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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]