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Nelson Mandela books: a selection

The world's authors - from biographers and journalists to friends and comrades - have found compelling stories to tell about a life lived with courage and conviction. Here's a selection of some of the best books about Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela.

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”....

Mandela miniseries filming in South Africa

Madiba, a Black Entertainment Television (BET) produced miniseries currently being filmed in South Africa, not only tells the life story of Nelson Mandela, but...

South Africans off to summit Kili for Caring4Girls

Each step to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, no matter how slowly it is taken, will be for beneficiaries of Caring4Girls, says Melissa Rehbock. She is...

Watch: Nelson Mandela on how Anne Frank’s diary inspired him

Anne Frank was an inspiration to Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment on Robben Island. In celebration of Mandela Month, see this video where Mandela...
Madiba shirt designer inspires youth

Madiba shirt designer inspires youth

Sonwabile Ndamase, the man behind the famous Madiba shirts worn by Nelson Mandela, is taking his style and knowledge to the streets, giving the young people of Eastern Cape the opportunity to learn all about fashion through his South African Fashion Designers Agency.

The actors who would be Mandela

Over the years, many movies have been made about Nelson Mandela, the latest being the film adaptation of his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. That outing starred British actor Idris Elba, who follows in the steps of several actors who have played Madiba, only one of whom was South African – Lindane Nkosi.

Artists give their impression of Madiba

Nelson Mandela at the centre of a mandala, handing over the Rugby World Cup, as a rock – people are encouraged to use these and other artists' images as their profile pictures this month.

Trek4Mandela helps rural girls stay in school

TREK4MANDELA---thumbFor the fourth year, Trek4Mandela will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, summiting the peak on 18 July, Madiba's birthday. The organisation is raising funds for the health and hygiene of rural and poor schoolgirls.

South Africa knits thousands of blankets for Madiba

South Africa knits thousands of blankets for Madiba

A tapestry of colour surrounded the statue of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria on Tuesday when volunteers from 67 Blankets laid out more than 3 000 square metres of handmade blankets on the lawns of the Union Buildings to commemorate South Africa's 21 years of freedom.

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