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

Nelson Mandela: Before Prisoner, Beyond President 19 July 2013, 8:28 PM

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SABC joins Standard Bank volunteers at Meals on Wheels 18 July 2013, 5:38 PM

Volunteers joined Meals on Wheels in the south of Johannesburg to prepare and cook food for over 1 500 underprivileged individuals in the community. Volunteers, mostly from Standard Bank, were divided into 4 teams of 10 people – each group cooking for 250 people. Check out the picture gallery below. Thursday 18 July 2013 17:38 […]

South Africans sing for Madiba 18 July 2013, 12:04 PM

Across the country at 8 o’clock, South Africans sang happy birthday to Tata Madiba on his 95th birthday. From the Union Building to the streets of Pretoria the nation celebrated the life of the struggle icon. Thursday 18 July 2013 12:04

Madiba family touched my love 18 July 2013, 11:58 AM

Former President, Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zinzi Mandela says she is touched by the love and support shown to the ailing statesman from the nation. Zinzi says Tata Madiba is doing well and he stills has his charming smile. She says the family will be celebrating Madiba’s birthday at the hospital with a family lunch. Thursday […]

Make everyday, a Mandela Day:Zuma 18 July 2013, 11:50 AM

President Jacob Zuma says the theme for this years Mandela month is “Take action, Inspire Change. Make everyday a Mandela Day.” He says on Tata Madiba’s 95th birthday we remember the rich legacy of the struggle icon. Zuma called on the nation to give their time and skill to make the country, and world at […]

World honours Mandela 18 July 2013, 11:42 AM

Former United States President Bill Clinton and socially conscious musician Harry Belafonte will participate in a special sitting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to mark International Nelson Mandela Day on Thursday. Almost four years ago, the United Nations General Assembly passed a consensus resolution declaring July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day. The resolution, […]

Ginwala shares memories of Madiba 18 July 2013, 11:26 AM

Dr. Frene Noshir Ginwala, first woman speaker of parliament, shares her thoughts on former President, Nelson Mandela as she received her new smart I.D at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. Thursday 18 July 2013 11:26

SA shares special Tata moments 18 July 2013, 11:20 AM

As former President, Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday, South Africans share their special memories of the elder statesman. Thursday 18 July 2013 11:20

Do something good on Mandela Day 17 July 2013, 2:19 PM

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory encourages people to do good for others this Mandela Day and everyday. Wednesday 17 July 2013 14:19

Pienaar thanks Madiba for embracing sport 11 July 2013, 2:52 PM

At the launch of a Nelson Mandela Sports Day, former 1995 World Cup-winning rugby union player Francois Pienaar praised Nelson Mandela’s role in South African sport, and the impact he has had on the nation. Thursday 11 July 2013 14:52 Video by AFP Speaking during his first leg of his three African nation tour in […]

Mandela is responding to treatment 11 July 2013, 11:26 AM

Madiba has been in hospital now for over a month. Thursday 11 July 2013 11:26

Concert in Paris 10 July 2013, 10:33 AM

The Nelson Mandela International Day Concert takes place on July 18 at Place de la Republique at 21:45.Conducted by Laurent Petitgirard and with praise poet Melusi Kubheka, the programme features the overture and other excerpts from Ushaka KaSenzangakhona composed by Milikazi Khumalo as well as excerpts from P L van Dijk’s Mandela Trilogy. The KZN […]

Alpine Primary gets their first library 10 July 2013, 10:02 AM

The container library will be delivered to Alpine Primary School in Mitchells Plain, which has 1 370 learners, later in July. The school currently has no library.The 28thMandela Day container library was the centre of attention at the launch of Mandela Month 2013, which took place on July 1, 2013 at the V&A Waterfront Clock […]

Ideas on what you can do with your 67 minutes 10 July 2013, 9:47 AM

Bikers for Mandela DayUnder the management of SAPA Yopa bikers Limpopo, supported by Harley Davidson Zambezi and Vodacom Limpopo region, Bikers for Mandela Day have an initiative made up of two legs. The first will take place on Saturday 13 July, meeting at Harley Davidson Zambezi and heading to Kwelobohloko Orphanage in Polokwane for site […]

South Africans show their love 10 July 2013, 8:31 AM

With Madiba in hospital for over a month now, South Africans continue to show their love and support for Tata.Check out our Pinterest wallhere which is full of tributes and well wishes for Mandela. Wednesday 10 July 2013 08:31

Bill Clinton and others send Madiba a special message 9 July 2013, 11:01 AM

Former US president and family friend of Mandela, Bill Clinton, sends a special message ahead of his birthday on the 18th of July. In a video message, Clinton was joined by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu and businessman Richard Branson in hailing the global icon for his lifelong dedication to others.Madiba has now […]