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 Richard Young says he was not serious when he posted insulting comments about Nelson Mandela and his cabinet.
Young’s cross examination ends with an apology to Mandela

Friday 27 March 2015 20:07

Arms deal losing bidder Dr. Richard Young's 14 days of giving evidence and cross examination by various lawyers ended with an apology.


Amnesty International has given its top 2015 human rights award to both Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, a fierce critic of Beijing who has been banned from leaving China after an 81-day detention
Arts, Entertainment and Lifestyle Wrap: 26 March 2015

Thursday 26 March 2015 10:57

We take a look at the 2015 Human Rights Awards as well as an audience with Pieter Dirk Uys.


Chinese artist, US singer get Amnesty's top rights award

Wednesday 25 March 2015 08:04

Amnesty International has given its top 2015 human rights award to both Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and US folk singer Joan Baez.


Nelson Mandela became the first president of the democratic SA in 1994.
Mandela’s time in office to be relived in book

Tuesday 24 March 2015 13:13

If you ever wondered what former SA President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s time in office was like.


Richard Young was also grilled why he embroiled the late President Nelson Mandela in fraud.
Young motivated by revenge and malice: Lawyers

Monday 23 March 2015 20:18

Arms deal losing bidder Richard Young came under heavy cross examination at the commission probing the 1999 contracts.


Aurora directors in court again

Monday 23 March 2015 06:09

The High Court in Pretoria will on Monday hear a claim against mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems' directors for allegedly stripping the assets of the liquidated Pamodzi Gold's mines.


Schecter: A man of great spirit and integrity

Saturday 21 March 2015 07:49

A long-time friend and business partner of American journalist Danny Schechter has described him a man of great spirit and tremendous integrity who cared about the work he did.


UN marks International Day for elimination of racial discrimination

Friday 20 March 2015 20:39

The United Nations General Assembly has marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by invoking the memory of the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960.


Madonsela’s Office wrapping up investigation into Mandela funds saga

Wednesday 18 March 2015 18:02

The Office of Public Protector says it will conclude its investigation into the Eastern Cape Mandela funds towards the end of the month.


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.


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