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'A moral giant': South Africans pay their respects to Tutu

December 31, 2021 10:17 pm

Anglican clergy - women and men, black and white, young and old - lined the street to honour the cortege carrying Tutu's body to the church. Members of the Tutu family accompanied the casket into the cathedral.

South Africa: Nelson Mandela prison key sale condemned by minister

December 25, 2021 9:17 pm

The key to the Robben Island prison cell is being put up for sale by Nelson Mandela's former jailer. Mandela's oldest daughter approved its sale, but South African officials have objected to the auction.

Nelson Mandela's famous shirts, belongings up for auction

October 16, 2021 11:59 am

Madiba shirts, named after Mandela's Xhosa clan name, are similar to the loose batik shirts worn in Indonesia and Malaysia

South Africa losing cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to COVID

May 09, 2021 7:41 pm

Before the pandemic, the museum was recording up to 1,000 visitors a day, most of them foreign tourists. Like other cultural institutions, it had to shut down in March 2020 when South Africa imposed its first COVID-19 lockdown

South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer dies of virus

January 19, 2021 3:07 pm

The country's new Black celebrity chefs lined up to praise her as a mentor who encouraged them to succeed by highlighting what they knew best: tasty African food. Now they are mourning Sitole's death this month from COVID-19. She was 65.

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies at 59

July 13, 2020 1:04 pm

State television South African Broadcasting Corporation has reported that Mandela died at a Johannesburg hospital early Monday morning.

'Uncle Nelson told me I ought to be in politics': Priyanka on Nelson Mandela's 101st birth anniversary

July 18, 2019 4:58 pm

Priyanka made her political debut in January when Congress appointed her general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East.

International Nelson Mandela Day 2019: Books on the icon kids need to read

July 18, 2019 12:15 pm

Nelson Mandela day 2019: Nelson Mandela Day, officially declared by United Nations, is celebrated annually on the leader's birthday, July 18. On this day, talk to your kids about the icon and introduce them to these books.

Mandela Day 2019: Lesser-known facts about Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary

July 18, 2019 9:00 am

On November 10, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 18, his birthday, as Nelson Mandela International Day.

Humility is one of the most important qualities you must have: Nelson Mandela

July 18, 2019 5:30 am

The South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela was a staunch advocate of peace.


Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary: Inspiring quotes on life by the South African leader

July 18, 2018 3:25 pm

On one of the greatest leaders from the history, Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary, here are some life lessons and motivational quotes from the first Black South African president.

Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary: Tracing Madiba's legacy

July 19, 2018 9:09 am

When free and fair elections were held in 1994, Nelson Mandela became president with an overwhelming majority support. He was to retire in 1999, although he continued to be an active part of South African public and moral life.

The best of World Press Photo Awards 2013

February 14, 2014 7:29 pm

The first image shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.


Best quotes: Remembering some of the words to live by from Nelson Mandela on his 100th birth anniversary

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

On his 100th birth anniversary, here are a few words of wisdom by Nelson Mandela. The man who is lovingly called Madiba.