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SA celebrates Mandela Day

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says on this year’s International Mandela Day, its focus is on seeking ways of addressing what it terms inter-generational poverty. Hundreds of activities are expected to take place around the country to mark the day. The foundation will celebrate the 10th International Mandela day in Germiston,[…]

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Nelson Mandela’s grandson slams Israeli apartheid

London, United Kingdom – The grandson of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has delivered a damning condemnation of “Israeli apartheid”, in a high-profile expression of solidarity between South Africans and Palestinians. Zwelivelile Mandela, an MP of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), made the comments on Saturday at the Palestine Expo, an annual event in[…]

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Madiba statue unveiled at Cape Town City Hall

The iconic moment in which Nelson Mandela gave his first speech as a free man in Cape Town in February 1990 has been captured forever in a new monument which was unveiled at the City Hall today. At the unveiling which was attended by Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, representatives of[…]

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Obama – an antithesis of Mandela’s values

By Aayesha Soni and Ebrahim Fakir As South Africans, we are ashamed that the war mongering human rights abuser Barack Obama has been called upon to honour a man whose struggles have contributed to allowing us to live freely in South Africa today. Whenever visiting a foreign country, upon enquiry[…]

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Fierce opposition to Obama’s Mandela lecture

As South Africa marks what would have been global humanitarian icon Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, former president of the United States, Barack Obama, is scheduled to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on July 17 this year. The lecture’s theme will be “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and[…]

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Madiba centenary celebrations in full swing

While the African National Congress (ANC) works to repair its tarnished image with the recent inauguration of the party’s forth president, 2018 will mark a special landmark for the party – the centenary celebrations of the life of former president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Born on July, 18, 1918, in a[…]

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South Africans take back your country: Graça Machel

South Africans must choose a new crop of leaders that will stand with those who liberated the country, late president Nelson Mandela’s wife Graça Machel said. Machel was speaking at an event held in honour of Mandela in Houghton at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Mandela died four years ago on[…]

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