SABC News - Nelson Mandela


When he was forced to resign from the ANC, JB Marks recommended that Mandela take his place as President of the ANC in the then Transvaal.
Marks and Kotane “men of intellect” – Mandela

Tuesday 3 March 2015 11:25

Nelson Mandela once described JB Marks and Moses Kotane as “men of great intellect and confidence".


President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been recognised for his contribution to Namibia’s national cohesion.
Namibia's president wins 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize

Monday 2 March 2015 16:05

Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for African leadership.


Mandela memorial fraud case postponed

Wednesday 25 February 2015 17:25

The case against ten people accused of fraud and money-laundering in the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape, has been postponed April 7, 2015 for trial in the East London Magistrate's Court.


'Long Walk to Freedom' now available for visually impaired pupils

Monday 23 February 2015 20:09

Visually impaired pupils from Prinshof School in Pretoria have received 60 Braille versions of Nelson Mandela's book, Long Walk to Freedom.


A senior Robert Mugabe aide said he was spending the day at home with his family.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 91

Saturday 21 February 2015 17:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turned 91 on Saturday showing no sign of giving up power as the West slowly eases pressure on a man who has been an international pariah for the last decade.


Activist seeks support to stop colonisation in West Papua

Friday 20 February 2015 18:34

The exiled tribal chief and independence leader of West Papua,  Benny Wenda, says Indonesia is currently exploiting and killing the indigenous people of his country.


Archbishop Desmond Tutu says recent attacks on foreign shop owners are a spit in the face of non-racialism
SA failing to follow-through on reconciliation: Tutu

Monday 16 February 2015 05:35

Archbishop Desmond Tutu says South Africa is failing to follow-through on reconciliation, which he says was at the heart of former president Nelson Mandela's wish to build a unified country.


Legacy exhibition is aimed at giving young people chance to learn about Nelson Mandela's life.
Mandela exhibition officially opened

Friday 13 February 2015 20:45

The Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition at the University of Venda Art Gallery in Thohoyandou has been officially opened as part of celebrating 25 years of the release of Mandela from prison.


Mogoeng Mogoeng believes national unity has been neglected
South Africa remains divided: Mogoeng

Thursday 12 February 2015 05:26

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says South Africa still remains a deeply divided nation


Medallion minted to commemorate Mandela 25 years' release

Wednesday 11 February 2015 21:02

Twenty five years after the prison release of former president Nelson Mandela - a medallion has been minted to commemorate the occasion.


Giant tapestry at Cape Town International Aiport to honor Mandela

Wednesday 11 February 2015 19:26

A giant 30 meter square tapestry will be created at the Cape Town International Airport in celebration of  the 25th Anniversary of his  release from prison.


Mandela's freedom walk remembered

Wednesday 11 February 2015 18:14

Senior officials at the United Nations (UN), including South Africa’s former Deputy President have reflected on the day Nelson Mandela walked free through the gates of Victor Verster Prison in 1990.


The late Nelson Mandela, holding hands with then wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as he stepped out of Victor Verster prison on February 11, 1990
Tutu, Manuel remember Mandela’s prison release

Wednesday 11 February 2015 11:52

February 11 marks a significant date on the South African calendar, more-so to those who were close to the late charismatic Nelson Mandela, like Desmond Tutu and Trevor Manuel.


Let's not forget Madiba’s sacrifices: Hatang

Wednesday 11 February 2015 09:05

CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, says South Africans must not forget the sacrifices that late ANC stalwarts Walter Sisulu and Robert Sobukwe made.


Kathrada added that as South Africa celebrates Mandela’s release, it is imperative that his ideals – one of which was non-racialism – be upheld.
Madiba's release anniversary puts spotlight on racism fight

Wednesday 11 February 2015 07:00

Struggle stalwarts Ahmed Kathrada and Laloo Chiba have called on South Africans to renew the fight against racism.


25 years ago on this day (11 February) Nelson Mandela took his first steps of freedom.
Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Madiba’s release

Wednesday 11 February 2015 06:30

After an effective 27 years of imprisonment, the symbol of South Africa’s fight for liberation, Nelson Mandela, was released on 11th February 1990.


De Klerk had already announced, in Parliament eight days earlier, his government's decision to free Mandela unconditionally.
Remembering the heady days leading up to Mandela’s release

Wednesday 11 February 2015 05:11

On the 10th of February 1990, former President FW de Klerk gave about 24-hours notice that he was releasing the world's most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela.


Freedom Race celebrates Madiba's release from prison

Saturday 7 February 2015 08:45

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's historic release from Victor Verster Prison now called Drakenstein Correctional Facility in Western Cape.


Zambia's Kaunda in hospital

Wednesday 4 February 2015 19:12

Former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda is under observation at the Lusaka Trust Hospital.


Struggle icon, Ahmed Kathrada, says it's encouraging to see changes and improvements on varied levels in society, thanks to the fight against the then-apartheid government
One on one with Kathrada

Wednesday 4 February 2015 11:33

Anti-apartheid activist and struggle icon, Ahmed Kathrada, says the ANC never lost hope in fighting injustices of the past against the then-apartheid government.


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