated as rogues.
Youth demand proper leadership, motivation

Wednesday 3 June 2015 17:37

South African youth feel that there’s a need for proper motivation and leadership in Africa, while some say the attitude of most African leaders isn’t fair to the ordinary man on the street.


Mandla Mandela fined R10 000 for assault

Wednesday 3 June 2015 12:20

Chief of Mvezo, Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela, has been fined R10 000 or two years in jail by the Mthatha Magistrate's Court in the Eastern Cape.


SA says FIFA bribe allegations 'baseless and untested'

Thursday 28 May 2015 08:09

SAFA says claims that SA promised a $10 million bribe to a former FIFA vice president to win its 2010 World Cup bid are unfounded.


Late president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison.
‘Mandela Rules’ adopted at UN meeting

Saturday 23 May 2015 07:04

The United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice adopted crucial revisions of 60-year-old international standards on the treatment of prisoners at a meeting on Friday in Vienna.


Ruth Mompati, died on May 12 at the age of 89.
Mompati to be laid to rest on Saturday

Friday 22 May 2015 20:30

Ruth Mompati has been remembered by many as a selfless hero whose life contributed to the freedom enjoyed by South Africans today.


Well known public figure, Raymond Suttner, says citizens need to unite to reclaim their hard-won democratic rights, which are now being squandered.
Citizens need to claim ethical leadership

Wednesday 20 May 2015 10:05

In modern democracies most people accept that there must be leadership. But the meaning of leadership and the quality of leaders are issues with which most societies grapple, writes Raymond Suttner.


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