A tapestry of colour surrounded the statue of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria on Tuesday when
volunteers from 67 Blankets laid out more than 3 000 square metres of handmade blankets on the
lawns of the Union Buildings to commemorate South Africa's 21 years of freedom.
On Sunday 11 February 1990 – 25 years ago – millions of people around the world watched as
Nelson Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster prison in Paarl.
As we mark the first anniversary of the death of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela this
December, we take time to remember his remarkable life. Find out how much you
really know about the 95 years Madiba shared with us.
The Elders, a group of global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela, have posted
a moving video tribute to their friend and founder to mark the first anniversary of his
We must confront that which divides us and pursue that which unites us, Acting
President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africans during a moving ceremony at Freedom
Park in Pretoria on Friday, held to mark the first anniversary of the passing of
More stories from this section...