by Riana Malan
This week, with the world “remembering” South Africa’s transition to democracy presided over by former terrorist Nelson Mandela, was one steeped in amnesia and worse, anosognosia.
As Mandela was taken to lie in state at the Union … Read the rest
State media in Zimbabwe largely ignored Mandela’s death. On Zimbabwe’s only television channel – the state-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation – Mandela’s death was not given any prominence.
The station focused on the late Brigadier General Misheck Tanyanyiwa, who has been … Read the rest
Geri Halliwell in a chinese outfit, clutching his arm and the rest of the Spice Girls cuddling him for the picture, caught Nelson Mandela grinning broadly.
If nothing else, that photo opportunity proved that the revered global statesman is a … Read the rest
Nelson Mandela’s old prison cell on Robben island has undergone a strange transformation.
Photos from the Johannesburg archives show a cosy cell with furniture and books and above all, a bed and mattress.
On many later visits by Mandela to … Read the rest
DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE STATEMENT BY HELEN ZILLE LEADER OF THE DA A NATION UNITED IN GRIEF
06 December 2013
Today, South Africa lost the greatest son of its soil. Today the rainbow nation lost its father.
Today, we are a nation … Read the rest
Issued by: ANC
STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF CDE NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA
AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Secretary General’s Office
Comrades and friends,
The Mandela family,
Fellow South Africans,
“In the life of every nation, there arise men who leave an indelible … Read the rest
People attending the London premiere of a new film about Nelson Mandela were told of his death as the closing credits rolled, reported Associated Press.
Stopping the screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” was discussed, but Mandela’s … Read the rest
by Dan Roodt
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The exceedingly harsh sentences handed down by Judge Eben Jordaan in the Boeremag trial have had a mixed reception in South Africa. On the one hand, members … Read the rest
A South African court began sentencing Monday 20 right-wing extremists convicted of high treason for a plot to kill Nelson Mandela and drive blacks out of the country.
The “Boeremag” organisation had planned a right-wing coup in 2002 to overthrow … Read the rest
A portrait of Nelson Mandela by British artist Richard Stone and a portrayal of him playing the role of Jesus at the Last Supper are some of the works on display in London’s “We Love Mandela” exhibition.
Some 22 … Read the rest
by Albert Brenner
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The greatest bogeyman ever conjured up in order to keep rebellious white South Africans in line, comes in the form of an amorphous, same-thinking, same-feeling, black entity. This all-dominant Jungian (archetypal) mass … Read the rest
by Gustav Venter
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FW de Klerk, pink peeling face bloated as if by cortisone, funereal smile stretched under dull eyes, his political ideas as obsolete as a typewriter, his opinion blighted by the ridicule of … Read the rest
by Terry Crawford-Browne
REPORTS from Syria by Jordanian journalists allege that it was Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia who distributed those chemical weapons to the Syrian rebels.( Here he is shown with that other unrepentant terrorist)
If … Read the rest
A source of reports claiming that Nelson Mandela has died is a financial manager from Joburg, who describes herself as “proudly South African” and “about to make her mark on the writing scene”.
Laura Oneale, a mother of three, is … Read the rest