Nelson Mandela -
  • Preparations for Mandela's 100th birthday anniversary kick off
    06 december 2017 08:35:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation has officially unveiled an exhibition in Johannesburg to mark Madiba’s 100th birthday next year. Full text...

  • Anniversary of Mandela's death marred by graft probe
    05 december 2017 09:51:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tuesday’s fourth anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela has been overshadowed by the release of a damning probe revealing evidence of massive inflation of prices, misappropriation of funds, poor planning by the government for his high-profile memorial and funeral services.Full text...

  • Graca Machel to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in Heroes Marathon
    04 december 2017 09:37:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former president Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, has confirmed that she will participate in the Heroes Marathon in the Eastern Cape on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela Foundation targets apartheid-era flag
    06 november 2017 10:25:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday called for a public debate to determine whether the old South African flag, which is viewed as a symbol of apartheid, should be banned. Full text...

  • Mandela's grand daughter reveals she was raped
    24 october 2017 12:26:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Less than a week after South Africa’s top football administrator was accused of rape, Nelson Mandela’s eldest grand daughter says she was also raped. Full text...

  • Mandela's new book to be published shortly
    18 october 2017 13:04:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The highly anticipated sequel to Nelson Mandela’s international best seller Long Walk To Freedom will be released on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zanu-PF refuses to be drawn into Mandela spat
    07 september 2017 10:05:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party refuses to be drawn into a scrap over comments made about global icon Nelson Mandela by President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • South Africa: Publisher withdraws tell-all Mandela book
    25 july 2017 09:35:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading publisher Penguin Random House has withdrawn a tell-all book about former President Nelson Mandela following a public outcry. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's former doctor faces major backlash over tell-all book
    24 july 2017 10:59:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former President Nelson Mandela’s grandson‚ Nkosi Mandla Mandela‚ has joined the chorus of condemnation over a new book by South Africa’s former Surgeon-General Dr Vijay Ramlakan who has published a book providing sensitive and confidential medical information. Full text...

  • South Africa: Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's former doctor
    21 july 2017 11:39:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel on Friday threatened to sue his former doctor Vejay Ramlakan who this week released a tell-all book about the world statesman’s death in 2013.Full text...

  • US: UN marks Nelson Mandela International Day
    18 july 2017 18:35:12
    New York, US (PANA) – Late South African president Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace, according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa commemorates Mandela's 99th birthday
    18 july 2017 17:43:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel and British billionaire Sir Richard Branson on Tuesday led hundreds of people through the streets of Cape Town to commemorate what would have been the late president’s 99th birthday. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Nelson Mandela project in the pipeline
    18 april 2017 15:00:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The City of Cape Town on Tuesday launched a public participation process about a major proposal to commemorate the life and work of former South African President Nelson Mandela with a statue and exhibition at City Hall. Full text...

  • South Africa: Court hears of Mandela assassination attempt
    14 march 2017 13:39:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Western Cape High Court in South Africa has heard dramatic testimony about an alleged plot by the police to assassinate former President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • South Africa: Preparations underway for Mandela's 100th birthday programme
    13 february 2017 14:47:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday launched the Nelson Mandela Centenary programme to mark his 100th birthday which will be marked on 18 July, 2018. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Mandela statue planned for Cape Town
    25 january 2017 13:34:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Western Cape government has set aside US$ 120,000 to erect a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Cape Town City Hall where he made his historic address to the world hours after being released from prison. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa marks third anniversary of Mandela's death
    05 december 2016 11:46:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Monday marked the third anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela who played a pivotal road in ending Apartheid. The country’s first democratically-elected President died in 2013 at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home. Full text...

  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital launched in Johannesburg
    02 december 2016 13:48:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The dream of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, became a reality on Friday with the opening of a magnificent children’s hospital in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • South Africa: Replica of Mandela's cell to tour South Africa
    28 september 2016 08:31:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A replica of Nelson Mandela’s infamous Robben Island cell will travel to schools around South Africa to enable youths to see and experience the harrowing conditions the world statesman endured in jail. Full text...

  • South Africa: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela turns 80
    26 september 2016 10:46:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela turned 80 on Monday with President Jacob Zuma saluting her. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's grandson moves to restrict use of world statesman's name
    04 september 2016 16:33:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela’s grandson has objected to the “Mandelalisation” of the world statesman’s name. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials, Stevie Wonder urge global community to imbibe Madela's virtues
    18 july 2016 20:01:49
    New York, US (PANA) - As the world marks Nelson Mandela International Day, UN officials and UN Peace Ambassador Stevie Wonder on Monday in New York paid tribute to the South African activist and peacemaker's tireless efforts to end intolerance and injustice, calling on the international community to follow his guiding example in efforts to build a better world for all. Full text...

  • South Africa: Global giants salute Nelson Mandela
    18 july 2016 17:33:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday saluted world statesman Nelson Mandela whose birthday is commemorated around the world on 18 July. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials, workers, Stevie Wonder to celebrate Mandela Day on 18 July
    15 july 2016 15:28:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly will mark Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July, with an informal meeting at UN headquarters in New York, which will feature remarks by the President of the General Assembly, UN Deputy Secretary-General, the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN, and UN Messenger of Peace, Stevie Wonder. Full text...

  • South Africa: War of words over Mandela’s voice
    05 july 2016 18:45:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A war of words has broken out between South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and the family of former President Nelson Mandela who have objected to the party using his voice in an election advertisement. Full text...

  • South Africa: Newsroom drama over coverage of Mandela's death continues to make headlines
    12 may 2016 12:34:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The former editor of the Cape Times newspaper who was fired for the way she handled coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death in 2013, on Thursday indicated that she is considering suing her former employee, just two days after it settled the case out of court.Full text...

  • South Africa: Legal dispute blocks finalisation of Mandela's will
    22 april 2016 13:10:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The finalisation of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s will is being delayed over his ex-wife’s legal battle over his Qunu home. Full text...

  • South Africa: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela recovering in hospital
    18 april 2016 11:40:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There is growing concern about former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s health following an operation at a Johannesburg clinic last Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to undergo further surgery
    13 april 2016 08:22:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – There are growing concerns about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s failing health amid reports that she will undergo further surgery on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela loses claim to Mandela's home
    07 april 2016 11:08:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's bid to lay claim to her former husband's rural home in Qunu was dismissed by the Mthatha High Court on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: How Mandela's intervention helped steer South Africa away from a race war (By Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    11 march 2016 11:35:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Few issues have divided post-Apartheid South Africa more than the fate of two men who almost sparked a full-blown race war with the murder of Chris Hani. The former general secretary of the South African Communist Party was gunned down in the driveway of his Boksburg home outside Johannesburg 23 years ago and the incident came dangerously close to derailing the country’s first all-race elections in 1994. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's grandson backs Apartheid-era ministers
    05 february 2016 13:20:31
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A grandson of former world statesman Nelson Mandela on Friday condemned the criminal charges brought against former President FW de Klerk and apartheid-era Police Minister Adriaan Vlok. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa marks second anniversary of Mandela's death
    05 december 2015 16:18:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Saturday marks the second anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela with millions of South Africans reflecting on his extraordinary legacy. The prisoner-turned-president who steered the nation away from a full-blown race-war died at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home on 5 December, 2013. Full text...

  • South Africa: War of words over Nelson Mandela
    28 november 2015 06:23:14
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - A war of words has broken out between firebrand politician Julius Malema and Mandla Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, after Malema said the global statesman had “turned his back on the revolution”. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's grandson gets bail in rape case
    25 august 2015 18:20:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Mbuso Mandela, the grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who is accused of raping a 15-year-old teenager was granted bail on Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela family embroiled in fresh scandal
    18 august 2015 11:41:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - In the latest saga to affect the family of the late South Africa President and global icon Nelson Mandela, police have confirmed that a grandson of the former world statesman is facing rape charges. Full text...

  • UN: First-ever UN Nelson Mandela Prize winners honoured at General Assembly
    24 july 2015 17:37:46
    New York, US (PANA) -The UN General Assembly on Friday marked Nelson Mandela International Day, which is observed on 18 July by awarding the first-ever UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, recognizing the South African leader’s contributions to democracy, justice and reconciliation and his dedication to the service of humanity.Full text...

  • UN: UN marks Mandela Day, calls for promotion of community service
    19 july 2015 13:37:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The 70th anniversary of the UN establishment provides the perfect Full text...

  • South Africa: Why Mandela's legacy continues to grow (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    18 july 2015 07:46:35
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – While South Africa continues to grapple with deep divisions, it remains united when it comes to one individual who helped steer it away from a full-blown race war before becoming a moral beacon for all mankind. Full text...

  • South Africa: Plans underway to open Mandela's gravesite to the public
    13 july 2015 16:05:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former president Nelson Mandela’s gravesite at Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape will eventually be opened up to the public in the future, his eldest grandchild Ndileka Mandela confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • UN: Namibian, Portuguese win inaugural UN Nelson Mandela Prize
    22 june 2015 17:37:19
    New York, US (PANA) - UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa on Monday Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's former holiday home opened to the public
    22 may 2015 10:48:58
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela's holiday home has been opened to the public for the first time, but the accommodation costs a hefty US$8,000 per night. Full text...

  • South Africa: Winnie continues fight for Mandela's estates
    07 may 2015 13:32:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has slammed the executors of Nelson Mandela's estate for associating themselves with “racist and colonialist” view that civil laws are superior to customary laws. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Mandela bust unveiled in Cape Town
    27 april 2015 15:14:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A bust of former president Nelson Mandela was unveiled in Cape Town on Monday as part of South Africa’s Freedom Day celebrations. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: UN seeks entries for Nelson Mandela Prize
    13 april 2015 12:15:18
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The United Nations has called for entries for the first edition of the Nelson Mandela Prize for persons who distinguish themselves in the promotion of reconciliation, social cohesion and community development, all of which align with the goals and principles of the UN.Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's updated memoir to be published in 2016
    24 march 2015 12:23:45
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - A posthumous memoir of world statesman Nelson Mandela, which will reflect on his term as South Africa's first democratically-elected president, is scheduled to be published worldwide next year, the publisher said. Full text...

  • South Africa: 25th anniversary of Mandela's release marked
    11 february 2015 08:49:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Wednesday marks the 25-year anniversary of Mandela's release from prison, an event that was celebrated around the world and which led to the liberation of South Africa following decades of Apartheid rule. Full text...

  • South Africa: Family squabbles mar Mandela's legacy (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    17 january 2015 06:00:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – More than a year after global statesman Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his birthplace of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa’s liberation hero remains in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's former wife moves to block meeting over his estate
    09 january 2015 11:01:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, has filed papers in the Mthatha High Court to stop a meeting by the abaThembu royal family to resolve a bitter feud in the Mandela family. Full text...

  • South Africa: Troubled South Africa reflects on Mandela's legacy (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA correspondent)
    06 december 2014 07:34:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A year has passed since the death of prisoner-turned-world-statesman Nelson Mandela and South Africa is still trying to come to terms with its loss.Full text...

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