Mandela has no birth certificate, say archivists

By Christopher Torchia

Most of Nelson Mandela’s handwriting is neat, but it harbors a few mysteries. Archivists sometimes struggle to decipher words in the vast body of documents that Mandela penned, and he often jotted an acronym that nobody, not … Read the rest

The Mandela myth to be introduced to US schools

The Weinstein Company (TWC), backers of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are to join forces to introduce Nelson Mandela and the story of South Africa’s transition to democracy to a millions of … Read the rest

S. African police block raid on Nelson Mandela Foundation

nelsonmandela_foundationSenior police management blocked a planned raid on charities associated with former president Nelson Mandela, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday.

High level police officials were reportedly worried that a raid on the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Nelson Mandela … Read the rest

Police patrol Madiba’s Johannesburg home

Former president Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton was quiet on Wednesday morning, with police cars occasionally patrolling the area as the former statesman remained in a critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.

At around 1.10am three cars and one van … Read the rest