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Brand SA’s Sowetan Dialogues address high school dropout rate

High school dropout rates were first on the agenda at the Brand South Africa Soweto Dialogues on education, with residents and education experts tackling how to reduce the number of children leaving school early. 

The women in Madiba’s life

Mandela was married three times, and had four daughters, one of whom died in infancy. All his wives have radiated a special warmth and power, from the young Evelyn Mase to the fiery Winnie Madikizela to the wise Graça Machel.

The Mandela Family Museum

Nelson Mandela's humble little house in Orlando West, Soweto, now known as the Mandela Family Museum, is an interesting stopover for those keen to imbibe a slice of authentic history on the world's most famous former prisoner.

The house where Mandela lived

Nelson Mandela moved into 8115 Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, Soweto in 1946. His second wife, Winnie, moved in with him in 1958. He returned there briefly in 1990, saying: "It was only then that I knew in my heart that I had left prison." Restored at a cost of R9-million, the house has re-opened to the public.

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