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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.


SA joins the world to celebrate ICT Day

Sunday 17 May 2015 17:15

South Africa is celebrating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.


Many of the locals have demanded a flat rate, saying the proposed prepaid system will not work.
ANC to lead march to Eskom offices in Soweto

Thursday 14 May 2015 08:01

The ANC in Johannesburg will lead a march of Soweto residents to Eskom offices in Diepkloof on Thursday.


KZN to revamp Madiba's Capture site

Tuesday 12 May 2015 20:40

The site where former president Nelson Mandela was captured in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal is getting a multi-million rand upgrade.


Mandela’s inaugural speech was centred on the people of South Africa and the appreciation of the world’s commitment to fight the apartheid regime.
10 May 1994: Mandela inaugurated as SA’s first black President

Sunday 10 May 2015 05:40

Twenty one years ago Nelson Mandela made history by becoming the first black President of South Africa after more than three centuries of white rule.


Buffalo City Metro mayor, Zukiswa Ncitha is under investigation by the Hawks for allegedly interfering with witnesses in the Nelson Mandela funeral saga case.
Buffalo City Metro mayor under probe over Mandela funeral saga

Friday 8 May 2015 20:51

The Hawks have confirmed that they are investigating Buffalo City Metropolitan mayor, Zukiswa Ncitha for allegedly interfering with witnesses in the Nelson Mandela funeral saga case.


Madikizela-Mandela, Qunu case has substance: Lawyers

Friday 8 May 2015 06:15

The lawyer representing the ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela believes that they have a strong case against the executors of the Mandela estate.


Madikizela-Mandela fights on for ownership of Qunu home

Thursday 7 May 2015 06:30

The former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has filed papers in the Mthatha High Court asking it to hear her claim to ownership of the Mandela home at Qunu.


A 38 meter long oil painting depicting the life of Nelson Mandela continues to receive reviews.
Mandela’s painting receives rave reviews

Tuesday 5 May 2015 20:28

The painting captures some of the most historical and memorable moments of Nelson Mandela.


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.


Twenty-one, and still growing up

Sunday 26 April 2015 13:35

As South Africa approaches Freedom Day on 21 April, Ronesh Dhawraj assesses how far the country has come in terms of transformation in key areas over the past 21 years.


Miss SA shows support for 67Blankets event

Tuesday 21 April 2015 12:37

Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie and musician Wouter Kellerman speak about their involvement in the “Good Wool Cup”.


South Africans aim to break blanket world record

Tuesday 21 April 2015 10:00

South Africa is aiming for a Guinness World Record for the most handmade blankets in a charity event..


Six people have died in attacks and running battles in KwaZulu-Natal.
"Xenophobia is an expression of a terrible failure of memory"

Saturday 18 April 2015 08:45

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ahmed Kathrada Foundation say xenophobia is an expression of a terrible failure of memory.


Destroying statues is illegal – Zuma

Friday 10 April 2015 16:33

The defacing and destroying of statues and monuments is illegal, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.


Mompati says there's still a lot that has to be attained to ensure that the freedom that her generations fought for is really realized.
Mompati challenges party members to continue working to improve lives

Friday 10 April 2015 12:50

ANC stalwart, Ruth Mompati, has challenged party members in the Province to continue working towards the improvement of people's lives.


'We need to reflect on our past': Mangaung Metro

Tuesday 7 April 2015 20:35

In a pre-emptive step, the Mangaung Metro is planning a week long dialogue to discuss colonial and apartheid symbols and statues.


Mandela memorial fraud case resumes

Tuesday 7 April 2015 11:49

The trial of high ranking Buffalo City municipal officials facing fraud and money laundering charges is underway in East London, Eastern Cape.


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