Plans underway to open Mandela’s gravesite to the public

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former president Nelson Mandela’s gravesite at Qunu in South Africa’s Eastern Cape will eventually be opened up to the public in the future, his eldest grandchild Ndileka Mandela confirmed Monday. He, however, said “certain … Read More

UN seeks entries for Nelson Mandela Prize

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The United Nations has called for entries for the first edition of the Nelson Mandela Prize for persons who distinguish themselves in the promotion of reconciliation, social cohesion and community development, all of which align … Read More

South Africa: 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release marked

posted in: Africa, Afrique

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Wednesday, February 11, 2015, marked the 25-year anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison, an event that was celebrated around the world and which led to the liberation of South Africa following decades of Apartheid … Read More

South Africa: Events to mark anniversary of Mandela’s death underway

posted in: Africa, Afrique

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – As the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death approaches, a number of initiatives are being planned to commemorate the anti-Apartheid struggle hero. The world statesman died on December 5, 2013 at the age of … Read More

South Africa: Mandela Opera launches in South Africa

posted in: Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Six months after the death of former President Nelson Mandela, South Africans have an opportunity to celebrate his life. Opera South Africa will host the world premiere of “Madiba The African Opera” at the … Read More

South Africa: Mandela bust unveiled in Parliament

posted in: Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma hailed, on Monday, the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democratic elections and unveiled the bust of global icon, Nelson Mandela, in Parliament, in Cape Town. Performing the ceremony, President Zuma noted that the … Read More

South Africa: South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy

posted in: Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Millions of South Africans celebrated, on Sunday, the 20th anniversary of the country’s historic democratic elections which swept Nelson Mandela into power and changed Africa’s political landscape forever. President Jacob Zuma on Sunday marked the occasion … Read More

South Africa: 50th anniversary of Mandela’s famous speech

posted in: Africa

Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of what has become one of the famous speeches of all time. On 20 April,1964, a young lawyer named Nelson Mandela delivered a three-hour speech in a Pretoria courtroom during … Read More

South Africa: New Mandela book chronicles extraordinary friendship

posted in: Africa

Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s Penguin publishing firm has confirmed that it will be publishing a book, “Good Morning Mr Mandela”, which chronicles how a young woman had her life and everything she once believed in transformed by … Read More

Video: Producer of “Long Walk to Freedom” explains how Nelson Mandela has inspired him

South Africa: Mandela’s estate worth US$4.6m

posted in: Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The provisional assessment of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s estate has put its worth at about US$4.6 million, according to Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Moseneke, who read out the will at a … Read More

Black leaders pay homage to Nelson Mandela at the Riverside Church

By Isseu Diouf Campbell  Several leaders including Ambassador of South Africa to the U.N. Kingsley Mamabolo, Consul General George Monyemangene, former Mayor David N. Dinkins, Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur Rashid, Rev. Calvin Butts and the Rev. Al Sharpton converged to … Read More

South Africans in New York pray for Nelson Mandela

By Isseu Diouf Campbell  The South African community in New York mourned Nelson Mandela with songs and dance during a prayer service hosted by the Imbizo Host Committee and Senator Bill Perkins Office on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the … Read More

Maya Angelou pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

American Author and poet Maya Angelou pays tribute to anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in “His Day is Done”

Photo of the Moment: Nelson Mandela

Shared Interest hosts exclusive pre-screening of “Mandela : Long Walk to Freedom” in New York

Actor Malik Yoba with Célia and Hélène Faussart of Les Nubians at Shared Interest’s New York City screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” By Isseu Diouf Campbell  Shared interested, a New York-based nonprofit social investment fund which mission is to … Read More

H.E. George Monyemangene presents Nelson Mandela Digital Archive to New Yorkers

Nelson Mandela By Isseu Diouf Campbell H.E. George Monyemangene hosted at the Consulate General of South Africa, in New York, the official launch of the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive on March 27, 2012, a few hours after Johannesburg. The Nelson … Read More