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Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

South African Nobel Prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has been honoured with a special Google doodle on 20 November 2015, her 92nd birthday. She joins the likes of Nikolai Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and other famous but underrated icons of global history who have featured on the search engine's homepage.
SA design prototypes recognised

Teen campaigns organ donation through social media

People from all over South Africa celebrated the life of a 20-year-old activist who died on Monday from health complications. This young woman stole many hearts when she initiated a social media campaign to inspire more people to become organ donors.

Happy birthday, Archbishop Tutu

Nobel Laureate and archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu or the Arch, his affectionate nickname, turns 82 today. Despite his retirement, this "rabble-rouser for peace" continues to work for the good of all people.
UN lifetime award for Tutu

UN declares 18 July Mandela Day

67 Minutes for Mandela

"Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes." By devoting 67 minutes of your time - one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service - on 18 July, you can make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.
The simple palate of Nelson Mandela

The simple palate of Nelson Mandela

As the world prepares to honour Nelson Mandela on his 94th birthday on Wednesday, 18 July, Cadine Pillay wonders what meal might mean the most to the former statesman on his big day.
Zuma's birthday gift for Mandela

Zuma’s birthday gift for Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma paid a special visit to Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Monday, presenting him with an architect's model of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge as a gift for his 93rd birthday.

Birthday wishes for Mandela

Millions of South Africans, those resident in the country as well as ex-pats, have wished happy birthday to Nelson Mandela – the former president celebrated his 93rd birthday on 18 July.
Bikers hit the road for Mandela Day

Video: 67 Minutes for Mandela

Video: 67 Minutes for Mandela

South Africans joined the rest of the world in celebrating Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday on 18 July 2009, while some people gave 67 minutes of their time to help their communities in support of the global Nelson Mandela Day initiative.

World set to celebrate Mandela’s 91st

The world will be buzzing this Saturday: it's the birthday of the world's favourite person – Nelson Mandela turns 91 on 18 July.


Brand South Africa / Heartlines picnic celebrate Mandela Day 10am Saturday

The Arch turns 77

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu turns 77 on 7 October 2008. The charismatic cleric received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 and has won the admiration of the world as an outspoken moral voice and human rights campaigner.

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