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Kathrada marks 50 years since the Rivonia Trial

We have achieved a lot over the last 20 years, the anti-apartheid veteran says, but the most important thing is that we have gained our dignity. "You can have all the wealth in the world, but if you have no dignity, you have nothing."

Mandela’s love of children

Nelson Mandela has devoted a great deal of his time and resources since his release from prison to improving the lives of children around the world, but particularly in South Africa. He has given his own salary and prize money, and set up the Children's Fund to help the younger, more vulnerable members of society.
The women in Madiba's life

Mayibuye planned a massive onslaught

An innocent-looking truck took tourists on safari round Southern Africa. But the passengers sat atop piles of guns and ammunition, bound for the underground war for freedom.
MK: In pursuit of liberty

Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the raid on Liliesleaf Farm – the day that South African police swooped on the hideout of key members of the African National Congress's struggle against apartheid.
From Liliesleaf to Robben Island

Freedom Day: long time coming

Apartheid was only formally legislated by the National Party in 1948, but discrimination had existed in South Africa for hundreds of years before that. This month, the country marks that long walk to freedom.
Freedom Park: celebrating peace

Mandela prison anniversary marked

November 7 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the prison sentence handed down to former president Nelson Mandela for leaving the country illegally and inciting workers to strike.
Liliesleaf: keeping the memory alive

From Liliesleaf to Robben Island

On 11 July 1963 a raid by apartheid police on a small farm outside Johannesburg eventually led to decades of imprisonment for the leaders of South Africa’s liberation movement – including the country’s future president, Nelson Mandela.

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