#Do67Minutes with SABC on Mandela Day 11 July 2014, 4:19 PM

International Mandela Day will be celebrated on 18 July 2014. The day was launched in 2009 on Madiba’s 90th birthday. In April, former president Kgalema Motlanthe launched the 2014 event, the first time that the day will be celebrated following Mandela’s passing in December last year. The Nelson Mandela Foundation says there will be four […]

Machel wishesTrek4Mandela travellers well 7 July 2014, 11:58 AM

In her first public appearance since Madiba’s death, Graça Machel, on behalf of the Foundation wished the travellers from Trek4Mandela well as they headed off. For the third time in a row, local social entrepreneurs will be embarking on a cross-country journey to the highest peak in Africa to celebrate Mandela Day. Founder of Caring4Girls […]

Caring4Girls initiative is so touching: Machel 7 July 2014, 12:50 AM

The widow of former President Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel says she is deeply touched by the Caring4Girls initiative. It is aimed at raising funds to purchase sanitary pads for young girls from impoverished families. Adventurer, Sibusiso Vilane, is among the 13 volunteers who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro next week in the Trek4Mandela Challenge. Most girls […]

Good morning, Mandela’ the story of a metamorphosis 28 June 2014, 12:55 PM

The book “Good morning Mr Mandela” is a book about metamorphosis, says its author, Zelda le Grange. Le Grange served the late President Nelson Mandela for almost two decades as his personal assistant, and says her memoir was written to inspire others to change. The book is released on Thursday night. According to Le Grange, […]

Madibanomics – Assessing the economic legacy of Nelson Mandela 28 January 2014, 6:53 PM

Nelson Mandela’s conversion from socialism to capitalism was a dramatic ‘road to Damascus’ moment, and it is perhaps a strong testament to his leadership that – as a man in his 70s – he was willing to change his mind. He walked out of prison preaching nationalisation. In case there was any confusion about his […]

Mandela: free at last 15 December 2013, 2:01 PM

South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, has been laid to rest at his home in Qunu, with full military honours. The solemn occasion was attended by about 4500 mourners in the marquee, and speakers included SADC chairperson and president of Malawi, Joyce Banda; and Tanzania’s president Jakaya Kikwete. President Jacob Zuma delivered the […]

Madiba Kids: Tributes from youngsters 11 December 2013, 7:23 PM

Send us your special tributes (created by kids) to Nelson Mandela, whether drawings, videos, songs or similar, and we’ll do our best to publish it here and show it on TV. Wednesday 11 December 2013 19:23 AUDIO: A tribute to tata Nelson Mandela from five-year-old Oratilwe Segodi from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. AUDIO:Singing in the train on […]

Full details: Madiba procession and lying in state 10 December 2013, 9:10 PM

South Africans and selected international visitors and guests will be able to view President Mandela’s remains at the Union Buildings for three days from Wednesday 11 December. President Mandela’s remains will be transported daily between 1 Military Hospital, Thaba Tshwane, and the Union Buildings. The procession will leave 1 Military Hospital at 07h00 daily and […]

Live coverage of memorial service for Madiba at FNB stadium 9 December 2013, 4:37 PM

As the nation mourns Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Memorial services will be held at several venues to give everyone the opportunity to attend. The official memorial service will take place on Tuesday, 10 December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg. The memorial service will begin at 11h00. Gates for the public will open at 06h00. The President […]

South Africa’s mourning for Nelson Mandela 8 December 2013, 10:03 PM

Following are the main events in the South African government’s official programme for the mourning and state funeral of Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, aged 95: Sunday, Dec. 8 – National day of prayer and reflection in which South Africans will celebrate the life of Mandela and his legacy in places of worship, homes […]

The profile on Nelson Mandela 8 December 2013, 9:20 PM

The apartheid government fought hard to stay in power. It imposed strict media laws and extended the reach of its security forces. This resulted in further acts of violence against anti-apartheid activists and ordinary South Africans. A state of emergency governed the late 1980s. Hundreds of activists were shot dead and over 30 000 detained […]

Pope Francis hopes Nelson Mandela “will inspire generations” 6 December 2013, 9:53 PM

Pope Francis paid tribute to Nelson Mandela’s struggle to forge a just South Africa on Friday, praising the anti-apartheid hero’s commitment to non-violence, reconciliation and truth. In a telegram sent to South African President Jacob Zuma the pontiff also praised the commitment shown by Mandela in “promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens […]

UN High Commissioner Antonio Guterres Mandela’s death 6 December 2013, 1:29 PM

It is with very great sadness that I have heard the news of the death of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa. His extraordinary wisdom, selflessness and compassion not only held South Africa together following the collapse of apartheid, preventing potentially immense displacement, but made him a true global symbol for the oppressed […]

Wits community invited to pay tribute 6 December 2013, 1:19 PM

Wits University joins the world in mourning the passing of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of our nation and an international icon, who passed away last night – Thursday, 5 December 2013 at the age of 95. May his soul rest in peace. In honour of the memory of Tata Madiba, the University’s […]

Gift of the Givers’ tribute to Madiba 6 December 2013, 1:09 PM

It takes a human of saintly stature to forgive and embrace with love a system that incarcerated him for 27 years, that destroyed the lives of countless people within the inner ranks and outside his movement, that caused estrangement and eventually separation in two marriages, that prevented him from being a father to his own […]

US Embassy’s condolences on Madiba’s passing 6 December 2013, 11:32 AM

The United States Mission to South Africa joins the South African people in mourning the passing of its first democratic president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. President Mandela embodied greatness and is universally admired in the United States of America. President Barack Obama has long given credit to Nelson Mandela for inspiring his own vision of a […]

Kathrada pays tribute to Mandela 6 December 2013, 10:54 AM

Madala, as you light-heartedly started calling me some years ago, it both grieves me and inspires me to write this to you now, with the hour of your death still a fresh wound in our peoples’ hearts. We called each other ‘Madala’ – old man – it became our standard form of informal address. To […]

SA is indebted to Mandela family: Zuma 6 December 2013, 10:37 AM

President Jacob Zuma has thanked the Mandela family for sharing the former president with the nation. Zuma announced to the world that the 95-year-old former statesman had passed away just before nine o’clock Thursday night. Mandela was separated from his family for 27-years to serve a life sentence for treason, and returned to negotiate South […]

Zelda La Grange bids farewell to Mandela 6 December 2013, 9:03 AM

My sincere condolences to Mrs Graça Machel (Mum), Maki, Zeni, Zindzi, Josina, Malenga and the entire Mandela family, as well as everyone who feels a sense of loss this morning. Nelson Mandela inspired people to forgive, to reconcile, to care, to be selfless, to be tolerant, to maintain dignity no matter what the circumstances. I […]

Qunu remembers Mandela in silence 6 December 2013, 7:48 AM

There is a stunned silence across the small village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape. Residents have stayed in doors watching the news unfold that their beloved Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Tata has passed away. Many are enjoying the silence and remembering their great neighbour. Workers at the nearby Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre […]

Tutu mourns Mandela 6 December 2013, 7:31 AM

Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu extended his thanks to the Mandela family on Thursday for sharing former president Nelson Mandela with South Africa and the world. “To Tata Mandela’s beloved wife Graca Machel, his former wife Winnie Madikizela, the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren… we express our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of […]

Obituary: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) 6 December 2013, 3:25 AM

Former President Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first democratically elected Head of State. His five-year presidency from 1994 to 1999 was regarded as one of reconciliation by both black and white South Africans. The people’s president was revered the world over for his fight against apartheid and commitment towards liberating all South Africans. Through his […]

Book of Condolences 6 December 2013, 1:00 AM

What does Nelson Mandela mean to you? Share your condolences and read tributes from people from all over the world. Friday 6 December 2013 01:00 Loading… Nelson Mandela: Condolence Messages from SABC News SELECTED TRIBUTES (View all tributes here) I wish politicians from around the world could take a leaf out of Mandela’s fight for […]

#MandelaLWTF, let’s talk Madiba 20 November 2013, 2:35 PM

As South Africa, along with the rest of the world, eagerly awaits the release of the film based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography,MANDELA: Long Walk to Freedom, conversations around the film have already started. The conversations are causing a stir on social media circles as vast opinions and thoughts come to the fold.The Nelson Mandela Centre […]

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is important for SA: Zuma 19 November 2013, 11:41 AM

President Jacob Zuma officially opened the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg, to the public. Zuma says the centre has made a major contribution towards integrating our liberation heritage into our nation’s cultural heritage. “The resources housed at this centre form an integral part of defining where we come from as a nation. […]

Dedicated exhibition chronicles Madiba’s life 19 November 2013, 11:25 AM

The aim of the permanent exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is to show Mandela’s personality rather than his political side. Prior to the launch on Monday evening, November 18, journalists got a glimpse inside the exhibition. Tuesday 19 November 2013 11:25 Senior archivist at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Razia Saleh says it […]

Mandela film premieres in SA 5 November 2013, 4:10 PM

It was a glamorous affair at the red carpet premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Sunday, November 3. The film stars Idris Elba as Mandela, Naomie Harris, who plays Mandela’s former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Jamie Bartlett, Sthandiwe and Tony Kgoroge, Terry Pheto, Athandwa Kani and Riaad Moosa. […]

Fuel giant donates R4 million to the Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust 5 November 2013, 3:54 PM

On October 31, Engen announced their R4 million donation to the new hospital. Tuesday 5 November 2013 15:54

Madiba statue for Union Buildings 5 November 2013, 3:40 PM

A 9m high bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela is being be erected at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. It will be unveiled on Reconciliation Day, December 16, as part of the Union Buildings’ centenary and the countdown to the country’s 20 years of freedom celebrations. The R8-million statue will depict Madiba with his […]

Oprah says Madiba is her inspiration 5 November 2013, 2:26 PM

Oprah challenged the youth to emulate Madiba and seize opportunities available to lead better lives. Tuesday 5 November 2013 14:26