Nelson Mandela

Remembering Nelson Mandela's first steps 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.

Mandela on the day of his release. Image: Miguel Ribeiro

Remembering Nelson Mandela: a visual quiz

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.

Watch: The Elders pay tribute to Madiba

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 death.

'South Africa must build the nation Mandela fought for'

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 Nelson Mandela.

Watch: Milestones in Mandela's long walk

As the world commemorates a year since the death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela on 5 December 2013, we look back at significant moments in his life and struggle, told partly in his own words.

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