SABC News - Nelson Mandela


'No vote' defeats what Madiba fought for: Bizos

Tuesday 15 April 2014 08:45

Nelson Mandela's long-time friend, George Bizos says spoiling votes, or choosing not to go vote defeats what Madiba fought for.


The Great Debate as media framed it was a showdown on 14 April 1994 between Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk.
The Great Debate

Monday 14 April 2014 18:35

On 21 December 1993, then President FW de Klerk held a press conference in which he challenged ANC President Nelson Mandela to a pre-election debate on television and radio.


EFF leader Julius Malema has criticised mining companies in the Vhembe region, saying they have not employed youths.
Malema urges students to 'vote for change'

Sunday 13 April 2014 17:34

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has urged students at the University of Venda in Thohoyandou to vote for change as a way of ensuring job creation.


Parliament to unveil Mandela statue

Saturday 12 April 2014 20:59

A bust of former President Nelson Mandela will be unveiled at parliament later this month.


Honour Mandela through public service: Motlanthe

Tuesday 8 April 2014 20:40

Deputy President Kgalema Motlante says Mandela Day on the 18th of July should serve as a reminder to government officials to take their public service obligations seriously.


Bra Hugh dazzles US crowds in Madiba's honour

Saturday 5 April 2014 08:30

Musical icon Hugh Masekela celebrated his 75th birthday with a sold-out concert at New York’s Lincoln Centre Friday night.


Viking book publisher spokesperson Clare Ferraro has described the book as tender, intimate, eye-opening, and offering a rare portrait of Mandela.
Nelson Mandela’s private assistant to release a memoir

Thursday 3 April 2014 20:18

Nelson Mandela's long-time private assistant, Zelda la Grange, has written a memoir about her life and working for the former president.


SA tourism is growing: Van Schalkwyk

Wednesday 2 April 2014 19:11

Tourism Minister Martinus van Schalkwyk says that the industry is on the cusp of revolutionary changes over the next few years.


Fort Hare's library is said to be aimed at preserving the institution's legacy
Fort Hare set for state-of-the-art library

Friday 28 March 2014 19:34

The Department of Public Enterprise has entered into a partnership with Fort Hare University to raise funds to build a state-of-the-art library at the institution.


 The statue was unveiled by President Jacob Zuma on December 16, the day after Mandela's funeral.
Rabbit removed from Mandela statue

Thursday 27 March 2014 11:15

A bronze rabbit that was added, as an artist's signature, to the statue of former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria has been removed.


Zuma must pay R52m back: DA

Wednesday 26 March 2014 14:42

The DA wants President Jacob Zuma to repay at least 52 million rand to the taxpayers’ purse.


Machel and Mandela were married in community of property. She was his third wife.
Machel waives right to half of Mandela estate

Tuesday 25 March 2014 19:45

Graca Machel has waived the right to half of the estate of her husband, former president Nelson Mandela, acting Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said on Tuesday.


Nelson Mandela died in December, 2013, aged 95
Machel to continue mourning until June

Sunday 23 March 2014 13:58

The widow of former President Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, is still in mourning until the end of June, keeping with practices of the Dlomo clan.


The late Nelson Mandela's family will come together in Qunu to perform rituals ending the mourning period
Mandela family marks end of mourning period

Sunday 23 March 2014 07:25

Family members of former president Nelson Mandela, who died last year, are expected to converge at the world icon's Qunu home on Sunday to mark the end of the mourning period.


The two men who expolited Nelson Mandela's funeral have been granted bail and will appear in court in June
Alleged Mandela fraudsters out on bail

Friday 21 March 2014 06:10

Two suspects who allegedly used the transport of mourners to memorial services for Nelson Mandela as an excuse to enrich themselves, have been granted R100 000 bail each


Nelson Mandela died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95.
SA tourism launches Madiba inspired map

Wednesday 19 March 2014 06:00

The Tourism Department has launched the "Madiba Inspired Tourist Attractions" Map.


SA National Library gets R32 million boost

Tuesday 18 March 2014 20:37

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated a thirty-two million rand grant to the South African National Library.


Mapungubwe festival kicks off in grand style

Monday 17 March 2014 18:04

The tenth Mapungubwe Arts Festival has been officially opened in Polokwane on Monday.


Book honours Nobel Peace laureates of African descent

Wednesday 12 March 2014 20:50

Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent provides insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.


SA has a good story to tell: Zuma

Tuesday 11 March 2014 20:25

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday delivered a review of South Africa’s progress in the past twenty years. The review, he said, was frank and factual.


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