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May 10th marks 23 years of Nelson Mandela's inauguration

Wednesday 10 May 2017 15:27

This Wednesday marks exactly 23 years since Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first democratic President of South Africa.


The launch at Constitution Hill took form of an exhibition highlighting the ‘Footsteps of Madiba’.
Action against Poverty for Mandela

Wednesday 10 May 2017 14:19

Mandela Day 2017 has officially been launched on Wednesday at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg under the theme of Action against Poverty.


The Backroom Boy is a captivating book about Andrew Mlangeni's long life in the struggle for freedom both before and after democracy in 1994.
Book captures life of struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni

Wednesday 10 May 2017 12:00

The book follows the life of struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni, who was selected as one of the first-ever six members who received military training in China.


Robinson expresses concern about current situation in South Africa  

Tuesday 9 May 2017 21:48

A leading member of The Elders has expressed her concern that the political and economic situation in South Africa was very worrying and causing considerable concern.


Opposition parties to hold Freedom Day rally

Thursday 27 April 2017 06:25

A number of opposition parties and civil society organisations will mark Freedom Day at a rally to be held in Pretoria on Thursday.


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane visited the Mqanduli community in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday as part of her stakeholder consultative forums.
Mandela funeral investigation nearly complete: Mkhwebane

Wednesday 26 April 2017 21:51

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says an investigation into alleged irregularities linked to the funeral held for the late Nelson Mandela will be released soon.


Artist Ayanda Mabulu says he is merely expressing his views on the current situation in the country.
Mabulu justifies controversial Zuma, Mandela painting

Friday 21 April 2017 09:55

Artist Ayanda Mabulu has defended his painting which depicts President Jacob Zuma performing a sexual act on late former president, Nelson Mandela.


The Nelson Mandela Foundation says it has noted the public outrage that the painting has caused.
Zuma, Mandela painting sparks outcry

Friday 21 April 2017 06:45

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has described the painting by Ayanda Mabulu currently in the public domain, as distasteful.


CT to honour Madiba

Monday 17 April 2017 18:55

The City of Cape Town plans to honour former President Nelson Mandela with a R3-million statue and exhibition at the City Hall.


Mandela, Mbeki were also criticised: Zuma

Thursday 13 April 2017 06:08

President Jacob Zuma has likened an onslaught on his leadership style to criticism meted out to his predecessors, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.


Zuma no-confidence vote: Don’t expect any surprises come April 18

Monday 10 April 2017 19:21

The ANC has majority in the National Assembly and no one is brave enough to defy party leadership, writes Ronesh Dhawraj.


Firing of Gordhan puts the public purse in Zuma’s hands

Saturday 1 April 2017 09:02

South Africa has entered a new political chapter that promises catastrophic outcomes after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday night.


Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada share a moment in South Africa’s Parliament in 1999.
Kathrada exhibits values imbued in the Freedom Charter

Wednesday 29 March 2017 07:40

Another South African legend has gone, Ahmed ‘Uncle Kathy’ Kathrada, has gone.


Ahmed Kathrada died in the early hours of Tuesday.
South Africa must honour Kathrada by becoming one: Mlangeni

Tuesday 28 March 2017 17:12

Long-time friend of Ahmed Kathrada and fellow Rivonia trialist, Andrew Mlangeni says if South Africans truly want to honour the work he gave his life for, there must be unity.


Dennis Goldberg devastated by Kathrada’s passing

Tuesday 28 March 2017 08:05

Tributes are pouring in following the announcement of the death of anti-apartheid struggle veteran, Ahmed Kathrada.


Kathrada family remembers uncle Kathy

Tuesday 28 March 2017 07:00

Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada has died after been admitted to hospital for surgery relating to a blood clot on the brain.


Why South Africa’s Constitution is under attack

Friday 17 March 2017 19:17

South Africa’s Constitution, greatly lauded around the world and the product of Nelson Mandela’s democratic transition of the mid-1990s, is under attack.


Major-General Andre Lincoln, has testified that his covert intelligence unit managed to prevent the assassination of former President Nelson Mandela on the day of his inauguration in 1994.
Police Major General testifies over foiled plot to kill Mandela

Monday 13 March 2017 17:01

Major-General Andre Lincoln is suing the police for 15 million rand for malicious prosecution after he was sentenced to nine years for fraud and theft. The state lost the case on appeal.


Former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 80, was in hospital for several weeks in 2016 for back surgery.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela admitted to hospital

Thursday 9 March 2017 18:31

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, has been admitted to hospital for observation, a statement from her family said on Thursday.


The country's participation in the IORA leaders' summit culminates into a State Visit where President Jacob Zuma will seek to deepen political and economic relations.
President Zuma in Jarkata to strengthen ties

Monday 6 March 2017 06:08

The 20th session of the Indian Ocean Rim Association will begin in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Monday.


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