Nelson Mandela

Meeting Africa's universal health challenge

File photo©OBED ZILWA/AP/SIPAThe right to health is a basic human right, one that depends on access to timely and affordable health care of appropriate quality. Yet, we know that approximately 100 million people globally are needlessly pushed into poverty every year as a result of costly health care expenditure.

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Honouring the spirit of Mandela

Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPASouth Africans on Monday commemorated Nelson Mandela Day, a day where the country puts aside its differences with people donating their time to work for the less privileged in honour of the country's first post-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela.

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Protests as South Africa's first black university celebrates 100 years

Fort Hare University's Nelson Mandela Faculty of Law building. Photo©Vysotsky/Wiki CommonsThe first South African university to accept black students, Fort Hare, celebrates its centenary this year, with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, a former student, being part of celebrations on Friday, where he gave a speech.

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South Africa: Winnie Mandela to appeal court decision after losing claim to ex-husband's property

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Photo©ReutersFormer South African leader, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she will appeal a High Court decision that she has no claim to the late icon's home in Eastern Cape.

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Orania, a South African country without colour

Photo©Pierre BoisseletA handful of men and women in Orania, a small town tucked away in the South African hinterlands, dream of a Christian, Dutch-speaking independent State. Orania is an only-white enclave created towards the end of apartheid in 1994.

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Baleka Mbete - A powerful parliamentarian and defender of women

Photos© Xinhua/Zuma/ReaEarlier this year, parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete told The Africa Report that south Africa has always been ready for
a woman president. "I repeat what I've said before – 103 years ago Charlotte Maxeke could very well have become the president of the African National Congress (ANC) and led very ably."

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - The female frontrunner to replace Zuma

Photos© All rights reserved Having served as health minister in Nelson Mandela's cabinet and then as foreign minister in Thabo Mbeki's, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has the credentials and experience needed for the presidency.

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Whatever it takes – it’s a ‘no’ to xenophobia

There is a Zulu gospel song that says 'singabahambayo thina kulomhlaba, kepha siya ekhaya eZulwini', which translates as 'we are all foreigners or travellers on this earth, and we are all heading to heaven'.

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Nelson Mandela family feud goes to court

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, was left out of the former icon's will. Photo©ReutersLate South African President Nelson Mandela's former wife has gone to court to fight for the control of his rural homestead.

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Remembering the day the ANC was unbanned by De Klerk

Critics say Former South African president is an accidental icon under a chipped halo. Photo©ReutersMonday marks the 25th anniversary of when former South African president FW de Klerk announced the unbanning of the ANC in parliament, setting the stage for the collapse of apartheid.

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Nelson Mandela's former aide Zelda La Grange in Twitter race meltdown

Zelda la Grange and the late Nelson Mandela in 2004. Photo©ReutersSocial media platforms have become a powerful tool for people to express themselves or vent their anger against politicians, and Zelda la Grange, the late Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, has become the new sensation.

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South Africa: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Court bid fails

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. File Photo©ReutersThe former wife of the Nobel peace laureate, the late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Court bid to stop a family meeting on Friday from happening at the former president's home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape has failed.

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Winnie challenges the Late Mandela's family in court

The late world icon, Nelson Mandela's family are facing off at the High Court in the Eastern Cape today with his fomer wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela challenging grandson, Mandla Mandela about a family meeting this week that is due to discuss the Mandela estate in Qunu.

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South Africans pay hommage to Nelson Mandela

Photo©ReutersSouth Africans across the country are today paying homage to one of Africa's most revered statesman, Nobel Peace laureate, Nelson Mandela who died a year ago.

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There's no hope for the ANC - King of Thembu

Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Thembu king. Photo©Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyIn an exclusive interview at his residence, South Africa's controversial Thembu monarch talks about corruption, his conviction in the courts for kidnap, cannabis and "the second revolution".

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DR Congo: Activist to receive top European award

Winner of the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Congolese gynecologist, Denis Mukwege Mukwege was also a front-runner for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo©ReutersCongolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege has landed Europe's top human rights after award after 16 years of campaigning to end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war, providing care for rape victims, and surviving an assassination attempt.

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Zuma in Lesotho for emergency talks

The security situation in Lesotho is deteriorating and the country has again appealed to Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries for assistance to quell the unrest in the landlocked country.

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South Africa and World remember Nelson Mandela

Photo©ReutersSouth Africans and millions of people across the world were on Friday dedicating 67 minutes to the life of the country's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.

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A South African victory without a silver bullet

The face of Mandela is a priceless branding tool for the ANC; substituting that of Zuma amounts to sleight of hand. Photo©RAJESH JANTILAL/AFPNew and reformed faces? The election to watch may be in 2019. This election may have been the end of the first phase of democratic South African politics.

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Triumphs and tragedy

World-weary pundits rapidly revised their narrative of a new Africa in the time of Mandela.

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