SABC News - Nelson Mandela


SACP Leader Bran Fisher fought for freedom - Mayor

Thursday 24 April 2014 12:29

South Africans have to cast their votes at the election polls next month because that is what revolutionaries such as former SACP leader Bram Fischer and former President Nelson Mandela fought for.


In the absence of firm UN action, the Committee against Apartheid mobilized global publicity against the regime.
Former UN employee talks about his role in fight against SA apartheid

Wednesday 23 April 2014 20:50

The United Nations (UN) has often received plaudits for its role in the fight against Apartheid and the country’s subsequent transition to democratic rule in 1994.


21 Icons SA will be aired on Sunday on SABC 3.
21 Icons SA a journey to democracy

Wednesday 23 April 2014 10:30

21 Icons SA is a documentary that takes a journey of influential people as they tell their journey and reaching the landmark on the first democratic elections.


ANCYL has rejected former ANC activist and government minister Ronnie Kasrils' call to not vote for the ANC.
ANCYL remembers Madiba speech with call to vote

Monday 21 April 2014 09:04

Not voting in the forthcoming elections would be blasphemy, the ANCYL said in a statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of struggle icon Nelson Mandela's Rivonia trial speech.


South Africa is a much better place: Foundation

Sunday 20 April 2014 17:46

The F W De Klerk Foundation says South Africa is a much better place today than it was before 1994.


President Jacob Zuma has also encouraged South Africans to turnout in their numbers to exercise their right to vote.
Religious values a tool for uniting South Africans: Zuma

Friday 18 April 2014 20:43

President Jacob Zuma has described religious values as a critical tool for uniting South Africans.


President Jacob Zuma addressed thousands of Universal Church of the Kingdom of God congregants at the Ellis Park Stadium for their Good Friday service.
Pray for peaceful polls: Zuma

Friday 18 April 2014 14:14

President Jacob Zuma on Friday asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on May 7.


Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Mandela Rivonia trial speech.
Rivonia speech explained apartheid to the world

Friday 18 April 2014 09:58

The CEO of Lilieslief farm says the Mandela Rivonia trial speech was critical because it told the world why the ANC had moved away from its traditional non-violence to violence.


Madiba memorialised at Yankee Stadium in US

Thursday 17 April 2014 09:00

Former President Nelson Mandela has been memorialized at one of the most historic sporting venues in the United States


A photograph of Nelson Madela  taken after his sentencing emerged after he passed away .
Fifty years on since Mandela's 'prepared to die' speech

Wednesday 16 April 2014 20:14

Sunday marks 50 years since former President Nelson Mandela made his 'prepared to die speech'. The speech was not Mandela's first from the dock.


'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.


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