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Nelson Mandela Tribute

Mashatile apologises for interpreter 

By: Sapa     13th December 2013 Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile apologised to the deaf community on Friday after an interpreter used incorrect sign language at the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela. "Without passing judgement, nobody should be allowed to undermine our languages," he said in a statement. 

Appeal - One day entire world in peace

13th December 2013 The world sparked an immense response following the departure of the first democratically elected President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela - Tata Madiba. In these days of sorrow the people around the world are paying their final respect to a giant and icon with legendary vision and ideals for... 

Appeal - One day entire world in peace

Mandela understood the role of business in social upliftment, sustainability – National Business Initiative 

12th December 2013 The National Business Initiative (NBI), pays tribute to and mourns the passing of former President Nelson Mandela, who understood the critical role business was to play in the social upliftment and sustainability of a new South Africa. His approach was not to call for the nationalisation of... 

Mandela understood the role of business in social upliftment, sustainability – National Business Initiative

Mamphela Ramphela pays tribute and remembers Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (11/12/2013)

12th December 2013 When Rolihlahla Mandela, the principal founding parent of our nation, was inaugurated as President in 1994, there was a moment which symbolised for South Africans both the extraordinary change we were witnessing and the powerful potential for transformation offered to us by Mr Mandela and the... 

Mbeki questions current leadership 

By: Sapa     12th December 2013 While thousands of South Africans grieved at the open coffin of former president Nelson Mandela on Thursday, a debate grew about discontent with the country's leadership. The sight of Mandela lying in state at the Union Buildings turned the mood from one of noisy celebration of his legacy at his... 

Mbeki questions current leadership
Photo by Al Jazeera
Thabo Mbeki

Nelson Mandela family statement (11/12/2013)

12th December 2013 Today the mortal remains of our father and leader of our people, Nelson Mandela, lie in state at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. It is indeed at this very seat of government that our father took the Oath of Office in the presence of thousands of our people and international dignitaries in 1994... 

Nelson Mandela family statement (11/12/2013)

Madiba lying in state for second day

By: SANews, SA government news service     12th December 2013 The body of the late former President Nelson Mandela has left 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane for the second day to Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, at the Union Buildings, for members of the public to view. The cortege left the hospital, escorted by the South African National Defence Force... 

Madiba lying in state for second day

COSATU honours the memory of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (11/12/2013)

11th December 2013 COSATU`s 2.2 million members are this week joining the rest of South Africa and the world in mourning the sad passing of our dearly beloved Comrade, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. These are days of great grief, as we all reflect on the sad loss of the greatest-ever South African and the most... 

My Mandela: Hamba Kahle Tatomkhulu Madiba

11th December 2013 Rarely in history do we see the grief that we see for Tatomkhulu Rolihlahla Nelson Dalibhunga Mandela. We knew that he would eventually leave us, but Madiba’s passing still fills us with great sorrow. But then giants like Madiba are all too rare: famous political prisoner, number 46664;... 

My Mandela: Hamba Kahle Tatomkhulu Madiba

Nelson Mandela, 18.07.1918 – 5.12.2013

11th December 2013 The most glowing tributes are often paid to people after they have died – when, sadly, they are not there to hear them. This has not been so with Mandela who has been showered with fulsome praise, across the globe, during the past two or more decades. As the former UN Secretary-General, Kofi... 

Nelson Mandela, 18.07.1918 – 5.12.2013

US President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela – memorial

11th December 2013 US President Barack Obama's speech at former President Nelson Mandela's memorial. 

US President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela – memorial

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon remarks at Nelson Mandela's memorial ceremony

11th December 2013 I am deeply honoured to attend on behalf of the United Nations, this state memorial service for the late former President Nelson Mandela. We join together in sorrow for a mighty loss and in celebration of a mighty life. What a wondrous display of this rainbow nation. 

Tribute to former president Nelson Mandela from the official opposition in the Northern Cape (11/12/2013)

11th December 2013 Bishop Ziphozihle Silwe recently said that, while the living close the eyes of the dead, it is the dead who open the eyes of the living. Through the passing of our dearly beloved former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, we are reminded of the promise he made in on the day of his release. On 11... 

Voith pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

11th December 2013 Voith South Africa joins the rest of the world in mourning the passing of world icon, Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela. Tata Madiba, as he is fondly known, did not only change the political landscape of South Africa but of the world. His humanitarian approach influenced people to treat each other with... 

Voith pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
Photo by Reuters
Nelson Mandela

Eskom pays tribute to former President Nelson Mandela

11th December 2013 Eskom, together with the nation, is mourning the passing of South Africa’s beloved former President, Nelson Mandela. Tributes have poured in from Eskom’s business partners and associates from all over the world, underscoring the extraorindary reach of his inpirational life, which will last far... 

Eskom pays tribute to former President Nelson Mandela

President Jacob Zuma honours former President Nelson Mandela at the memorial service at FNB Stadium

10th December 2013 South Africans sing a popular freedom song about former President Nelson Mandela. We sing that he is one of a kind, that there is no one quite like him. Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela akekho ofana naye. The song is one of the most accurate descriptions of this global icon who is the founding... 

Africa is mourning - Dlamini Zuma

By: SANews, SA government news service     10th December 2013 African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said from north to west, from east to centre and west – Africa was mourning but also celebrating the life of Madiba. “We stand proud of you Madiba, who represents the best in African values,” she said, speaking at the official memorial... 

Africa is mourning - Dlamini Zuma
African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Mandela about service to others - grandson

By: SANews, SA government news service     10th December 2013 Former President Nelson Mandela's life was about the service to others, his grandson General Thanduxolo Mandela said on Tuesday. "His life was about service to others," he said at the national Memorial Service for the former statesman at FNB stadium. 

Mandela about service to others - grandson
Photo by Reuters
Nelson Mandela

Remembering Madiba

By: SANews, SA government news service     10th December 2013 Former President Nelson Mandela was hailed on Tuesday as a champion of reconciliation as world leaders, international guests and ordinary South Africans gathered for his Memorial Service at FNB stadium. Three years ago, South Africans packed the same stadium in celebrating the first ever Soccer... 

Remembering Madiba
Photo by Government ZA
Barack Obama arrives for Nelson Mandela's memorial

A round of applause

10th December 2013 Africa 2.0 joins the International Community in bidding farewell and paying tribute to one of the greatest leaders of all times; Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. In celebrating this African Legend’s legacy, we propose to pay a different kind of tribute and invite you to - Mobilize your respective... 

A round of applause

Pienaar: My greatest Madiba moment

By: Reuters     10th December 2013 Francois Pienaar, the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning Springbok Captain, said his greatest Madiba moment was when the former President agreed to be a Godfather to his two sons. Speaking to journalists shortly before the Memorial Service for former President Nelson Mandela started at the FNB stadium... 

Pienaar: My greatest Madiba moment

Mandela's friend Andrew Mlangeni talks to Al Jazeera

10th December 2013 Like Nelson Mandela, Andrew Mlangeni, 87, was imprisoned at Robben Island and is one of his closest friends. As his former inmate celebrates his 95th birthday in hospital, Mlangeni talks to Al Jazeera. 

Mandela's friend Andrew Mlangeni talks to Al Jazeera

Free State Premier Ace Magashule believes Madiba's spirit will live on (10/12/2013)

10th December 2013 We are now halfway through the 10 days of mourning the late former state President Nelson Mandela’s departure, and although we have come to accept this, the Free State, and indeed South Africa as a whole is still in shock that he is no more. To me, Nelson Mandela was much more than a... 

Free State Premier Ace Magashule believes Madiba's spirit will live on (10/12/2013)

Nigeria's president discusses Mandela's legacy

10th December 2013 People in Nigeria have been paying tribute to Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands attended churches and other places of worship across the country on Sunday. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning to commemorate the former South African leader. Al... 

Nigeria's president discusses Mandela's legacy

World leaders pay their respects to Mandela

10th December 2013 Many world leaders have been reacting to Mandela's death. Here are some of their thoughts. 

World leaders pay their respects to Mandela
Desmond Tutu

Memories explored: The passing of Madiba

By: South African Institute of International Affairs      10th December 2013 Tata left us on 5 December 2013, a few months before we celebrate 20 years of South Africa's democracy, and hold our fifth democratic elections. Since then my memories of a February, 24 years ago, in 1990 have flooded back to me. I was a student at Wits University in Johannesburg, finishing my... 

Memories explored: The passing of Madiba

Dr Salim Ahmed Salim bids farewell to Madiba

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      10th December 2013 Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, former Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity, pays tribute to friend, colleague and statesmen, former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.   

Dr Salim Ahmed Salim bids farewell to Madiba

Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i leaders jointly celebrate Mandela in Nevada

10th December 2013 Leaders of various religions and denominations gathered on December eight in Reno (Nevada, USA) in memory of Nobel laureate Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 95, who died on December five in Johannesburg. This multi-faith service, hosted by Reno Buddhist Center, included prayers and reflections by... 

Christian-Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i leaders jointly celebrate Mandela in Nevada

Woolies and Soweto Gospel Choir: Madiba Tribute 

10th December 2013 Watch the Soweto Gospel Choir sing an incredible tribute to Madiba in Woolworths' Parkview store. 

Woolies and Soweto Gospel Choir: Madiba Tribute

What now for the Rainbow Nation?  

10th December 2013 As South Africans celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, we examine his legacy and ask how closely it is tied to the ANC. Stephen Cole discusses with guests Ebrahim Fakir, from the Electoral Institute for the Sustainability of Democracy in Africa; Allister Sparks, a veteran political analyst,... 

 What now for the Rainbow Nation?

I Knew Mandela – documentary

10th December 2013 Who was the man behind the legend? We get an insight into Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the people who knew and met him. 

I Knew Mandela – documentary
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