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Former State President, Nelson Mandela, remains an icon of freedom.
SA's Freedom Day inspires Palestine's struggle for freedom

Wednesday 27 April 2016 21:19

The State of Palestine’s Ambassador to the United Nations says South Africans inspire his people to continue their struggle for freedom.


Palestine unveils statue of former President Nelson Mandela

Tuesday 26 April 2016 21:03

South Africa’s principled stance of supporting the freedom of the people of Palestine has been reaffirmed.


Temba Bavuma's selection provoked accusations from critics that some black sportsmen and women are picked due to affirmative action and not purely on ability.
South African sports row reopens old wounds over race

Tuesday 26 April 2016 17:21

Any hopes that the issue of race in sport was fading were damaged this week when government banned its national cricket, rugby, athletics and netball federations.


 On April, 22, 10324 blankets covering 17181 square meters were laid out at Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl.
67 Blankets founder ‘euphoric’ after setting Guinness World Record

Tuesday 26 April 2016 12:45

Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, Carolyn Steyn, says they are euphoric and in disbelieve about setting the new world record.


Veteran Human Rights Lawyer, Advocate George Bizos.
Bizos, Mlangeni honoured with Freedom of the City Award

Wednesday 20 April 2016 18:45

Veteran Human Rights Lawyer, Advocate George Bizos says he’s concerned about the current political situation in the country.


Justice Mogoeng calls on UKZN law graduates 'to become forces for good

Friday 15 April 2016 16:37

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has implored University of KwaZulu-Natal law graduates to become forces for good in South African society rather than find loopholes to circumvent the law.


Winnie Mandela is to undergo a follow-up operation tomorrow
Winnie Madikizela- Mandela to undergo surgery

Wednesday 13 April 2016 07:07

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is expected to undergo surgery on her back on Thursday after having a similar procedure in March.


A film crew is retracing former President Nelson Mandela’s steps.
A film company retracing "Mandela's Africa"

Sunday 3 April 2016 20:19

More information is emerging regarding the life and times of Nelson Mandela after being banned, compelling him to go underground.


 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has asked South Africans to forgive their leaders.
Mokonyane urges South Africans to emulate Pope Francis

Sunday 3 April 2016 17:10

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula has called on South Africans to look up to and emulate Pope Francis on his teachings about tolerance and forgiveness.


Mandela Children's Hospital to open doors by year end

Friday 1 April 2016 11:51

The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital is almost near completion.


New book focusses on the ANC’s military wing

Sunday 27 March 2016 09:03

Umkhonto we Sizwe, The ANC's armed Struggle by historian Thula Simpson is a detailed look at the African National Congresses’ military wing.


Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
SA has good foundation built on forgiveness: Tutu

Friday 25 March 2016 14:47

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says South Africa has a good foundation built on forgiveness and goodness.


Obama preaches closer ties between Cuba, US

Wednesday 23 March 2016 20:58

On the day of his historic three day trip to Havana Cuba, United States President Barack Obama called for ties between the countries.


Dennis Goldberg was praised for his selfless contribution towards the struggle for freedom in South Africa.
ANC honours struggle stalwart Denis Goldberg

Wednesday 23 March 2016 06:06

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has bestowed a "Human Rights Legacy Honour" to former Rivonia Trialist, Denis Goldberg.


Jubilation as Chief Mandela welcomes new wife in Mvezo

Sunday 20 March 2016 17:54

Hundreds of well-wishers in Islamic and isiXhosa traditional attires have been ululating and singing as Chief Mandla Mandela went down the aisle with his Muslim wife, Rabia Clarke.


How Afrikaner identity can be re-imagined in a post-apartheid world

Saturday 19 March 2016 09:08

In a post-apartheid context, is a democratic Afrikaner identity possible?


Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang says it is important to listen young people's voices.
“My Constitution” exhibition represents young people’s views

Thursday 17 March 2016 09:00

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will launch an exhibition called “My Constitution” as part of celebrating 20 years of the South African Constitution.


State provisionally withdraws rape charges against Mandela's grandson

Wednesday 9 March 2016 11:24

The State has provisionally withdrawn rape charges against one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons.


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who is an ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, seeks rights to Madiba's Qunu home.
Judgement reserved in Madikizela-Mandela case

Tuesday 1 March 2016 18:18

The Mthatha High Court in the Eastern Cape has reserved judgement in the civil case involving Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the executors of Nelson Mandela's will.


Common and customary law do not mix: Madikizela-Mandela counsel

Monday 29 February 2016 20:34

Counsel for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has presented their arguments in the Mthatha High Court on her claim to the house and land at Qunu.


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