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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela criticises reports of family feud

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
315 day(s) ago

Former president Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife denies there is dynastic battle within extensive family, amid reports of renewed feud shortly after his death

Mandela funeral: when stature eclipses any praise

Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (left) and widow Graca Machel (centre) during his funeral ceremony in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
317 day(s) ago

At Mandela’s funeral, superlatives were not needed, writes Paul Vecchiatto

SA buries Mandela, its ‘greatest son’

Former president Nelson Mandela’s coffin arrives on a gun carriage for his funeral ceremony in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: GCIS
319 day(s) ago

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratic president and champion of human rights, laid to rest in Qunu

‘As Mandela’s journey ends, ours must continue in earnest’

President Jacob Zuma speaks during the funeral ceremony for former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
319 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma hails legacy of Nelson Mandela at state funeral in Qunu

Mandela ‘has joined the ANC’s A-team’

Ahmed Kathrada, close friend of former president Nelson Mandela, speaks during Mandela's funeral ceremony in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
319 day(s) ago

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada pays tribute to Nelson Mandela at state funeral in Qunu

Pomp and ceremony for Mandela state funeral

Candles are lit under a portrait of Nelson Mandela at his state funeral in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
319 day(s) ago

State funeral of Nelson Mandela starts in Qunu with local and foreign dignitaries present

Crowds line streets as Mandela’s remains arrive in Eastern Cape

The coffin of Nelson Mandela arrives in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
320 day(s) ago

At Waterkloof Air Force Base, African National Congress bids emotional farewell to the man who led it to power

Opinion

AT HOME AND ABROAD: World’s reverence shows it needs miracle peacemaker

Nelson Mandela, who realised that aggression stemmed from fear, was the symbolic peacemaker that this troubled global village so desperately needs and yearns for

A bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela is unveiled as part of the Day of Reconciliation Celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

Zuma unveils Madiba statue

President Jacob Zuma unveils 9m structure, the largest of Mandela worldwide, on a site where the statue of former prime minister Barry Hertzog had stood

Opinion

Praise rings hollow after shabby treatment of Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Picture: REUTERS

Every word uttered by President Jacob Zuma in praise of Mandela rendered meaningless by treatment of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A fleeting moment with Mandela

Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel (right) and ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrive at Mthatha Airport on Saturday. Picture: GCIS
320 day(s) ago

Paul Vecchiatto meets some of those who lined the roads in the Eastern Cape on Saturday to see the convoy carrying Nelson Mandela’s body

Mourners gather for Mandela state funeral

Britain’s Prince Charles (left) speaks to Norway's former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg as they arrive for the state funeral of Nelson Mandela in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
319 day(s) ago

Dignitaries, including Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, take their seats at a specially constructed dome in Qunu

Last-minute rush to set the stage for Mandela funeral

Members of the South African National Defence Force prepare on Friday for the state funeral of Nelson Mandela on Sunday in Qunu in the Eastern Cape. Picture: GCIS
320 day(s) ago

Preparations for state funeral of Nelson Mandela continue at frantic pace after rain delays

Zuma authorises deployment of military to Mandela’s Qunu estate

WORK IN PROGRESS: The construction of a giant marquee in Qunu, Eastern Cape, for the funeral of Nelson Mandela nears completion.  Picture: THE HERALD
321 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma has given go-ahead for 11,894 military personnel to help police maintain security around Nelson Mandela’s estate in Eastern Cape

Several heads of state to attend Mandela’s funeral

Qunu, in the Eastern Cape.  Picture: THE TIMES
321 day(s) ago

A number of dignitaries indicate they will be attending state funeral at former president Nelson Mandela’s ancestral home in Qunu, in Eastern Cape

Mandela park-and-ride facilities closed

Women react after paying their respects to former South African president Nelson Mandela on the last day of Mandela's lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday. Picture: REUTERS
321 day(s) ago

Government says it will try to accommodate people already at Union Buildings, but says ‘there are just so many hours in a day’


Remembering Mandela: a special feature


Then ANC secretary-general Cyril Ramaphosa, president Nelson Mandela, deputy president FW de Klerk and Gauteng provincial leader Roelf Meyer speak to the press after a meeting on the issue of the constitution in 1996. Picture: ROBERT BOTHA

A brittle memory of chains

Author MANDLA LANGA relives the euphoria of Nelson Mandela’s release and the many challenges that still lay before him as South Africa headed toward its first democratically elected government

A Madiba story

Then finance minister Trevor Manuel and Nelson Mandela look at the 90th-birthday R5 coin launched at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in 2008. Picture: HALDEN KROG
324 day(s) ago

TREVOR MANUEL considers the challenges Nelson Mandela faced as the democratic South Africa was born. He remembers with fondness a leader who was, for the most part, always one step ahead

Friendship forged in prison

A candle burns on Sunday in Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island, three days after he died in Johannesburg at the age of 95. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
324 day(s) ago

MAC MAHARAJ recalls a friendship established in an unlikely place, and the force of character that united Robben Island’s inmates

Mandela was a friend to all he knew

Former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
324 day(s) ago

Madiba was a truly great man and I will never forget his extraordinary personal qualities, writes MARY SLACK

Nelson Mandela: a life remembered

Nelson Mandela and De Beers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. Picture: BONILE BAM
324 day(s) ago

NICKY OPPENHEIMER: How will we remember Mandela not only today when we are a nation in grief, but in the months and years ahead?

Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma at Codesa talks, circa 1993. Picture: TIMES MEDIA

Mandela: an extraordinary man

Mandela was at his core merely human, and therein lay much of his greatness, writes CYRIL RAMAPHOSA


Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel wipes her tears during the funeral ceremony in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

GALLERY: Nelson Mandela’s funeral

State funeral of former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu

Mandela family members to receive his body when it arrives

Mthatha Airport.  Picture: GCIS
321 day(s) ago

Family, including members of the amaThembu clan and others who have been designated to help the family, will receive Mandela’s body at Mthatha airport

Bizos hits out at leaders ‘following in Madiba’s footsteps’

Adv George Bizos. Picture: SOWETAN
322 day(s) ago

Veteran human rights advocate George Bizos sounds warning to current leadership in address at Wits University Mandela memorial

Opinion

Mandela’s respect for rule of law put in action

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Nelson Mandela’s commitment to the rule of law was more than just rhetorical and abstract; it was matched in action

Opinion

Challenge is to preserve the dignity Mandela bestowed on us

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tours Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

What distinguishes Mandela is that he had integrity of purpose and an ideal for this country and its people

SA must raise the leadership bar, says Mbeki

Former president Thabo Mbeki. Picture: SOWETAN
322 day(s) ago

Former president Thabo Mbeki comes out strongly on the need for a higher calibre of leadership in South Africa

Jesse Jackson among those paying tribute at Centre of Memory

322 day(s) ago

Small group of government ministers, diplomats and clergy descend on the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory to pay tribute to the former president

Mugabe on Mandela: ‘What feud?’

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday views the body of Nelson Mandela lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Picture: GCIS
322 day(s) ago

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe denies there was any bad blood between him and late South African president Nelson Mandela

Young lawyer reflects on Mandela the ‘liberator, unifier, fighter and father’

Military outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela on its way to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
323 day(s) ago

Tsakane Maroleng and his friends consider Nelson Mandela’s legacy as they wait at Fountains Valley in Pretoria for buses to take them to the Union Buildings

Mandela respected the law in fight for freedom

Adv George Bizos. Picture: SOWETAN
323 day(s) ago

Nelson Mandela helped to redefine what the law can mean when it is transformed from an instrument of oppression into a guarantor of fundamental rights, writes Franny Rabkin

How master of political theatre put AIDS in spotlight

THREE LEADERS: Nelson Mandela celebrates his 90th birthday with then president Thabo Mbeki and African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma at Loftus Stadium in August 2008. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
322 day(s) ago

By his own admission, Nelson Mandela was a late comer to recognising the unfolding tragedy, writes Tamar Kahn

Mandela commemorated at New York cathedral he visited

A poster is pictured in the lobby during a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela at the Riverside Church in New York on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
321 day(s) ago

South Africans and New Yorkers, including famous civil rights leaders, gather to celebrate the life of the anti-apartheid icon

Xhosa customs mark fitting farewell for Mandela

A man walks past the arena on the property of former president Nelson Mandela where his funeral will be held in Qunu on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
321 day(s) ago

Nelson Mandela’s burial on Sunday will be more private and in line with traditional Xhosa customs and ritual

ANC welcomes call for probe into Zuma booing

President Jacob Zuma at the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
321 day(s) ago

However, the party falls short of revealing a course of action following a call by the ANC in Gauteng for a probe

ANC ‘not aware of any gripe about interpreter’

321 day(s) ago

African National Congress says it had not been aware of complaints about sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie

Rev Jackson, Malema queue to pay homage

US civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson pays a courtesy call to President Jacob Zuma at his residence in Pretoria on Friday.  Picture: GCIS
321 day(s) ago

Many turned away in the afternoon, despite having waited for hours

Mandela viewing reaches capacity as thousands queue

A woman cries after paying her respects at the coffin of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
322 day(s) ago

Park-and-ride facilities to Union Buildings, where Nelson Mandela’s body is lying in state, close as capacity for day is reached

Mandela tribute videos watched by millions

A still from a video showing US President Barack Obama speaking from the White House soon after the death of Nelson Mandela last week
322 day(s) ago

YouTube has released a list of the most watched Nelson Mandela-related videos of the year

Mourners wake early to pay respects to Nelson Mandela

An emotional mourner on Thursday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where late president Nelson Mandela is lying in state until Friday. Picture: GCIS
322 day(s) ago

South Africans arrive before sunrise for chance to view body of former president Nelson Mandela at Union Buildings, smoother start to second day

Thousands brave queues for final glimpse of statesman

Former president Nelson Mandela's coffin arrives at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: GCIS
322 day(s) ago

South African line up to see Nelson Mandela’s body at the Union Buildings, joining high-profile personalities such as U2 frontman Bono and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

SABC cuts ‘improper’ adverts during mourning

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
322 day(s) ago

SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago confirms that this includes the flighting of alcohol adverts

Opinion

Racial harmony is not at risk, but our economic future is

Nelson Mandela and De Beers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. Picture: BONILE BAM

The country’s economic future is at risk because ministers dealing with local and foreign investment are bent on measures that will undermine growth

Opinion

Mandela’s style offers lessons to business

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu greets ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni at the official memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: GCIS

Nelson Mandela’s legacy of leadership qualities remains a positive reference point worthy of emulation

US President Barack Obama pays his respect to former SA president Nelson Mandela’s widow Graça Machel after his speech at the memorial service at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS

GALLERY: Mandela family and dignitaries attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial service

The Mandela family and world dignitaries attend former president Nelson Mandela’s memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday

South Africans line streets to bid farewell to Nelson Mandela

Former president Nelson Mandela's coffin being taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday. Picture: MASI LOSI
323 day(s) ago

Police form guard of honour as casket carried into Union Buildings while people wave flags and sing ‘Mandela, my president’

Boos greet Zuma in front of VIP audience

President Jacob Zuma waves as he arrives at the FNB Stadium for the national memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
323 day(s) ago

Hostile reception in contrast to cheers for former president Thabo Mbeki and US President Barack Obama

Mandela was one of a kind, Zuma tells memorial

President Jacob Zuma waves as he arrives at the FNB Stadium for the national memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma pays tribute to Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium memorial service after earlier being booed by some in the crowd

‘Showers of blessings’ as Mandela memorial service starts

GRIEVING: Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, at the official memorial service at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa opens proceedings at FNB Stadium, but boos for President Jacob Zuma mar proceedings

GALLERY: Nelson Mandela’s memorial service

People sing and dance at the official memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

A gallery of the official memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at FNB stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday

New York City names high school after Mandela

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Picture: REUTERS
325 day(s) ago

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces that new high school, Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice, will be opened in Brooklyn

Mandela put politics ahead of boxing

Late former president Nelson Mandela, right, a boxer in his youth, poses with boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
325 day(s) ago

Mandela said boxing was an ‘excellent outlet for tension and stress’ and helped him feel ‘both mentally and physically lighter’

World hails Madiba as SA prepares for send-off

A mourner takes photos of a brick wall at the house of Nelson Mandela in Soweto on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
325 day(s) ago

At least 70 world leaders from around globe expected for memorial services to be held this week

Large crowds gather in rain for Mandela memorial

People sing and dance while waiting for the start of the official memorial service for late president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

Heads of state and thousands of mourners arrive at FNB Stadium to pay tribute to late president Nelson Mandela

Hotels scrap bookings to clear way for foreign VIPs

US President Barack Obama steps from his limo to board Air Force One as he  departs Joint Base Andrews  in Washington en route to Johannesburg on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

Memorial expected to be largest gathering of world leaders ever

On the train to honour Madiba

Sipho Mpesi, a former member of the ANC's military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe, speak to people on a train to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday, ahead of the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Picture: SETUMO STONE
324 day(s) ago

As mourners make their way to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium, singing struggle songs, MK veteran Sipho Mpesi recalls the fight against apartheid

Group fails to disrupt Cape Town memorial

322 day(s) ago

Small group clad in ANC regalia attempt to drown out Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s speeches at Mandela memorial

Tears, reflection as Mandela lies in state

AU Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former South African Cabinet minister, next to the casket of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings on Wednesday. Picture: GCIS
323 day(s) ago

South Africans and foreign visitors bid farewell to former president Nelson Mandela as he lies in state at the Union Buildings

Crowds and queues as Mandela’s body lies in state in Pretoria

GRIEVING: Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow Graça Machel by her husband’s coffin as he lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: GCIS
323 day(s) ago

Tempers flare as some wait as long as an hour to view face of late statesman Nelson Mandela for just a few seconds

Legal fraternity feels it has a special claim to Madiba

Former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
323 day(s) ago

Commitment to rule of law played key role in shaping South Africa’s constitutional democracy, writes Franny Rabkin

Public urged to obey rules at Mandela viewing

Former president Nelson Mandela is pictured in this August 1996 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
323 day(s) ago

Members of the public will not be allowed to take photographs of Nelson Mandela’s body when it lies in state at the Union Buildings from Wednesday

Opinion

Matlala and Madiba reflect SA’s potential

Last week, SA lost two giants — one a colossus; the other a man who conquered the world of boxing

‘Rather use vote’ for Zuma discontent

323 day(s) ago

Gauteng community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko says those who heckled the president before his address are ‘out of order’ and are doing so as part of a deliberate campaign to humiliate him

Thank you for sharing Mandela, Obama tells SA

US President Barack Obama delivers his speech at the memorial service Nelson Mandela at the FNB soccer stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

US President Barack Obama pays tribute to late president Nelson Mandela at memorial service marred by booing for President Jacob Zuma

Funeral organisers must manage complex protocols

An image of Nelson Mandela is displayed on a digital screen as workers on scaffolding construct a stage ahead of Mandela's national memorial service at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

Except for the UN General Assembly, Nelson Mandela’s funeral could easily see the largest concentration of heads of state in one venue since the funeral of Pope John Paul II

Israeli leaders’ decision not to attend Mandela’s funeral raises questions over ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: REUTERS
324 day(s) ago

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres will not attend funeral of Nelson Mandela, fuelling speculation of increasing tension between countries

Kathrada: Mandela was ‘model president’, even before he was elected

Ahmed Kathrada. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
325 day(s) ago

Ahmed Kathrada remembers late president Nelson Mandela as someone who was presidential even before taking up office

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