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Remembering Nelson Mandela’s first steps of freedom

On Sunday 11 February 1990 - 25 years ago - millions of people around the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster prison in Paarl.

Mandela’s Gun: The story of the first weapon against apartheid

2 November 2016The film Mandela's Gun tells the story of a young Nelson Mandela and the symbolism of his side-arm weapon. A semiautomatic Makarov...

Motloung prepares for Mandela role

South African actor Sello Motloung visited the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg to prepare for his role as Nelson Mandela in an upcoming movie,...

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...
67 Blankets for Mandela claims a world record

67 Blankets for Mandela claims a world record

South Africa's 67 Blankets for Mandela charity has claimed the record for the world's largest blanket this month‚ creating a collaborative blanket large enough to cover two-and-a-half rugby fields - with the help of people around the globe and prisoners across the country.
New Mandela tapestry for airport

New Mandela tapestry for airport

A tapestry of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at Cape Town International Airport. Travellers touching down at the international arrivals hall will be welcomed by the Flying Madiba, created as a tribute to his work towards improving human rights for all.
UN launches Mandela Rules for prisoners

UN launches Mandela Rules for prisoners

The United Nations has launched revised guidelines on the treatment of prisoners worldwide, to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity. Named after Madiba, the Nelson Mandela Rules outline the rights of prisoners and act as a blueprint for the protection of prisoner rights.
Mandela inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Mandela inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

elson Mandela has been inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame for using the sport as a way to build a divided nation. The ceremony took place on Saturday, ahead of the Springboks' taking on - and beating - Scotland in a Pool B group match in the Rugby World Cup.
Young African leaders sought for US fellowship

Young African leaders sought for US fellowship

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa could become one of a thousand people to attend academic courses, gain skills training and mentorship in the United States. Applications for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for 2016 are open this month.
Thomas Piketty to deliver Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Thomas Piketty to deliver Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty will deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 3 October 2015 at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus. His book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been a worldwide sensation.

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