ANC finds Winnie Mandela’s comments ‘regrettable’

The ANC was unaware that the family of former statesman Nelson Mandela was unhappy about a publicised visit President Jacob Zuma made to Mandela’s house shortly after he was released from hospital in April, the party said in a statement … Read the rest

De Klerk cuts short European visit, prays for Mandela

Former president FW de Klerk has cut short his Europe trip because of former president Nelson’s Mandela’s ill-health, De Klerk’s foundation said on its website on Saturday.

“Mr FW de Klerk and his wife Elita have decided to suspend their … Read the rest

Mandela’s health overshadows Obama visit

by Laszlo Trankovits

“Viva Mandela! Viva Mandela!” sing the colourfully dressed women dancing in front of the hospital in Pretoria. Children bring pictures they have drawn, teddy bears, dolls and balloons, while adults lay down bouquets and greeting cards.

The … Read the rest

Mandela’s condition improves: South African presidency

Former president Nelson Mandela’s condition has improved, the presidency said on Thursday.

“President Jacob Zuma visited former president Nelson Mandela in hospital in Pretoria today, 27 June, and was informed by the medical team that Madiba’s condition has improved during … Read the rest

Golfers hope for Mandela recovery

The Sunshine Tour’s professional golfers showed their support for ailing former president Nelson Mandela by wearing beaded South African flags during the first round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Selborne Park Golf Club in KwaZulu-Natal.

Jean Hugo, … Read the rest

Tight security at Mandela hospital

Nine police officers were manning the entrance of the Pretoria hospital where critically-ill former president was being treated on Thursday.

The officers were screening all vehicles entering the hospital through the Park Street entrance at 6am.

Another police contingent was … Read the rest

Candles burn for ailing Mandela

Burning candles, bouquets of pink and red flowers, paintings and hundreds of messages at the entrance of a Pretoria hospital on Wednesday urged critically-ill former president Nelson Mandela to soldier on.

Well-wishers have consistently registered support for Mandela in different … Read the rest

80 percent of US packaged foods contain dangerous chemicals

Roughly 80 percent of all the packaged foods sold within the United States contain chemicals outlawed in other parts of the world, Britain’s Daily Mail reports.

Six common food additives found in an estimated 8-out-of-10 products sold in American stores … Read the rest

Mandela responding well to treatment: South African cabinet

Former president Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment, Cabinet said on Thursday.

In a statement following its regularly fortnightly meeting, Cabinet wished Mandela a speedy recovery and reassured the nation he was receiving the best medical care.

“Cabinet is … Read the rest

Mandela ‘responding to treatment’: Zuma

Former president Nelson Mandela is responding well to the treatment he is receiving, President Jacob Zuma told MPs on Wednesday.

“Madiba is responding better to treatment from this morning,” he said, opening debate in the National Assembly on the presidency’s … Read the rest