The Authorised Book of Quotations by Mandela himself 27 June 2011, 1:40 PM

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Transcript of Govan Mbeki intv on Mandela 21 June 2011, 12:47 PM

Do you recall the first time you met Nelson Mandela? It was either early to late ’40s. Was that at Fort Hare? No, it was at Umtata. Why Umtata? It seems very early to have encountered him. He remembers better than I do and he relates it better. I don’t know why I was at […]

Transcript of F.W. de Klerk interview on Mandela 21 June 2011, 12:34 PM

Can you remember when you first came across the name Mandela? Well, obviously it was when he came into the news, when he was arrested, when the whole plot to arrange an uprising was uncovered, with the trials that followed. That was the first time that the name Mandela came to my knowledge. I was […]

Oliver Tambo expresses his thoughts on Mandela 21 June 2011, 12:25 PM

“As a man, Nelson is passionate, emotional, sensitive, quickly stung to bitterness and retaliation by insult and patronage. He has a natural air of authority. He cannot help magnetising a crowd: he is commanding with a tall, handsome bearing; trusts and is trusted by the youth, for their impatience reflects his own; appealing to the […]

Nadine Gordimer’s tribute to Madiba 21 June 2011, 12:19 PM

Let us now praise famous men… apocrypha, ecclesiasticus 44.1 In the canon of human conscience Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is surely the most famously revered in the contemporary world. In the 20th Century he was one of the few who, in contrast with those who made it infamous for fascism, racism, dictatorship and war, marked the […]

Local banker offers $2.5m for recreation of Da Vinci’s famous work 21 June 2011, 12:05 PM

Banker Mxolisi Mbetse has formally offered $2.5-million for a painting, Last Supper, depicting former president Nelson Mandela as Jesus Christ. Artist Dean Simon, appointed in 1988 as an official war artist, was commissioned to produce the piece by a Johannesburg businessman who wants to remain anonymous. It is a contemporary version of, arguably, one of […]

Songs about Mandela and his love for music 21 June 2011, 11:55 AM

Artists reach areas far beyond the reach of politicians. Art, especially entertainment and music, is understood by everybody, and it lifts the spirits and the morale of those who hear it. (Nelson Mandela). What truth these words of former president of the country Dr Nelson Mandela have. Music artists who were in the fight for […]

Mandela statue in London 21 June 2011, 11:32 AM

The statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled in Parliament Square following a seven year campaign led by Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London. The idea of placing a statue to honour Nelson Mandela in a prominent place in London was initiated by Donald Woods, the journalist and anti-apartheid activist in South Africa, who died in […]

Honours, awards and other forms of recognition 15 June 2011, 2:43 PM

Year Award 1964 Elected Honorary President of the Students’ Union, University College, London 1965 Elected Honorary President of the Students’ Union, University of Leeds, Britain 1973 A nuclear particle discovered at the University of Leeds named the Mandela particle 1975 Honorary life membership of the Students’ Union, The University of London 1979, 29 Sept Awarded […]

Places named after Mandela 15 June 2011, 1:07 PM

Street names: International City of Cardiff, Wales, named a street after Nelson Mandela Camden Borough Council, London, names the street where the Anti-Apartheid Movement has its headquarters as ‘Mandela Street’. Street in Glasgow, Scotland, where South African Consulate is sited, renamed after Mandela New York City renamed square in front of South African mission to […]

Nelson Mandela speaks: Forging a non-racial democratic South Africa 15 June 2011, 12:53 PM

By providing the primary material of these 31 speeches and by adding a biographical sketch, a chronology of events 1990-93, and a glossary of South African political figures and organizations, editor Clark has made available Mandela’s recent public record for both contemporary analysts and for future students who want to understand how South Africa managed […]

Higher Than Hope 15 June 2011, 12:14 PM

Racism throws a cloak of invisibility over its subjects. In South Africa, apartheid was designed to deny the presence of tens of millions of blacks, Asians, and even white opponents of the Afrikaner regime. An entire nation of non-people was created to defend the privilege and dominion of the ”white tribe.” Nelson Mandela, who for […]

Past public messages for Madiba on his birthday 14 June 2011, 4:18 PM

I love you Mandela, I hope that you have a lovely day and see many, many more Birthdays. You are a special person to all of us, we love you. Blake Bennett (8 yrs old) Lenasia, Gauteng, South Africa Happy Birthday! Love you to bits. Thanks for being South Africa’s greatest asset. The Mercury – […]

Facebook tributes – 2011 14 June 2011, 3:21 PM

June 14, 2011 – SABCNews online facebook tributes Howard LoabileWhat a true hero…madiba u make me feel black,green & yellow.Matome Wa Moloks WITH MADIBA ALL THUMBS UP!!!Siyabonga Khukhaphi What a true hero, Madiba u make me feel black.Cherisse Swanepoel Make it a holidayHappy Colile M proud of u Tata!2day m free n hw can I […]

Mandela: The Authorised Biography 14 June 2011, 3:11 PM

Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom revealed little of certain major episodes in Mandela’s life. Sampson’s book was one of the first to examine such issues as Winnie Mandela’s crimes, and State President FW de Klerk’s suspected attempts to use the security forces to derail peace talks. Tuesday 14 June 2011 15:11 Perhaps no living […]

A Long Walk to Freedom 14 June 2011, 12:30 PM

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela […]