Nelson Mandela

South Africa knits thousands of blankets for Madiba

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.

Thousands of blankets for Madiba

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.


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.

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