Mandela’s treason trial lawyer dies in London

Tributes are flooding in from around the world for leading South African lawyer Lord Joel Joffe who has died in London at the age of 85. Joffe was born in Johannesburg in 1932 and studied business and law at the … Read More

Pretoria strips citizenship of Chris Hani’s assassin

The South African government has stripped the citizenship of assassin Janusz Walus, who nearly plunged the country into a full-blown race war on the eve of the country’s first democratic elections. Walus is currently serving a life sentence for the … Read More

New Mandela statue planned for Cape Town

The Western Cape government has set aside US$ 120,000 to erect a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Cape Town City Hall where he made his historic address to the world hours after being released from … Read More

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital launched in Johannesburg

The dream of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, became a reality on Friday with the opening of a magnificent children’s hospital in Johannesburg. Former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke, who gave the keynote address at the event, said the … Read More

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Replica of Mandela’s cell to tour South Africa

A replica of Nelson Mandela’s infamous Robben Island cell will travel to schools around South Africa to enable youths to see and experience the harrowing conditions the world statesman endured in jail. Mandela who was South Africa’s first democratically-elected President, … Read More

Mandela’s grandson moves to restrict use of world statesman’s name

  Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela’s grandson has objected to the “Mandelalisation” of the world statesman’s name. Mandla Mandela, who safeguards the legacy of South Africa’s revered first democratically elected president, said too many people, companies and … Read More

Stevie Wonder urge global community to imbibe Nelson Mandela’s virtues

As the world marks Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18, 2016, UN officials and UN Peace Ambassador Stevie Wonder in New York paid tribute to the South African activist and peacemaker’s tireless efforts to end intolerance and injustice, calling … Read More

War of words over Mandela’s voice

A war of words has broken out between South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and the family of former President NelsonMandela who have objected to the party using his voice in an election advertisement. Members of the Mandela family, … Read More

Mandela and Muhammad Ali’s special bond remembered

By Craig Urquhart Translated in French by Oumar Diouck

South Africa: Archbishop Tutu turns 84

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s city of Cape Town was on Wednesday marking the birthday of its most famous resident. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who has been a moral beacon for the entire continent for many years, … Read More

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

South Africa: Winnie continues fight for Mandela’s estates

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has slammed the executors of Nelson Mandela’s estate for associating themselves with “racist and colonialist” view that civil laws are superior to customary laws. This was after Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, … Read More

South Africa: Rainbow Nation becomes beacon of hatred

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just 20 years ago, South Africa was a moral beacon for the entire planet. Its prisoner-turned world statesman Nelson Mandela had confounded millions around the world with his message of reconciliation that saw the … 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

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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

“Nelson Mandela” health center inaugurated in Bamako

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A hospital complex, named after the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, and built at a cost of 80 million CFAF, was inaugurated on Sunday by Mali’s First Lady, Mrs Aminata Maïga Keita. Located in Kanadjiguila … Read More

South Africa: South Africa marks first anniversary of Mandela’s death

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Millions of South Africans marked on Friday the first anniversary of the death of world statesman, Nelson Mandela, with an outpouring of public support. Mandela died on 5 December, 2013, at the age of 95. … Read More

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