Nelson Mandela -
  • Mandela attends Burundi peace talks in Pretoria
    21 july 2004 14:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela on Wednesday turned up at the ongoing Burundi peace talks in Pretoria devoted to post-election power sharing arrangements in that civil war-wrecked country. Full text...

  • Well-wishers send messages ahead of Mandela's birthday
    16 july 2004 16:45:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Messages paying tribute to South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela who celebrates his 86th birthday on Sunday started pouring in Friday, with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) commending the former head of state for the role he continues to play even during his retirement. Full text...

  • Winnie Mandela gets suspended sentence
    05 july 2004 14:42:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Pretoria High Court on Monday suspended a five-year jail sentence against Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who was convicted in April 2003 on 43 charges of fraud and 25 of theft involving R1million. Full text...

  • Mandela back in the news a week after retiring
    08 june 2004 13:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Just a week after announcing his retirement from public life, former South African president Nelson Mandela found himself back in the news when he paid a surprise visit to a magistrate's court in the Eastern Cape town of Umtata on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela says farewell to SA Parliament
    10 may 2004 11:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There was need for South Africa to be "proud of its transition to a multi-racial democracy," former President Nelson Mandela emphasised on Monday as he addressed the South African Parliament for the last time. Full text...

  • Mandela visits ailing Brenda Fassie at clinic
    06 may 2004 10:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela said top singer Brenda Fassie who is fighting for her life in a Johanensburg hospital has shown a determination to survive. Full text...

  • African scouts honour Mandela
    22 april 2004 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela will on Friday be awarded the Africa Elephant, the top Scout award in the continent for his continued support of the growth and development of the movement, the Africa Bureau of the World Scout Movement said in a statement Thursday. Full text...

  • Police justify killing gunman at Mandela's home
    18 march 2004 08:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Police guards who shot dead a gunman in front of the Cape Town residence of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday night had acted within the law and were not in contravention of the Criminal Procedure Act. Full text...

  • Police identify attacker at Mandela's home
    17 march 2004 08:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Police have confirmed that the man shot dead outside former president Nelson Mandela's Cape Town home on Tuesday night is a disgruntled former soldier who was wanted in connection with the theft of four R4 assault rifles and ammunition from a military base. Full text...

  • Armed men attack Mandela's Cape Town home
    16 march 2004 21:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Armed men attacked the Cape Town home of former president Nelson Mandela Tuesday night, South African police confirmed moments after the incident, saying one of the assailants was shot dead and two others arrested. Full text...

  • Swazi capital Mbabane scoops Mandela Award
    04 march 2004 11:22:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's capital, Mbabane has been awarded the Nelson Mandela Merit International Award Practices for leading good urban management practices with visible transformation, beating 42 other African hopefuls. Full text...

  • Mandela dispels reports of declining health
    04 february 2004 11:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela Wednesday said he was "doing very well", dispelling media reports that his health was on the decline. Full text...

  • Mandela welcomes de Klerk's endorsement of alliance
    03 february 2004 14:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former president Nelson Mandela has lauded FW de Klerk for endorsing the co-operation pact between the African National Congress (ANC) and the New National Party (NNP) for this year's general elections. Full text...

  • Mandela begins private visit to Mauritius
    16 january 2004 18:35:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Retired South African President Nelson Mandela arrived here Friday to begin a private visit of about 10 days in the company of his spouse, Graça. Full text...

  • Mandela expected in Mauritius
    16 january 2004 10:44:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- South African former President Nelson Mandela is expected in Mauritius at the weekend on a three-day private visit, Mauritian Foreign Ministry sources said Friday. Full text...

  • Mandela nominated for top English honorary title
    15 january 2004 16:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been nominated for England's most ancient military honour -- Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Full text...

  • Mandela due in Niger 8 December
    27 november 2003 18:49:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is to visit Niger 8 December, State television announced in Niamey. Full text...

  • World artists join Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS concert
    26 november 2003 16:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Organisers of Nelson Mandela's 46664 HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert said on Wednesday that Cape Town's favourite marimba and percussion band, Amampondo, will join the line-up of international musicians during the Saturday event. Full text...

  • Mandela says children should have a say
    03 november 2003 16:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African former President Nelson Mandela took part in the ongoing Children's Parliament at the Eskom Convention Centre in Midrand, outside Johannesburg Monday, saying Children should be allowed to speak for themselves. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela's biography released in Paris
    07 october 2003 22:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A biography of former South African President Nelson Mandela authored by British journalist Anthony Sampson, was released here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mandela, Graca visit teenage rape victim
    12 august 2003 16:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel on Tuesday met a 17-year-old girl who was raped and shot recently after being kidnapped near Pretoria. Full text...

  • Mandela's birthday celebrations wind up
    21 july 2003 08:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa awoke with a hangover Monday after three days of festivities to celebrate the 85th birthday of former President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Guests number 1600 at Mandela's birthday party
    19 july 2003 20:37:00
    Johannesburg- (South Africa) -- Some 1,600 guests, including film stars, pop singers, models and former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Saturday night attended the biggest and elegant birthday party at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg to celebrate former South African president Nelson Mandela's birthday who turned 85 on Friday. Full text...

  • Mandela is most admired in the world, says Annan
    18 july 2003 17:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, said Friday the best gratitude to former South African President for his lifetime contribution is to follow his worthy example. Full text...

  • South Africa Airways names new airbus after Mandela
    18 july 2003 14:23:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Friday presented former President Nelson Mandela with a surprise birthday present by naming its new Airbus after him. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela continues his long walk at 85
    18 july 2003 13:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Nelson Mandela, the world's favourite elderly statesman, celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday by spending the day surrounded by his family and close friends at his Johannesburg home. Full text...

  • South Africa's papers pay birthday tributes to Mandela
    18 july 2003 11:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African papers on Friday were united in their coverage of one single event: Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday. Full text...

  • Lines open at midnight for the world to call Mandela
    17 july 2003 14:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of people from around the world are expected join the quest for a new record of the most birthday wishes ever received by an individual in one day, when they call to wish former President Nelson Mandela a "Happy Birthday" on his 85th birthday on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africans prepare for enormous birthday celebration
    16 july 2003 14:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africans are gearing up for the biggest birthday celebration in the country's history - Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday. Full text...

  • Birthday messages pour in for Mandela
    16 july 2003 10:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Birthday messages have started pouring in for South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela, who turns 85 Friday "As you turn 85 years younger and stronger, we turn our eyes on the thorny path we have traversed over decades under your leadership. Full text...

  • Mandela celebrates 85th birthday Friday
    15 july 2003 11:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela, who celebrates his 85th birthday on Friday, will be joined by several celebrities, including former US president Bill Clinton. Full text...

  • Worldwide TV audience to view Mandela show in July
    02 july 2003 16:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- In honour of Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday in July, MTV Music Television has announced that multi-platinum recording artist Beyonce Knowles will host Meeting Mandela: A Staying Alive Special. Full text...

  • Mandela lauds Mt Everest hero
    17 june 2003 13:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela Tuesday hailed Sibusiso Vilane, the first black South African to climb Mount Everest as "a real hero. Full text...

  • Mandela gets first Walter Sisulu Award
    10 june 2003 18:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Tuesday named the first recipient of the Walter Sisulu Hope for Children Award. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela joins boxing heavyweights
    14 may 2003 11:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- World statesman Nelson Mandela, who is one of the most decorated personalities in history, has earned another accolade after Boxing South Africa announced that he will be inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Full text...

  • Malawi's first lady urges Mbeki to pardon Winnie
    25 april 2003 18:04:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi first lady Patricia Shanil Muluzi has written to South African President Thabo Mbeki, pleading with him to grant presidential pardon to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was sentenced Friday by a Pretoria Court to five years in jail for fraud and theft. Full text...

  • Widespread reaction to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's sentencing
    25 april 2003 13:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Major reaction have been voiced to a South African court's decision today to sentence anti- apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to five years in jail with one year suspended. Full text...

  • Winnie Madikizela Mandela gets 5-year jail sentence for theft
    25 april 2003 12:33:00
    Pretoria- South Africa (PANA) -- The Pretoria Magistrate Court Friday sentenced Winnie Madikizela Mandela to five years in jail for multiple counts of fraud and theft, ending the political career of one of South Africa's most charismatic figures of the liberation struggle. Full text...

  • Court finds Winnie Madikizela Mandela guilty of fraud, theft
    24 april 2003 11:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Pretoria Regional Court Thursday sent shock waves across South Africa when it found ANC Women's League (ANCWL) president Winnie Madikizela-Mandela guilty of fraud in a loan scam involving about a million rand (135,000 US dollars) siphoned from the now defunct Saambou Bank. Full text...

  • Mandela opposed to war against Iraq, but not as a human shield
    09 march 2003 20:09:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is still opposed to the US-planned war against Iraq, but has decided against serving as a human shield, his aide said Sunday. Full text...

  • Religious leaders bless Nelson Mandela Bay
    03 march 2003 08:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Religious leaders on Sunday shared moments of prayers in their respective congregations to bless Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Full text...

  • South Africa's Eastern Cape regions named after Mandela
    01 march 2003 14:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Eastern Cape Province's Uitenhage, Despatch and Port Elizabeth regions have been renamed Nelson Mandela Bay. Full text...

  • Mandela goes into seclusion to finish his memoirs
    25 february 2003 10:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former President Nelson Mandela has gone into seclusion in a desperate attempt to complete his memoirs before his 85th birthday in July this year. Full text...

  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela appears in court on fraud charges
    24 february 2003 15:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of international statesperson Nelson Mandela, made a brief appearance in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Monday, but the fraud case in which she is a prime suspect was postponed. Full text...

  • Mandela releases rare personal sketches
    08 february 2003 09:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Celebrated statesperson Nelson Mandela thrilled the art world Friday night when he unveiled a series of sketches he created of Robben Island prison, where he spent many years incarcerated. Full text...

  • Gauteng province plans opening of Nelson Mandela Bridge
    22 january 2003 10:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The government of South Africa's Gauteng province has announced plans for a marathon festival in Johannesburg on 20 July to mark the official opening of the city's landmark project, the Nelson Mandela Bridge. Full text...

  • Mandela's pet dragon dies at Pretoria Zoo
    14 january 2003 10:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The second rare Komodo dragon presented to South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela by the Indonesian government has died at Pretoria Zoo, in the country's capital. Full text...

  • AIDS charity concert for Robben Island February 2
    27 december 2002 08:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Three internationally acclaimed musicians have written a song in tribute of former South African President Nelson Mandela, which they plan to play on Robben Island. Full text...

  • Mandela receives unexpected Christmas present
    24 december 2002 12:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former President Nelson Mandela has received an unexpected Christmas present -- an abandoned child who is severely disabled. Full text...

  • South African firm supports construction of Mandela Gateway
    04 november 2002 17:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Communications Company, Motorola has donated one million rand (about 100,000 US dollars) for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, off South Africa's coastal city of Cape Town. Full text...

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