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Three years on: Madiba’s death, reflections from Ramaphosa

On the third anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted “Mandela the Freedom Fighter and Mandela the Democracy Builder”....

Graca Machel launches Mandela Day at community-built township school

"We should reach out to each other." This was the message Graca Machel, global activist and widow of South African statesman and international icon...

5 women giving Africa’s entrepreneurs a helping hand

There are thousands of African women creating successful businesses, leaving inspiration and change in their wake, and in a small way helping to uplift Africa's narrative. The five women below are making massive strides in their respective business sectors, changing their industries and improving business for other women in Africa.

Graça Machel helps reduce world hunger

Graça Machel helps reduce world hunger

South Africa's former first lady, Graça Machel celebrated her 70th birthday a little early by working on a cause - to help end world hunger. She took part in a meal packing drive in her home country of Mozambique and worked with the Stop Hunger Now organisation.

Africa Progress Report speaks of continent’s green energy leaders

African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment.

Mandela’s presidential years to get book treatment

A planned sequel to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, will unpack the years when he was the president of South Africa. Mandela began the book in 1998 but was unable to complete it. Now a group of former senior advisers will finish the task for him.

South Africa grants Canadian company mining licence

Machel, Blair head to SA for Mining Indaba

Graça Machel and Tony Blair are the keynote speakers at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, now in its 20th year. As head of the Foundation for Community Development, Machel leads the sustainable development sessions. A host of other global mining leaders and economists are scheduled to speak.

Graça Machel is a heroine in her own right

With a life dedicated to universal education and ending child poverty, the wife of two of Africa's most revered leaders believes that we owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear. Widowed twice, she fights on, knowing her work is not yet done.

‘Goodness exists – greatness is possible, within a human being’

"Madiba is an ordinary human being. He, himself, questions: 'Don't you think they are exaggerating all these things they are saying about me?' The reason the world puts him at that level is because we need to feel greatness, and goodness. Yes, goodness exists – greatness is possible, within a human being."

Gallery: Nelson Mandela memorial

Graça Machel, Barack Obama, Jacob Zuma, Desmond Tutu, Nicolas Sarkozy, Tony Blair, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ... and thousands of grieving South Africans. View a gallery of images from the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on 10 December 2013.

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