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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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Photographer demands R20m from government for Mandela pic

A photographer is heading to court, claiming R20-million from government for the unauthorised use of a decades-old photograph he took of late former president Nelson Mandela. Photographer Shaun Earl Harris accuses the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) of copyright infringement saying he has “once again come out to the[…]

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1000’s to walk in Cape Town on Mandela Day

An estimated 1000 people are expected to walk from the Grand Parade, where crowds gathered to listen to Nelson Mandela’s iconic Freedom speech delivered from a balcony at City Hall in 1990 after his release from prison, to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to celebrate Mandela Day and[…]

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