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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid and fostering racial reconciliation. An African nationalist and democratic socialist, Mandela served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997..

Nelson Mandela's widow treated badly by his family, book says

Nelson Mandela's widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.

Monday, 16 June, 2014, 3:37am

Nelson Mandela leaves US$4m estate to family, staff, schools and ANC

Nelson Mandela left his roughly US$4.1 million estate to his widow, Graca Machel, family members, staff, schools and the ANC, according to a summary of his will released yesterday.

4 Feb 2014 - 8:59am

Hong Kong's Legco shows its pettiness in not honouring Mandela

Have you ever heard of Sheriff Rick Clark of Pickens County, South Carolina? No? I thought not, and only mention this nonentity because he is one of the very few officials in the world who managed to find an excuse not to honour the memory of the late and great Nelson Mandela.

21 Dec 2013 - 2:42am

Bogus signer at Mandela memorial was with group that 'necklaced' pair

The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tyres placed around their necks, one of the interpreter's cousins and three of his friends said.

17 Dec 2013 - 11:55am 1 comment

South Africa's 'great son' Nelson Mandela buried in family plot at his boyhood home

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and most revered citizen, was laid to rest yesterday at his rural home next to the remains of three of his six children, ending a 10-day official mourning period.

16 Dec 2013 - 12:41pm

Long walk's final destination as Nelson Mandela is laid to rest

Songs, speeches and the boom of artillery rang across Nelson Mandela's home village as a tribal chief draped in animal skin declared: "A great tree has fallen."

16 Dec 2013 - 12:49pm

South Africa unites for state funeral of Nelson Mandela

The funeral of Nelson Mandela is under way in the family compound of the anti-apartheid leader in Qunu, a rural village in Eastern Cape province. The send-off in the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape has drawn 4,500 guests, from relatives and South African leaders to Britain’s Prince Charles, American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson and talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

15 Dec 2013 - 4:26pm

Desmond Tutu says he will attend Nelson Mandela funeral

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu changed course on Saturday night and announced plans to attend the funeral of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela after all.

Spokesman Roger Friedman did not explain Tutu’s abrupt reversal but said Tutu would catch a flight early in the morning and be in attendance at Mandela’s funeral Sunday in the village of Qunu.

15 Dec 2013 - 11:15am

ANC delivers Nelson Mandela funeral snub to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most prominent figures in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has been excluded from the funeral of Nelson Mandela today in what has been described as a politically motivated snub.

15 Dec 2013 - 6:05am

Scramble for control of Nelson Mandela's financial and moral legacy

From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it's so sought after - and the source of occasional squabbles.

15 Dec 2013 - 6:05am