Obituary: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) 20 June 2020, 6:25 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 […]

Mandela’s time in office to be relived in book 24 March 2015, 3:11 PM

If you ever wondered what former SA President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s time in office was like. Then wait no further as the life and times of SA’s first democratic president in the presidential seat will be published in a book. According to a statement, the book yet to be titled will be a sequel to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Madiba and Me 14 June 2013, 5:35 PM

SABC viewers share their magic moments with Madiba captured on camera.Send your pictures of no bigger than 3MB to mandelapictures@gmail.com.Take a look at our Radio and TV content on this Mandela site!Follow SABC News on Twitter. Friday 14 June 2013 17:35

Blind kids sing for Madiba 18 July 2012, 11:28 AM

Children around the country sang a special birthday song for our great leader. A blind school in Johannesburg also was given a chance. Wednesday 18 July 2012 11:28 People around the world are giving 67 minutes of their time to do something for the needy.

Birthday messages – 2012 4 July 2012, 10:08 AM

Birthday messages are pouring in from all quarters for former president Nelson Mandela. Digital news is providing a platform to send your congratulations to Nelson Mandela on his birthday. Add your comments to that of other well-wishers by using the comments tool below …Please note:By adding a comment, picture or video you confirm that you […]

Building bridges 20 July 2011, 12:56 PM

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Storify page dedicated to Mandela Day 18 July 2011, 12:24 PM

Storify is based on the concept that reporters can’t be everywhere when something newsworthy is happening. The programme takes the best of the user-generated or citizen-generated content and combines it with journalistic input. Check out our Storify page… Monday 18 July 2011 12:24 Make every day a Mandela day! [View the story “Nelson Mandela” on […]

Mandela, SA’s living heritage 15 July 2011, 12:14 PM

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