PE schools receive trees for Mandela Day

18 July 2019, 8:35 PM
In a bid to make Port Elizabeth greener, the city's received 601 trees in honour of the late Nelson Mandela's vision.
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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

Long walk to Freedom dream realised 26 September 2013, 5:24 PM

Film director Anant Singh and actress Lindiwe Matshikiza talk about their new film, Mandela: Long walk to Freedom in an interview with Monrning Live. Thursday 26 September 2013 17:24 The film will be released in SA in November

Statue unveiled in Washington 26 September 2013, 5:19 PM

A three-metre tall statue of former President Nelson Mandela now adorns the main entrance to South Africa’s Embassy in Washington. Unveiled on September 21 by a host of dignitaries, among them International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane, ANC Chair Baleka Mbete and leaders from the Free South Africa Movement in the United States, Madiba’s likeness […]

Mandela: Long walk to Freedom 20 September 2013, 3:15 PM

Long Walk to Freedom is a powerful epic that begins with Nelson Mandela as an 8-year-old growing up in the rural hinterland. The story moves chronologically to Mandela as a teenager, then as a 35-year-old firebrand activist and attorney. It culminates with Mandela as the newly elected president of South Africa. The film was shown […]

Malaysia honours Mandela 13 September 2013, 12:41 PM

Describing Mandela as a friend, the ex-Malaysian Prime Minister ,Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said it was appropriate that the South African leader was the first recipient of the award as he was truly a man of peace. “I remember the first time I met Mandela in Zambia just after he was released from prison in […]

Mandela is doing well at home: Zuma 13 September 2013, 11:39 AM

September 4, 2013 Addressing editors in Pretoria, President Jacob Zuma says former president Nelson Mandela is receiving medical attention from the same team of doctors who treated him at the Pretoria Heart hospital. Friday 13 September 2013 11:39

South Africa delighted at Mandela’s homecoming 13 September 2013, 11:34 AM

September 1, 2013 Mandela was discharged from the Pretoria’s Heart hospital on September 1 after spending 85 days in hospital. Friday 13 September 2013 11:34

A great day for sporting fans 23 August 2013, 12:52 PM

Goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Luyolo Nomandela handed Bafana Bafana a 2-0 victory over Burkina Faso at FNB Stadium on Saturday. The hard-fought, international friendly formed part of the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day. Friday 23 August 2013 12:52 The Springboks opted for an adventurous style and played the ball wide as opposed […]

Thousands raised for Mandela Children’s Hospital 19 August 2013, 4:06 PM

Over R300 000 has been raised for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, for the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Gala Dinner last night at the Sandton Convention Centre. The hospital is expected to open its doors in 2014, and it is hoped that more than 655 specialist doctors and […]

The 11th Nelson Mandela Lecture 19 August 2013, 3:55 PM

Mobile communication expert, Mo Ibrahim, delivered the 11th Nelson Mandela Lecture on “building social cohesion” at Unisa in Pretoria. Monday 19 August 2013 15:55

Routing the Life of Madiba in the E Cape 24 July 2013, 6:55 PM

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in the Eastern Cape. His father was Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and his mother Nosekeni Fanny. Mandela was born in the village of Mvezo where his father Chief Mphakanyiswa, presided over the village. Mandela and his family later moved to Qunu where he bagan his formal schooling. […]

Top Billing honours Freedom Park 24 July 2013, 11:07 AM

In 1999 Nelson Mandela said “The day should not be far off, when we shall have a people’s shrine, a Freedom Park, where we shall honour with all the dignity they deserve, those who endured pain so we should experience the joy of freedom.” That day did arrive, and today Freedom Park stands as a […]

Songs dedicated to Madiba 23 July 2013, 12:02 PM

Many songs have been written and dedicated to Nelson Mandela. Celebrating his life and work, his contribution to world peace and reconciliation. Check out our selection of some of these songs. 2013 The Rainbow Song – A celebration of Nelson Mandela Tuesday 23 July 2013 12:02 The Rainbow Song, performed by Memeza African Choir featuring […]

SA continues to celebrate 22 July 2013, 3:27 PM

The spirit of Mandela reaches beyond. Monday 22 July 2013 15:27

Climbing Kilimanjaro for Madiba 22 July 2013, 3:15 PM

Conquering great heights to help rural school girls. That was mountain climber, Richard Mabaso‘s 67 minutes in honour of Madiba. He climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds to buy 67 000 sanitary towels. Monday 22 July 2013 15:15