Nelson Mandela

Mandela inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

elson Mandela has been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame for using the sport as a way to build a divided nation. The ceremony took place on Saturday, ahead of the Springboks' taking on and beating Scotland in a Pool B group match in the Rugby World Cup.

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Thomas Piketty to deliver Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty will deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 3 October 2015 at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus. His book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been a worldwide sensation.

South African family gets house for Mandela Day

A destitute family has a roof over their heads after having to rebuild their shack twice when it was destroyed by fire thanks to the kindness of Masikhule Projects. The developer built the five-room house for the Mokgothu family to mark Mandela Day.

Proteas spend Mandela Day with children

The Proteas are on tour in Bangladesh, where in the limited overs section they won the T20 series 2-0 but lost the One Day Internationals 2-1. They did win the hearts of the sick children at the International Children's Palliative Care Network in Chittagong, though.

Brand South Africa plays its part for Mandela Day

As part of national efforts to improve people's lives across the country, Brand South Africa will participate in initiatives in various locations for Nelson Mandela International Day through its Play Your Part programme. How will you help to contribute to a better South Africa?

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Mandela profile

Find out more about one of the great moral and political leaders of our time.

Mandela timeline

From 18 July 1918 through to the present: the essential Nelson Mandela dates.

Mandela books

How many books can one man inspire? Here are snap reviews of some of the classics.

Mandela gallery

An international hero ... as well as a son, husband, father and grandfather.

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The global campaign to raise awareness of Aids and funds to fight the pandemic in southern Africa.