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Mandela and Tambo: A lifetime as comrades

Born in the Transkei a year apart, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were friends for more than 60 years, from their student days through...
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Lord Joel Joffe: 1932-2017

This Mandela Month, we profile the late Lord Joel Joffe, who defended Nelson Mandela and his co-accused at the Rivonia Trial. Joffe died on...

Press release: Freedom is a gift from leaders like Kathrada

The freedom that we celebrate today is a precious gift bequeathed to us by leaders such as Ahmed Kathrada, says Brand South Africa's CEO...

Mandela: a life in books

There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man.

On this day 50 years ago: Mandela arrives at Robben Island

Fifty years ago Nelson Mandela began serving a life sentence for sabotage and treason on Robben Island. His time in prison, he said, "matured me", taking him from radical activist, to stately leader.

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."

Oliver Awards honours South Africa’s black business leaders

The 13th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards recognises South African companies and business leaders making affirmative action policies work to create jobs, build the economy, and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship.

Commemorating 50 years since the Rivonia Trial

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of a vibrant and robust democracy, it commemorates a significant trial in the country's turbulent history the 1963 to 1964 Rivonia Trial.

Nelson Mandela’s life on the run, captured

At a secret meeting with Albert Luthuli in Durban, a young Nelson Mandela spoke about switching to an armed struggle to end apartheid. On the way to Johannesburg – back home – Mandela was arrested in the Midlands. His "freedom" was finally over. The Capture Site is now an extraordinary place to visit.

Nelson Mandela: a life in service

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela eventually rose to prominence as SA's first black president; in his later years, he became a prominent global statesman. This week, the world mourns his passing with tributes, tears and gratitude for his lifelong fight against all forms of discrimination.

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