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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]