The deep respect and affection shared by Nelson Mandela and Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is the focus of Mandela and Fidel
, a new documentary that was screened during the first in a series of three Mandela/Fidel Legacy Dialogues in Pretoria last week.
The South African Mint Company has launched a limited edition coin set, the first in a series of coins dubbed "Life of a Legend" that will be issued over the next 12 years in honour of the life and work of Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela "represented the possibility of a better human society, not only in South Africa but in the world at large," South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told the nearly 2 000 people that filled London's Westminster Abbey on Monday for a special service celebrating Mandela's life.
A service celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela will be held at London's Westminster Abbey on Monday. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will address the service, which will be attended by Britain's Prince Harry, Prime Minister David Cameron and members of Mandela's family, among others.
South Africa has launched a special stamp to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela. While this is not the first stamp issue featuring Mandela, it is the first to be issued since he passed away on 5 December.
Twenty-four years ago, on 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela left Victor Verster Prison in Cape Town a free man after 27 years. He went on to play the lead role in steering South Africa to its first free elections in 1994, and to become the country's first democratically elected president.
A film about the turbulent life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, opens in South African cinemas in March. Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson stars in the title role.
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